Peter Travers

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For 2,712 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 3.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Lowest review score: 0 The Tourist
Score distribution:
2712 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Is it that scary? Yes. Will it reduce you to quivering jelly? Oh, my, yes! Does it bust the bonds of the Godzilla formula to fuse fright with feeling? Better believe it, dudes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Catherine O'Hara is comic perfection as Marilyn Hack.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One for the time capsule.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sing Street is the most romantic movie you'll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music, fun and the thrill of first love.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Affleck and Hall make this unlikely love story palpably moving. And Renner (The Hurt Locker) is dynamite - he radiates ferocity and feeling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudos to Abrams for going bigger without going stupid. His set pieces, from an erupting volcano to the hell unleashed over London and Frisco Bay, are doozies. So's the movie. It's crazy good.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sweet is not how Schumer wants Trainwreck to go down. She wants to explode rom-com clichés and replace them with something fierce and ready to rumble. Done.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    There's more killer suspense and shocking intimacy in this one-of-a-kind documentary than you'll find in a dozen thrillers. You'll laugh hard and cry too.
    • 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
    The melancholy attached to the impermanence of life and love suffuses this film, making it memorably haunting and hypnotic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Two men alone create an epic landscape of feeling in one of the very best movies of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It's insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You won't see more explosive acting this year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Straight Outta Compton plays better when it's outside the box, showing us N.W.A power and the consequences of abusing it. Would the movie be better if it didn't sidestep the band's misogyny, gay-bashing and malicious infighting? No shit. But what stands is an amazement, an electrifying piece of hip-hop history that speaks urgently to right now.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Why We Fight deserves high praise for making it that much tougher to wear blinders.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's Morgan's core script, full of humor, heartache and verbal fireworks, that lifts Rush above the "Fast & Furious" herd.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lots of movies are labeled as "inspirational" – Hidden Figures truly earns the right to the term.
    • 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.

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