Peter Travers

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For 3,166 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 Favourite
Lowest review score: 0 Vampire Academy
Score distribution:
3166 movie reviews
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Submission – despite valiant performances from Stanley Tucci and Addison Timlin as the parties involved – lacks the spark it needs to spring to life.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Foxtrot makes demands on audiences and then richly rewards them. It's a riveting, deeply resonant achievement.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    A punishingly long (133 minutes), shamelessly shallow downer that makes the mistake of taking itself oh-so-seriously. Big mistake.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Bateman's dazzling deadpan can raise tired zingers to raucous life with only a throwaway eyebrow lift. And McAdams takes to comedy with a natural actor's grace and precision. Talk about fun company. They're it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's both gravely serious and a demonically funny, a blend meant to catch audiences off balance. Mission accomplished.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Garland need make no apologies for Annihilation. It's a bracing brainteaser with the courage of its own ambiguity. You work out the answers in your own head, in your own time, in your own dreams, where the best sc-fi puzzles leave things. Get ready to be rocked.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Aside from Alyosha, there's no one to root for here, and Zvyagintsev paints the bleakest of picture. But his filmmaking has a driving force that hurtles you along, and like his 2014 masterpiece "Leviathan," this micro-focused drama allows the director to turn the story of one family into an X-ray of a nation's bruised soul.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    The laughs hurt so good, and the guests at this shindig treat each other like dartboards for 71 minutes. Yes, that's short for a movie, but your nerves couldn’t take more.
    • 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.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    The complex movie that might have been is still on the drawing board, teasing us with a deeper story that's disappointingly out of reach.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A Fantastic Woman catches a human being in the challenging and exhilarating process of inventing herself. The result is unique and unforgettable.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The Death Cure plot is the essence of rehash.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Still, the excitement is palpable, and Karam and El Basha (he justifiably won the Best Actor prize at the Venice Film Festival) give the kind of performances that keep you riveted. Even at its most blunt and obvious, this is a movie that stumps for empathy. Who can argue with that?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What chills most about The Final Year is how unprepared Team Obama was for the victory of Trump and the ease with which many of its hard-won policies could be unraveled. Was it blindness, hubris or a combination of both?
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Every paying audience member deserves their 12 bucks back.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    What 12 Strong does deliver, however, is a rousing tribute to the bravery of soldiers whose contributions went unheralded for years. That impact cannot be denied.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    In the doldrums of January, the movie pulls out every trick in the suspense-thriller book to keep us grinning at each new absurdity. Silly? You bet. Irresistible? Totally.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Happy End is a puzzle and it's our job to connect the pieces. If it doesn't drive you crazy first, you'll find yourself maddened and mesmerized to the bitter end.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    What an astounding actress Annette Bening is. And she’s at her very best in Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool playing Gloria Grahame.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Molly's Game bristles with fun zingers, electric energy and Sorkin's brand of verbal fireworks – all of which help enormously when the movie falters in fleshing out its characters.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Bale, in a piercing, quietly devastating performance, holds the film's center with commanding authority. It's a film whose brute force tempered with contemplative grace. It's a potent and prodigious achievement.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Taking full measure of Phantom Thread may require more than one viewing – a challenge any genuine movie lover will be eager to accept. Our advice for now: just sit back and behold.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Though the rest of All the Money in the World expertly skims the surface of this true-life drama, Scott makes it a hell of a ride.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    I'm convinced there is a good movie trying to punch itself out of The Greatest Showman. What a shame that Gracey buried Jackman and company in a pile of marshmallow.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Downsizing brims over with the pleasures of the unexpected, a hallmark of Payne's artistry.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    Black is expectedly hilarious, but the beauty part of his performance is that, instead of exaggerating or patronizing this Instagram princess, he finds her vulnerable heart.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A rabble-rousing journalistic thriller filled with fierce commitment and fervent heart.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    The Star Wars universe is the best toy box a fanboy could ever wish for, and Johnson makes sure that Jedi is bursting at the seams with knockout fun surprises, marvelous adventure and shocking revelations that will leave your head spinning.

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