Peter Travers

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For 2,517 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Babel
Lowest review score: 0 Gloria
Score distribution:
2517 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    He lacks Scorsese's raw inventiveness, but there's no denying De Niro's skill in keeping this pungent street epic brimming over with action and laughs without sacrificing intimacy. He is a supreme director of actors.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Keaton has crafted something rare: a screwball comedy that cuts to the heart.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film is rapturously beautiful, enticing us into a lush, aristocratic world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    All the acting is first-rate -- Dukakis gives major dimensions to a supporting role. And Christie, a Sixties screen goddess in "Darling" and "Doctor Zhivago," shows that her spirit and grace are eternal. She's a beauty. So is the movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This remarkable movie will haunt you for a good long time.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a magical, beguiling wonder.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Hartley's debut deserves heralding; he combines a rigorous social conscience with the exuberance of fresh comic thinking.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Within its small, darkly funny range, Trust is an exceptional film that stays alert to the mysteries of love.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Amateur is Hartley heaven, a sharp-witted thriller that takes off into dark and uncharted territory.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Doors is a thrilling spectacle - the King Kong of rock movies - featuring a starmaking, ball-of-fire performance by Val Kilmer as Morrison.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The boldness of director Danny DeVito's violent epic is matched by Nicholson's astonishing physical and vocal transformation into Jimmy Hoffa.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rogen and Heigl step up to the plate with a tougher task from Coach Apatow: Nail every laugh and the emotions underlying them. No worries. They knock it out of the park.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Dahan's impressionistic heartbreaker of a movie gets it all in. And Marion Cotillard, lip-syncing Piaf's songs and digging into her soul with gale-force urgency, gives a performance for the ages.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film belongs to Jolie. She won an Oscar for 1999's "Girl, Interrupted," but this is by far her best performance.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a movie as timely as it is thrilling to watch.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In a summer of dumb, shameless drivel, Moore delivers a movie of robust mind and heart. You'll laugh till it hurts.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What makes Ratatouille such a hilarious and heartfelt wonder is the way Bird contrives to let it sneak up on you.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It will hook you good and keep you riveted.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's hard to resist the film's exuberance.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie is thunderously exciting, but what makes it resonate is the wrenching story we read on Damon's face. We've waited all summer for a wild ride to grab us with more than jolts. Now it's here. Hang on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It helps that the fun doesn't stop. It helps even more that the pitch-perfect script doesn’t step out of character for a joke.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In Eastern Promises, shot to envelop by the great Peter Suschitzky, Cronenberg brings us face to face with the horror of self.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Penn, in tandem with the superb cinematographer Eric Gautier (The Motorcycle Diaries), captures the majesty and terror of the wilderness in ways that make you catch your breath.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Artfully exciting and compulsively watchable even at a butt-numbing 152 minutes, the film makes good on the promise New Zealand writer-director Andrew Dominik showed with "Chopper" in 2000.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lee is a true master, and his potently erotic and suspenseful Lust, Caution casts a spell you won't want to break.
    • 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.

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