Peter Travers

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For 2,450 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 Basic Instinct 2
Score distribution:
2,450 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    So cheers to a movie as gloriously entertaining and bluntly honest as the lady herself. Everybody rise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    His (Anderson) abiding love for a vanished past, real and imagined, is at the core of The Grand Budapest Hotel. The thrill comes in watching as this rare talent gives his movie wings.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bad Words, starring Jason Bateman in a tour de force of comic wickedness, takes sinful pleasure in rubbing our noses in the toxic joys of revenge.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Raid 2 lets its warriors rip for two and a half thrilling hours. With the precision of dance and the punch of a KO champion, Evans keeps the action coming like nobody's business. The wow factor is off the charts.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A brave experiment in cinema that richly rewards the demands it makes. The result is an amazement, a film of beauty and shocking gravity.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a powerhouse of claustrophobic suspense and fierce emotion, mostly because Tom Hardy, best known as Bane in "The Dark Knight Rises," is a blazing wonder as Locke.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Buoyed by a Latin-flavored score and Favreau's knack for improv inspiration, Chef is the perfect antidote to Hollywood junk food. Like the best meals and movies, this irresistible concoction feels good for the soul.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What we have here is an exhilarating blast of a movie, full of heart but still punk rock. So don’t get all pissy because it’s in Swedish (with English subtitles) and you never heard of anyone in it and coming-of-age movies about girls make you puke.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Liman keeps the action and surprises coming nonstop. OK, the end is a head-scratcher. Until then, Cruise and Blunt make dying a hugely entertaining game of chance.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's thrilling, a soaring blend of 3D animation and spectacular storytelling that swerves daringly to honor the healing chaos of family, human and dragon.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A slambam sci-fi thriller with a brain, a heart and an artful sense of purpose. You're in for a wild whoosh of a ride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Don't miss it. Though Life Itself is a warts-and-all portrait Ebert didn't live to review, my guess is his thumbs would be shooting upward. Mine sure are.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Every move Hoffman makes subtly rivets attention. There's the uncanny German accent, the boozing, the chain-smoking, the glances at his assistant (Nina Hoss), the secret life he keeps hidden and the betrayals even Günther can't see coming. Hoffman is simply magnificent. Face it. We won't see his like again.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It's insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What If doesn't break new ground. But it has charm to spare, and Radcliffe and Kazan are irresistible. No ifs about it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You're in for something funny, touching and vital. Director Lenny Abrahamson knows his way around eccentrics; just see "Adam & Paul" or "Garage" or "What Richard Did." And he makes an ideal guide into a bizarro world where music is made on the margins.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Love Is Strange is, above all, a triumph for Lithgow and Molina, two consummate actors who bring decades of experience to artful performances that are as emotionally expressive in silence as they are in words. Acting doesn’t get better than this. Want to know what love is? Watch Lithgow and Molina and learn.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    O'Connell, soon to head the cast of Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken," explodes onscreen in a star-is-born performance. Starred Up is a small indie film in danger of slipping through the cracks at the Hollywood-driven multiplex.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Pride naively thinks it can change the world with a single movie. Talk about fighting spirit. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What raises the movie above the herd and rocks our settled ideas of pop entertainment is the way Hader and Wiig resist the script's pull to tidy things up.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    David Fincher's shockingly good film version of Gone Girl is the date-night movie of the decade for couples who dream of destroying one another.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    If Ridley Scott's Alien (1979) had more surprises and James Cameron's Aliens (1986) more thrills, David Fincher's austere, low-tech, darkly funny Alien 3 has more sharply observed characters.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for Whiplash. It's electrifying.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Dear White People marks an auspicious debut for writer-director Justin Simien, an African-American who laces his satire with delicious mirth and malice.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a wow of a thriller with a soul that isn't computer generated. Poitras may be guilty of taking Snowden at face value, but she succeeds brilliantly in evoking a shadow villain intent on world domination. Big Brother is back, baby, and he's gone digital.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nightcrawler curves and hisses its way into your head with demonic skill. When the laughs come, they stick in your throat. This is a deliciously twisted piece of work. And Gyllenhaal, coiled and ready to spring, is scarily brilliant. He truly is a monster for our time.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What the neg-heads are missing about Interstellar is how enthralling it is, how gracefully it blends the cosmic and the intimate, how deftly it explores the infinite in the smallest human details.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Theory of Everything, referring to Hawking's dream of finding an equation to explain all existence, is riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's been a long time since intellectual sparring created such excitement onscreen. I've heard a few critics dismiss this mind-bender as hopelessly old-hat. Ha! If so, long live retro. ​
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Top Five is Rock's best movie by a mile. It's authentically hilarious.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Leigh embraces the contradictions in Turner. And in tandem with cinematographer Dick Pope, a master of light, he shows us the world as Turner sees it. The effect is harsh and ravishing. Leigh's beauty of a movie touches the heart not by sentimental gush but by the amplitude of its art.​
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Why should you suffer through a 140-minute Russian film that is basically a contemporary remake of The Book of Job? Because it's a stupendous piece of work, that's why, and because it represents the kind of challenging, intimate filmmaking that transcends language and borders.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Eastwood, working from a script that Jason Hall adapted from Kyle's 2012 memoir, fuses the explosive and the sorrowful as only he can. That's why his film takes a piece out of you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The sad fact is that racial injustice is timelier than ever. Righteous fury is in the air. And that fervor to stand up and be counted is all over Selma.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Jolie has an army of craftsmen in her corner, notably camera poet Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men). But it's her vision that gives Unbroken a spirit that soars. In honoring Louis' endurance, she does herself proud.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Evocatively shot by "Selma" wizard Bradford Young, A Most Violent Year reflects a world where nothing is held sacred. You watch with nerves clenched, holding on tight.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    From the theme of global downsizing, the filmmakers wring humor, heartbreak, suspense and stirring social drama. Cotillard, a consummate actress, fits like a natural into the workaday world of the Dardennes (Rosetta, The Son, The Kid With a Bike).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Red Army deserves a big boo-yah from audiences for being illuminating and hugely entertaining. And if some of the talk is in Russian, live with it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Here's the thing about Mommy: Even when Dolan gets self-indulgent and works his themes into the ground, he's a one-man fireworks display. His images jump off the screen and stick in your head.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Damián Szifron hasn't made one film — he's made six, stitched together under one title and sent out to a world that may not be ready. Screw the pussies. Wild Tales is gleefully out for blood.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You can laugh with Maps to the Stars, but you can't laugh it off. Prepare to be knocked for a loop.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The twice Oscar-nominated actor appears onscreen only briefly. Hawke knows where the spotlight belongs. Believe me, the 81 minutes spent in Bernstein's funny, touching and vital presence is something you don't want to miss.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Furious 7 is the best F&F by far, two hours of pure pow fueled by dedication and passionate heart.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Recalling the best movies about actors, from "All About Eve" to "Birdman," Clouds of Sils Maria is a bonbon spiked with wit and malice. It's also a penetrating look into the female psyche, a specialty of critic-turned-filmmaker Olivier Assayas, who wrote Juliette Binoche her first starring role, as a young actress in 1985's "Rendez-vous."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A whole summer of fireworks packed into one movie. It doesn't just go to 11, it starts there.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Mad Max: Fury Road kicked my ass hard. It'll kick yours. So get prepped for a new action classic. You won't know what hit you.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Musically, the film is a miracle, right and riveting in every detail.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Spy
    All the actors come up aces. And let's bottle the delicious byplay between McCarthy and Byrne, whose comic timing is bitchy perfection.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This film geek's dream of a movie pulls the ground out from under you, but stays smartass to the end. Sweet.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie is a small miracle, lifted by Ruffalo and these two remarkable young actresses. Refusing to soften the edges when Cam is off his meds, Ruffalo is a powerhouse. He and Forbes craft an indelibly intimate portrait of what makes a family when the roles of parent and child are reversed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Amy
    What makes Asif Kapadia's documentary a devastating don’t-miss dazzler — like the lady herself — is the way he lays out her story without editorializing.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A groundbreaking film that leaves you in stitches while quietly breaking your heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sweet is not how Schumer wants Trainwreck to go down. She wants to explode rom-com clichés and replace them with something fierce and ready to rumble. Done.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nothing and everything happen in the movie. Director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), working from a fluid script by playwright Donald Margulies, does justice to the book without compromising his film.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Powley is sensational, expertly blending hilarity and heartbreak. Her scenes with Wiig, sublime in her hard-won gravity, are unique and unforgettable. Just like the movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie is a world-class winner.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Straight Outta Compton plays better when it's outside the box, showing us N.W.A power and the consequences of abusing it. Would the movie be better if it didn't sidestep the band's misogyny, gay-bashing and malicious infighting? No shit. But what stands is an amazement, an electrifying piece of hip-hop history that speaks urgently to right now.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Pulls off thrilling stunts that will leave you a sweaty-palmed mess. It's top-tier movie escapism.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Scores a solid hit.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    In crafting a fierce, fragmented, downbeat film about a character who makes the wrong decision as a man by being right as a cop, Penn flies in the face of what sells in Hollywood. Godspeed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A potent thriller that grows in intensity as the audience realizes that the character it likes most is most likely a nut job.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Altman orchestrates Dr. T's odyssey with the precision, heart and lively wit of a virtuoso.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It isn't the sex that shocks here, it's the chilling core of loneliness. Intimacy dares to cut deep, and its daring gets to you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Outrageously, even shamelessly, entertaining.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Westfeldt and Juergensen are smart, sexy knockouts, finding just the right mix of fun and tenderness in their writing and performances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A strong, stinging film, alive with conflicts that defy glib resolutions.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    You can feel the heat that ignites this gripping tale, and the humor and humanity that root it in feeling. Sayles knows how to use his social conscience: He lets it rip.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Keeps the pulse pounding without sacrificing laughs or logic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    In this painfully funny and touching look at the vanities and insecurities that a mother (Brenda Blethyn) can pass on to her daughters in the name of love, writer-director Nicole Holofcener ("Walking and Talking") does a chick flick right.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    DeMented is Waters the way we like him--spiked with laughs and served with a twist.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Any flaws in execution pale against those moments when the film brings history to vital life.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    In a summer of clones, Harvard Man is something rare and riveting: a wild ride that relies on more than special effects.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Springs surprises that entertain and provoke.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A funny and touching date movie that dares to celebrate decency.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Raymond De Felitta creates something wonderfully funny and touching.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    There's more suspense in watching Brando, who has trouble with physical exertion, get on and off a bar stool than the robbery itself. Still, Brando -- his eyes alive with mischief --is the life of the movie.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A black-comedy gem.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Redford plays the game of filmmaking to reveal what he holds sacred: story, character, feeling, thoughtful pacing, and an alertness of nuances of honor and shame that most movies skip in the rush to the rush.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Minahan wants us to see ourselves in the dark mirror of this outrageously funny satire. He's built the laughs wisely so they stick in our throats.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Delivers more suspense than a tombful of mummies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizing deconstruction of the brute nature of love.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Keeps the laughs coming, and a dynamo named Steve Zahn is the cheif reason why. It's a one-joke movie, but the cast knows how to sell it.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    With shocking humor and surprising grace, Von Trier creates something unique and memorable.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 53 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    In this funny, touching and haunting film, Patel cuts through stereotypes to show the hard truths of straddling two cultures.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizing mood piece.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Yang turns this heartwarmer into a feat of delicate magic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Auteuil and Depardieu spar hilariously, and writer-director Francis Veber, following "The Dinner Game," offers another delicious treat.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    This comedy is packed with p---- jokes, the cruder the better.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It's rare that a a movie leaves you pinned to your seat, wanting to see it again -- right now, this minute -- to work out the pieces of the puzzle. Unbreakable is one of those movies.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Michael Douglas digs deep and delivers one of his best performances in Wonder Boys -- a comic dazzler of roguish wit and touching gravity that is driven by characters, not jokes.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Panahi creates a raw, riveting film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Think "Sex and the City" with men, only in Italian and with lots more hollering and hand gestures.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Deliver it does, big time.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The ending leans to soap opera, but Van Sant, revisiting the closet-genius theme of "Good Will Hunting" is too keen an observer of character to let this funny and touching film go soft.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The women's characters are as well drawn as the men's in a splendidly acted film that captures the confusion of love in ways that are ardent, affecting and wonderfully funny.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Rules needs that dose of hilarity. Ellis' satire, filtered through Avary's harsh lens, is hard to stomach, harder to ignore.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A ragtag charmer. You will laugh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    First-time director Peter Care crafts something darkly funny and touching from a coming-of-age fable that might have drifted into formula without deeply felt performances from Culkin and Hirsch and dazzling animation from Todd McFarlane (Spawn) that brings the boys' comic fantasies to jolting life.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Ed Harris, who plays Pollock and makes his debut as a director - doing both jobs superbly, by the way - is angst incarnate.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Restores our belief in the power of movies to transform reality, even temporarily. So what if it's not perfect? It's magic.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    McTeer and the transporting music hold you in thrall.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A rip-roaring action adventure.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Watching Haneke's film is, aptly enough, a challenge and a punishment. But watching Huppert, a great actress tearing into a landmark role, is riveting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    There's something elemental about The Exorcist, even with the new hopeful ending that betrays the bleak original.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    You wanna feel all right? This is the holiday movie that will do it.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It takes a while for this oddball film -- a mosaic of stories in the style of "Magnolia" -- to take hold, but when it does, it grabs you hard.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A shockingly intimate and deeply affecting film about the roots of sexual role playing.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Bruckheimer and director Tony Scott have wisely set their course by Will Smith, who is sensational in a dramatic role that leans on him to carry a movie without the help of aliens or Big Willie-style jokes for every occasion.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    When E.T. debuts on DVD, you can choose between the new version, which better matches E.T.'s words to his lips, and the sweetly clunky, digitally deprived version redolent of penis breath. I don't need to phone home to know which one I'm buying.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Abounds in pleasures.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A film of startling humor and feeling. For that, director Steven Shainberg, who co-wrote the script with Erin Cressida Wilson, owes much to two remarkable performances.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Coppola gives Suicides a haunted quality that is undeniably affecting, a feeling intensified by a wonderfully funny and touching Dunst.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Follow Shyamalan's Signs. It will take a piece out of you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It's funny as hell, and like all comedy that stings, sorrowful at its core.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    These melancholy Danes create something sweetly sexy, funny and touching.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Jagger the actor is someone you want to see again. Eat your heart out, Madonna.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A spine-tingler directed with fierce finesse.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The director finds poetry in the face of his lead actress, whose performance is as luminous and moving as the film itself.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A hilarious hodgepodge, in which De Niro gives his best comic performance to date.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Maud and Roland's search for an unknowable past makes for a haunting literary detective story, but LaBute pulls off a neater trick in Possession: He makes language sexy.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Taymor's visual and visceral flair makes Titus a grabber.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The pickings are slim for scares this Halloween season (Ghost Ship, Below), so The Ring wins first prize by default.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The Woodman has recovered his common touch. On him, it looks good.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    These kickass Barbies bring heart to a machine tooled genre.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 51 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A blast of comic irreverence that serves as a starring vehicle for two stoner characters who had previously been relegated to the sidelines.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    All the pieces hang together. You can't say that about many movies.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It's the new year's first happy surprise.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Count this rehab a success.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Lacks the cumulative impact of "Boyz," since Singleton allows repetition and sermonizing to dull his theme about the infantilization of black males. But Baby Boy leaves you shaken.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Whatever you call this one-of-a-kind bonbon spiked with wit and malice, it's classic oo-la-la.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The film is a distinct pleasure.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The talented Mr. Minghella has made an imperfect movie but not an impersonal one. His morality tale means to get under the skin, and does.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Williams gives a performance that is riveting in its recessiveness and, as a consequence, truly, deeply scary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A sinfully scrumptious bonbon.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Panic Room is Fincher's high-style testament to the cool things movies can do to make us jump out of our seats in the dark.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Winds up being faster and funnier than the first time. Chan's acrobatic high jinks play strikingly off of Tucker's wiseass humor.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Ritchie's got something all his own: a go-for-broke energy that cuts through the cliches of the crime genre.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Aims for pure joy and achieves it.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Schindler's List, despite blatant compromises, is a rending historical document. But the film's near-certain victory is based less on merit than on the marketing of its ambitious intentions. The academy doesn't judge movies, it weighs them by subject matter. On that basis, Spielberg's epic tips the scales.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Leaves you feeling tense and terrific. It's fun to be fooled.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Gerard Stembridge keeps the amoral laughs bubbling.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It's a real charmer from a director who feels that a knockabout romantic farce doesn't have to be mindless -- take that, "America's Sweethearts."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The Gift delivers the lurid goods as a scary, sexy, twist-a-minute whodunit.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    What shakes the dust off this period piece is the vibrant acting.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Thou wilt be dazzled.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Passes muster as an old-style biopic with its heart in the right place. There won't be a dry eye in the house.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The result is a film of surprise and wonder, lyrically attuned to the ticking intensity of romance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Sonnenfeld deftly orchestrates the intricate two-part harmony, and Smith and Jones -- a powerhouse comic pair -- make it all look easy.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Altman clarifies a convoluted plot with a magician's ease, creates an atmosphere that brims with the pleasures of the unexpected and explores character nuances.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Whenever the drama drifts into soap opera, the actors restore the balance.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Want your skin to crawl? This one's for you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Campbell Scott swings at one of the year's juiciest roles and knocks it out of the park.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The blistering confrontation scene between Hopper and Walken -- both in peak form -- will be talked about for years. It's pure Tarantino: a full-throttle blast of bloody action and verbal fireworks.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Propelled by Mark Mancina's percussive score, this Tarzan swings.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Mullan errs by making all the sisters dragon ladies. Still, the film gets to you; it's a powerhouse.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizing erotic odyssey.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Acted with relish by a note-perfect cast -- a romantic comedy of true sophistication. There's a sting in every laugh.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Fueled by gripping suspense, dark humor and outraged humanity, the film is a modern horror story that means to shake you, and does.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Clooney fashions a style all his own: visceral, vital and churning with off-the-wall ideas. That's what makes you want to see Clooney direct again. You can feel his joy in it.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is just two people talking, but director Jim Simpson finds its grieving heart.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Adapting Robert O'Connor's novel, director Gregor Jordan slaps us with keen wit and purpose.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Peter Sollett takes the familiar and turns it into hot, heartfelt movie magic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Brace yourself for Thirteen -- it'll cause a commotion.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Malkovich weaves something delicate and devastating.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Fulton and Pepe have created an extraordinary document. Hilarious and heartbreaking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is for horny pups of all ages who relish the memory of reading stroke books under the covers with a flashlight. Verhoeven has spent $49 million to reproduce that dirty little thrill on the big screen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Scenes with Burns crackle with the toxic energy that makes Confidence a game worth playing.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A hand-me-down cast? Far from it. Masterson and Stoltz possess talent and charm to spare... Wonderful aspires to be little more than the hot-and- happening teen flick of the moment. At that it succeeds.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Edward Scissorhands isn't perfect. It's something better: pure magic.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Despite grim doings involving sexual hysteria and chopped-up body parts (don't ask), Ramsay and Morton fill this character study with poetic force and buoyant feeling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Just one talking head, that's all. But the head in this mesmerizing documentary belongs to Traudl Junge.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The actors nail the comic sting in every line, punctuated by eleven prime Elvis Costello songs.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    As a thriller, The Recruit is merely an entertaining ride. But remember: Nothing is what it seems. It's the subtext -- two actors from different generations faking each other out with skill and affection -- that counts.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's good fun for a while, especially the therapy sessions that feature Luis Guzman as a gay hood with a paunch he covers in Day-Glo spandex and John Turturro as Dave's "anger buddy." John C. Reilly also scores as a bully turned Buddhist monk.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The uniformly fine performances are a tribute to Washington, who plays the shrink with his customary command.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Brosnan, in his fourth time up at the Bond bat, hits this one out of the park.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is rich in period flavor and refreshingly unhip.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A crowd pleaser that spices a tired formula with genuine feeling.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A no-bull throwback to 1970s action films. It zips along with B-movie verve while adding the rich details and go-for-broke acting that heralds something special.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A film of wounding power. It stays with you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Wachowskis have put together a mix of culture, kung fu, sci-fi and speculation, that makes them the warped wonders they are. When the film ends with a "To Be Continued," the hooks are in for The Matrix Revolutions on November 5th. Maybe I've been programmed to say it, but I am so there.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A summer firecracker. It's also a tribute to outcasts -- teens, gays, minorities, even Dixie Chicks. It's not without thought or feeling, except when its mind gets bent by the gods of box office. Then it's craven and empty.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    For all its bile and incoherence, In Praise of Love is filled with haunting images and insights. Godard may be a lion in winter, but the lion still roars.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Christopher Plummer steals the show without resorting to camp as Nicholas' wounded and wounding Uncle Ralph. It's a great performance and a reminder of Dickens' grandeur. This Cliff's Notes of a film, though lively fun, only hints at that.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Caine has never been better, which is saying something. He puts a human face on a tragic era of history in a film that ranks with the year's finest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film's relentless pummeling grows wearying at 135 minutes. The first Terminator, a half-hour shorter, was leaner and meaner.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Pangs deliver enough shivery scares to keep you up nights. Eyes wide shut.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In a multiplex filled with empty New Year vessels (take that, Kangaroo Jack), this holdover grabs you hard.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Gurinder Chadha juggles all the angles with flair and fairness. Like Nagra and Knightley, the movie is a sweetheart.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Lee's technique is impeccable, but he's chasing more inner demons than one creature feature can handle. No wonder the audience cheers when TV Hulk Lou Ferrigno shows up for a cameo. It's a reminder of a time when it was easier being green and a Hulk could just get pissed off and bust shit up.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bruckner is an amazement, piercing the heart without begging for sympathy. This small gem of a movie is the perfect setting for her breakthrough performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's Sagnier, a young Bardot, who lifts the movie, and Rampling, 58, who gives it nuance, not to mention a nude scene that shows off a body Demi Moore would envy. These two make it seductive fun to be fooled.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Here's a fireball documentary about the 1970s, when filmmakers were stoked by sex, drugs, rock and, oh, yeah, social conscience.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    May lack the mythic pow of the 1984 original and the visionary thrill of T2, but it's a potent popcorn movie that digs in its hooks and doesn't let go until an ending that ODs on apocalyptic hoo-ha.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    These three unimprovable actresses make The Hours a thing of beauty.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Farrell is a dynamo. And Kiefer Sutherland, whose sniper role is essentially a voice on the phone, matches Farrell subtle shift for subtle shift.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The modestly perfect antidote to a synthetic, overblown movie summer: a blast of exuberant fun that stays rooted in humanity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Jenkins shows an innate gift for lacing laughs with the pain of experience -- Slums is based on her own life.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    First-time director Eli Roth turns this cheapie into a greatest-hits of horror. It's a blast of good gory fun that just won't quit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Credible? Not really. But Cage and Rockwell play off each other with devilish finesse. And Lohman (White Oleander) is on fire -- she's a comer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You don't want to miss Depp in this movie -- he knocks it out of the park.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The stunts dazzle until you miss the low-key charm and cost-conscious inventiveness of the original. Desperado is best when Rodriguez lets his playful side cut through the blare of a born filmmaker indulging his first chance at high-end Hollywood fireworks.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Because Allen hasn't lost his knack for slapstick with a sting, Anything Else hits its mark more often than not.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even education can't kill the demon of fun in Black. Enroll in his class and you won't stop laughing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The three actors could not be better. Huge feelings are packed into this small, fragile movie. It's something special.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Near the end of this smart, speedy romantic farce, the comic engine hits a wall and sputters. Until then, this Coen brothers film -- easily their silliest -- is fueled by a screwball fizz that keeps the laughs popping.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Holmes nails every laugh without missing the dramatic nuances. She makes April and her movie well worth knowing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Human Stain is heavy going. It's the flashes of dramatic lightning that make it a trip worth taking.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hotly hilarious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film never digs deep enough into the pressures on Glass from his family, his peers and himself to achieve psychological depth. But as an inside look into the hothouse of journalism, it's dynamite.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Lazin's remarkable achievement is to catch Tupac in the act of discovering himself. It's something to see.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    An emotional wipeout.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If you've had it with all that feel-good holiday sludge, hook up with the combustibly nasty Bad Santa. It could become a Christmas perennial for Scrooges of all ages.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Near the end, when Griet puts on that earring and Johansson magically morphs into the figure on that canvas, you'll be knocked for a loop.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In an era of dumb farce, Something's Gotta Give is something special.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Before it runs off course into excess, this brilliantly acted film version of the 1999 novel by Andre Dubus III moves with a stabbing urgency.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's Theron, like a force of nature, compelling us to go beyond TV-movie supposition and look Wuornos straight in the eye. Her raw and riveting performance makes Monster an experience you won't forget.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Tsunashima is superb, and a never-better Collette (The Sixth Sense, About a Boy, The Hours) has a radiant intensity that hits you right in the heart. She burns this movie into your memory.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Shocking and indispensable viewing.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Pointed and hilarious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You keep rooting for the team, mostly because director Gavin O’Connor (the terrific Tumbleweeds) cast real athletes instead of actors, a canny decision that pays major dividends when the big game is re-created.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Dreamers may go slack when you most want it to soar, but it also seduces with eroticism and resonates with ideas.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Refreshingly naughty and nice.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What is surprising -- remarkable even -- is that Beloved arrives onscreen with a minimum of dull virtue, gagging uplift and slick Hollywood gloss.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Powerfully moving and fanatically obtuse in equal doses. The typical star rating doesn't apply, because scenes range from classic to poor and all stops in between.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Were detective Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and his partner, Ken Hutchinson (David Soul), hot for each other when they started working undercover in Bay City?... you can watch Starsky and Hutch on the big screen and see subtext stiffen into hard and hilarious evidence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The plot only slows a film that works best as a feast of sight and sound.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It’s sexy, suspenseful fun, and gorgeous-looking to boot.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hellboy is on fire with scares and laughs and del Toro’s visionary dazzle. It’s the tenderness that comes as an unexpected bonus.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In the guise of a nerve-jangling thriller, director Gabriele Salvatores, an Oscar winner for "Mediterraneo," delivers a fierce, frightening and deeply moving study of childhood. It's a keeper.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Among the recent spate of comic-book movies, from "Spider-Man" to the "X-Men," The Punisher is unique.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Whether you regard Stella's getting her groove back as a feminist battle cry or as a silly wish-fulfillment fantasy, the movie delivers guilt-free escapism about pretty people having wicked-hot fun in pretty places.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The plot is flimsy, but director Mark Waters (Freaky Friday) trusts Fey's tart dialogue to carry the day. Wise man. Fey subverts formula to find comic gold. She's a brash new voice in movie comedy. Boy, do we need her now.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Troy lacks the focus of Gladiator, not to mention that Oscar winner's scrappy wit. But why kick a gift horse when you're in summer-movie heaven?
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Jarmusch makes it a feast that plays like a haunting concept album.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    LaGravenese may be unsteady at the helm, but his film insinuates like a torch song that keeps messing with your head.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is technically raw, but the sight of Van Peebles playing his father at a defining moment in movie history exerts a potent fascination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Kitano is a riveting spectacle. So's the movie.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hess and his terrific cast -- Heder is geek perfection -- make their own kind of deadpan hilarity. You'll laugh till it hurts. Sweet.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    At its best, De-Lovely evokes a time, a place and a sound with stylish wit and sophistication.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There is something uniquely unforgettable in the way Linklater, Hawke and Delpy (equal collaborators on the script) find nuance, art and eroticism in words, spoken and unspoken. The actors shine.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The pleasures of this endeavor, directed with a keen eye for detail by Pieter Jan Brugge, come from what the actors bring to the material.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's no sense to the scene in which the boys get together for a close-harmony rendition of "Afternoon Delight" -- just pure pleasure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Don't let anyone spoil the surprises of this thrashing, thrilling chunk of cinematic gold. It's one for the time capsule.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Marston builds incredible tension. But it's the human drama etched on Moreno's young, weary face that gives Maria its potent punch.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a revamped Cinderella story with power as the aphrodisiac, and Douglas and Bening play it to the classy hilt. The courtship scenes in the film's lighter, more deft first half have the bounce of a moonstruck fable.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    How many movies these days leave you wanting more? The funny and heartfelt Home is a small treasure.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Branching out in a bold new direction, Stallone is quietly devastating. James Mangold has directed Cop Land from his own ardent, audacious script, and despite some draggy, overdeliberate moments, it's the strongest piece of material to come Stallone's way since he invented himself as Rocky 21 years ago.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a hilarious and heartfelt ode to twentysomething angst. Braff has himself a winner.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This riveting film is marred by compromises -- such as a switch of assassins to create an unpersuasive upbeat ending -- that keep it in the shadow of its predecessor.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Village, even when its step falters, is on to something more provocative than seeing dead people. Its power, unrelated to digital monsters, comes from the tension building inside the characters.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film, sometimes talky and overemphatic, is also literate, erotic, brutally funny and touched by brilliance in its quartet of live-wire performances.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film never musters the intimate feel the gifted director brought to such early films as "Raise the Red Dragon" and "Ju Dou." You cheer his accomplishment in Hero without ever feeling close to it.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Potent if hardly evenhanded documentary.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film belongs to Phoenix ("To Die For"), who is terrific. He has the gift, shared with his late brother, River, of conveying emotions without pushing them at you. The delicacy of his scenes with Tyler lets you enjoy the film for what it truly is: a heartbreaker.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This engrossing blend of humor and heartbreak only hints at the causes, from betrayal to child abuse, of this family's dysfunction. Hang on. Attention is richly rewarded.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The callous inequity of what you see and hear will floor you. It can't happen here. But it did. It does.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The real action in Silver City happens on the fringes, where the mischief is. Daryl Hannah is spice incarnate as Dickie's sexy screw-up sister. Billy Zane plays a lobbyist with insinuating soullessness. And Dreyfuss feasts on the snappiest lines.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Blast of fright and fun.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A Dirty Shame is Waters unleashed, and wicked, kinky fun for anyone except the twits who rated it NC-17.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Best of all is Mark Wahlberg as Tommy, an angry post-9/11 firefighter so against Big Oil that he rides to fire scenes on his bike.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Subversive and diabolically funny.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Thornton gets inside the coach's skin. It's a subtle, soulful performance in a movie that otherwise goes for the jugular.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Expertly directed by Richard Eyre (Iris) from Jeffrey Hatcher's play, the film is bawdy fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    P.S., adapted from Helen Schulman's novel, is Linney's show, and she makes it hilarious and haunting.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Director Brad Anderson tightens the screws of suspense, but it's Bale's gripping, beyond-the-call-of-duty performance that holds you in thrall.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The best of what's onscreen is a mesmerizing mind-teaser.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Spellbinding.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Wilson drops the ironic smirk to give a sincerely affecting performance. His scenes with Murray provide the ballast when the script veers off into unconvincing pirate attacks and animated sea creatures.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Doing his own singing (an uncanny imitation), Spacey is a marvel.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film, quite rightly, is a tour de force for Bardem.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Phantom, still running on Broadway after sixteen years, is a rapturous spectacle. And the movie, directed full throttle by Joel Schumacher, goes the show one better.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    George has been criticized for simplifying a complex story into an African "Schindler's List." But despite flaws in execution, this is a film of rare courage and imperishable heart.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Lightweight but utterly beguiling.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film itself occasionally plods, but Pacino, tackling a tough trap of a role, raises the bar in a mesmerizing acting triumph.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This riveting film qualifies as the anti-crowd-pleaser -- but Penn makes it unthinkable to turn away.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Leigh isn't breaking new ground, but he knows how a daily grind can kill love. Strong stuff.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film goes beyond historical anecdotes. Besides fresh and funny insights from the likes of Norman Mailer and John Waters, it shows how little censorship politics have changed from Nixon to Bush.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This gifted clown has found the right vehicle for his souped-up silliness. Carrey is the ultimate party dude, and like the masked man says, this party is smokin'.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a perversely comic movie ride into the wild blue of crime and punishment.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What saves director Ted Demme's comic talkfest from sitcom slickness is a quirky script by Scott Rosenberg and an appealing cast.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What could have been a sentimental train wreck emerges as a funny and touching portrait of three bruised people.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It looks like a documentary...Don't let anyone tell you more.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is a mesmerizing erotic odyssey given gravity and heart by Cruz.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The funny and heartbreaking Off the Map, directed with a poet's eye and a keen ear for nuance by Campbell Scott, resonates with something rare in today's movies: simplicity.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    With Melinda and Melinda he's (Allen) not just going through the motions. He's saying the game isn't over before you laugh till it hurts.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If "Sideways" made you curious about vino, this fierce, funny and challenging doc opens up a world worth debating.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's the whooshing terror that fries your nerves to a frazzle. Antal's control never falters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Interpreter bristles with the smart, steadily engrossing tension that marked such 1970s goodies as "All the President's Men," "The Parallax View" and Pollack's own "Three Days of the Condor."
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Does the plot spin out of control? You bet. But dumb fun this smart is a gift.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Solondz likes to put the screws to moral hypocrisy. As always, he goes too far. As always, you don't want to look away.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's scarier than "The Amityville Horror," as scandalous as "Fahrenheit 9/11" and loaded with more conspiracies than "The Interpreter."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Go with the whimsical flow that includes a hilariously morose robot named Marvin, voiced by the great Alan Rickman with the weight of the galaxy resonating in every bored, cynical syllable. Adams would be pleased.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Odd as it is to say, Kingdom of Heaven loses its momentum the more Balian gets religion.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a hoot to watch Fonda cut loose and mix it up with J. Lo, even when the laughs turn mean-spirited.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Listening to the kids talk is a treat in itself, but watching them strut their stuff in the final competition is enough to make you stand up and cheer.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What links the two films in fun and ferocity is the big game, a ripsnorter that is irresistibly entertaining.

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