Peter Travers

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For 3,202 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 Fight Club
Lowest review score: 0 Bride Wars
Score distribution:
3202 movie reviews
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Director Gillian Armstrong turns Sebastian Faulks' pungent novel about World War II into a soporific.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    I'd rather be buried in a mound of Floridian chad than watch director Donald Petrie force Bullock to jump through another desperately unfunny comic hoop.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Overheated, underdone farce. Race for the exit.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    From the lowercase lettering of the title to the deadly familiarity of the plot, there is much to grate on your nerves in this TV Afterschool Special trying to pass as a real movie.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Say the word, girl (Lopez), the next time you're offered one of these barrel scrapers: Enough!
    • 54 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Launches the fall season with a crashing thud.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Promises a road movie of blissful comic romance and delivers a series of dramatic dead ends.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Beware all male viewers who enter here, you are in chick-movie hell.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    There should be a place in hell for hacks who turn out derivative terror trash and then pretend they're doing an important investigative piece on Vatican corruption.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Get out your pooper-scoopers. Doo happens June 14th, warn the ads for Scooby-Doo. And they say there's no truth in Hollywood.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    We have to suffer through two hours of this rancid summer cheese.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Does romantic comedy have to come off as sugared stupidity? It does here.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Add Showtime to the pile of Hollywood dreck that represents nothing more than the art of the deal.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Stinks worse than dino dung. Sure, the creatures look good.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    It feels manufactured to be suitable for mass consumption.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    While the first movie steadily tighened its vise, the second loosens its grip through strained acting and incoherent plotting.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 29 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Even if male stars from Neeson to Bruce Willis have been riding the same gravy train for decades, Garner has the talent to make us expect more. She needed support from the filmmakers. But what did she get? A lazy facsimile of the revenge movie she so richly deserved. There’s no reason audiences should accept it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    No matter how much money this clunker makes, this is a movie that never should have happened.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    This year gave us the best and most imaginative Marvel film in "Black Panther." Now we have the worst.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Slow torture for kids and grownups alike, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms gives a bad name to the very concept of family entertainment.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Arriving just in time to win a place among the year’s worst films, Robin Hood — bursting with an entitled sense of its own non-existent coolness — falls flat on its fat one.
    • 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.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Dark Phoenix doesn’t just suck big time. It’s the worst movie ever in the X-Men series.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    The Kitchen is deadly serious — and worse, deadly dull, even when it tries to act tough by laying on the violence and a heaping side of gore.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    You'd get more of a jolt from Angela Lansbury on "Murder, She Wrote" and more intellectual stimulation from a cozy game of Clue.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    To be honest, I started hearing things, too. Just when Jones was delivering an inexcusably sappy speech about baseball being "a symbol of all that was once good in America," I heard the words "If he keeps talking, I'm walking."
    • 30 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    If you see one Minnesota movie this year, make it "Fargo." This botch job should be stamped direct to video.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Girl 6 is shameless stuff -- pompous, sentimental and attitudinizing. To swat the Spikeman with his own symbol, the film feels like he phoned it in.
    • 13 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Fair Game, written and directed by men, allows model Cindy Crawford to make her screen debut as Miami lawyer Kate McQueen.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Whatever juice is left in the "Cop" franchise or in the once unstoppable career of Eddie Murphy peters out ignominiously in this poor excuse for a sequel.
    • 7 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    That generous half star rating I tacked onto this comedy abomination is all for Paris Hilton. Come on, it takes guts (or gross dim-wittedness) to appear on screen again after "House of Wax."
    • 24 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Ninety minutes pass like an eternity. Verdict: Down for the count.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    What I can't figure is why anyone would want to release this tripe in theaters just when Fanning has nearly lived it down. They ain't no friends of mine, or any other moviegoer.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Misery is enduring this Rocky Horror Paris Show.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Toss this ugly-ass crap to the curb, along with the other multiplex garbage, and see a romance that gets it right. I'm talking "(500) Days of Summer."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    I don't know what to say about the acting, writing and directing in G.I. Joe because I couldn't find any.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    This is crap as we know it, a 113 minute package of romcom suck.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Sucks bad, real bad.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    The half-star rating goes to John Krasinski for heroically rising above this vile dung heap of a movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    This tear-jerking twaddle, adapted by David Nicholls from his 2009 bestseller, is nearly as bad as Anne Hathaway's British accent, which is heading for infamy.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    In between scenes of the muscleheads torturing their victim, Bay indulges his taste for treating women as sluts and grisly brutality as a nifty excuse for a cheap laugh. Pain and Gain is personal all right. You leave these characters with the distinct impression that they're Bay's kind of people.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    Like the four franchise fillers that preceded it, Underworld: Blood Wars is undoubtedly impervious to bad reviews. What it needs is a stake through the heart.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    This, however, is not Mamet – it's a beast of roaring stupidity that devours everything in its path, including the veteran filmmaker.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    It shouldn't happen to anyone, much less a Dame – not a movie of such barreling awfulness as Winchester, which strands the great Helen Mirren in a gothic house of cards that collapses on actors and audiences alike.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    What we have in the misbegotten mess called Kings is a film of countless good intentions – one that starts going bad in its first scene, gets worse form there and then dissolves into pure chaos.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Abort! Abort! It's that time of year when Hollywood releases movies it should never have made in the first place.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Reeks like something produced from a squatting position.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    What Lynch, who wrote the script at 19, sees as high drama is really high camp. And Fenn seems clueless on how to play her limbless character.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Dracula may stay undead in the new millennium, but there's not a sign of life - oh, that bloodless acting - in this sorry mess.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    A shit stain on the genre.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Peet is always worth watching, but the role does her no favors, and the script, involving a kidnapping and a surprise cameo by Neil Diamond - you heard me - smacks of desperation beyond saving.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Say this for the soundtrack, it drowns out the lousy dialogue.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    The call on this one is: dead on arrival.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    In one scene, raw sewage is dumped on Joe. See Joe Dirt and you'll know how that feels.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    This putrid dish marks a new low for director Roland Joffe.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    A slipshod sequel that looks tossed together over a weekend by people who couldn't care less.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    It's not just that the movie itself is wicked awful, it's that Mr. Deeds brings out the worst in Adam Sandler.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Painfully flat gross-out comedy.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Laced with such rampant misogyny that the laughs stick in your throat.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    The script that Nicholas Klein has conjured from Bono's idea is a quicksand that sucks down a solid cast.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Gives us good reason to believe that January really is the month Hollywood studios use to bury their cheesiest mistakes.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    John Q. is as fake as that tear, an exploitative mess trying to pass as social activism.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Filming this mess in North Carolina (strike three).
    • 29 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    It would be great to see this turd squashed under a truck, preferably a semi.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    The film takes a true story and drags it through a swamp of hyped-up Hollywood cliches.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    The language is leaden, the pace glacial and the characters indecipherable. It's easier to read the actors -- they all seem eager to win an Oscar. Fat chance.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    Crass manipulation can clean up at the box office, so do your part: Nail this flick as a bottom feeder and pay the bad word forward to three others.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 21 Metascore
    • 10 Peter Travers
    A script by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow that is minus a shred of Farrelly wit.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    If you have to ask why this sucks, you deserve to waste your money. Why not also check out "Like Mike," "Juwanna Man" and "Hey Arnold! The Movie"?
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The bloodsuckers in this thriller may not have much bite, but here's a movie that can -- it's guaranteed -- drain the life out of an audience in minutes.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    A movie this unspeakably awful can make an audience a little crazy. You want to throw things, yell at the actors, beg them to stop. But the film drags on, digging horrible memories into the brain -- like Bruce Willis and Danny Aiello's singing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    How do I hate Armageddon? Let me count the ways.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    If the devil made them all do it, he's one dull bastard.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    When studios plant these stink bombs in theaters, do they really think that audiences won't notice the stench?
    • 9 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    With this kind of epic ineptitude -- hell, the flick is set in the year 3000 -- you go for "worst of the millennium."
    • Rolling Stone
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    I could puke.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Bad Boys II has everything. Everything loud, dumb, violent, sexist, racist, misogynistic and homophobic that producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay can think of puking up onscreen.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    There is no wrong time to flush this turd. The only bright spot comes during the outtakes over the final credits.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The laughs to be had in this deliciously awful sequel are all unintentional. A bummer for film buffs, but a ball for fans of the misbegotten.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Awful.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Putridly written, directed and acted.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The real horror here is watching Sandra Bullock drop her big Miss Congeniality smile to A-C-T! She does this by not smiling. What happened to the range she showed in "Crash" and "Infamous?"
    • 40 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Lethal Weapon 3 offers mediocrity wielded by experts. It's not a movie, it's a machine.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Derivative and blindingly dull, Quick Change is an occasion for a quick nap.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Talk about your pious frauds. I've got a better way to show your disgust for Internet scum: Don't see Untraceable.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    It's early in the year, but I defy any 2008 comedy to be as stupid, slack and sexless as Fool's Gold. And I'm counting Paris Hilton's appalling "The Hottie and the Nottie," which is marginally better.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The first big-studio movie released in 2009 has a damn fine chance of being the worst. Bride Wars isn't just chick-flick hell for guys, it should numb the skulls of moviegoers of all sexes and ages.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Memo to Beyoncé Knowles: You were so good as Etta James in "Cadillac Records," so why'd you go spoil everything with a rank cheeseball thriller that buries you in clichés and won't even help you dig yourself out?
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    One of the worst movies of this or any year.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Transformers 2 has a shot at the title Worst Movie of the Decade.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Unwatchable, unbearably unfunny farce.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Allen screws up his directing debut with a script that smothers his wit in a blanket of bland.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Simultaneously full of itself and full of sh--, Brooklyn's Finest is a cop movie so shallow, dumb, derivative and infuriating that it feels like a parody of bad cop movies.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The only tragedy you'll face is paying good money to this swill.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    In a year of craptaculars, The Tourist deserves burial at the bottom of the 2010 dung heap. It offers talented people trapped in creative inertia. A microscope and a search party could not discover any trace of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Who's the idiot responsible for this fiasco? You can't blame the Tea Party, an organization of 9 million that the film's producers are exploiting to get butts into seats. There's an object lesson in objectivism for you.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Transformers: Dark of the Moon - high on any list of the worst blockbusters ever - is a movie bereft of wit, wonder, imagination, and any genuine reason for being. Watching it makes you die a little inside.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The film is in black-and-white so the gore doesn't spray quite as colorfully. But you'll still puke up a storm. Not so much at the movie, whose shock value wears off quicky, but at Six, who seems to hate himself almost as much as his audience. Masochists will give the movie a thumbs-up, as long as their thumb isn't already up their ass.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    A total bust, a stupefyingly unfunny and shamelessly lazy farce packed with cringe-worthy jokes and overt product placement.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Bad beyond belief.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The Devil Inside manages not only to scrape the barrel's bottom but to drill a hole in said bottom and funnel deeper into the scum.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Everything in One for the Money rings cringingly false, from Heigl's absurd Snooki accent to Plum's romance with Joe Morelli, an Italian cop, played by – faith and begorrah – Jason O'Mara. To dismiss Julie Anne Robinson's direction as clueless would be a kindness.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    One look at the dreadful mess that is Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance will turn your whisper into a primal Cage scream: MAKE THIS MOVIE STOP!
    • 14 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Droolingly stupid weepie. Useful tip: The movie dies way quicker than she does.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Just stay away. It's awful.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    What to say about this lame-brained, limp dick attempt to update a classic Brothers Grimm tale into an f-bomb throwing vomit-inducing 3D franchise? I say, screw the damn thing and run the other way.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    I hate Safe Haven. It's a terrible thing to do to your Valentine.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    When Macbeth said, "It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury signifying nothing," he must have had visions about Courtney Solomon's Getaway, a car chase thriller with zero thrills and a stench that all the perfumes of Arabia couldn't erase.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    One idea, mixed with lame jokes, and stretched beyond coherence. Vampire Academy doesn't need a review. It needs a stake in the heart.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Winter's Tale is preposterous twaddle.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The Bay-man has made the worst and most worthless Transformers movie yet. I know, hard to believe, right? How could any summer blockbuster be as dull, dumb and soul-sucking as the first three Transformers movies? Step right up.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Teenagers, even non-ninjas and non-turtles, have been eating up this cinematic waste product for weeks now. In one way, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a triumph for producer Michael Bay in that it is equally as godawful as his "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and a hit nonetheless.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    When a stage musical as beloved as Annie hits the big screen and falls ignominiously on its fat one, you might ask: WTF? For starters, updating the Depression-era tale to NYC 2014 is a really dumb idea. The strain of the shoehorning is evident in every scene.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Be warned, sequel fanboys: This thing sucks!
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The latest reboot of the Fantastic Four — the cinematic equivalent of malware — is worse than worthless.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    You can see most of the plugs in the trailer. As most fans of the early, better Bond films know, the only life left in the series is in the gadgets....As for humor, Brosnan can deaden a double-entendre faster than he can change outfits.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Some movies are so effing awful they're hilarious. Gods of Egypt falls short of that lofty goal. Not because it isn’t effing awful — it so is — but because it pretends to be in on the joke.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Make American movies great again. You can start by boycotting this one.
    • 11 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    At 87 torturous, laugh-free minutes, the film could change the most avid cat fancier into a kitty hater.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    The unholy mess that director David Frankel and screenwriter Allan Loeb have unleashed for the holidays strands an all-star cast...on a sinking ship that churns the waters from absurd to zombified with frequent stops at pretentious.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    If crap movies carried penalties for inflicting torture on audiences, then Rings would merit a death sentence.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Somewhere along the line, Shanley let his gentle fable about the fear of love, responsibility and commitment degenerate into crude farce. And he has only himself to blame.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Transformers: The Last Knight is all kinds of awful. It's also the worst of the series to date, which is saying something.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    With this last entry, we have officially hit the bottom of the barrel. Whips, chains, butt plugs and nipple clips are nothing compared to the sheer torture of watching this movie.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Yes, you read that correctly: zero stars. When talented people create one of the worst movies ever made, you have to ask: What the hell happened?
    • 27 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Maybe its gargantuan god-awfulness is not a exactly a sin against cinema. But throw away your money on a ticket and you’re in for two hours of certain hell.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    How do you rate a cinematic black hole that doesn’t deserve a single star? Do you simply give it five eyerolls? Better question: How does a movie, with all the talent in the world going for it, become a such a blithering botch job?
    • 19 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Limp exercise in erotica...Rourke appears comatose, and Otis, though lovely in or out of her skimpy wardrobe, wears the pained expression of a woman who has accidentally stepped into something squishy and rank.

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