Peter Travers

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For 3,182 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 Pan's Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 0 Joe Versus the Volcano
Score distribution:
3182 movie reviews
    • 81 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.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What’s missing? Let’s start with intangibles such as heart, soul and the faintest hint of originality.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The Art of Self-Defense sets itself up as the 90-pound weakling destined to live forever in the shadow of "Fight Club." The good news is that writer-director Riley Stearns gets in a few good licks at toxic masculinity before odious comparisons to David Fincher’s masterpiece blunt the film’s comic and dramatic impact.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    Stuber traps two talented dudes — Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista — in a car that’s going nowhere so fast that Thelma and Louise would hop right on.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    The gore, which is plentiful, grows repetitive and dull.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    (It) feels like a pale facsimile of Jarmusch. There are a few lovely, random laughs and a resonant political subtext, but the tone is off.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Hemsworth and Thompson, who has the makings of a major star, do the heavy lifting. And, miraculously, they keep it light, breezy and watchable. Memorable? That’s asking too much.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    By the end, when the three Shafts hit the streets in identical long coats like something out of The Matrix, the message is clear. Rough justice is back to stay. Women are out of the picture, except for sex. Dinosaurs again walk the earth with misogynistic and homophobic impunity. These are the laughs, folks. Don’t be surprised if they stick in your throat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Sad to say, the bloom is off the rose.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Dark Phoenix doesn’t just suck big time. It’s the worst movie ever in the X-Men series.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Ma
    So it’s a kick to see Spencer dig into the title role in Ma, a Blumhouse scarefest that tries but rarely lives up to the irresistible dynamo at its center.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    The chance to see giant monsters go apeshit — a few more are added near the end — is almost worth the price of admission. Seeing, however, is part of the problem. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is often so lost in the shadows of digital muck that it makes the squinting chaos of the Battle of Winterfell in "Game of Thrones" look like a lightshow.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    It’s “The Bad Seed meets The Omen,” and it’s predictable, plodding and dim-witted every step of the way. To be fair, if you like watching someone pull a shard of glass out of her eyeball, you won’t be disappointed. But there’s a difference between gory and scary that this movie doesn’t seem to grasp.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    A bit of a stiff as cinema, rich in atmospherics but starved for the human spark that might uncover the man behind the myth.

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