Peter Travers

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For 3,154 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 61% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 36% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The Ice Storm
Lowest review score: 0 Vampire Academy
Score distribution:
3154 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Written and directed by the bracingly brilliant Joanna Hogg, this delicate, dazzling memoir traces her own origin story, and there is something superheroic about her struggle to look back without hitting the brick wall of formula and weepy nostalgia.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Wick 3, starring Keanu Reeves in the role he was born to play, hits you so hard in the thrill zone that instead of feeling exhausted when director Chad Stahelski calls a halt at 130 minutes, you’re panting for Chapter 4.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    A bit of a stiff as cinema, rich in atmospherics but starved for the human spark that might uncover the man behind the myth.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Branagh’s performance is a triumph of ferocity and feeling that shuns Shakespeare the literary rock star to find the flawed, touchingly human man inside.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    They say it’s all in the timing, especially when it comes to funny business. But in The Hustle everyone’s inner comedic clock is calamitously off. The setups are flat, the jokes don’t land and the actors don’t — or won’t — connect.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It’s clear that a verité, fly-on-the-wall record of these SNL livewires on vacation would have made a hilarious documentary. What we have instead follows the Sitcom 101 formula.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    In his second film as a feature director, following the mess that was "Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2," Berlinger loses his way in a game of let’s pretend that ends in a tangle of tonal shifts and missed opportunities.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The famous Assayas light touch keeps his film above the fray of didacticism. So dig in as an expert cast puts a scintillating spin on every verbal volley. Non-Fiction is a bonbon spiked with delicious wit and malice.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The fighting spirit of this female quartet blazes through every frame of this galvanizing film. “We did this without knowing shit,” says Vilela. That’s just a beginning. Way before the movie ends, you’ll feel their fire.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    The result is a gleefully retro and raunchy funfest that walks a minefield of sexist traps it can’t always dodge. That the rom and the com both land is a tribute to Theron and Rogen.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Part thriller, part meditation on life and art, part portrait of a man on a tightrope, The White Crow may be juggling more themes than it can handle. But Fiennes makes the result a thing of bruising beauty and an exhilarating gift.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The movie hits you like a shot in the heart.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    But fantasy elements aside, this Disney movie has the one essential that makes a nature documentary fly: a thrilling sense of wonder.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    The film’s most powerful asset is Thompson (Sorry to Bother You, Thor: Ragnarok) in a performance that cuts through the script’s cliches to find the heart of a character that reflects the plight of a woman alone in a man’s world.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    The tightly-focused origin story of Ruth, played with ferocity and feeling by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, is still one hell of a heroic odyssey.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    Not even the haunting images and Garfield’s haggard intensity can disguise the gaping void where the film’s soul should be. There’s no there there.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 30 Peter Travers
    The dialogue starts at risible and descends from there.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The movie pulls you in through the sheer immersive force of its filmmaking. In Long Day’s Journey, the search is everything with meaning as elusive and haunting as a dream.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Still, the moments that hit hardest concern Leo’s relationship with Ahd (a very fine Eric Bernard), another male hustler who claims he’s only “gay 4 pay.”
    • 49 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    Alternately smarmy and achingly familiar, Little squeezes "Big" for one more run through the Hollywood grinder.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Her Smell is a berserker infused a mad poetry. In her third film with Perry, following "Listen Up," "Phillip and Queen of the Earth," Moss takes a character who makes Courtney Love look like Mother Teresa and exposes the shards of humanity that once vitalized and defined her music. The effect is shattering.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    You can kill the vibe of Minghella’s film with nitpicking, but Fanning rides the movie home to glory. She is simply sensational.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Estevez leans toward sacrificing dramatic power for blatant crowdpleasing. Still, his intent is refreshingly uncynical. Clearly, the quadruple threat doesn’t think audiences will sit still for his message without sugarcoating and a feelgood ending. At worst, you can dismiss him as a naïve do-gooder. At best, you can commend him for actually believing a movie might raise public consciousness and maybe even change things. Your call.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Leigh’s visceral staging, especially in the climactic moments — brilliantly shot by his longtime collaborator/cinematographer Dick Pope — brings home the significance of a 200-year-old bloodbath that still speaks urgently to the disenfranchised.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    With Denis there’s always more than meets the prism of snap judgements. Let the movie mess with your head.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It’s the closest thing to witnessing a miracle — just some cameras, a crowd and a voice touched by God.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    The movie honors King by raising fresh hell for a new generation. It will make you jump out of your seat, but what matters are the provocations you take home and can’t shake. That’s the stuff of nightmares.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    This breezy, funny entry keeps things light with a hilarious and heartfelt package of nonstop kid-friendly kick-ass.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    What’s never in doubt, however, is the compassion the movie shows to its protagonist, partly based on the women in the filmmaker’s own family and embodied by a great actress at her intuitive, indelible best. In capturing what Jones calls “the rhythm of living” even in the face of death, he has turned this character study into a shattering portrait of resilience — and an essential work of art.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    This live-action re-imagining of Disney’s 1941 animated classic may be the sweetest film Tim Burton has ever made. It’s also the safest.

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