Peter Travers
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For 2,437 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 4.8 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 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Score distribution:
2,437 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is just two people talking, but director Jim Simpson finds its grieving heart.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's "National Lampoon's Family Vacation" with soul.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a kick to watch Denzel Washington do a movie just for the hot, sexy fun of it.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Want your skin to crawl? This one's for you.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Campbell Scott swings at one of the year's juiciest roles and knocks it out of the park.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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