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
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The butt of the hilarious and heartfelt screenplay by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey) is homophobia, and his sting is wickedly on target.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    By the time they're onstage, your pulse is pounding right along with theirs. Spell this movie: g-r-e-a-t.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It would be easy and convenient to dismiss Irreversible as blatant sensationalism. But Noe's bruising film is too artfully crafted to write off as exploitation.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not your typical biopic. But it is one of the best times you'll have at the movies this year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Keep "Survivor" and "Fear Factor," and give me this spellbinding mind teaser, the ultimate game for movie buffs.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What catches us in Spider's web -- besides the indelible performances of Fiennes and Richardson -- is the director's sympathy with this freak man-child who struggles to order his confused memories into a kind of truth.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    LaBute achieves a bracing originality by observing human folly as a means to understand rather than condemn. Love or hate his films, LaBute is one of the most challenging filmmakers to emerge in years.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fanaticism is Dannelly's target, not faith. That's what makes his film a keeper: It sticks with you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Wayne Kramer, who co-wrote the scrappy script with Frank Hannah, makes a potent directing debut and strikes gold with the cast.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    I lost it just watching Corky show off such memorabilia as "My Dinner With Andre" action figures and a "Remains of the Day" lunch box. Priceless.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The film shines at capturing the watercolor delicacy of China's past.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    To those who see no purpose to this film, I say the purpose is learning not to turn a blind eye. The unique and unforgettable Elephant keeps its eyes wide open.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's one for the time capsule.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You won't see more explosive acting this year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lukas Moodysson, a young Swedish director, crafts a stunner of a film out of familiar turf.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Darroussin is killer good and director Cedric Kahn turns Georges Simenon's seminal novel into a darkly comic spellbinder that pins you to your seat.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Crowe -- fierce, funny and every inch the hero -- gives a blazing star performance.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a feast of smart, sexy, glorious talk. The Oscar for best foreign film belongs right here.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Colossal entertainment -- the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's comic, touching and a visual knockout.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a film that defies description. I'd call it some kind of miracle.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a modern horror story that gets you where you live.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It’s one of the blackest comedies to hit the screen since Dr. Strangelove. Spurlock proves himself a supersize talent; he makes you choke on every laugh.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Don't stall about seeing Sofia Coppola's altogether remarkable Lost in Translation. It's a class-act liftoff for the fall movie season. Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson give performances that will be talked about for years.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Day-Lewis is smashing as the man caught between his emotions and the social ethic. Not since Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" has an actor matched piercing intelligence with such imposing good looks and physical grace.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Shrek 2 may be computer-generated, but its innate heart and glorious sense of mischief make it one of the best and most humane movies of the summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A film of female empowerment that resonates deeply.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The specter of war haunts Cold Mountain, but you remember it for the heat of its romantic yearning and the mysteries that wrap themselves around you until you're lost in another world.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Moore has marshaled what's on the record and off into a stinging indictment of where we're going. In a multiplex filled with Hollywood cotton candy, we need him more than ever.