Peter Travers

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For 2,515 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Beau Travail
Lowest review score: 0 Atlas Shrugged: Part I
Score distribution:
2515 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A maliciously funny and keenly observant movie -- director-writer Patrick Stettner makes a potent feature debut -- that serves its humor dark and without artificial sweeteners.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Howard lays off the manipulation to tell the true story of the near-fatal 1970 Apollo 13 mission in painstaking and lively detail. It's easily Howard's best film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The best surfing documentary ever made. And that includes 1966's "The Endless Summer" and its terrific 1994 sequel -- both from Bruce Brown, Dana's father.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scott and Davis could not be better. You're in for something special.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not your typical biopic. But it is one of the best times you'll have at the movies this year.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    I lost it just watching Corky show off such memorabilia as "My Dinner With Andre" action figures and a "Remains of the Day" lunch box. Priceless.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Day-Lewis is smashing as the man caught between his emotions and the social ethic. Not since Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" has an actor matched piercing intelligence with such imposing good looks and physical grace.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One for the time capsule.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a modern horror story that gets you where you live.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Colossal entertainment -- the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    By the time they're onstage, your pulse is pounding right along with theirs. Spell this movie: g-r-e-a-t.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Boyle and screenwriter Alex Garland plumb the violence of the mind with slashing wit and shocking gravity. Happy nightmares.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lin is a talent to watch. There's a sting to this film that gets to you.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Despite over-ripe narration and an understandable urge to cram too much in, Ghosts of the Abyss is a thrilling documentary.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It would be easy and convenient to dismiss Irreversible as blatant sensationalism. But Noe's bruising film is too artfully crafted to write off as exploitation.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What catches us in Spider's web -- besides the indelible performances of Fiennes and Richardson -- is the director's sympathy with this freak man-child who struggles to order his confused memories into a kind of truth.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Leave it to a g-rated cartoon to give the live-action epics a lesson in action, fun and bracing originality.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Unabashedly hokey, but would you want it any other way? In an era of cynical junk (did anyone say “Bad Boys II”?), Ross restores the good name of crowd-pleasing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A film of female empowerment that resonates deeply.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a movie miracle; it soars.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    I've seen A Mighty Wind only twice so far. Maybe it is less fresh than "Guffman," more strained than "Best in Show." Who cares? It's still a gift from comedy heaven.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Don't stall about seeing Sofia Coppola's altogether remarkable Lost in Translation. It's a class-act liftoff for the fall movie season. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson give performances that will be talked about for years.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Without an ounce of phony Hollywood uplift, Winterbottom's film cuts right to the heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In Kill Bill, Tarantino brings delicious sin back to movies -- the thrill you get from something down, dirty and dangerous.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    To those who see no purpose to this film, I say the purpose is learning not to turn a blind eye. The unique and unforgettable Elephant keeps its eyes wide open.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You won't see more explosive acting this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Crowe -- fierce, funny and every inch the hero -- gives a blazing star performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a feast of smart, sexy, glorious talk. The Oscar for best foreign film belongs right here.

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