Peter Travers
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For 2,341 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 Monsters, Inc.
Lowest review score: 0 Hudson Hawk
Score distribution:
2,341 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The film is a striking cinematic tone poem.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    It's scarier than "The Amityville Horror," as scandalous as "Fahrenheit 9/11" and loaded with more conspiracies than "The Interpreter."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A uniquely hypnotic and haunting love story sparked by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue at their career best.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rehab movies nearly always make me cringe, as if the audience needs to take medicine, as if hope needs to be force fed. Short Term 12, an exceptional film in every way, breaks the mold.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is raw and riveting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Exciting and then some, Face/Off blends the director's supercharged images of balletic brutality and spiritual catharsis with an off-the-wall humor that allows John Travolta and Nicolas Cage to really let it rip.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Romantic yearning hasn't looked this sexy onscreen in years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    There's something elemental about The Exorcist, even with the new hopeful ending that betrays the bleak original.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a movie miracle; it soars.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Without jerking tears or reducing the acid content of his wit, Baumbach's humane movie gets under your skin.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Even education can't kill the demon of fun in Black. Enroll in his class and you won't stop laughing.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    This is a generational family saga everyone can relate to, and Nair gives it her special magic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Baumbach, in his most compassionate film since The Squid and the Whale, catches Frances in the act of inventing herself. It's a glorious sight to see.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An artistic triumph.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Want to find the heart of rock & roll? You can hear it thundering in Anvil.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not only is this dazzler by far the best and most thrilling of the three Harry Potter movies to date, it's a film that can stand on its own even if you never heard of author J.K. Rowling and her young wizard hero.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Deliberate, demanding and character-driven, Michael Clayton flies in the face of what sells at the multiplex. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    James Ponsoldt's funny and touching coming-of-age tale covers old ground with disarming freshness.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Stick your neck out for this Swedish horror show. It's a winner, full of mirth and malice, plus a young romance you'll never see on the Disney Channel.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This haunting film never pushes itself on you. It trusts you to suss out the horror that lies beneath the veneer of innocence. You'll be knocked for a loop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    When it comes to rousing action, whip-smart laughs and moral uplift that doesn't pump sunshine up your ass, Three Kings rules.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The acting is of the highest caliber. Winger, magnificent and too long between films, is a volcano of repressed anger.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Powered by Simon's brilliance, Under African Skies is a cultural lightning bolt that soars on its music and an unshakable belief in the transcendence of art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bouchareb's film helped shame the French government into raising pensions for more than 80,000 of these veterans. Here's that rare movie that really did change things. I'll be damned.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    One of the best movies of the year and by far the most entertaining.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No fair giving away the mysteries of The Dark Knight. It's enough to marvel at the way Nolan -- a world-class filmmaker, be it "Memento," "Insomnia" or "The Prestige" -- brings pop escapism whisper-close to enduring art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    Drugstore Cowboy improves. Not much, but in provocative ways.

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