Peter Travers
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For 2,293 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 O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Lowest review score: 0 All About Steve
Score distribution:
2,293 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Johnny Depp, who paid for the 2005 funeral in which Thompson's ashes were fired out of a cannon, narrates with just the right mix of awe and impertinence.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lessin and Deal have made Trouble the Water a spellbinder you do not want to miss.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Appaloosa is gripping entertainment that keeps springing surprises.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    No list of the year's best performances should be made without her (Sally Hawkins).
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Jolie is inspired casting. She plays the role like a gathering storm, moving from terror to a fierce resolve. And Eastwood, at the peak of his artful powers, tightens the screws of suspense without ever forgetting where the heart of his film lies.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Dark secrets are unlocked, words draw more blood than punches, and Desplechin turns one family into a universe that resembles life as a startling work of art.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You may have doubts about which side to choose, but there's no doubt about this mind-bender. It'll pin you to your seat.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Simple story, beautifully told.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Ron Howard has turned Peter Morgan's stage success into a grabber of a movie laced with tension, stinging wit and potent human drama.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    You won't know what hit you after watching Tyson. This power punch to the gut is one of the best movies of any kind this year.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a first-class ride. All aboard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Does this sound like rock heaven? It is.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Here’s a powerhouse of a documentary that makes you feel mad as hell and unwilling to take it anymore.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Moore's fireball of a movie could change your life. It had me laughing with tears in my eyes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This dynamite thriller shivers with suspense. So if you ignore The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) because it's in Swedish with English subtitles, you probably deserve the remake Hollywood will surely screw up.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One for the time capsule.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scott and Davis could not be better. You're in for something special.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Hits hardest when it bypasses sentiment to ponder the inextricable mix of love and pain that comes with the ties that bind.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The best surfing documentary ever made. And that includes 1966's "The Endless Summer" and its terrific 1994 sequel -- both from Bruce Brown, Dana's father.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Lin is a talent to watch. There's a sting to this film that gets to you.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It will knock you for a loop like no other movie this year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Altman, showing the ardor and assurance of a master, pulls us into his film with seductive power. You won't want to miss a thing.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    I've seen A Mighty Wind only twice so far. Maybe it is less fresh than "Guffman," more strained than "Best in Show." Who cares? It's still a gift from comedy heaven.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The result is a movie miracle; it soars.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Wolfgang Petersen puts such a fresh spin on the familiar that it all works like gangbusters.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This little-hyped thriller emerges as a dark-horse winner by reminding us of how pleasurably exciting a popcorn movie can be when it's populated by actors who are in it for more than an exorbitant fee.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudrow's Michele is a deadpan delight as she joins fellow misfit Romy (a deliciously funny Mira Sorvino).
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Down in the mud with the guys, Moore finds the heart of her character and a career beyond vanity and hype. She's never looked better.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Despite over-ripe narration and an understandable urge to cram too much in, Ghosts of the Abyss is a thrilling documentary.
    • 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.