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 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 The Dukes of Hazzard
Score distribution:
2,408 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    No one interested in the power and magic of movies should miss it.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Director Richard Eyre has struck gold. Twice. Dench and Winslet are a riveting matchup.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Want to know what it's like to be in on the discovery of a new American classic. Check out Boyhood. Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You leave WALL-E with a feeling of the rarest kind: that you've just enjoyed a close encounter with an enduring classic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Part of the miracle of Robert Altman's triumphantly fierce, funny, moving and innovative Short Cuts is that you can't get this movie out of your head. You keep playing it back to savor its formula-smashing audacity, its peerless performances and its cleareyed view of blasted lives.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ang Lee, a world-class director working at the top of his elegant form, has done something thrilling. For all the leaping action, it's the film's spirit that soars.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's a mesmerizing spectacle.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    That the performances are uniformly outstanding is a tribute to Rob Reiner, who directs with masterly assurance, fusing suspense and character to create a movie that literally vibrates with energy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The hypnotic and haunting Foxcatcher can prove its worth as one of the year's very best films. Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo give the performances of their lives.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A ravishing, romantic lark brimming over with style, intelligence and flashing wit.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Pure movie bliss.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Scorches the screen with a badass bravado all its own. Smart, sexy, funny and dangerous this high-wire act is a movie and a half.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's taut, tense and terrific.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    There may be bigger, costlier, weighter films this year. There's none lovelier.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Clooney brings raw intensity to his role; his scenes with McElhone are rooted in a fierce romantic yearning.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Beach and Adams give remarkable performances that grow in feeling and intensity.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Writer and first-time director Anthony Minghella lays on the whimsy a bit thick at times, but his wryly funny and heartfelt observations on sorrow go down much easier than the Hollywood brand of lump-in-the-throat histrionics.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Screenwriting this smart, inventive, passionate and rip-roaringly funny is a rare species. It's magic.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This emotional climax of the film, with its warring glints of despair and hope, typifies the stunning achievement of The Ice Storm and confirms Lee as a director of the first rank.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The superbly crafted suspense thriller…slams you like a sudden blast of bone-chilling, pulse-pounding terror.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A sharply observant and witty film that plumbs unexpected depths of feeling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The performances are uncommonly fine...Lone Star isn't built to ride trends. It's built to last.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Amid the clamor from outraged purists and Shakespeare spinning in his Stratford-on-Avon, England, grave, you should notice that Luhrmann and his two bright angels have shaken up a 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Savor their technique and the sizzling performances of Frances McDormand as an adulterous wife, Dan Hedaya as her vengeful husband and M. Emmet Walsh as a private detective from hell.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Unique and unforgettable.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Fellowship is the real deal, a movie epic that pops your eyes out, piles on thrills and fun, and yet stays intimately attuned to character.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Up
    Up is a breathtaking ride into the realm of pure imagination.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You'll thrill to the action, savor the tasty dialogue and laugh like bloody hell.

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