Peter Travers
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For 2,400 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 Truly Madly Deeply
Lowest review score: 0 Playing for Keeps
Score distribution:
2,400 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scott and Davis could not be better. You're in for something special.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Keep "Survivor" and "Fear Factor," and give me this spellbinding mind teaser, the ultimate game for movie buffs.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sleepers, for all the doubts it raises, is the work of a man who speaks for absent friends and "for the children we were." It's his secret heart.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Doors is a thrilling spectacle - the King Kong of rock movies - featuring a starmaking, ball-of-fire performance by Val Kilmer as Morrison.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Without an ounce of phony Hollywood uplift, Winterbottom's film cuts right to the heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A sequel of twisted thrills and sly surprises.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sometimes a movie comedy just clicks. Welcome to one of those times.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    There's not a timid, sympathy-begging minute in it. Even better, you leave Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work with the exhilarating feeling that the lady is just hitting her stride.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    As Joe blurs the line between reality and the supernatural, his haunting and hypnotic film exerts a hold you don't want to break. It's a beauty.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Watching his struggle is illuminating, unnerving and unforgettable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No fair giving away the mysteries of The Dark Knight. It's enough to marvel at the way Nolan -- a world-class filmmaker, be it "Memento," "Insomnia" or "The Prestige" -- brings pop escapism whisper-close to enduring art.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Artist encapsulates everything we go to movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world. It just might leave you speechless. How can Oscar resist?
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Within its small, darkly funny range, Trust is an exceptional film that stays alert to the mysteries of love.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scorsese builds Hugo in the Méliès manner, creating a complete, ravishing Parisian world on a soundstage in England and reveling in the sheer transporting joy of it. Hugo will take your breath away.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Oldman gives a performance that is flawless in every detail.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Woody Allen's best movie in years means to trip us up: Sexual sizzle. London instead of Manhattan. Brit actors. Dark humor with a sting that leaves welts. You bet it's a change. And it looks good on the Woodman.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A rich blend of humor and heartbreak.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The actors give it their all, especially Knightley, whose jaw- jutting, heavily accented and unfairly criticized portrayal gives the film its fighting spirit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Altman, showing the ardor and assurance of a master, pulls us into his film with seductive power. You won't want to miss a thing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Laugh you will, loud and often. In the Loop deserves to be a sleeper hit. The whole cast is stellar. And it proves that smart and funny can exist in the same movie, even in summer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What Cars teaches is how to blend brash comedy with technical astonishments so that each enhances the other. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to test-drive this one. Like the promos say, "It's got that new-movie smell."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Despite over-ripe narration and an understandable urge to cram too much in, Ghosts of the Abyss is a thrilling documentary.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a movie miracle; it soars.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    All the acting is first-rate -- Dukakis gives major dimensions to a supporting role. And Christie, a Sixties screen goddess in "Darling" and "Doctor Zhivago," shows that her spirit and grace are eternal. She's a beauty. So is the movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's Corbijn, shooting with a poet's eye in a harshly stunning black-and-white, who cuts to the soul of Ian's life and music. You don't watch this movie, you live it.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The best surfing documentary ever made. And that includes 1966's "The Endless Summer" and its terrific 1994 sequel -- both from Bruce Brown, Dana's father.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is Soderbergh's show, and a haunting and hypnotic show it is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This haunting film never pushes itself on you. It trusts you to suss out the horror that lies beneath the veneer of innocence. You'll be knocked for a loop.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In Washington's haunted eyes, in the stunning cinematography of Roger Deakins (Fargo) that plunges into the mad flare of combat, in the plot that deftly turns a whodunit into a meditation on character and in Zwick's persistent questioning of authority, Courage Under Fire honors its subject and its audience.
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Hits hardest when it bypasses sentiment to ponder the inextricable mix of love and pain that comes with the ties that bind.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Winter's Bone is unforgettable. It means to shake you, and does.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No wonder Kurt Cobain was a fan. But it's the way Feuerzeig walks with him on the line between creativity and madness that digs this haunting and hypnotic film into your memory.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's hard to resist the film's exuberance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The actors are to die for. Bening and Moore nail every nuance of a relationship going adrift. And Ruffalo is dynamite as a man keeping himself at a distance. Kids makes its own special magic. It's irresistible
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    My advice is to keep your eyes on Lawrence, who turns the movie into a victory by presenting a heroine propelled by principle instead of hooking up with the cutest boy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This baby has the stuff to end the movie summer on a note of dazzle and distinction.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The radiant Barrymore energizes Cinderella with a tough core of intelligence and wit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Keaton has crafted something rare: a screwball comedy that cuts to the heart.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland plumb the violence of the mind with slashing wit and shocking gravity. Happy nightmares.

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