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
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An adventure in pure imagination that plays to the smart kid in all of us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Laugh you will, loud and often. In the Loop deserves to be a sleeper hit. The whole cast is stellar. And it proves that smart and funny can exist in the same movie, even in summer.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A burst of pure filmmaking exhilaration that manages to pay homage to the classic 1960s TV series and still boldly go where no man, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy included, has gone before.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills, though it doesn't lack for heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Writer-director Peter Sollett takes the familiar and turns it into hot, heartfelt movie magic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Forget "The Conjuring," Blackfish may be the scariest movie around.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a big story, and in this landmark film Miyazaki is up to every demand. Sit back and behold.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A sequel of twisted thrills and sly surprises.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sometimes it's racism; sometimes bum luck; sometimes it's producer Phil Spector putting Love's voice in another singer's mouth. You watch. You hear the gospel spoken in the voices of these women. And you marvel.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    '71
    Demange's film, spiked by an outstanding, all-stops-out O'Connell, makes politics unnervingly personal. Too much? What else do you expect of a cinematic knockout punch that sends you reeling?
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film's sound design, sampling Beethoven and Nino Rota, among others, links up with visual miracles performed by Rain Kathy Li and Wong Kar-Wai's noted cinematographer, Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love), to take us inside Alex's head. The result, a defiant slap at slick Hollywood formula, is mesmerizing.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Writer-director David Michôd catches you in a vise and squeezes - hard.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scorsese builds Hugo in the Méliès manner, creating a complete, ravishing Parisian world on a soundstage in England and reveling in the sheer transporting joy of it. Hugo will take your breath away.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It might have all been another Hollywood-formula flick with American might taking on the alien other. But Greengrass gives Phillips and Muse the time, aboard a covered lifeboat, to discover shared beliefs and fears.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A wickedly smart and funny free-for-all, and sassy enough to shoot well-aimed darts at corporate branding.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Horror-movie heaven.
    • 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?
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The twice Oscar-nominated actor appears onscreen only briefly. Hawke knows where the spotlight belongs. Believe me, the 81 minutes spent in Bernstein's funny, touching and vital presence is something you don't want to miss.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One-word reaction: bravo.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You'll thrill to the action, savor the tasty dialogue and laugh like bloody hell.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Using Staunton's face as his canvas, Leigh crafts a powerfully moving film that is unmissable and unforgettable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Casts a spell that grips you and won't let go. The film works as a provocation, on a personal and a political level.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Mullan errs by making all the sisters dragon ladies. Still, the film gets to you; it's a powerhouse.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You won't know what hit you after watching Tyson. This power punch to the gut is one of the best movies of any kind this year.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lessin and Deal have made Trouble the Water a spellbinder you do not want to miss.
    • 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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