Peter Travers
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For 2,305 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lowest review score: 0 Safe Haven
Score distribution:
2,305 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Jonze has filmed a fantasy as if it were absolutely real, allowing us to see the world as Max sees it, full of beauty and terror. The brilliant songs, by Karen O (of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and the Kids, enhance the film's power.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Del Toro never coddles the audience. He means us to leave Pan's Labyrinth shaken to our souls. He succeeds.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Up
    Up is a breathtaking ride into the realm of pure imagination.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Pure movie bliss.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In terms of excitement, imagination and rule-busting experimentation, it's a gusher.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Joel and Ethan Coen's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel is an indisputably great movie, at this point the year's very best.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You leave WALL-E with a feeling of the rarest kind: that you've just enjoyed a close encounter with an enduring classic.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable Brokeback Mountain hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Eastwood's direction here is a thing of beauty, blending the ferocity of the classic films of Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) with the delicacy and unblinking gaze of Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story).
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    An absolute stunner of a movie.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In the year's richest, most complex and ultimately most heartbreaking film, Inarritu invites us to get past the babble of modern civilization and start listening to each other.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Far from being exploitive, the effect is inspiring: This is the best of us.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Nothing in Joe Wright's screen version of Ian McEwan's dense, internalized 2001 novel of secrets and lies should really work, but damn near everything does. It's some kind of miracle. Written, directed and acted to perfection, Atonement sweeps you up on waves of humor, heartbreak and ravishing romance.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Other films this year will have to sweat bullets to match the explosive power and subversive wit of David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. It slams you like a body punch and then starts messing with your head.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Takes off with the lightning speed of a thriller, the gonzo force of frontline journalism and the emotional wallop of a drama that puts a human face on shocking statistics.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    From the first sight of German soldiers goose-stepping past the Arc de Triomphe to a postscript that spells out the fate of characters whose moral confusion is all too real, Army of Shadows is a movie of its time -- and ours.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You won't know what outrageous fun is until you see Borat. High-five!
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Volver is Almodovar's passionate tribute to the community of women -- living and dead -- who nurtured him. Through the transformative power of his art -- carried on the wings of Alberto Iglesias' exhilarating score -- we feel their presence. You do not want to miss this one.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's a total triumph, brimming with humor, heart, sexual heat, political provocation and a crying need to stir things up, just like Harvey did. If there's a better movie around this year, with more bristling purpose, I sure as hell haven't seen it.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A new crime classic.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In uniting to honor Arenas, Bardem and Schnabel create something extraordinary.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This stuff is golden. Directors Brett Morgan and Nanette Burstein make sure the movie goes down like potato chips. It's great fun and compulsively watchable. And don't leave before Dustin Hoffman makes a hilarious appearance as the credits roll.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Some movies are too good to miss. Judy Berlin is one of them...It works like magic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Logue hits every note of humor and heart in his breakthrough role. Don't miss him. He's that good.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The House of Mirth is not one of those teacup and doily movies; it's harsh and disturbing. Davies does superlatively right by Wharton. There's blood on the walls.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Rea and Davidson are incomparably good in an exceptional film that is by turns darkly funny and deeply affecting. Though Jordan's control sometimes falters, it's a small price to pay for his daring.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The last days of guilt-free glitz had consequences for more than two white chicks and their boyfriends, and Stillman shows how with delicious malice and unexpected compassion.
    • Rolling Stone