Peter Travers

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For 3,205 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 Gosford Park
Lowest review score: 0 Getaway
Score distribution:
3205 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The idea has been tried — remember TV's "Herman's Head"? — but never with the artful brilliance of filmmaker Pete Docter (Up; Monsters, Inc.).
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    If you're going to interpret on film the searching mind of an indisputable genius, it helps not to make too many dumbass moves. On that basis, score a triumph for Steve Jobs, written, directed and acted to perfection, and so fresh and startling in conception and execution that it leaves you awed.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This landmark film takes a clear-eyed look at the digital future and honors the one constant that journalism needs to stay alive and relevant: a fighting spirit.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Haynes' commitment to outcasts, then and now, makes Carol a romantic spellbinder that cuts deep. It's one of the year's very best films.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Filtered through Kaufman's searching mind and soulful brilliance, the result is a masterpiece.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    13th, available in theaters and on Netflix, is one for the cinema time capsule, a record of shame so powerful that it just might change things. Godspeed.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Moonlight, which announces Jenkins as a major filmmaker, gets you good. It stays raw from first scene to last.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    What makes La La Land such a hot miracle is how the passion for cinema and its possibilities radiates from every frame.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Throughout his life, Brown refused to give in to public convention or his own despair; he wouldn't play the victim. Brown labored to express all of his feelings, not just the acceptable ones. Day Lewis works the same way. My Left Foot, a keen match of actor and subject, stands as an eloquent tribute to the talents of both.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Dunkirk is a landmark with the resonant force of an enduring screen classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Sheer perfection – that's the phrase that springs to mind when describing the humanist miracle that is Faces Places, the year's best and most beguiling documentary.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    With Apocalypse Now Redux — one for the ages when it comes to the moral battles of war — Coppola has reached the finish line at last. It smells like victory.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Jarmusch is a true visionary; he knows his films can't bring order to the ravishing chaos around him, but he can't resist the fun of trying. In this compassionate comedy of missed connections, he makes us see the ordinary in fresh and pertinent ways. But the flickers of humanity in those taxis are soon dulled by barriers of time, sex, race, language and money. They are flickers in a vast emotional void.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's a renegade masterpiece that will get you good.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    It's a swooning new classic and one of the very best films of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Purposely out of step with the feel-good-movie era, he offers caustic wit instead of gags, blunt questions instead of glib answers and challenges instead of reassurances. Bless him.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A hot-wired crime thriller that captures Thompson's flair for hard action, malicious wit and fevered eroticism.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    A riveting screen adventure.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The acting by Esposito and Jackson is exceptional, but it is on the remarkable face of Nelson that Yakin shows what gets lost when a child beats criminals at their own game.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Comedy and tragedy cohere in this extraordinary film of Alan Bennett's play.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Brother's Keeper has the texture, emotion and raw urgency of a Woody Guthrie anthem -- it keeps coming back to haunt you.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The film leaps off the screen with a thrilling immediacy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Say this about Black Panther, which raises movie escapism very near the level of art: You've never seen anything like it in your life.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Cautionary tales aren't new. What sets Kids apart as daringly original, touching and alive is its authenticity.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This rip-roaring Irish comedy is the freshest surprise of the season.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Besides the in jokes, the animation and the Alan Menken score supply enough glorious entertainment to hold even brats and cynics in thrall.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Bo Burnham’s story about a 14-year-old misfit is one of the funniest, saddest and most heartfelt teen movies ever.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The exquisitely wrought tale of four British women of different backgrounds who rent a villa in Portofino, Italy, is delivered with a witty feminist twist by director Mike Newell (Dance With a Stranger) and an outstanding cast.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    For dynamite suspense loaded with thrills and wicked fun, you can’t beat The Fugitive — the summer’s best action blaster.

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