Peter Travers
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For 2,422 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 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 Dragonfly
Score distribution:
2,422 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    We Own the Night is defiantly, refreshingly unhip.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Grace notes abound in A Late Quartet, a small, shining gem of a movie that works its way into your heart with insinuating potency of music.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Wolfpack is frustrating in how much it doesn't tell us about the Angulos and the legal tangle that comes with their release. But once you've met these kids, you won't forget them — or the film that puts a hypnotic and haunting spin on movie love.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hardwicke whips up a frenzy of crazy-cool board action, with Alva choreographing the stunts. Even when the slippery-slope-of-success cliches halt the film's momentum, the ready-to-rock actors rev it up again.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Shane Black creates a movie that is defiantly smartass and too cool for the room. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's enough plot to stuff a miniseries, but Redford never loses sight of the human drama. Martyrdom is not conferred, nor is reinvention equated with redemption. Drawing skillfully on a first-rate cast, Redford builds a riveting, resonant political thriller that values the complexity of its characters and the intelligence of its audience.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizing erotic odyssey.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Naughty and nice is a killer-hard combo to pull off. Stick with Rogen and Banks. They rock it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Explosive entertainment.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Whitaker is on fire, and as long as he's onscreen, King keeps you riveted.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    [Kalvert] best serves the movie by simply focusing on DiCaprio, who communicates the spirit and blunt truth of the diaries even when the movie keeps trying to soften the blow.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bateman, in a rare dramatic role, is just tremendous, finding depths of emotion where they're least expected. Disconnect works they same way. Even when it trips on its ambitions, it hits home.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Whenever the drama drifts into soap opera, the actors restore the balance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Superman returns with a bang. Singer tarnishes his hero's halo with just enough sexual longing and self-doubt to make him riveting and relatable. That "S" on his suit has a whole new meaning: He's a Soul man.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Lazin's remarkable achievement is to catch Tupac in the act of discovering himself. It's something to see.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    '71
    Demange's film, spiked by an outstanding, all-stops-out O'Connell, makes politics unnervingly personal. Too much? What else do you expect of a cinematic knockout punch that sends you reeling?
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Rude, crude and hilarious, whether he's hitting on Joanne or brokering the sale of Soviet weapons through Israel and Islamic Pakistan, Hoffman is the film's sparking live wire.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    I don't blame you for backing off a movie that focuses on a suicidal teen who learns warm life lessons by spending five days in a Brooklyn hospital's psych ward. Stop worrying. It's Kind of a Funny Story, based on Ned Vizzini's semiautobiographical novel, breaks the jinx.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Exorcist junkies should look elsewhere. Instead of spinning heads and projectile puke, Mungiu offers nuance and provocation. The result is quietly devastating.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is just two people talking, but director Jim Simpson finds its grieving heart.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Best consumed with pizza and lots of brewskis, Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces is shamelessly and unapologetically a guy movie. It's lewd, crude and loaded with shootouts and hot lesbo action.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    From the Emeralds doing "Acapella" to Davi himself taking the lead on "So Much in Love," The Dukes is damn near impossible to resist.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Johnson doesn't resemble, much less embody, Lennon, but he does catch his distinctive glint of mischief tinged with pain. Duff and Scott Thomas are both exceptional, revealing how John's relationship with these two clashing sisters marked his character.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A subversively entertaining documentary.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The irony is that Affleck's battering at the hands of fame has prepped him beautifully to play Reeves.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The plot only slows a film that works best as a feast of sight and sound.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's Coogan's breakthrough star performance that holds it all together. He's sensational.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    As the cases mount and institutional reps succeed best by playing dumb, The Hunting Ground becomes a energizing call to action, a potent provocation that’s been too long coming.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Pacino is irresistible. Whether strutting onstage or wrestling with his drug-fueled demons, he doesn't skimp on Danny's human limits. With nine Lennon tunes on the soundtrack and a new song for Danny to express his creative reinvention, this hilarious and heartfelt movie is an exuberant gift.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Subversive and diabolically funny.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This no-bull spellbinder is allergic to sentiment. Unlike porn, Wetlands keeps its humanity intact. And if Oscar didn't have a stick up his ass, Juri would be a nominee for Best Actress. Yup, she's that good. Your move.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Scenes with Burns crackle with the toxic energy that makes Confidence a game worth playing.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Disney's spirited re-telling of Rapunzel in 3D animation turns out to be a dazzler.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    I refuse to render a final verdict on the latest cinematic outrage from Danish provocateur Lars Von Trier until Volume Two drops its undies on April 18th. But I will say this for Volume One: It's a mesmerizing mind game.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This gifted writer-director isn't out to dull the masses with cinematic opium. Embedded in the visionary headtrip of A Scanner Darkly is a hotly political call to arms.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Cove plays like a thriller. It has the breathless pace of a "Bourne" movie, but none of the comfort of fiction. This is documentary filmmaking at its most exciting and purposeful.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The go-for-broke performances help make all this paranormal activity too much fun to care.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Joe
    Sheridan, so good in "Mud" with Matthew McConaughey, excels here as a vulnerable sapling.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" with soul.
    • 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
    Not since Julie Andrews rode an umbrella to glory in Mary Poppins has Disney given us such a real-life doll (Amy Adams).
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's stupid. It's in bad taste. It impossible. I know all that. Look, Quentin Tarantino killed Hitler in "Inglourious Basterds" and the neo-Nazis stayed quiet. It's a farce, people.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Jarmusch, as ever, has the power to sneak up on you. He's a spellbinder. The same goes for his movie.
    • 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.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    All this is conveyed in the remarkable performance of Ronan, an Oscar nominee for Atonement. She and Tucci -- magnificent as a man of uncontrollable impulses -- help Jackson cut a path to a humanity that supersedes life and death.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Damon is extraordinary. He's heartfelt performance has a tough core of intelligence and wit.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Mullan errs by making all the sisters dragon ladies. Still, the film gets to you; it's a powerhouse.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A crowd pleaser that spices a tired formula with genuine feeling.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a beast of a movie, an emotional roller coaster that threatens to go off the rails, and does. But Cianfrance, working from a scrappy script he wrote with Ben Coccio and Darius Marder, takes you on a hell of a ride.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Araki constructs the hot-blooded Kaboom as a high-wire act without a safety net. Go with it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Mortensen and Isaac, expertly exchanging the faces of loyalty and betrayal, are both outstanding. Is the film too old-school for short attention spans? Maybe. Rest assured that Amini's shuddery endgame is well worth the wait.
    • 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'.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Schumacher's method is to use a lighter touch, to stay closer to the cartoon that Bob Kane created for DC Comics in 1939 and to temper Burton's nightmare world with an accessible, brightly colored TV palette.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bateman doesn't make a false move, and a stellar Charlize Theron springs her own bolts from the blue as Ray's wife. As for Smith, he's on fire. There's nothing like a star shining on his highest beams. You follow him anywhere.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    P.S., adapted from Helen Schulman's novel, is Linney's show, and she makes it hilarious and haunting.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The movie has a tossed-off, caught-on-the-fly exuberance that works like a charm.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Stick with it for Miller’s gutsy tour de force and the kick of watching Buscemi, as actor and filmmaker, turn an experiment into a mesmerizing battle of wills.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In The Water Diviner, Crowe strives to strike a universal chord about the futility of war. Simplistic? Maybe. But in crafting a film about the pain a parent feels after losing a child in battle, Crowe transcends borders and politics. It's not war being honored here, it's sacrifice and inconsolable loss. I'd call that a substantial achievement.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's no way to take your eyes off it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Another Earth offers imagination and provocation to spare.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The performances are uniformly terrific, finding the specific details that create a universal truth.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Shot hand-held with a poet's eye by Rodrigo Prieto, the film is relentless but as riveting as the world a remarkable actor lets us see through Uxbal's eyes. Bravo, Bardem.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a perversely comic movie ride into the wild blue of crime and punishment.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You'll end up entertained if you forgive the cliches and let Petersen grab you with the visuals.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Grand Canyon is most gripping when Kasdan shows people waking up to the world and finding that they need more than bromides.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The heart of Jackass - the adolescent drive to bash body and soul into the symbolic brick wall of maturity - remains pure.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Just know that Famuyiwa keeps the action spinning with vibrant speed and rare sensitivity. He's made a comedy of social expectation that plays like an exhilarating gift.
    • 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.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This riveting film qualifies as the anti-crowd-pleaser -- but Penn makes it unthinkable to turn away.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Brice, who made an impressive thriller debut with 2014's "Creep," has a knack for getting the most out of four people talking.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Based on a play by Athol Fugard, Tsotsi is South Africa's entry in this year's Oscar race for Best Foreign-Language Film. This remarkable movie means to shake you, and boy does it ever.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Guilty-pleasure movies should not be underestimated. I had a scary-fun-house blast at Zombieland, in which studly Woody Harrelson, nerdy Jesse Eisenberg, sexy Emma Stone and sunshiny Abigail Breslin roam a near-dead world kicking zombie ass.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A warmly hilarious movie about family members and their secret hearts.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Sally Hawkins is just plain irresistible in this funny, touching and vital salute to women in the work force.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    For anyone professing true movie love, there's no resisting it.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In his uniquely funny and unexpectedly tender movie, Stiller takes us on a personal journey of lingering resonance.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Stoker is Park's darkly funny, deliciously depraved riff on Hitchcock's "Shadow of a Doubt."
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Jarmusch makes it a feast that plays like a haunting concept album.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The movie stays alert to the dreams and disappointments of four average people on an emotional roller coaster. It's a sublimely acted movie, hilarious and heartfelt.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What this Robin Hood lacks in fun it makes up for in epic sweep.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    When Boseman shows us Brown doing his thing onstage, the movie comes alive.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Kent will have you climbing the walls simply by plumbing the violence of the mind. Brace yourself.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What kind of a movie takes place entirely on one screwed-up teen's computer screen? That would be Unfriended, a creep-you-out experiment in terror that damn near pulls off every trick up its cyber sleeve.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Shot in the West Bank, the film radiates authenticity. Even when he plays the action like a thriller, Abu-Assad is in search of a deeper truth.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This is ambitious, challenging filmmaking, elevated by Franco's compassion and Haze's revelatory acting. OK, the film trips up on its attempt to lace tragedy with gallows humor. But Franco is out there trying something, balancing literature and cinema in a tightrope act that is never less than exciting to watch.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Whedon, without skimping on the tale’s tragic undercurrents, has crafted an irresistible blend of mirth and malice.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You will laugh yourself silly.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The result is an uncommon intimacy, the kind you find in a Judy Blume novel. Her grit and grace are all over this heartfelt adventure of a movie. She gives it a spirit that soars.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Romantic yearning hasn't looked this sexy onscreen in years.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Douglas never makes a false move, delivering a tour de force in human weakness.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Screenwriters Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, in an auspicious directing debut, are attempting to tackle emotional areas that can't be glibly resolved. Sure, they trip up a few times. But it's exhilarating watching them aim high.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In Darkness is an agonizing experience, especially when Jews are publicly humiliated in the streets and a driving rainstorm nearly drowns those cowering in the depths. Holland means to shake you. In Darkness has the power to haunt will haunt your dreams.
    • 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
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The best of what's onscreen is a mesmerizing mind-teaser.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Doing his own singing (an uncanny imitation), Spacey is a marvel.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What sounds like undiluted melodrama with the hounds forever nipping at Ewa's heels is transformed by Gray into a mesmerizing meditation on the broken American promise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Want your skin to crawl? This one's for you.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Funny as hell.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Judge is in the business of social satire, and his laughs can sting, but his movie is a comic salute to free enterprise. And, boy, do we need it now.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Smith wins our hearts without losing his dignity, as Chris suits up for success by day and fights off despair by night. The role needs gravity, smarts, charm, humor and a soul that's not synthetic. Smith brings it. He's the real deal.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    John Wick is the kind of fired-up, ferocious B-movie fun some of us can't get enough of. You know who you are.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This funny and touching movie depends on two can-do actresses to scrub past the biohazard of noxious clichés that threaten to intrude. Adams and Blunt get the job done.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bridges has a fine time playing with himself, so to speak. Add Garrett Hedlund as Flynn's son Sam, the rebel who zaps himself into the server to find his lost dad, and director Joseph Kosinski has a recipe for adventure that should delight gamers. Non-techies are on their own.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In substance and style, the movie is more than a few tears short of Jordan's "The Crying Game." But Murphy is an actor to watch. Even in heels.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Just know that Pulse possesses the dark art to make your pulse pound and your hair stand on end -- with no cheating.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Brace yourself for Thirteen -- it'll cause a commotion.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If you’re looking for an orgasmic trip to heavy-metal heaven, this is it.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A movie that offers hard speculation and harder truths. You won't be able to get it out of your head.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It scared the living crap out of me. Only at the movies is that a compliment.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A haunting and hypnotic movie, just the thing to get lost in.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Reeves plugs in a live wire to play Abby, the girl vampire who's been 12 for, well, a very long time. That would be Chloë Grace Moretz, an acting dynamo (see Kick-Ass) whose mesmerizing performance goes deep.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Forget "The Conjuring," Blackfish may be the scariest movie around.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bright Star is the New Zealand writer-director's raw, sensual attempt to render Keats as experienced by a young girl who couldn't understand the genius of his verse.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    As directed with grit and grace by Rodrigo García, this quietly devastating film goes bone-deep.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You cheered Jack Black in "School of Rock," now give it up for Paul Green in the real thing.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If there is such a thing as hard-core with a soft heart, this is it.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Enjoying this wondrous wisp of a something is easy, describing it is hard. Luckily, Charlyne Yi is an enchantress.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The buildup is steadily engrossing. That's because Nolan keeps the emphasis on character, not gadgets. Gotham looks lived in, not art-directed.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Keaton, a sorceress at blending humor and heartbreak, honors the film with a grace that makes it stick in the memory.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Blast of fright and fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It looks like a documentary...Don't let anyone tell you more.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    For a movie made from spare parts - take "The Exorcist" and attach to "The Blair Witch Project" and "Paranormal Activity" - The Last Exorcism delivers the heebie-jeebie goods.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    "Sensational" is the word for Joseph Gordon-Levitt (equally striking in Mysterious Skin), who stars as Brendan, the teen outsider who becomes a budding Bogart.
    • 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
    The movie goes soft in its final stages, but Rudd and Segel keep it real. "Sweet, sweet hangin'," says Peter of knowing Sydney. The same goes for the movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In contrasting the sexuality and rebellion of Lucy's generation with his own, Bertolucci clearly yearns to rekindle his creative spirit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Pitt is tremendous in the role, a conscience detectable even in Wardaddy's blinkered gaze. But it's Lerman who anchors the film with a shattering, unforgettable portrayal of corrupted innocence. Fury means to grab us hard from the first scene and never let go. Mission accomplished.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Caught in the slipstream between action and angst, Man of Steel is a bumpy ride for sure. But there's no way to stay blind to its wonders.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Uproarious and unexpectedly biting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This is a generational family saga everyone can relate to, and Nair gives it her special magic.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hotly hilarious.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What do you say about a movie that proves Zac Efron can act, introduces a master thespian in Christian McKay and launches a charm assault that is damn near irresistible? I say, see it.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Emma Watson is sensational as Nicki.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The animation is pretty, the songs are tuneful, and Josh Gad gets big laughs as Olaf, a snowman with a sun fetish. It's the holidays, people, work with it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This hilarious, high-kicking nonsense cost two cents and looks it -- hell, it was shot in 19 days, but you'll laugh helplessly anyway.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In his third feature, following 2009's "Impolex" and 2011's "The Color Wheel," Perry, 30, offers a stinging portrait of writing as one of the bleeding arts. And he's bloody funny about it in the bargain.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Kearns' conflict is readable in Kinnear's every word and gesture. His performance is worth cheering.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even when you know what's coming, Crazy Heart haunts you like a classic country song. It's a mesmerizer. So is Bad Blake. This dude also abides.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Though Hollywood hyperbolizes the Gregory Poirier script -- Mann is a fictional character -- John Singleton ("Boyz N the Hood") directs the film with riveting urgency.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The simplicity of Michael Petroni’s script seems a drawback at first. But skilled director Brian Percival (Downton Abbey) slowly, effectively tightens the vise as evil intrudes into the life of this child.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Mamet is on his game, and that is a sight to see. No con.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    James Ponsoldt's funny and touching coming-of-age tale covers old ground with disarming freshness.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Campbell Scott swings at one of the year's juiciest roles and knocks it out of the park.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    An idol had fallen, and Gibney and the superb director of photography Maryse Alberti were there to capture the descent, including a confessional interview in which Armstrong blames the corruption of the game far more than himself. The movie rambles at two-plus hours, but the provocation never stops.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A surprise package of fun, fright and untamed imagination.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hamilton manifests her vision of what politics can do to individual thinking with subtlety and sophistication. Remember her name. She's a genuine find.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hirsch opens his heart to the role. And Dorff, matching the depth of feeling he showed in Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," excels at digging deep into Jerry Lee's pain.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Captain America: The Winter Soldier is every rousing, whup-ass thing you want in an escapist adventure.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Gore keeps us riveted by being charming, literate and profoundly persuasive on a topic that's scarier than anything in a dozen Japanese horror flicks. Vote Gore on this one.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In this roaringly comic and powerfully affecting road movie, Terence Stamp gives one of the year's best performances.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    With the help of Hamilton, Ross and Olmos, sublime actors who radiate grit and grace, Sayles has made Go for Sisters a movie that stays inside your head long after you see it. It's a keeper.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The filmmakers offer no commentary. We watch. And what we see is explosive, deeply moving and impossible to shake.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Comedy really is hard. So it's a kick when a filmmaker gets it right, as Noah Baumbach does in this stingingly funny take on aging.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Sex, lies, betrayal and murder set among the gods of the Beat Generation. That's Kill Your Darlings, a dark beauty of a film that gets inside your head and stays there.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The movie damn near lives up to that promise. Picture the Marx brothers and the Coen boys collaborating on a valentine spiked with mirth and malice.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Melancholy and doubt may seem like gloomy qualities to blend into an amorous romp. But that shot of gravity is what makes Magic in the Moonlight memorable and distinctively Woody Allen.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The power of this Holocaust tale sneaks up and floors you.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Though The Drop covers familiar ground, it simmers with charged emotion. The image that lingers belongs to Gandolfini.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is rich in period flavor and refreshingly unhip.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This is Cruise's show. And he nails it. The patented smile is gone, replaced by a glower that makes Jack Reacher a dark and dazzling ride into a new kind of hell.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Shocking and indispensable viewing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Favreau supplies the go-go-go that makes the movie stratospherically entertaining, even without 3-D. But it's the promiscuously talented Downey who adds the grace notes that make Iron Man 2 something to remember.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This is the vital city that inspired Fellini – alive and lived in. When an actor falters or a joke falls flat, Roma stays fresh and dynamic. You can't take your eyes off it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Fiercely provocative, Paprika shames Hollywood’s use of animation as a kiddie pacifier.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Jessica Chastain is a shining star with acting skills that resonate beyond her beauty. She is at her fierce, unerring best, which is saying something, in The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    That's what makes This Is 40 so potently, painfully funny, even when it's gross. What other film would dare suggest rectal monitoring as a form of closeness?
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Money, madness, incest and murder! Just the recipe for a twisted mesmerizer of a movie, if it doesn't creep you out.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Who knew? The work of the Monuments Men is fresh territory for film, and Clooney builds the story with intriguing detail and scope.
    • 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."
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Sinfully funny.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a mouthful of a title for a rowdy, ramshackle funfest that flies by on its spirited humor and surprising heart.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    His (Chase) ardent, acutely observed debut makes him, at 67, a filmmaker to watch.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You wind up caring deeply about the affair that began in the 1950s between American teenager Don Bachardy and three-decades-older Christopher Isherwood, the noted British author whose "Berlin Stories" inspired "Cabaret."
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Buscemi does not act in Lonesome Jim, but his sly humor and keen eye for nuance resonate in every frame. I can't recall having a better time at a movie about depression.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Olmos is unsparing in depicting the dark side of human behavior. His in-your-face style stresses the urgency of a situation most of us choose to ignore. Though powerful, the film is sometimes preachy; there's a sense that information is being disseminated instead of dramatized. But it's hard to believe anyone will remain unmoved by American Me or its final shattering image of human desolation.
    • 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."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Eastwood hasn't had this much fun with a role in years, and his joy is contagious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    O'Toole gives a staggering performance -- fearless, defiantly untamed and in its own way a work of art.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Schumacher could have exploited those tabloid headlines about solid citizens going berserk. Instead, the timely, gripping Falling Down puts a human face on a cold statistic and then dares us to look away.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even when the script slips into sermonizing -- a Swoff voice-over informs us that we're all still "in the desert" -- Mendes keeps invading us with emotions. The jolt of Jarhead is undeniable, and it comes when you least expect it.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's Hanson's astute directing that makes the film's life lessons go down painlessly, turning the smartly entertaining In Her Shoes into a comfy fit for both sexes.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Stylishly shot on the high-def cheap, runs 77 potently sexless minutes. Its subject isn't erotica, it's commodities trading.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Does Carey go too far? Duh. But why gripe when you can't stop laughing?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If you want to see explosive acting, just watch Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett ignite in this film version of Zoe Heller's 2003 novel.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a frisky romantic comedy with a great title and wonderfully appealing performances.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Spellbinding.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Amigo is combustible filmmaking, something that stays with you long after the final credits. In an entertainment universe of escapism and short attention spans, Amigo is a rousing antidote and a cause for celebration.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    At its relaxed best, when it's about, well, nothing, the slyly comic Bee Movie is truly beguiling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Ain't Them Bodies Saints offers no glib answers or smooth resolution, but there's no question that Lowery is a filmmaker with a striking future.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Get ready to be shaken and stirred.
    • 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
    Reality tv, welcome to the multiplex. If "The Hills" went back to high school and developed wit, perception and a conscience, it might play something like Nanette Burstein's wallop of a doc.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In the end, The Soloist isn't about BIG MOMENTS, it's about the grace notes, the kind that stay with you.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even when the film trips on its tall ambitions, you can't shake it off.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Winslet's fierce, unerring portrayal goes beyond acting, becoming a provocation that will keep you up nights.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The hugely enjoyable Rock of Ages is saved by its music, a tasty brew drawn from Def Leppard, Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison and Whitesnake. It's near impossible not to rock along.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is a mesmerizing erotic odyssey given gravity and heart by Cruz.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Relationships are killers, and this tough, tender, deeply satisfying romantic comedy from writer-director Lynn Shelton is also bruisingly funny.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    No more than a beguiling trifle. But in the dog days of summer, it's a perk to wallow in inspired silliness.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What jump-starts the film is the casting of Johnny Depp as Don Juan and Marlon Brando as his shrink. They bring a playfully romantic touch to a drama that could have been dead weight in clumsier hands.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Amid the action heroics of White Squall, Bridges creates a character of consequence.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Richardson -- acting with her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, who plays her aunt, and her aunt Lynn Redgrave, who plays her mother -- finds the story's grieving heart. Fiennes is her match in soulful artistry.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Kingsman is all over the place, sometimes to its detriment. But you won’t want to miss the surprises it delights in springing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Director Stephan Elliott uncorks a rare vintage of laughs tinged with heartache.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Listen to me: trash can surprise you. So don't get all elitist about the so-called cheap thrills in Mr. Brooks.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Maybe this redo didn’t need so many bells and whistles, but Mangold brings it home.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You'll have major fun at this movie. But what makes it something special is the way Kasdan laces the laughs with a sting.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Margin Call is an explosive drama that speaks lucidly and scarily to the times we live in.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Trouble enters only when the script overcomplicates things in the end. Until then, especially in a growling dogfight, director Francis Lawrence (Constantine) keeps you squirming.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Here's a vampire movie for people who don’t like vampire movies. What We Do in the Shadows is packed with laughs, almost all of them are intentional.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's really inventive and bizarre and marvelously entertaining.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Among the recent spate of comic-book movies, from "Spider-Man" to the "X-Men," The Punisher is unique.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Page One is a vital, indispensable hell-raiser.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Holmes nails every laugh without missing the dramatic nuances. She makes April and her movie well worth knowing.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This movie and Hardy's electrifying performance will knock you for a loop.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Refreshingly naughty and nice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film, quite rightly, is a tour de force for Bardem.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Messed up as it is, you can't tear your eyes away from this explosion of brutal sounds and images.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    300
    300 is a movie blood-drunk on its own artful excess. Guys of all ages and sexes won't be able to resist it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Prepare to be scared senseless, and then, when you think you have it figured, your certainty will be shaken by scenes built to scare you even more.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Owen, in a heartfelt, award-caliber performance, never goes soft. It's his core of toughness that makes the movie so funny, touching and vital.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In a movie with more subtext than "Rosemary's Baby," nearly everyone, including Tim Roth as Dahlia's lawyer, harbors secrets. Salles unleashes a torrent of suspense for one purpose: to plumb the violence of the mind.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The mischief Thornton does make adds up to wild, rowdy fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Haden Church gives the movie the joyous kick it needs. His flirty thrust-and-parry with Collette is beautifully played.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's more palm-sweating suspense in one minute of this baby than in all of "The Omen."
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Harington and Vikander provide the spark the film needs to get us through the tribulations and tragedies that pile on with numbing regularity. You leave Testament of Youth feeling some of the impact that Brittain’s book must have had at the time.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a tense, terrifically funny action dazzler with a wow level in special effects that will be hard to top.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Let Clarkson and Fanning take you to the rabbit hole of seductive enchantment that defines this movie. And don't ask what to do -- jump.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Rob Marshall's flawed but frequently dazzling Nine is a hot-blooded musical fantasia full of song, dance, raging emotion and simmering sexuality.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even when the film falls to pieces, McAvoy's bonkers brilliance will blow you away.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The movie does Thompson proud. It's a scorcher.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Leigh isn't breaking new ground, but he knows how a daily grind can kill love. Strong stuff.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Matthew Michael Carnahan's caffeinated script isn't much concerned with balance, but it gets some anyway, from the resonant images of culture clash that Berg catches on the fly and a remarkable performance from Ashraf Barhom.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The ending isn't squishy scary or deeply satisfying. Bummer. Otherwise, Prometheus – especially in its spellbinding first hour – kicks ass so hard and often that it's impossible not to be thrilled by it.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Director Colin Trevorrow and writer Derek Connolly keep the film humming with funny and touching surprises. And Plaza is a flat-out enchantress.
    • 68 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    McGregor goes bone-deep in a performance of shining subtlety. And a never-better Plummer is simply stupendous, refusing any call to sentiment as he shows us Hal's resonant lunge at life. Mills works the same way. Beginners is one from the bruised heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Green made the wise choice to be funny in telling his sad story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Naranjo, a graduate of the American Film Institute, has a gift for staging action that defines character. The film is a harrowing experience. It cuts deep.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Works enough miracles of 3-D animation to charm your socks off.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Kristen Wiig is an indisputable goddess of comedy. And this rowdy fem-friendship movie she stars in and wrote with Annie Mumolo is infused with the Wiig brand of wicked mischief.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Depp and Burton fly too high on the vapors of pure imagination. But it's hard to not get hooked on something this tasty.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's no denying the exuberant energy and emotional force of this movie. It gets to you.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Higher Learning is seriously intended and seriously flawed. Singleton tends to shout his objectives. But in an era of cop-out escapism, it is gratifying to find a filmmaker who is spoiling to be heard.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is dawdling, sometimes maddeningly so, but Newman and Woodward deliver lovingly detailed and bruisingly true performances that not only command attention but richly reward it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Both boys give such heart-rending performances that fear of reprisals for participating in the scene persuaded the studio to postpone the film's release to give them time to leave Kabul.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Humbling is a dark dazzler shot through with mirth and delicious malice. But be warned. It is not Roth's novel.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Ferrell delivers a performance of implosive intensity that rings true in every detail.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Played as a child by Abigail Chu and as an adult by Delphine Chanéac, Dren morphs into a special-effects miracle, sexy and scary in equal doses.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    As played by the spectacular Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hesher is the id run rampant.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You expect hardcore hilarity from Neighbors, and you get it. It's the nuance that sneaks up on you.
    • 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.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Brad Pitt doesn't really act in Ocean's Thirteen, he just glides through the third chapter in Steven Soderbergh's heist-flick annuity on the magic carpet of his own unimpeachable cool. Don't knock it. Genuine star power is rare. Pitt has it in spades -- all aces.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Maher can be a smartass, but his attempts to apply reason to religion are more a challenge than a threat.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is a striking cinematic tone poem.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    See this darkly comic character study unburdened by preconceptions.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Does the plot spin out of control? You bet. But dumb fun this smart is a gift.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A hypnotic movie of harsh truth and healing compassion. It sticks with you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Ayoade, the British comic making a remarkable feature debut with his adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's 2008 novel, blends mirth and malice with deadpan brilliance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Fed Up has a fire in its belly to change things. Naïve? Maybe. So what. I say, Godspeed. Here is something rare at the multiplex: a movie that matters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Blazing performance will burn in your memory. Same goes for the film.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Fukunaga, son of a Japanese father and a Swedish mother, is a filmmaker to watch. He has reanimated a classic for a new generation, letting Jane Eyre resonate with terror and tenderness.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Any doubts about three Chinese actresses speaking English with Japanese accents vanish in the face of their deeply felt performances and the world Marshall conjures with magical finesse.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Luhrmann is a director with the style and snap to have these tired routines on their feet and kicking like a line of Rockettes.

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