Peter Travers
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For 2,399 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

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Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Ida
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Score distribution:
2,399 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    I'm jazzed by every tasty, daring, devastating, howlingly funny, how'd-they-do-that minute in Birdman. Like all movies that soar above the toxic clouds of Hollywood formula and defy death at the box office, Alejandro G. Iñárritu's cinematic whirlwind will bring out the haters. They can all go piss off. Birdman is a volcano of creative ideas in full eruption. Buy a ticket and brace yourself.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gangs of New York is something better than perfect: It's thrillingly alive.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Proving himself a world-class director, McQueen basically makes slaves of us all. It hurts to watch it. You won't be able to tuck this powder keg in the corner of your mind and forget it. What we have here is a blistering, brilliant, straight-up classic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Nothing the Hughes brothers have done in their videos for Tone Loc, Tupac Shakur and others prepares you for the controlled intensity and maturity they bring to their stunning feature debut.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In uniting to honor Arenas, Bardem and Schnabel create something extraordinary.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Like the music, the film is outspoken, roaringly funny, defiantly sexual and relentlessly in your face. I couldn't have liked it more.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Hang on tight. The knockout punch of the movie season is being delivered by Zero Dark Thirty.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Fighter shapes up as one of the great documentaries of this year, or any other.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    One of the year's best and most provocative films.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's the Pixar animators who keep grown-ups as riveted as the kids with visual marvels that dazzle and delight.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Cuaron's hot-blooded, haunting and wildly erotic film revels in the pleasures of the flesh without losing touch with thought and feeling.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This is the untamed Apocalypse that Coppola envisioned in 1979 before money and mental pressures made him fear he had created something too long, too weird and too morally demanding for the masses.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Taut, tense and enthralling, as smart and surprising as it protagonist.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    What makes it such a mesmerizing, wickedly witty entertainment is the revealing portrait it paints of an era in which everyone is presumed guilty where greed is concerned... It's an often chilly movie, but the chill cuts to the bone.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ida
    Ida is an art film in the finest sense of the term — it is austere technique counterbalanced by emotions that bleed.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A movie of prodigious power and feeling that is also high-spirited, hilarious and scorchingly erotic.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    An absolute stunner of a movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Whatever a modern love story is, Before Midnight takes it to the next level. It's damn near perfect.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A hugely entertaining blend of music, fun and eye-popping thrills, though it doesn't lack for heart.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    To Die For, sparked by a volcanically sexy and richly comic performance by Kidman that deserves to make her an Oscar favorite, is prime social satire and outrageous fun.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    If you haven't already sold your soul to rock & roll, Almost Famous should seal the deal.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Some movies are too good to miss. Judy Berlin is one of them...It works like magic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Starting with the outrageous and building from there, he ignites a slight love-on-the-run novel, creating a bonfire of a movie that confirms his reputation as the most exciting and innovative filmmaker of his generation.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Pulls you in, challenges your prejudices, rocks your world and leaves you laughing in the face of an abyss. It's alive, all right. It's also an uncompromising American classic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A fiercely poetic study of violence. Stunningly shot in black-and-white. [14 Dec 1989, p.23]
    • Rolling Stone

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