For 2,281 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 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Drive
Lowest review score: 0 Bride Wars
Score distribution:
2,281 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You may want to revisit this profanely hilarious Hollywood satire. . .just to catch the zingers the audience often drowns out with laughter. Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The performances are uncommonly fine...Lone Star isn't built to ride trends. It's built to last.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    There may be bigger, costlier, weighter films this year. There's none lovelier.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This emotional climax of the film, with its warring glints of despair and hope, typifies the stunning achievement of The Ice Storm and confirms Lee as a director of the first rank.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    What can I tell you? It works. Private Parts is a comic firecracker with a surprising human touch.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gosford Park abounds in scenes to savor. It's a feast, and one of Altman's best.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Director Richard Eyre has struck gold. Twice. Dench and Winslet are a riveting matchup.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's a wild, whacked-out wonder. Coenheads rejoice.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It is also Nicholson at his bravest and riskiest. By banking his fires and staying alert to the smallest details, he delivers a monumental performance that blasts your expectations and batters your heart.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A triumph of acting, writing and directing that defies glib description...the kind of artful defiance that Hollywood is usually too timid to deliver: a jolting comedy that makes you laugh till it hurts.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You'll thrill to the action, savor the tasty dialogue and laugh like bloody hell.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Has the juice to get its hooks into you, knock you off balance and keep you that way for two hours. It's a triumph for director Sam Mendes. The passion and precision of his Road work is staggering.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's the Pixar animators who keep grown-ups as riveted as the kids with visual marvels that dazzle and delight.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The actors are outstanding, illuminating four different views of loneliness. But it's Camara's tour-de-force performance that anchors the film, that shocks and unnerves us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Screenwriting this smart, inventive, passionate and rip-roaringly funny is a rare species. It's magic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's a mesmerizing spectacle.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    If you haven't already sold your soul to rock & roll, Almost Famous should seal the deal.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Unique and unforgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This volcanically funny and seriously scary look at America's obsession with guns is meant to shake us up good. And it does.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ang Lee, a world-class director working at the top of his elegant form, has done something thrilling. For all the leaping action, it's the film's spirit that soars.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills, though it doesn't lack for heart.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Linklater is a sly and formidable talent, bringing an anthropologist's eye to this spectacularly funny celebration of the rites of stupidity. His shitfaced "American Graffiti" is the ultimate party movie -- loud, crude, socially irresponsible and totally irresistible.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Miyazaki is the Pied Piper -- see Spirited Away and you'll follow him anywhere.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Clint Eastwood pours everything he knows about directing into Mystic River. His film sneaks up, messes with your head and then floors you. You can't shake it. It's that haunting, that hypnotic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The superbly crafted suspense thriller…slams you like a sudden blast of bone-chilling, pulse-pounding terror.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Starting with the outrageous and building from there, he ignites a slight love-on-the-run novel, creating a bonfire of a movie that confirms his reputation as the most exciting and innovative filmmaker of his generation.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A fiercely poetic study of violence. Stunningly shot in black-and-white. [14 Dec 1989, p.23]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gangs of New York is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive.