Peter Travers

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For 2,751 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Solaris
Lowest review score: 0 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Score distribution:
2751 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Better than Man of Steel but below the high bar set by Nolan's Dark Knight, Dawn of Justice is still a colossus, the stuff that DC Comics dreams are made of for that kid in all of us who yearns to see Batman and Superman suit up and go in for the kill.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It makes you laugh till it hurts.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Your reaction to Author will come down the question that haunts the film, and assuredly Albert herself: Do the widely-praised writings of LeRoy become less praiseworthy when you know they were crafted under false pretenses? It's a question worth chewing on even if the film asking it stacks the deck.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's a lot going on here. Maybe too much. The filmmakers can't draw coherence out of chaos. But Fey does.
    • 77 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The three actors work wonders. And Zobel, as he did in 2012's mindbending "Compliance," nails every nuance of intonation and posture.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    No laugh in this doc – and there are plenty – goes out without a sting in its tail.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    So, you're probably asking, what kind of a movie is this? A damn fine and funny one, thanks to the way the estimable director Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, The Grifters, The Queen) conducts the piece.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The British, Nigerian-born Oyelowo has proved himself an actor of extraordinary power in roles as diverse as Dr. Martin Luther King in "Selma" and the resentful son of a White House servant in "The Butler." As Robert, the actor radiates warm humor and quiet strength.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Spellbinding.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Thanks to Lowery's humanizing magic, Pete's Dragon is that rare family film you really can take to heart.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    War Dogs is that rare contemporary comedy that knows how to make a laugh stick in your throat.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Get ready to be shaken and stirred.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The real stars here are the beasts, supposedly ugly, weird and dangerous, but paragons of FX creativity in service of genuine ideas.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You leave the f--ked-up funhouse of Sausage Party thinking: Did I see this movie or hallucinate it? I mean that as high praise.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The documentary rightly keeps coming back to the music and the band's delight in making it. Good move. It truly is a joy forever.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Sounds godawful in title and concept — but which in execution is a fizzy delight.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bridge of Spies may be a snooze to the ADD crowd allergic to historical drama, but it's dished out by experts.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The suspense is killer as military minds in the US and the UK come together only to lock horns on a drone operation in Nairobi.
    • 76 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What makes The Conjuring 2 play deeper and darker than a warmed-over version of The Exorcist is director James Wan (Saw, Insidious, Furious 7). This Malaysian-born filmmaker can make his camera do terrifying tricks that are almost supernatural.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Blanchett burns on a high flame, and Redford finds the wounded dignity in Rather.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The dialogue is clunky, the A-list actors are slumming and, yeah, you've seen it all before. But Kong: Skull Island is a creature feature that's damn near irresistible.
    • 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.
    • 52 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."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You won't feel too much like a jerk watching this rock & roll hostage comedy. There are laugh licks and spirited performances. It's fluff done with flair
    • 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.
    • 76 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.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If you’re longing for a delicious romantic romp to take your mind off the world going to hell in hand basket, Paris Can Wait is it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    It's true that the film is covering old ground – the shocking originality of the first Alien is a one-time thing. No worries. I'd rank Alien: Covenant with the best of the series, right after the first two chapters. Fans are going to freak out. Join in.
    • 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Foster's film doesn't doubt that money rules our lives. But it does wonder, provocatively, why we're dumb enough to let it.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The line between making guerrilla art and selling out has never blurred more provocatively.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The sequel is more musically varied, though Kay Cannon's script amps the sass at the expense of structure. But the MVP here is Elizabeth Banks.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Hanging with Quill and his mercenary space misfits is still everything you'd want in a wild summer ride.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The movie belongs to Moretz, whose sensational performance will be talked about for years. Her scenes with Cage, who wears a Batsuit and uses a voice borrowed from Adam West, are a hoot.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Andrew Niccol, who worked impressively with Hawke on the topic of genetic modification in 1997's "Gattaca," puts a lot out there.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Obvious Child is a romcom with a sting in its tail. And Slate is a dynamo, nailing every laugh while showing a true actor's gift for nuance.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Journeys, shot on the last two nights of Young's 2011 solo world tour, is essential Neil Young.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The role is a beast, and Cranston, in a tour de force of touching gravity and aching humanism, gives it everything he's got. It's astounding to watch, and an award-caliber performance from an actor who keeps springing surprises.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Best of all is the excitement of watching Mann use his kinetic powers as a filmmaker to tackle the new face of 21st-century warfare.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Wheatley and screenwriter Amy Jump (his wife) have energized Ballard's parable of class warfare in the technology age with a daring approach that will touch a nerve or have you bolting for the exits.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's funny. So is Nicole Kidman, very Cruella De Vil as Millicent Clyde, a taxidermist with an eye on adding Paddington to her stuffed collection. It's an excuse for some chase scenes and physical comedy (Paddington gets his head stuck in a toilet bowl) that manage to suggest both the Marx brothers and Wes Anderson. I mean that as a good thing.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Michael Fassbender delivers a bold and brilliantly immersive performance as a sex addict in Shame. He is so raw and riveting you won't be able to take your eyes off him.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Moore shows us acting at its best, alive with ferocity and feeling and committed to truth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This film is a muckraking provocation whose time has come.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Michael Moore might want to look into this before more animal docs steal his thunder.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What makes Crazy Stupid Love a cut above is actors who let pain seep into the laughs. Here's a comedy you really can take to heart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It sounds sappy, and sometimes it is, but director Koepp and co-writer John Kamps stay alert to the humor and pathos of Bertram's isolation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Creative Control goes its own playful, provocative way. For a film about technology's growing dehumanization, this stylized beauty is a frisky, formidable temptation.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Dull title for a juicy, fact-based caper movie that's full of surprises I have no intention of spoiling.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In essence, City of Gold is a celebration of a critic who helped define a city by what it eats. And at a bargain price. So take notes, and dig in.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The movie rises and, at times, even soars. This is all - and I do mean all - thanks to what human actors in league with computer technology can now achieve to bring the apes to life. No more guys squeezed into monkey suits and talking in posh accents. Performance-capture makes all the difference.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Richard Shepard gives Brosnan his meatiest role ever, and he digs in with relish.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There are delicious bits aplenty in Spider-Man 3 for those who care to notice.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    World War Z is still as smart, shifty and scary as a starving zombie ready to chow down on you, baby, you.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's all infectious fun, despite the lack of originality. In the art of tickling funny bones, Crystal and Goodman earn straight A's.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Stamp's award-caliber performance as a closed-off man on the brink of turning into stone is a miracle of subtlety and feeling. This is acting of the highest order. Redgrave partners him superbly, bringing warmth and nurturing humor to a role she refuses to play for easy tears.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Peckinpah rubbed our noses in the bloodlust. Lurie invites objectivity. He gets strong, complex performances from actors who won't be painted into corners.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This sweetheart of a comedy boasts a hilarious and heartfelt performance by Keri Russell.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This Trainspotting sequel may feel like that for many who raised a fist in unison with the first film's f--k-the-world defiance. There's a hard-won wisdom at work here, as well as an aching sense of loss. Any way you look at it, T2 takes a piece out of you.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Woody Allen's sexiest movie ever.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Fate of the Furious doesn't have a thought in its head to match the best of Bond and Bourne. What it is, in every sense of the term, is insanely entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Duncan zips through five decades and dozens of characters without reducing the participants to cliches or slogans. A remarkable cast helps him to keep focused on the core of the piece.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This kinky game of murder and eroticism is preposterous but never boring.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Ferrell is effortlessly uproarious. And watching hardass Wahlberg, in his first starring shot at farce, shake his sillies out is not to be missed.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even when the laughs don't always snap, Key and Peele are ready with another one or a dozen that do. These dudes really are the cat's meow.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Ribisi and Macht are sleaze incarnate. James Caan, as a conniving lawyer, and Rade Sherbedgia, as a Russian crime boss, are even more cootified. Best of all is Wilson, digging into his juiciest role in years and putting a human face on this mesmerizing morality tale, a journey into the toxic heart of the American dream.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What Button shows is that Ben is ultimately not the hero of his own life or his own movie. He gets inside our head, that's for sure, but, frustratingly, we never get inside his.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Popstar mixes the hilarity with a surprising amount of heart. 4Real.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a haunting and hypnotic film.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The actors could not be better. Sarsgaard, Scott and the luminous Clarkson negotiate the film's razor-sharp laughs and bone-deep tragedy with resonant skill. Lucas' powerfully haunting film gets under your skin.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Indefensible on a moral level, Rob Zombie's perversely watchable follow-up to his much-reviled cult hit "House of 1000 Corpses" is loaded with filmmaking energy.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Younger knows it's fun to watch Rafi and David cross lines of age, culture and religion. He also knows it's painful. That's what makes his movie hilarious and heartfelt.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film can't hide its stage origins, and in cutting almost an hour on the journey from stage to screen some resonance is lost. But Bennett's dialogue sparkles and skewers with killer wit. Dig in.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Spectacular in every sense of the word, even if you don' t know an Orc from a Uruk-Hai.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Edward Scissorhands isn't perfect. It's something better: pure magic.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Heebie-jeebies are guaranteed.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Just one talking head, that's all. But the head in this mesmerizing documentary belongs to Traudl Junge.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    When is a movie fall-down funny even when some scenes fall flat on their fat ones? When it's Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Meryl Streep -- at her brilliant, beguiling best -- is the spice that does the trick for the yummy Julie & Julia.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Are we always still in high school in our heads? 21 Jump Street thinks so. And Hill and Tatum are just the crazy-ass comedy team to prove it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Adapting Robert O'Connor's novel, director Gregor Jordan slaps us with keen wit and purpose.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    How many movies these days leave you wanting more? The funny and heartfelt Home is a small treasure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's still a first-class charm assault.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Polanski, working from a fluid script by Dorfman and Rafael Yglesias ("Fearless"), gives the story its due. He creates an atmosphere of claustrophobic tension to rival his "Knife in the Water" and "Repulsion".
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Berg's unquestioning faith in law and order could have used, well, a little questioning. But there's no doubt about the worth of the movie as a well-earned tribute to the heroes and victims of a tragic event that may have just made Boston stronger.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Del Toro is the movie's force field. This is a performance you will not forget.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film's secrets unfold slowly, allowing Phoenix and Paltrow -- a luminous fusion of grace and grit -- to build a relationship in full. The script, by Gray and Richard Menello, is inspired by Dostoevsky's "White Nights."
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The funny, touching and vital Jeff, Who Lives at Home reaffirms your faith in Jay and Mark Duplass. Their films hit you where you live.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bury the nostalgia. Like the rap twist Kayne West puts into the film's classic theme, this movie is best when it stirs it up.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    You'll notice that the actors are way overqualified for this nonsense. But the kick they get out of one another is what pulls you in. Traeger's script does more than strain credulity, it administers multiple fractures.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The uniformly fine performances are a tribute to Washington, who plays the shrink with his customary command.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The result is commendably non-West-centric, but no less sentimentally conceived.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Berg does a tremendous job of throwing us into the action with the help of dizzying handheld camerawork from Enrique Chediak.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Almodóvar's admiration for Munro is not misplaced. Despite rough patches, Julieta morphs into a haunting and hypnotic tribute to both their talents.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Like the best war movies, Lone Survivor laces action with moral questions that haunt and provoke.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Luna and García Bernal display the kind of chemistry that makes you overlook the clichés in the script by first-time director Carlos Cuarón. Sometimes good-natured fun is enough.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Best known as Ed Helms' nagging fiancée in "The Hangover," Harris is just perfect without ever looking down on Linda's faith in God and herself. Her performance earns a special kind of glory.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    There's no denying the kick of Pitt's memorably offbeat performance and writer-director Tom DiCillo's stylish debut.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Adrien Brody deserves superlatives for his acting in the alternately mesmerizing and maddening Detachment.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If there were an ounce of taste left in Hollywood, the magnificent Vera Farmiga would be a front-runner for the Best Actress Oscar.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If you haven't seen Marion Cotillard play Lady Macbeth, you really haven't seen the role inhabited with the glorious fire and ice it needs to haunt your dreams.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's the work of a filmmaker with a stunning future.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The ending is a TVish cop-out. But until then, watching Wood sweat emerges as a pulse-pounding experiment in terror.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Keane means to shakes us, and does.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Triple 9 is no "Reservoir Dogs," but it is a twisty, terrific ride.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In an era of dumb farce, Something's Gotta Give is something special.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Pangs deliver enough shivery scares to keep you up nights. Eyes wide shut.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    a bang-up ride that means to wring you out. Mission accomplished.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film itself, energetically directed and written by Michael Hoffman, can't always rise to the level of its two dynamo stars.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Sarah Silverman is the most outrageously funny woman alive.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Lennon's spirit, like his music, shines through this movie like a beacon. Powerful stuff.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Horror-movie heaven.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Café Society isn't peak Allen, in the manner of such recent high points as "Midnight in Paris" (2011) and "Blue Jasmine" (2013), but the film — which could be helpfully subtitled Manhattan v Hollywood — feels lively, lived-in and fallibly human.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Want to know what the “right stuff” really is? Take a look.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Murder is just another day at the office for corporate America, and the film hammers that theme home with diminishing returns. But the acting is aces, especially Pitt mixing it up with the superb James Gandolfini.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What's on screen in The Grandmaster is off-puttingly disjointed, but it's also dazzling in its startling action and ravishing romance.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's a hilarious and heartfelt ode to twentysomething angst. Braff has himself a winner.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Thanks to this team of merry pranksters, 22 Jump Street hurts so good.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Propelled by Mark Mancina's percussive score, this Tarzan swings.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In fact, Bell the writer, director, producer and actress knows how to set a savvy trap. While we're laughing, she pulls the rug out, making us see Carol's world as a microcosm for the world every working woman lives in. That she does it with subtlety, humor and touching gravity marks Bell as a filmmaker to watch.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The Muppets slaps a smile on your face you won't want to wipe off.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In a multiplex filled with empty New Year vessels (take that, Kangaroo Jack), this holdover grabs you hard.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Scenes move from hurt to resigned laughter and ring poignantly true. The heroically unfashionable result is a minor but distinct pleasure.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    OK, sensitive tykes may be scared shitless. But those who tough it out with this twisted, trippy adventure in impure imagination will only be the better for it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    All you really need to know is that The Rover is a modern Western that explodes the terms good and evil; that its desolation is brilliantly rendered by Michôd and cinematographer Natasha Braier; that Pearce and Pattinson are a blazing pair of opposites.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Who would have guessed that a documentary about gamers obsessed with scoring a world record at Donkey Kong would not only be roaringly funny but serve as a metaphor for the decline of Western civilization?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A thrilling combination of documentary and musical dazzler.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Fusing animation and live action with a series of outrageous props, Gondry veers dangerously close to being precious. But make no mistake: Gondry's hallucinatory brilliance holds you in thrall.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The good news is that Mockingjay – Part 2, the big finale, has quit the ass-dragging in favor of what made the book a page-turner. There's the visual fireworks, for sure. But there's also the darkness of the theme.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    If you're a Gilliam junkie, as I am, you go with it, even when the script by Ehren Kruger (The Skeleton Key) loses its shaky hold on coherence.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The luminous Michelle Williams goes bone-deep here. Monroe's beauty was one of a kind. No one, not even Williams, can act it. What Williams does, with fierce artistry and feeling, is illuminate Monroe's insights and insecurities about herself at the height of her fame.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Langella delivers a master class in acting. He's playing Leonard Schiller, an aging author aching from the loss of his wife, a weak heart and literary neglect.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    In this tale of stunted development, Theron is a comic force of nature, giving her character considerable density and humanity despite her monstrous aspects.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What makes Legends such an entertaining male weepie is the star shine. Though the admirable Quinn has the toughest role, Pitt carries the picture.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Mitchell has his own twisted gift for letting atmosphere help define character. It Follows creeps you out big-time in that cool way that freezes the blood.

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