Peter Travers

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For 2,975 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 2.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Milk
Lowest review score: 0 John Tucker Must Die
Score distribution:
2975 movie reviews
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Damsel won't work for everyone. It's too quirky for that. But it goes its merrily deranged way with prankish enthusiasm and a genuine sense of the absurd.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's hard to pinpoint exactly when this random, scattershot, overreaching movie stops spinning its wheels and starts flying on a cumulative power that floors you. But when it happens – kapow! By the end we’re looking at Elvis, America and ourselves with new eyes and wondering, once again, if the truth really can set us free.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    This sequel has the perfunctory vibe that comes from filmmakers who cynically believe the public will buy anything T. Rex-related, no matter how shoddy the goods or warmed-over the plot.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Travers
    John Travolta, trying earnestly to act his way through a ton of lousy makeup and an even heavier slab of bad screenwriting, plays mafioso John Gotti in this chaotic biopic that jumps all over the place but still fails to manifest a pulse.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    Tag
    As a movie, Tag is all over the place, with gags too hit-and-miss to cohere into anything truly memorable. But the partytime atmosphere – as if "Dodgeball" mated with "Game Night" – might be just what you're looking for on a hot summer night. With these actors, there’s no downside to watching them let it rip.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    At least it looks super fly. It's too bad that Director X (born Julien Christian Lutz), the Canadian short-form film master for the likes of Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj, stumbles when he has to stretch a scene past video length.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    This follow-up is every bit the start-to-finish sensation as the original, and you'll be happy to know that Bird's subversive spirit is alive and thriving.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    A hack would have turned Frank and Sam into overnight sensations. Instead, the writer-director recognizes the compromises that reality forces on dreams – and this soft breeze of a movie emerges as a scrappy surprise that's hard to shrug off.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    In these troubled times, it's a good feeling to see a funny, touching and vital doc that is both timely and timeless.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Ocean's 8 is a heist caper that looks gorgeous, keeps the twists coming and bounces along on a comic rhythm that's impossible to resist. What more do you want in summer escapism?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    It's Collette, giving the performance of her career, who takes us inside Annie's breakdown in flesh and spirit and shatters what's left of our nerves. Her tour de force bristles with provocations that for sure will keep you up nights. But first you'll scream your bloody head off.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Baker makes the strongest impression not just with photography on the surf and underneath it – kudos to "water cinematographer" Rick Rifici – but through understanding how surfing allows these boys to aspire as well as dare.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Not only is this faith-in-crisis drama one of the legendary writer-director's most incendiary films ever, it's one of the year's very best – a cinematic whirlwind that leaves you both exhilarated and spent.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Some may feel like this smirking sex farce goes down easy. Others may choke on it – or worse, feel like they've wandered into the cinematic equivalent of Christian Grey's Red Room of Pain?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    She's glorious, as she always is. But even Ronan can't totally cut through the academic stuffiness that comes with this posh literary adaptation.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    The movie ride delivered by Solo: A Star Wars Story is more mild than wild, a pleasant way to pass the time instead of a game-changer.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Deadpool 2 throws everything it has at you until you throw your arms up in happy surrender.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    McCarthy falls into the same trap she did in "Tammy" and "The Boss," the two other movies she wrote with her husband/director Ben Falcone. By that we mean she allows her laugh instincts to get buried in a blanket of bland.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 0 Peter Travers
    Yes, you read that correctly: zero stars. When talented people create one of the worst movies ever made, you have to ask: What the hell happened?
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Dazzling, sometimes hilarious and surprisingly emotional documentary.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Peter Travers
    The listless, leaden acting, writing and direction in this breathtakingly stupid bomb-ola defies audiences to stay conscious through its drag-ass 88 minutes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 63 Peter Travers
    Purists may object to the cuts the filmmakers have made to Chekhov's text in the name of pacing. (And nuts to that tricked-up ending!) But The Seagull still flies on the wings of humor and heartbreak that made it a Chekhov classic in the first place.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    The snotty rich bastard? That role goes to Eugenio Derbez, Mexico's biggest star, who's allowed to speak a big chunk of his dialogue in Spanish, complete with subtitles. It's the one original idea that this retrofitted Overboard has to offer. The rest of the movie wears out its welcome muy rapido.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Peter Travers
    Mostly, it's a collection of spare suspense parts that someone ransacked at the movie dump and is trying to resell as fresh product. Good luck with that.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    Davis gives an absolutely electrifying performance that lends the movie a kick of outrageous originality. This Canadian actress, so good in Halt and Catch Fire and one of the best episodes ever of Black Mirror ("San Junipero") takes it to the next level, suggesting even more exciting things to come.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Peter Travers
    A gorgeously acted, written and directed spellbinder.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 12 Peter Travers
    What we have in the misbegotten mess called Kings is a film of countless good intentions – one that starts going bad in its first scene, gets worse form there and then dissolves into pure chaos.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Peter Travers
    Avengers: Infinity War leaves viewers up in the air, feeling exhilarated and cheated at the same time, aching for a closure that never comes ... at least not yet.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    What we have left in Godard Mon Amour, after the laughs dry up, is a thin sketch of a filmmaker who inspired a hero worship in his young bride that dissolved in squabbling, as had Godard's first marriage to another of his leading ladies, actress Anna Karina.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    But still: Is it really OK to get off making plus-size jokes just because you tack on a moralizing ending that teaches a lesson about body positivity? Can you have it both ways?

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