Peter Travers
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For 2,408 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 Twelve Monkeys
Lowest review score: 0 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Score distribution:
2,408 movie reviews
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's the work of a major talent. Apatow scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's the classic American tale of the family man triumphant, and Howard makes sure that it hits you right in the heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's warped and wonderfully effervescent. Ditto the songs by Danny Elfman, who sings the role of Bonejangles, the frontman for a skeleton jazz band at a swinging underworld club. Best of all is the love story.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The fierce and funny film version has been directed by Texan Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) with rare grace and compassion.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Just for starters, no movie about the Dutch Resistance during World War II has any right to be this wildly entertaining, not to mention this provocative and potently erotic.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Jones is a marvel. Sundance couldn't get enough of her. You won't, either. Her performance grabs hold and won't let go.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Ray
    Jamie Foxx gets so far inside the man and his music that he and Ray Charles seem to breathe as one.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    For those who don't believe that truth trumps fiction for whacked-out depravity, mark this shockingly fierce and funny spellbinder as Exhibit A.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Shrek 2 may be computer-generated, but its innate heart and glorious sense of mischief make it one of the best and most humane movies of the summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This seriously funny movie, artfully photographed by the great Roger Deakins, is spiritual in nature, barbed in tone, and, oh, yeah, it stings like hell.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a feast of smart, sexy, glorious talk. The Oscar for best foreign film belongs right here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Brimming with humor and heartbreak, Slumdog Millionaire meets at the border of art and commerce and lets one flow into the other as if that were the natural order of things.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Immensely entertaining and provocative.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You may have doubts about which side to choose, but there's no doubt about this mind-bender. It'll pin you to your seat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Tone-deaf but thunderously exciting.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight as she joins fellow misfit Romy (a deliciously funny Mira Sorvino).
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Here’s a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Don't miss it. Though Life Itself is a warts-and-all portrait Ebert didn't live to review, my guess is his thumbs would be shooting upward. Mine sure are.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A dynamite film that ranks with the year's best.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Appaloosa is gripping entertainment that keeps springing surprises.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Cyrus, the summer's best, most original and crazily inventive comedy, is potently funny and painfully real.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    For some, the silver linings in Russell’s movies represent a failure to embrace darkness. I see them as a humanist’s act of resistance. That’s why American Hustle ranks with the year’s best movies. It gets under your skin.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A joy to behold.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This unnervingly funny and quietly devastating film -- director Todd Field's first since his smash 2001 debut with "In the Bedroom" -- pulls you in like a magnetic-force field.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the Valley is a wild thing that sticks with you long after it's over. You know, a real movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Glorious entertainment.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Fernando Meirelles and screenwriter Jeffrey Caine put a human face on John le Carre's novel of sex, lies and dirty politics in modern Africa. Prepare for a thrilling ride.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It will hook you good and keep you riveted.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Blue Is the Warmest Color sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Hangover ain't art, but Phillips has shaped the hardcore hilarity into the summer party movie of all our twisted dreams.

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