Peter Travers

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For 3,095 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 2.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Peter Travers' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Barton Fink
Lowest review score: 0 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Score distribution:
3095 movie reviews
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    An opportunity missed.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Kudos to Coogan and Reilly, not just for their gifts of impersonation, but for detailing the bedrock connection at work and play between the two men.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Call it RBG: The Early Years.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    This is Kidman’s show. She neatly negotiates every twist the script throws at her, even when the plot slams into too many dead ends. This is a movie star who knows how to stay the course, no matter how twisty, tangled or down and dirty it gets. She’s dynamite.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    You wouldn’t be wrong if you’re thinking this wish-fulfillment tale of a working-class woman bum-rushing the corporate world is trying to be a "Working Girl" for millennials. And while it can’t deliver the boundary-pushing kick of that seminal 1988 Melanie Griffith-vs.-the glass ceiling smash, the charms this movie does possess — its star being chief among them — will get you over the gaping plot holes and lackluster dialogue.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    The writer-director based the couple on his own parents, who bear the same names as his characters. It’s not their story, he’s said — what he’s given us instead is a love story that’s as sexy as it is savage, as tough as it is tender. It’s a spellbinder with a fever that won’t quit.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    When Blunt and Miranda cut through the film’s glucose overload and take off into the wild blue of their own unique and extraordinary talents, Mary Poppins Returns shows it has the power to leave you deliriously happy.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    In Vice, the writer-director is tossing grenades every which way — it’s a movie that’s ferociously funny one minute, bleakly sorrowful the next.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Peter Travers
    Aquaman is a mess of clashing tones and shameless silliness, but a relief after all the franchise’s recent superhero gloom. Any budget-busting epic that finds time to show us an octopus playing bongos gets a pass in our book.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    The Mule is more character study than "Dirty Harry: The Emeritus Years." It’s the detours on the road — the stops along the way that show an old man dealing with the dim possibilities of change near the end of his life — that reveal this drug-mule-in-winter drama as a deeply personal reckoning.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    The sorrow inherent in this tale would be unbearable without the film’s flashes of humor and performances by a cast of nonprofessionals that are moving beyond measure. Capernaum suffers from being overly long and chaotic in structure, but there’s no mistaking its cumulative effect as an emotional powerhouse.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    The haunting, hypnotic, palm-sweating score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross promises way more than the film delivers. By the way, the birds in the box are meant to set off alarms when the monsters approach. They see way more than we do, which is part of the problem. Why should birds have all the fun?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Not only the coolest Spider-Man epic ever, it’s one of the best movies of the year.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It’s the sort of cinema that feels steeped in the past, completely of the moment and timeless all at once.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    A well-researched and richly observant documentary from Alexis Bloom about the climate of lies and systemic abuse that nurtured Ailes and allowed his behavior to flourish.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Ronan (Lady Bird) and Robbie (I, Tonya) were both nominated for a Best Actress Oscar last award season, and even when the pace of the film falters, these two performers hold you in thrall. That’s royalty.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    Ben Is Back ends up becoming into a penetrating look at how addiction wrecks lives from both sides of the parent-child equation. It’s unflinching and unforgettable.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    You should prepare to be wowed by Natalie Portman, who delivers a take-no-prisoners performance as Celeste, a swaggering rock diva who tends to burn down everything in her path, especially when she’s crossed.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    Mirai casts a spell that works on children and adults alike, but in different ways. Its creator’s artistry and empathy are the connecting links. It may be the animator’s smallest film, but it stands tall. You’ll be enchanted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    In short, this is a genre mash-up has no agenda except providing escapist fun. Mission accomplished.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 20 Peter Travers
    Arriving just in time to win a place among the year’s worst films, Robin Hood — bursting with an entitled sense of its own non-existent coolness — falls flat on its fat one.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    It’s impossible to experience the deep-seated compassion of this film and not be moved to tears.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Peter Travers
    You know how some costume epics can be such a bloody bore? Not The Favourite. It’s a bawdy, brilliant triumph, directed by Greek auteur Yorgos Lanthimos with all the artistic reach and renegade deviltry he brought to Dogtooth (2009), The Lobster (2015) and The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017).
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Peter Travers
    At 134 minutes, Grindelwald can feel like an overload of homework on which we’ll we tested later. Fine for Pottermores, but a trial for us Muggles.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    As the director puts it: “This movie is an accumulation of scenes based on Van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that parade as facts, hearsay and scenes that are just plain invented. This is not a forensic biography about the painter. It is about what it is to be an artist.”
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Peter Travers
    Green Book is a movie about class as well as race, and Farrelly rightly refuses to paint a pretty picture.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Peter Travers
    The filmmaker brings everything he has as an artist to this raw, resonant thriller. The screen damn near explodes as his genre caper suddenly encompasses a whole social strata (race, class, politics, gender). You’re in for a hell of a ride.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Peter Travers
    The Grinch offers a solid service to anyone with kids in need of a nap under a blanket of bland.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 70 Peter Travers
    The Girl in the Spider’s Web, directed with gun-to-the-head urgency by Fede Alvarez (Don’t Breathe), settles for being a tension-packed, go-go-go thriller that will pump adrenaline into your nervous system for nearly all of its suspenseful if implausible 117 minutes.

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