Peter Travers
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For 2,390 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 5.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Boyhood
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Score distribution:
2,390 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It sounds like rom-com hell. And it would be if Gandolfini and Louis-Dreyfus weren't such an appealing pair of misfits. It's a pleasure just to watch them spar.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's been a long time since intellectual sparring created such excitement onscreen. I've heard a few critics dismiss this mind-bender as hopelessly old-hat. Ha! If so, long live retro. ​
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Without jerking tears or reducing the acid content of his wit, Baumbach's humane movie gets under your skin.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Gone Baby Gone is full of dark secrets, and how they unravel will keep you glued.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is a film in which ideas resonate as well as action. Gandalf’s words to Pippin about death have a muscular poetry.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Using Staunton's face as his canvas, Leigh crafts a powerfully moving film that is unmissable and unforgettable.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Baumbach, in his most compassionate film since The Squid and the Whale, catches Frances in the act of inventing herself. It's a glorious sight to see.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Some will write off Prisoners as shameless exploitation. But like Clint Eastwood's "Mystic River," to which it's been compared, Prisoners is so artfully shaped and forcefully developed that objections fade.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Unabashedly hokey, but would you want it any other way? In an era of cynical junk (did anyone say “Bad Boys II”?), Ross restores the good name of crowd-pleasing.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lin is a talent to watch. There's a sting to this film that gets to you.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The explosive V for Vendetta is powered by ideas that are not computer-generated. It's something rare in Teflon Hollywood: a movie that sticks with you.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie will wipe you out. Schnabel's previous two films (Basquiat, Before Night Falls) also focused on artists. But this is his best film yet, a high-wire act of visual daring and unquenchable spirit.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Yup, it could have been a bucket of bleak. But the electric talent of Harrelson and Moverman is too exciting to be anything but exhilarating.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No crime film in years boasts a cooler vibe than Michael Mann's dazzling Collateral.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This you-are-there spellbinder is a master director shining his light on the best rock band on the planet.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A wickedly smart and funny free-for-all, and sassy enough to shoot well-aimed darts at corporate branding.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Ron Howard has turned Peter Morgan's stage success into a grabber of a movie laced with tension, stinging wit and potent human drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Call it the black "Scarface" or "the Harlem Godfather" or just one hell of an exciting movie.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Chases so many ideas that it threatens to spin out of control. But with our multiplexes stuffed with toxic Hollywood formula, it's a gift to find a ballsy movie that thinks it can do anything, and damn near does.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Unique and unmissable.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It might have all been another Hollywood-formula flick with American might taking on the alien other. But Greengrass gives Phillips and Muse the time, aboard a covered lifeboat, to discover shared beliefs and fears.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Gordon-Levitt won't take safe for an answer. So Don Jon tends to stumble as it finds its feet. Still, you leave this movie feeling had at instead of had. The experience is elating.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's implausible as hell, but no less fun for that.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nicole Kidman is just astonishing in Rabbit Hole - subtle, fierce, brutally funny, tender when you least expect it, and battered by the feelings that hit her when she forgets to duck.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Like the A.R. Rahman score that drives the movie, the triumphant 127 Hours pays fitting tribute to Aron by being thrillingly alive.

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