For 2,245 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 5.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Lone Star
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Song
Score distribution:
2,245 movie reviews
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A uniquely hypnotic and haunting love story sparked by Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue at their career best.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It's the no-bull performances that hold back the flood of banalities. Robbins and Freeman connect with the bruised souls of Andy and Red to create something undeniably powerful and moving.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Glorious, a colossus of rousing action and ferocious fun.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    One of the best movies of the year--startling, innovative, hugely funny and powerfully, courageously moving.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It's unmissable, flaws and all, because riveting suspense spiced with diabolical laughs and garnished with a sprig of kinky romance add up to the tastiest dish around.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Sadly, Howard blands out in the final third, using old-age makeup and tear-jerking to turn a tough true story into something easily digestible. Until then, you'll be riveted.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It's a powerful and provocative achievement from a first-time filmmaker of enormous promise.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A world-class charmer that could even seduce the Academy when it hands out the first official animation Oscar next year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Maguire and Dunst keep Spider-Man on a high with their sweet-sexy yearning, spinning a web of dazzle and delicacy that might just restore the good name of movie escapism.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    The crazy-ass imagination at work in Being John Malkovich hits you like a blast of pure oxygen...this movie of constant astonishments will make you laugh hard and long.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Mamet -- crafts tangy, well-seasoned dialogue that a good cast can feast on. And this cast is prime.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A dynamite bundle from British writer-director Guy Ritchie. Even when the accents are as indecipherable as the plot, Ritchie keeps the action percolating and the humor on high.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Let the unsettling secrets of this outrageously funny and steadily engrossing meditation on the life of two high school misfits after graduation catch you by surprise. It's that good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Tadpole may be small, but it's something special -- a cheeky comedy knockout.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A movie heart-breaker of oddball wit and startling grace.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Like the best filmmakers at Sundance 2001, Nolan leaps into the wild blue and dares us to leap with him. Go for it.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Only some bumpy, arid passages in the script keep The Others out of the master class occupied by the likes of "The Sixth Sense" and, my favorite, 1961's "The Innocents."
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A thunderous spectacle.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Get your titles straight -- this is the good one, and a roaring good time.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    As heartfelt as it is hilarious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Offers something magical in the haunting and hypnotic performance of Sarah Polley...(the film) cuts deep.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    A maliciously funny and keenly observant movie -- director-writer Patrick Stettner makes a potent feature debut -- that serves its humor dark and without artificial sweeteners.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Howard lays off the manipulation to tell the true story of the near-fatal 1970 Apollo 13 mission in painstaking and lively detail. It's easily Howard's best film.
    • 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.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scott and Davis could not be better. You're in for something special.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not your typical biopic. But it is one of the best times you'll have at the movies this year.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Day-Lewis is smashing as the man caught between his emotions and the social ethic. Not since Olivier in "Wuthering Heights" has an actor matched piercing intelligence with such imposing good looks and physical grace.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Nothing can detract from the film as a portrait of hell so shattering it's impossible to shake.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    One for the time capsule.