Peter Travers

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For 3,171 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 The Lion King
Lowest review score: 0 Joe Versus the Volcano
Score distribution:
3171 movie reviews
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The film leaps off the screen with a thrilling immediacy.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Want to know what it's like to be in on the discovery of a new American classic. Check out Boyhood. Richard Linklater's coming-of-age tale is the best movie of the year, a four-star game-changer that earns its place in the cultural time capsule.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    This dizzyingly intricate film reveals new facets each time you see it. We leave Vertigo unsettled, like Scottie, who ends up on the edge of a precipice. Hitchcock is daring us to leap. He has prepared the ultimate fix for a cinema junkie: a movie to get lost in.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    From the first sight of German soldiers goose-stepping past the Arc de Triomphe to a postscript that spells out the fate of characters whose moral confusion is all too real, Army of Shadows is a movie of its time -- and ours.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Moonlight, which announces Jenkins as a major filmmaker, gets you good. It stays raw from first scene to last.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Del Toro never coddles the audience. He means us to leave Pan's Labyrinth shaken to our souls. He succeeds.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You just don't expect Hollywood to produce a masterwork so early in the new year. And it hasn't. This slice of celluloid dynamite comes from Romania, and what you see will floor you.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    If a thing of beauty is a joy forever, as John Keats famously said, then the surpassing loveliness and bracing brilliance of Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma will never pass into nothingness.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    No film this year has moved me more with its humor, heart and humanity.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Proving himself a world-class director, McQueen basically makes slaves of us all. It hurts to watch it. You won't be able to tuck this powder keg in the corner of your mind and forget it. What we have here is a blistering, brilliant, straight-up classic.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    What makes Ratatouille such a hilarious and heartfelt wonder is the way Bird contrives to let it sneak up on you.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    You wanna feel all right? This is the holiday movie that will do it.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Sandra Bullock, in the performance of a lifetime, spends most of this wondrous wallop of a movie lost in space, alone where no one can hear her scream.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Miyazaki is the Pied Piper -- see Spirited Away and you'll follow him anywhere.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    The hard action, bracing wit and mournful grace of Peckinpah’s cowboy classic shames every new movie around. It’s a towering achievement that grows more riveting and resonant with the years.
    • 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.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    An almost-there comedy with diverting compensations.
    • Rolling Stone
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Keep your eyes on Garfield - he's shatteringly good, the soul of a film that might otherwise be without one. The Social Network is the movie of the year. But Fincher and Sorkin triumph by taking it further. Lacing their scathing wit with an aching sadness, they define the dark irony of the past decade.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's unmissable and unforgettable.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Hang on tight. The knockout punch of the movie season is being delivered by Zero Dark Thirty.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A Separation is a landmark film. No way will you be able to get it out of your head.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You leave WALL-E with a feeling of the rarest kind: that you've just enjoyed a close encounter with an enduring classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Whatever a modern love story is, Before Midnight takes it to the next level. It's damn near perfect.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    Dunkirk is a landmark with the resonant force of an enduring screen classic.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A mesmerizer that will creep into your dreams whether you let it or not.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Leigh embraces the contradictions in Turner. And in tandem with cinematographer Dick Pope, a master of light, he shows us the world as Turner sees it. The effect is harsh and ravishing. Leigh's beauty of a movie touches the heart not by sentimental gush but by the amplitude of its art.​
    • 94 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Here's the Iraq War movie for those who don't like Iraq War movies.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The team of producer Ismail Merchant, director James Ivory and writer Ruth Prawer Jhabvala drops the ball with this droopy, snail-paced prigs-in-wigs movie.
    • 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.

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