For 2,245 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 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 A History of Violence
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Song
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki -- a grandmaster at blending color and natural light -- craft a tone poem that may throw some audiences through its use of interior monologues.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This unique and devastating look at the Holocaust is drawn from the autobiographical novel of 2002 Nobel Prize winner Imre Kertesz.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Why We Fight deserves high praise for making it that much tougher to wear blinders.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A potent and provocative look at life unhinged. Bubble is said to be the first in a series of six low-budget films from Soderbergh. If they all rock the boat like this one, bring 'em on.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is more than a movie, it's a privilege.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Both sides of the political fence will feel royally skewered. All that's lacking is a warning from the Surgeon General: This film will make you laugh till it hurts.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Renier and Francois give deeply affecting performances that help soften the film's harsh blows. But only in the compassionate eye of the Dardennes do these three children achieve a state of grace.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No wonder Kurt Cobain was a fan. But it's the way Feuerzeig walks with him on the line between creativity and madness that digs this haunting and hypnotic film into your memory.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Smart, witty and alert to the buried resentments that poke through the shiny surface of affluence, Holofcener's film recognizes that money is the new sex.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the Valley is a wild thing that sticks with you long after it's over. You know, a real movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What Cars teaches is how to blend brash comedy with technical astonishments so that each enhances the other. I can't imagine who wouldn't want to test-drive this one. Like the promos say, "It's got that new-movie smell."
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Take a swig of this moonshine. There's magic in it.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    If you're looking for a crime story that sizzles with action, sex and the visceral jolt of life on the edge, Miami Vice is the one.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kirby Dick's indispensable guerrilla attack on the film-ratings system gives Hollywood a swift, smart and hilarious kick in its institutional, hypocritical ass.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This unnervingly funny and quietly devastating film -- director Todd Field's first since his smash 2001 debut with "In the Bedroom" -- pulls you in like a magnetic-force field.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A film of awesome power and blistering provocation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nolan directs the film exactly like a great trick, so you want to see it again the second it's over. I'd call that wicked clever.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    For three years, the camera focuses on the Chicks as wives, mothers, entertainers and political flash points. Their fight to stay uncompromised is inspiring.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Catherine O'Hara is comic perfection as Marilyn Hack.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This baby dazzles like nothing else anywhere.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is Soderbergh's show, and a haunting and hypnotic show it is.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In this steadily gripping hothouse of a thriller, it's Cooper -- funny, fierce and bug-wild -- who gives us a look into the abyss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Lookout is Frank's show. He's crafted a haunting and hypnotic film that transcends pulp by creating characters that get under your skin.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Just for starters, no movie about the Dutch Resistance during World War II has any right to be this wildly entertaining, not to mention this provocative and potently erotic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    By stooping low without selling out, this babes-and-bullets tour de force gets you high on movies again.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Gere gives 'em the old razzle-dazzle with his roguish charm and sharp comic timing. The surprise is the unexpected feeling he brings to this challenging role.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    For those who don't believe that truth trumps fiction for whacked-out depravity, mark this shockingly fierce and funny spellbinder as Exhibit A.