Peter Travers

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For 2,725 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 Brokeback Mountain
Lowest review score: 0 The Devil Inside
Score distribution:
2725 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Clint Eastwood pours everything he knows about directing into Mystic River. His film sneaks up, messes with your head and then floors you. You can't shake it. It's that haunting, that hypnotic.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Has the juice to get its hooks into you, knock you off balance and keep you that way for two hours. It's a triumph for director Sam Mendes. The passion and precision of his Road work is staggering.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Sensational, sicko fun -- you won't believe your eyes -- and just the thing to shake up the creeping conservatism that is draining the vulgar life out of pop culture.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You just don't expect Hollywood to produce a masterwork so early in the new year. And it hasn't. This slice of celluloid dynamite comes from Romania, and what you see will floor you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Written, directed, acted, shot, edited and scored with a bracing vibrancy that restores your faith in film as an art form, The Master is nirvana for movie lovers. Anderson mixes sounds and images into a dark, dazzling music that is all his own.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    One terrific movie... Pacino and Depp are a match made in acting heaven, riffing off each other with astonishing subtlety and wit.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Payne's low-key approach only deepens the film's intimate power. Want a movie you can really connect with? The Descendants is damn near perfect.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In this risky, riveting film, our most prolific and provocative moviemaker uses his wit to touch a nerve. Crimes and Misdemeansors is so funny it hurts.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Fierce, funny and finally devastating, Tanovic's superb film offers a timely look at the roots of civil war and acts of terrorism on both sides that can be exploited by political and media hypocrites alike.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Green has created a work of startling originality that will haunt you for a good, long time.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Like the best filmmakers at Sundance 2001, Nolan leaps into the wild blue and dares us to leap with him. Go for it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A thunderous spectacle.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Inspired funny business that allows Martin to hilariously torpedo Hollywood's corrupt heart.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Glorious, a colossus of rousing action and ferocious fun.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    If you're looking to have your nerves fried and your pulse pounded, this is your ticket to ride.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A savage comedy of sexual extremes; the barbed laughs draw blood.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Anderson offers no phony uplift for the Tenenbaums or for audiences. But he does know how to take a sad song and make it better. In these troubled times, that's a gift.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    One of the best movies of the year--startling, innovative, hugely funny and powerfully, courageously moving.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Sadly, Howard blands out in the final third, using old-age makeup and tear-jerking to turn a tough true story into something easily digestible. Until then, you'll be riveted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Elegant, funny and unexpectedly touching, this whodunit about a murder aboard the yacht of William Randolph Hearst represents a bracing comeback for Peter Bogdanovich.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Gorgeous filmmaking that brims over with funhouse thrills and ravishing romance.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Fierce, funny and vividly moving.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 70 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Cage, who gives a blazing, imposive performance, uses his haunted eyes to reveal the emotional scars that Frank can't heal.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Howard lays off the manipulation to tell the true story of the near-fatal 1970 Apollo 13 mission in painstaking and lively detail. It's easily Howard's best film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    The actors make it unique and unforgettable.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    An uncommonly good movie - a thriller that transcends thrills to become a heartfelt and heart-stopping personal drama.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It's a powerful and provocative achievement from a first-time filmmaker of enormous promise.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A funny and touching film that is gorgeously acted by a British cast to rival Gosford Park's.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A world-class charmer that could even seduce the Academy when it hands out the first official animation Oscar next year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Bell explodes onscreen in a performance that cuts to the heart without sham tearjerking. Look for Billy to blast off.
    • Rolling Stone

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