Peter Travers
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For 2,326 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 38% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Abyss
Lowest review score: 0 Premonition
Score distribution:
2,326 movie reviews
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A rousing, gorgeously animated good time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The sheer scope of Nolan's vision – with emotion and spectacle thundering across the screen – is staggering. The Dark Knight Rises is the King Daddy of summer movie epics.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No true movie junkie is going to want to miss Side by Side.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's instructive to note what a killer actor Richard Gere can be when a movie rises to his level. Arbitrage is such a movie, a sinfully entertaining look at the sins committed in the name of money.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lacing tremendously exciting action with touching gravity, Looper hits you like a shot in the heart.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Just so we're straight, Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Holy Motors, fueled by pure feeling, is a dream of a movie you want to get lost in. It's a thing of beauty.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Just see it. This movie will take a piece out of you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You might bitch that Flight levels off after its shocking, soaring start. But you'd be missing the point of an exceptional entertainment that Zemeckis shades into something quietly devastating – not an addiction drama, but the deeper spectacle of a man facing the truth about himself.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is Bond like you've never seen him, almost Freudian in his vulnerability. And a dynamite Daniel Craig, never better in the role, nails Bond's ferocity and feeling.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result, glitches and all, is a great American movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The story has been filmed many times, but never with this kind of erotic charge. Knightley is glorious, her eyes blazing with a carnal yearning that can turn vindictive at any perceived slight.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lee uses 3D with the delicacy and lyricism of a poet. You don't just watch this movie, you live it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Wake up, people. Tarantino lives to cross the line. Is Django Unchained too much? Damn straight. It wouldn't be Tarantino otherwise.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    These two glam stars of French cinema – Riva in 1959's "Hiroshima Mon Amour" and Trintignant in 1966's "A Man and a Woman" – give performances of breathtaking power and beauty. Prepare for an emotional wipeout.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The go-for-broke intensity and emotional layering Watts brings to her role is an acting triumph. And McGregor matches her in a performance of ferocity and feeling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Besides being a feast for the eyes and ears, Les Misérables overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance. Damn the imperfections, it's perfectly marvelous.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film’s genius is the way it applies the lessons of Sound City to any job. “The human element,” says Grohl, “that’s what makes the magic.” In his directing debut, Grohl shows the instincts of a real filmmaker. Sound City hits you like a shot in the heart.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Gatekeepers cuts deeper than any political thriller. It's a powerhouse.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Side Effects is Soderbergh in full, flinty vigor. It's anything but a formula murder mystery.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Freeman's nuanced acting is a marvel.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No
    No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Instead of the easy attitudinizing that is the default position for teen comedies, Gimme the Loot fills each frame with raw talent and exuberance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Ascher's unique and unforgettable film is a tribute to movie love. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Mud
    In the hands of Nichols, Mud emerges as a thing of bruised beauty. There's magic in it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You don't have to be in vogue to enjoy this stylish ride through Bergdorf's. It's a surprise package to die for. Miele and his virtuoso cinematographer, Justin Bare, show how fashion can be aspiration, a model for dreaming the impossible.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result, with its flashing perspectives and stealthy wit, is unique and unforgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudos to Abrams for going bigger without going stupid. His set pieces, from an erupting volcano to the hell unleashed over London and Frisco Bay, are doozies. So's the movie. It's crazy good.