Peter Travers

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For 2,614 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Auto Focus
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
2614 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bad Words, starring Jason Bateman in a tour de force of comic wickedness, takes sinful pleasure in rubbing our noses in the toxic joys of revenge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result, glitches and all, is a great American movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Theory of Everything, referring to Hawking's dream of finding an equation to explain all existence, is riveting science, emotional provocation and one-of-a-kind love story all rolled into one triumphant film.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Just so we're straight, Ben Affleck doesn't merely direct Argo, he directs the hell out of it, nailing the quickening pace, the wayward humor, the nerve-frying suspense.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Here's the Iraq War movie for those who don't like Iraq War movies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This bonbon spiked with malice is a triumph for Jaoui, who takes witty and wounding measure of the small betrayals that leave bruises on us all.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's original, outrageous and murderous fun.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    With the help of acting giants, Jenkins turns The Savages into a twisted, bittersweet pleasure.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One thing's for sure about this raw provocation from the Coens: Like the music, the pain runs deep and true. You'll laugh till it hurts.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In this haunting portrait of America as no country for old men or young, Hillcoat -- through the artistry of Mortensen and Smit-McPhee -- carries the fire of our shared humanity and lets it burn bright and true.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No
    No grabs you hard, no mercy, and keeps you riveted.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film doesn't take sides, but it does fairly, subtly and movingly represent them. Captain Fantastic takes a piece out of you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Only Yesterday comes from a quieter, less demonstrative place. As he did in his most recent and reportedly final film, "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya," Takahata has built Only Yesterday to go gently and to last. Mission accomplished.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result, with its flashing perspectives and stealthy wit, is unique and unforgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    My advice, in the face of such hallucinatory brilliance, is that you hang on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for Whiplash. It's electrifying.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A knockout of a comedy that keeps you laughing constantly. It's also killer smart, lacing combustible action with explosive gags.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Mike Nichols' haunting, hypnotic Closer vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Besides being a feast for the eyes and ears, Les Misérables overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance. Damn the imperfections, it's perfectly marvelous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's one for the time capsule.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Take a swig of this moonshine. There's magic in it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Von Trier draws us inexorably into the web of these characters. He loses us in a dream of his own devising. That's filmmaking. Now if he'd only learn to shut up at press conferences.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fierce, funny and moving, The Class graduates with honors. It's unmissable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An indelibly funny and touching comedy with a real sting in its tail. The laughs leave scars.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In ninety-three tight, terrifically exciting minutes, Clooney makes integrity look mighty sexy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nothing and everything happen in the movie. Director James Ponsoldt (The Spectacular Now), working from a fluid script by playwright Donald Margulies, does justice to the book without compromising his film.
    • 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.

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