Peter Travers
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For 2,319 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: 64
Highest review score: 100 Crimes and Misdemeanors
Lowest review score: 0 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
Score distribution:
2,319 movie reviews
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A fiercely poetic study of violence. Stunningly shot in black-and-white. [14 Dec 1989, p.23]
    • Rolling Stone
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Gilliam, along with the gifted cinematographer Roger Pratt and production designer Jeffrey Beecroft, fashions a disturbing and dazzling lost world.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Beach and Adams give remarkable performances that grow in feeling and intensity.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A sharply observant and witty film that plumbs unexpected depths of feeling.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    In this risky, riveting film, our most prolific and provocative moviemaker uses his wit to touch a nerve. Crimes and Misdemeansors is so funny it hurts.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Duvall is a blazing wonder in a film that ranks with the year's best.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You'll thrill to the action, savor the tasty dialogue and laugh like bloody hell.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The performances are uncommonly fine...Lone Star isn't built to ride trends. It's built to last.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This emotional climax of the film, with its warring glints of despair and hope, typifies the stunning achievement of The Ice Storm and confirms Lee as a director of the first rank.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    What can I tell you? It works. Private Parts is a comic firecracker with a surprising human touch.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Pure movie bliss.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A rapturous masterwork.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    One of the year's best and most provocative films.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    That the performances are uniformly outstanding is a tribute to Rob Reiner, who directs with masterly assurance, fusing suspense and character to create a movie that literally vibrates with energy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Other films this year will have to sweat bullets to match the explosive power and subversive wit of David Cronenberg's A History of Violence. It slams you like a body punch and then starts messing with your head.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Most movies stress the agony of art (think of Kirk Douglas' Van Gogh in "Lust for Life"). Schnabel's exceptional film honors his friend by showing the act of creation as a natural high.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ang Lee's unmissable and unforgettable Brokeback Mountain hits you like a shot in the heart. It's a landmark film and a triumph for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Here is the jaw-dropping, eye-popping, heart-stopping movie epic we've been waiting for all year.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Ephron homes in on what's been missing in movies and in life: ardor, longing and smart talk about the screwed-up notions that pass for love.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Far from being exploitive, the effect is inspiring: This is the best of us.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A new American crime classic from the legendary Martin Scorsese, whose talent shines here on its highest beams.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Amid the clamor from outraged purists and Shakespeare spinning in his Stratford-on-Avon, England, grave, you should notice that Luhrmann and his two bright angels have shaken up a 400-year-old play without losing its touching, poetic innocence.
    • 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.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You won't know what outrageous fun is until you see Borat. High-five!
    • 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.