Peter Travers

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For 3,205 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 2.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 No Country for Old Men
Lowest review score: 0 Fifty Shades Freed
Score distribution:
3205 movie reviews
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    The wow factor of Ready or Not helps you jump the hurdles of any plot predictability.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles makes itself essential viewing by chronicling the turbulent genesis of a global sensation. But its real miracle is demonstrating why it continues to entertain and illuminate, from Tokyo to a Brooklyn middle school where an African-American girl now plays the role of Tevye’s wife, Golde, and back to Broadway.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A fun ride, spiked with touching gravity, is not a shabby way to end the movie summer. Thanks to Jillian Bell, a comic force of nature with real dramatic chops, that’s what you get in Brittany Runs a Marathon.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    This eyepopper from Russian director-writer-cinematographer-editor Victor Kossakovsky (¡Vivan Las Antípodas!) is like nothing you’ve ever seen. His free-form documentary on water opens by scaring us to death.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    It’s the human devastation that gets short shrift in a movie that turns the hot, hilarious, out-for-blood Bernadette into the thing she hates most: conventional.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Sure it’s cornball, but Chadha revels in it. You will, too, as the movie becomes an irresistible blast of pure feeling.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Good Boys rides highest on the teamwork of its three young stars.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    The proceedings are raised when Hodge is onscreen, using every nuanced look and gesture to jump the hurdles of a banal script and reveal the pain tearing up Banks. Having made a mark in films like "Straight Outta Compton" and "Hidden Figures," and on TV in "City on a Hill," Hodge hits new heights of commitment.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    The Kitchen is deadly serious — and worse, deadly dull, even when it tries to act tough by laying on the violence and a heaping side of gore.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    When the movie stalls, it’s Enzo to the rescue. Since the film covers a decade in the lives of its characters, two dogs take turns playing Enzo, at age 2 and 9. They’re both picks of the litters. And Ventimiglia contributes an emotional honesty that serves him well even when the plot sinks into marshmallow.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    Whatever this is, it’s not a movie — it’s a product more deserving of a road test than a review.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    It’s riveting from start to finish.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The swerve into bizarre melodrama in the final third knocks the film permanently off course, reducing a potentially rich examination of religious extremism into a missed opportunity.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Australian writer-director Jennifer Kent creates a woman’s revenge tale fueled by a righteous anger at the evil men do. There’s not a whit of audience coddling. You’ve been warned.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    There are times when Skin can seem naïve and manipulative, almost in the same breath, which takes the film perhaps too long to get its bearings. But Bell is the binding force that locks us into Widner’s tumultuous journey.
    • 83 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.
    • 80 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.
    • 65 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.
    • 72 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.
    • 54 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.

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