Peter Travers
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For 2,345 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 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Reversal of Fortune
Lowest review score: 0 Obsessed
Score distribution:
2,345 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    There's no way you won't be captivated by Wallis, chosen ahead of 3,500 candidates to play the tiny folk hero who narrates the story. Her performance in this deceptively small film is a towering achievement.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In uniting to honor Arenas, Bardem and Schnabel create something extraordinary.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie is thunderously exciting, but what makes it resonate is the wrenching story we read on Damon's face. We've waited all summer for a wild ride to grab us with more than jolts. Now it's here. Hang on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    There may be bigger, costlier, weighter films this year. There's none lovelier.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    With the help of acting giants, Jenkins turns The Savages into a twisted, bittersweet pleasure.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The line between making guerrilla art and selling out has never blurred more provocatively.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    The film is alive with delicacy and feeling...It's a beauty.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rogen and Heigl step up to the plate with a tougher task from Coach Apatow: Nail every laugh and the emotions underlying them. No worries. They knock it out of the park.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An Education is remarkable for the traps it doesn't fall into. Jenny, for all her naive impulses, isn't a victim.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Oldman gives a performance that is flawless in every detail.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It is also Nicholson at his bravest and riskiest. By banking his fires and staying alert to the smallest details, he delivers a monumental performance that blasts your expectations and batters your heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is more than a movie, it's a privilege.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Mitchell gives this post-punk, neo-glam rock extravaganza everything in his loaded arsenal of talents. He gets the sound right, the look right, the fun right and - this is crucial - the pain right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Nichols throws curveballs, but his film is unique and unforgettable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bejo (The Artist) digs deep into the secrets and lies that have afflicted all her relationships, in a wonderfully affecting film that haunts you long after it ends.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Like the music, the film is outspoken, roaringly funny, defiantly sexual and relentlessly in your face. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Nothing in Joe Wright's screen version of Ian McEwan's dense, internalized 2001 novel of secrets and lies should really work, but damn near everything does. It's some kind of miracle. Written, directed and acted to perfection, Atonement sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Is it that scary? Yes. Will it reduce you to quivering jelly? Oh, my, yes! Does it bust the bonds of the Godzilla formula to fuse fright with feeling? Better believe it, dudes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The filmmakers offer no commentary. We watch. And what we see is explosive, deeply moving and impossible to shake.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Like its predecessors (Badlands, Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line and The New World), Tree delivers truths that don't go down easy. No one with a genuine interest in the potential of film would think of missing it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    As for Lee, he clearly relates to this material and the questions of political, musical and family identity he himself raised in films as diverse as "Malcolm X," "Mo' Better Blues" and "Crooklyn."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Reichardt has crafted a haunted dream of a movie to get lost in.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fruitvale Station is a gut punch of a movie. By standing in solidarity with Oscar, it becomes an unstoppable cinematic force.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Panahi creates a raw, riveting film.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Holy Motors, fueled by pure feeling, is a dream of a movie you want to get lost in. It's a thing of beauty.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Dark secrets are unlocked, words draw more blood than punches, and Desplechin turns one family into a universe that resembles life as a startling work of art.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Want to know what the “right stuff” really is? Take a look.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Cuarón has a gift only the greatest filmmakers share: He makes you believe.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The top-tier cast, including Tilda Swinton as a character called Social Services, may be star overload, but each actor performs small miracles.

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