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 Truly Madly Deeply
Lowest review score: 0 Playing for Keeps
Score distribution:
2,390 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result, with its flashing perspectives and stealthy wit, is unique and unforgettable.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    My advice, in the face of such hallucinatory brilliance, is that you hang on.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Beat the drums for a Simmons Oscar, and add a cymbal crash for Whiplash. It's electrifying.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A knockout of a comedy that keeps you laughing constantly. It's also killer smart, lacing combustible action with explosive gags.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Mike Nichols' haunting, hypnotic Closer vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Besides being a feast for the eyes and ears, Les Misérables overflows with humor, heartbreak, rousing action and ravishing romance. Damn the imperfections, it's perfectly marvelous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's one for the time capsule.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Take a swig of this moonshine. There's magic in it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Getting creeped out has never seemed this totally cool.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Von Trier draws us inexorably into the web of these characters. He loses us in a dream of his own devising. That's filmmaking. Now if he'd only learn to shut up at press conferences.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fierce, funny and moving, The Class graduates with honors. It's unmissable.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An indelibly funny and touching comedy with a real sting in its tail. The laughs leave scars.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In ninety-three tight, terrifically exciting minutes, Clooney makes integrity look mighty sexy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    All praise to acting dynamo Robert Downey Jr., who brings so much creative juice to the party that Iron Man achieves instant liftoff.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Step up, cynics, and see the summer 2014 blockbuster that gets damn near everything right.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fruitvale Station is a gut punch of a movie. By standing in solidarity with Oscar, it becomes an unstoppable cinematic force.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This is more than a movie, it's a privilege.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    With lyrical intelligence and scrappy wit, Coppola creates a luscious world to get lost in. It's a pleasure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Silver Linings Playbook is eager to sting instead of soothe. It's one of the year's best movies because Russell makes you laugh till it hurts.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Get ready to be knocked for a loop.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Carell shows a whole new side to his talents.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Colossal entertainment -- the eye-popping, mind-bending, kick-out-the-jams thrill ride of summer and probably the year.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The story has been filmed many times, but never with this kind of erotic charge. Knightley is glorious, her eyes blazing with a carnal yearning that can turn vindictive at any perceived slight.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie crawls hypnotically into the skin of this global assassin and astonishes you with its brazenly violent and sexual audacity.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Evocatively shot by "Selma" wizard Bradford Young, A Most Violent Year reflects a world where nothing is held sacred. You watch with nerves clenched, holding on tight.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It would be easy and convenient to dismiss Irreversible as blatant sensationalism. But Noe's bruising film is too artfully crafted to write off as exploitation.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The gripping, seat- clutching suspense in this baby will pin you to your seat.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A different kind of love story: an honest one that takes a piece out of you.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One-word reaction: bravo.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Malick and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki -- a grandmaster at blending color and natural light -- craft a tone poem that may throw some audiences through its use of interior monologues.

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