Peter Travers

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For 3,185 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 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Insomnia
Lowest review score: 0 Rings
Score distribution:
3185 movie reviews
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    All the actors, in roles large and small, bring their A games to the film. Two hours and 40 minutes can feel long for some. I wouldn’t change a frame.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    What makes David Crosby: Remember My Name one of the best rock documentaries of all time is the no-bull immediacy of the filmmaking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    In The Farewell, Wang builds a funny, touching and vital film about what makes a family in any culture. It’s simply stunning.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Ari Aster is a bold new voice in psychological horror, the kind that messes ruthlessly with your head. He proved that last year with "Hereditary," featuring Toni Colette in one of cinema’s most memorable meltdowns. And now, with the hypnotic and haunting Midsommar, he ventures into fresh territory without losing his grasp of what nightmares are made of.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    There’s no contrived digital sleight-of-hand in Spider-Man: Far From Home that can match what Holland does: He makes the MCU feel new again.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Some of the footage, shot by crew members, radiates hold-your-breath suspense, especially when the Maiden pushes through the ice floes of the Southern Ocean, near Antarctica. You’ll have your heart in your mouth as the yacht enters the final stretch.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Yesterday has its heart firmly in the right place. It’s the challenge to take it to the next level that’s missing.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    For a series that began nearly 25 years ago, this classic in the making couldn’t go out on a more fitting note of tender, tear-drenched resolution.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    This classically trained Irish singer and actress was a runner-up on a BBC singing competition and won roles in film (Beast) and TV (War and Peace, HBO’s Chernobyl). She’s a skyrocketing talent — and the full range of her gifts are on display here.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It’s part tour diary, part trickster handbook and totally mesmerizing. Rockumentary-wise, you’ve never seen or heard anything like it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Thompson, Kaling and up-for-anything director Nisha Ganatra spin comic gold.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    It’s an irresistible romantic romp that turns the familiar into something sweet, sassy and laugh-out-loud funny.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The film owes its success less to shock value than to sheer cinematic inventiveness and Egerton’s total immersion in the role.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Ignore the film’s foolish framing device and Halston emerges as a fascinating study of a fashion artist who allowed women to live an idealized vision of themselves.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    That the movie itself is a treat, beyond its good intentions, is icing on the cake, though clichés and ethnic stereotyping still sneak in.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Booksmart changes the game and opens the genre up to greater possibilities. Directed by the actor Olivia Wilde in a smashing feature debut, this femcentric spin on Freaks and Geeks is high on girl power.
    • 92 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.
    • 73 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.
    • 59 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.
    • 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.
    • 89 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.”
    • 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.
    • 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.

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