Peter Travers

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For 3,215 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 1.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Glengarry Glen Ross
Lowest review score: 0 Dragonfly
Score distribution:
3215 movie reviews
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Stylish entertainment and smartass fun when director John Dahl ("The Last Seduction") plays his strong suit (a gifted cast) instead of his weakest (a derivative plot).
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    What we're watching, however charming, is a fancifully costumed theater piece that cuts off the oxygen needed to make a play breathe onscreen.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Shaft scores by lacing ba-da-boom action with social pertinence.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Brought to the screen awkwardly but ardently by Mamet-actor supreme Joe Mantegna in his feature-directing debut.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Director and co-writer James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted) is supplying comfort food for bruised romantics.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Modestly made and modestly charming.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Never adds up to anything more substantial than shrewd observations. There's no dramatic core.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 40 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    The script hits rough patches, especially when Phoebe and Wolf get it on, but the sisters cut to the heart.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    There's not that much that's new in screenwriter Marshall Karp's sitcom-ish memoir, but Alexander keeps the laughs coming.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    A meditation on the racial and class conflicts at the heart of the American character.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 54 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    If "Mr. Holland's Opus" made you puke, you'd better bring a bucket to this true-life weepie about the importance of teaching music in schools.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 75 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    I could have done more with the edgy humor of "Diner" and "Tin Men" and less of the mythmaking of "Avalon."
    • Rolling Stone
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Veering on the maudlin, the film ultimately succeeds by striking a universal chord on the subject of inconsolable loss. It's a stirring, humane testament from a surprising source.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    This lively mess proves that when Toback loses his head, he does it with style.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    You won't forget the way Carrey transcends mere impersonation to find the roots of Andy's torment.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    An uneven blend of mirth and malice.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Toothless satire relatively inoffensive and relentlessly mediocre.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Turitz keeps it comic and romantic in just the right doses. Looking for a fun date flick? You found it.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Thornton plays this low-ball farce with deceptive, masterful ease. Appreciate it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    What these guys do for revenge during one hellish day in the Big Apple makes the panic room look like Barney's toy box. The film itself goes off the deep end way before the end credits.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Too crude for the kids and not crude enough for connoisseurs of the "Something About Mary" school of hair jism and balls caught in zippers, Osmosis Jones seems doomed to fall between the cracks.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    But just watch Hanks, with the effortless grace of a Jimmy Stewart, turn the loony into something sweetly logical. Now that is magic.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 47 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Harmless girlie trifle. Or at least it means to be.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Carter can't sidestep the script's cliches, so he wisely cuts to the fancy footwork whenever possible.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Director Brian Robbins ("Good Burger") and screenwriter W. Peter Iliff ("Prayer of the Rollerboys") have wrapped their moral fable in a glossy package of hard football action and towel-slapping, hard-body fun that might seem exciting if you've never seen a movie before.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    There are times when The Good Girl is so low-key it damn near flatlines. Luckily, White creates compelling characters with a few deft brush strokes. The actors fill in the rest.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    But this is Washington's show, his Scarface, if you will, and his smiling, seductive monster is a thrilling creation that gives Training Day all the bite it needs.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Big, loud and lurid, but no less entertaining for that.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Witherspoon -- though miles from the keen satire of "Election" -- stays one sharp cookie even as her film crumbles.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Yup, director Michael Lehmann, far from the glory days of "Heathers," has made a movie about a hard-on, in which he relentlessly pounds a flaccid premise.

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