Peter Travers
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For 2,337 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: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Abyss
Lowest review score: 0 Jack and Jill
Score distribution:
2,337 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Glorious entertainment.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Scrappy, funny, hot-to-trot biopic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    An emotional powerhouse.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Mike Nichols' haunting, hypnotic Closer vibrates with eroticism, bruising laughs and dynamite performances from four attractive actors doing decidedly unattractive things.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Forget "Hero" -- that cult hit was just Zhang Yimou's warm-up for this martial-arts fireball that throws in a lyrical love story, head-spinning fights and dazzling surprises.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    When it flies, it soars.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A rich blend of humor and heartbreak.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bird has crafted a film -- one of the year's best -- that doesn't ring cartoonish, it rings true.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The knockout punch comes from Eastwood. His stripped-down performance -- as powerful as anything he's ever done -- has a rugged, haunting beauty. The same goes for the movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's Bacon who overcomes all obstacles.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Fresh comic thinking spices up this smart cookie of a satire from director-writer Paul Weitz (About a Boy). He makes it sexually provocative and subversively hilarious.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In Washington's haunted eyes, in the stunning cinematography of Roger Deakins (Fargo) that plunges into the mad flare of combat, in the plot that deftly turns a whodunit into a meditation on character and in Zwick's persistent questioning of authority, Courage Under Fire honors its subject and its audience.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sleepers, for all the doubts it raises, is the work of a man who speaks for absent friends and "for the children we were." It's his secret heart.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Immensely entertaining and provocative.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The acting is electric. By the end of this haunting, hypnotic film, you feel you have watched lives being lived, not just imagined.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A riveting and indispensable record of the war in Iraq because it comes from the men who lived it.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A fiercely funny human comedy with jokes that sting and leave marks.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The fierce and funny film version has been directed by Texan Richard Linklater (Slacker, Dazed and Confused, Before Sunrise) with rare grace and compassion.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    As always with Park Chanwook, you just hold on and let him rip.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The worst thing I can say about this savage, sexy and ferociously funny screen translation of three stories from Frank Miller's Sin City series of graphic novels is that it's too much of a good thing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This bonbon spiked with malice is a triumph for Jaoui, who takes witty and wounding measure of the small betrayals that leave bruises on us all.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Funny, touching, vital.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's the classic American tale of the family man triumphant, and Howard makes sure that it hits you right in the heart.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    There's a word for the kind of comic, dramatic, romantic, transporting visions Miyazaki achieves in Howl's: bliss.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Performance artist Miranda July hits a grand slam as the writer, director and star of her first film. It's a moonbeam romance laced with startling wit and gravity.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's original, outrageous and murderous fun.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Sometimes a movie comedy just clicks. Welcome to one of those times.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's a popcorn-movie deluxe.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Broken Flowers may be too low-key for laugh junkies, but Jarmusch fills his sharply observed comedy with wonderful mischief. The mix of humor and heartbreak brings out the best in Murray.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Herzog conducts his own expedition into knowing the unknowable -- the true task of any filmmaker. Herzog makes it an art.

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