Peter Travers

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For 2,736 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 3.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 sex, lies, and videotape
Lowest review score: 0 Untraceable
Score distribution:
2736 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A jolt-a-minute horroshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What's lucky is that no matter what language it's in, My Life as Zucchini never sacrifices what’s true for what’s trite and easier to sell. This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a modern horror story that gets you where you live.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a wow of a thriller with a soul that isn't computer generated. Poitras may be guilty of taking Snowden at face value, but she succeeds brilliantly in evoking a shadow villain intent on world domination. Big Brother is back, baby, and he's gone digital.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You watch The Wrestler (with a superb title song from Bruce Springsteen) in a state of pure exhilaration. A great actor in a great movie will do that to you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Blue Caprice is a cinematic punch to the gut, a mind-bending meditation on how to mold a killer, and one of the most potent and provocative true-crime movies ever made.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Artfully exciting and compulsively watchable even at a butt-numbing 152 minutes, the film makes good on the promise New Zealand writer-director Andrew Dominik showed with "Chopper" in 2000.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lasseter is back behind the wheel, and you can feel his love for all things automotive in every frame. No humans blot this anthropomorphic romp. Cars do all the talking.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Zemeckis springs so many pow 3-D surprises you'll think Beowulf is your own private fun house.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. She's never looked better.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The ending -- a more devastating surprise than "The Village" could manage -- caps eighty sweat-job minutes of imaginative, jolting suspense.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Amateur is Hartley heaven, a sharp-witted thriller that takes off into dark and uncharted territory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Miyazaki works marvels. Sit back and behold.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A slambam sci-fi thriller with a brain, a heart and an artful sense of purpose. You're in for a wild whoosh of a ride.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Von Donnersmarck has crafted the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A movie handled with this kind of care is a rare gift. Refusing to hide from pain or bow to it, 50/50 makes its own rules. It'll get to you.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    McConaughey makes sure we feel his tenacity and triumphs in the treatment of AIDS. His explosive, unerring portrayal defines what makes an actor great, blazing commitment to a character and the range to make every nuance felt.

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