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 Broken Arrow
Lowest review score: 0 Bride Wars
Score distribution:
2,390 movie reviews
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Keep your eyes on Garfield - he's shatteringly good, the soul of a film that might otherwise be without one. The Social Network is the movie of the year. But Fincher and Sorkin triumph by taking it further. Lacing their scathing wit with an aching sadness, they define the dark irony of the past decade.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Paradis sizzles in a star-making role that gleams like one of Gabor's blades. She's a spellbinder.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Far from being exploitive, the effect is inspiring: This is the best of us.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Exciting and then some, Face/Off blends the director's supercharged images of balletic brutality and spiritual catharsis with an off-the-wall humor that allows John Travolta and Nicolas Cage to really let it rip.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    What can I tell you? It works. Private Parts is a comic firecracker with a surprising human touch.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    With it's dynamite performances, strafing wit and dramatic provocation, The Insider offers Mann at his best -- blood up, unsanitized and unbowed.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A rapturous masterwork.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    As ever, Freeman delivers miracles; he's as good as it gets.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This volcanically funny and seriously scary look at America's obsession with guns is meant to shake us up good. And it does.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The pleasure of this unique film comes in watching superb actors dine on Mamet's pungent language like the feast it is.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gosford Park abounds in scenes to savor. It's a feast, and one of Altman's best.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    But Stone has found in Cruise the ideal actor to anchor the movie with simplicity and strength. Together they do more than show what happened to Kovic. Their fervent, consistently gripping film shows why it still urgently matters.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Recoing gives a performance that won't soon be forgotten. Neither will Time Out. It's a great movie.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Chicago, based on Bob Fosse's Broadway smash, kills.
    • 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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The actors are outstanding, illuminating four different views of loneliness. But it's Camara's tour-de-force performance that anchors the film, that shocks and unnerves us.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Anderson orchestrates a comic romance like no other. The effect is intoxicating. Sandler and the movie will knock you for a loop.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It is also Nicholson at his bravest and riskiest. By banking his fires and staying alert to the smallest details, he delivers a monumental performance that blasts your expectations and batters your heart.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Broken Arrow delivers the hippest action fun around. Travolta's "Dr. Strangelove" exit will blow you away. Ditto the movie.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A triumph of acting, writing and directing that defies glib description...the kind of artful defiance that Hollywood is usually too timid to deliver: a jolting comedy that makes you laugh till it hurts.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Sandra Bullock, in the performance of a lifetime, spends most of this wondrous wallop of a movie lost in space, alone where no one can hear her scream.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Writer and director Carl Franklin ("One False Move") scores a triumph in using the brooding atmosphere and racial tension of the sun-kissed, seedy City of Angels to reveal character and reclaim a neglected past that ace cinematographer Tak Fujimoto brings to vivid life.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You may want to revisit this profanely hilarious Hollywood satire. . .just to catch the zingers the audience often drowns out with laughter. Hollywood corrupts absolutely, and Mamet turns the toxic process into the year's best and smartest comedy.

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