Peter Travers
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For 2,410 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 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

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  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Lowest review score: 0 Armageddon
Score distribution:
2,410 movie reviews
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rudolph, a comic force on "SNL," can speak volumes with the tilt of an eyebrow. She and Krasinski, of "The Office," are absolutely extraordinary. Ditto the film, which sneaks up and floors you.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Eastwood, working from a script that Jason Hall adapted from Kyle's 2012 memoir, fuses the explosive and the sorrowful as only he can. That's why his film takes a piece out of you.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The sad fact is that racial injustice is timelier than ever. Righteous fury is in the air. And that fervor to stand up and be counted is all over Selma.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The movie comes at you in a whoosh, like a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Director Tim Burton finally hooks the one that got away: a script that challenges and deepens his visionary talent.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a movie as timely as it is thrilling to watch.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Jolie has an army of craftsmen in her corner, notably camera poet Roger Deakins (No Country for Old Men). But it's her vision that gives Unbroken a spirit that soars. In honoring Louis' endurance, she does herself proud.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It'll knock you on you ass from laughing when you're not rubbing your eyes in disbelief.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    War Horse gets to you. It's one from the heart.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams give two of the most explosive and emotionally naked performances you will see anywhere. Just know you're in for a workout.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rehab movies nearly always make me cringe, as if the audience needs to take medicine, as if hope needs to be force fed. Short Term 12, an exceptional film in every way, breaks the mold.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Eating can be one dangerous business. Don't take another bite till you see Robert Kenner's Food, Inc., an essential, indelible documentary that is scarier than anything in the last five Saw horror shows.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Just watch the magnificent Manville, in a raw and riveting award-class performance that exposes a grieving heart under siege. Her last scene is quietly devastating. So is this intimate miracle of a movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bana is magnificent in the role.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An Education is remarkable for the traps it doesn't fall into. Jenny, for all her naive impulses, isn't a victim.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Ascher's unique and unforgettable film is a tribute to movie love. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A whole summer of fireworks packed into one movie. It doesn't just go to 11, it starts there.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Is it that scary? Yes. Will it reduce you to quivering jelly? Oh, my, yes! Does it bust the bonds of the Godzilla formula to fuse fright with feeling? Better believe it, dudes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Catherine O'Hara is comic perfection as Marilyn Hack.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One for the time capsule.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kidman gives the most emotionally bruising performance of her career in Dogville, a movie that never met a cliche it didn't stomp on.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Affleck and Hall make this unlikely love story palpably moving. And Renner (The Hurt Locker) is dynamite - he radiates ferocity and feeling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Kudos to Abrams for going bigger without going stupid. His set pieces, from an erupting volcano to the hell unleashed over London and Frisco Bay, are doozies. So's the movie. It's crazy good.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    There's more killer suspense and shocking intimacy in this one-of-a-kind documentary than you'll find in a dozen thrillers. You'll laugh hard and cry too.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fanaticism is Dannelly's target, not faith. That's what makes his film a keeper: It sticks with you.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The melancholy attached to the impermanence of life and love suffuses this film, making it memorably haunting and hypnotic.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Two men alone create an epic landscape of feeling in one of the very best movies of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Guardians of the Galaxy does the impossible. Through dazzle and dumb luck, it turns the clichés of comic-book films on their idiot heads and hits you like an exhilarating blast of fun-fun-fun. It's insanely, shamelessly silly – just one reason to love it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    I lost it just watching Corky show off such memorabilia as "My Dinner With Andre" action figures and a "Remains of the Day" lunch box. Priceless.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Rogen and Heigl step up to the plate with a tougher task from Coach Apatow: Nail every laugh and the emotions underlying them. No worries. They knock it out of the park.

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