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Peter Travers

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 28% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "As Lewis Carroll should have said: Efficiency is no substitute for enchantment. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 27, 2016
2.5/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Enough already. Singer throws so much mutant at us that nothing sticks. I was almost rooting for Trump to impose a quota. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 27, 2016
3/4 93% Weiner (2016) "This spellbinder about a politician in free fall would be hilarious if it weren't so agonizingly true. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
3/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "Repackaged way past the time when the game was a peak obsession, this animated joyride is still an irresistible invitation to shake your sillies out. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
3.5/4 79% Maggie's Plan (2016) "Buoyed by faultless actors who mesh beautifully, Miller's film tickles you with laughs that can - suddenly or even days later - choke you up with emotion. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/4 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Rogen and Byrne are crazy fun company. And a team of screenwriters, including Rogen, poke fun at their own cash-in premise and then get in wicked digs at 2.0 stoners and sexists. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
2.5/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling are clearly enjoying the hell out of each other in this crime caper set in 1977 Los Angeles. So how can you resist? " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 18, 2016
3/4 63% High-Rise (2016) "Wheatley and screenwriter Amy Jump (his wife) have energized J.G. Ballard's parable of class warfare with a daring approach that will touch a nerve or have you bolting for the exits. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 91% The Lobster (2016) "Lanthimos's terrifically twisted satire takes us places most films fear to tread. The symbolism is humanized by a top-flight cast and an ending that manages to be brutal and rapturously romantic at the same time. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "The language, a lyrical blend of Jane Austen and Whit Stillman, bewitches even as it stings. A sublime Kate Beckinsale digs into the role of her career. Pure pleasure. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
3/4 56% Money Monster (2016) "Foster moves her film from a pulse-quickening nail-biter to an incisive look at a beleaguered America undergoing a crisis of faith. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 12, 2016
2/4 26% Being Charlie (2016) "a well-meaning study of addiction that hits too many banal beats to snap us to attention. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/4 89% A Bigger Splash (2016) "Everything in this spellbinding erotic dance is so ripe and voluptuous that watching it doesn't seem enough, you want to take a bite out of it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 4, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Sure, it's too much and way too familiar. But Captain America: Civil War brings the fun, the fierce and the fireworks. Summer, we have liftoff. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted May 4, 2016
2/4 8% Papa: Hemingway in Cuba (2016) "As the first U.S. film shot in Cuba since Castro came to power in 1959, Papa gives us sights to revel in. Oddly, what hurts is the clunky, overripe script. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/4 78% The Family Fang (2016) "Jason Bateman has an affinity for directing. He and Kidman make a potent team in a provocative film that questions the limits of art in a world that forgets to be human. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
1/4 8% Mother's Day (2016) "Director Garry Marshall is a menace. He keeps killing holidays with all-star comedies in which a laugh would die of loneliness. Note to Marshall: Keep your mitts off Father's Day. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3/4 77% Keanu (2016) "I've heard complaints that the feature film debut from Comedy Central's Key and Peele is uneven, overlong and really just a cat video disguised as a movie. Yeah, maybe. But I laughed my ass off. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 29, 2016
2/4 67% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Not even the mighty Tom Hanks can save this scattershot adaptation of Dave Eggers' lost-soul novel " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
32% Under the Cherry Moon (1986) "Like Elvis Presley, Prince has the charisma to carry an atrocious movie-real fans just want to see him-but even Elvis never got so carried away with himself that he thought he could direct. " ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/4 3% Nina (2016) "The word on this Nina Simone biopic has been so toxic for so long - it was filmed in 2012 but only released now - I was really hoping to find something good in it. No luck. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2.5/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Even when I didn't buy a word being said, I went with the flow. Why? Michael Shannon as Elvis and Kevin Spacey as Tricky Dick. Watching great actors swing for the fences is something special. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/4 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "The script lifts so much plot from Disney's animated Frozen that it could qualify as a remake. No one sings "Let It Go," but my advice to audiences is to do just that. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 82% The Meddler (2016) "Susan Sarandon is a star shining on her highest beams in a movie that the gifted writer-director Lorene Scafaria turns into something far less clich├ęd and more nuanced than the anatomy of a bossypants. - " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/4 92% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "It's stagey, often simplistic and it talks too damn much. But, hell, the talk has flavor and snap and a real-world sense of a community in crisis. Not bad for an escapist romp. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/4 97% Sing Street (2016) "Sing Street is the most romantic movie you'll find anywhere these days, brimming over with music, fun and the thrill of first love. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 90% Green Room (2016) "Green Room is way more than crass exploitation. It's a B movie with an art-house core. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3.5/4 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "Favreau's Jungle Book fills us with something rare in movies today - a sense of wonder. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 14, 2016
2.5/4 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "It's all about the ride, the relentless wallop and whoosh. But, hey, sometimes that's all a cine-junkie needs for a fix. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 50% Demolition (2016) "Director Jean-Marc Vallee keeps pounding the point that Gyllenhaal's character must destroy his old self to build a new one. It would be funny if it wasn't so profoundly unprofound. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 19% The Boss (2016) "McCarthy is a national slapstick treasure, but The Boss is a weak-kneed comedy that would topple without her. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2.5/4 72% Miles Ahead (2016) "You can feel Cheadle's desire to do Miles Davis proud by not doing anything boilerplate. It's a near miss, but you can't help applauding the passion behind it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 30, 2016
3.5/4 88% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "Leave it to Linklater to create a nonstop party that keeps ringing undertones of what happens when the party's over. That's what makes it a Linklater film. He builds human comedies, the kind that last. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 30, 2016
1/4 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "What once bubbled up from a sincere love of Greek family has now congealed into the all-too-familiar Hollywood tale of milking a cash cow until it cries for mercy. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 25, 2016
1/4 21% I Saw the Light (2016) "Hiddleston gives the role his considerable all, including singing Hank Williams hits in a voice that persuasively suggests the real thing.Hiddleston is not what's wrong with this movie. But damn near everything else is. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/4 88% Born To Be Blue (2016) "Everything that makes Ethan Hawke an extraordinary actor - his energy, his empathy, his fearless, vanity-free eagerness to explore the deeper recesses of a character - is on view in his performance as Chet Baker.. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Snyder, juiced up by Hans Zimmer's caffeinated score, throws everything at the screen until resistance is futile. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 22, 2016
3.5/4 91% My Golden Days (Trois Souvenirs De Ma Jeunesse) (2016) "Desplechin crafts My Golden Days as if he'd never made a movie before, as if youthful emotions were spilling all over it. The result is an exhilarating gift. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) "In this spellbinding sci-fi chase movie, UFOs take a back seat to identifiable human emotions. Go with it. Let director Jeff Nichols turn your head around. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 18, 2016
1/4 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "egregiously padded piffle " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2.5/4 82% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "Watching Sally Field is one of the pleasures of going to the movies. 'Doris' doesn't always give her the material she deserves. But even when the film fails her, Field never fails to shine. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 11, 2016
3.5/4 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "the movie comes loaded with everything a psychological thriller needs to shatter your nerves - and then kicks it up a notch. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2.5/4 90% City Of Gold (2016) "In search of fresh culinary treasures, Gold travels the hidden corners of a too-familiar city and we get to fall in love with L.A. again. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 63% Creative Control (2016) "For a film about technology's growing dehumanization, this stylized beauty is a frisky, formidable temptation. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
2/4 38% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) "Sacha Baron Cohen's new comedy brings the raunch - but the sharp satire is M.I.A. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/4 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Rickman deserves our salute, as does a film that honors his fierce intelligence. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 10, 2016
0/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) "director Babak Najafi, who not surprisingly staged something called Easy Money II, botches the action sequences so crudely, consistently and cynically that he makes Michael Bay look like Kurosawa. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 4, 2016
2/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "There's a line between artful and arty, and Malick has crossed it. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "That Tina Fey is funny is a given. That she gets inside the tangled mind of a complex woman on a perpetual hot seat is something new. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 3, 2016
3.5/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "This animated crime caper comes ready to party hard, but also takes a deep dive when necessary, especially when certain species are treated as threats and cause public panic. Listen up, Mr. Trump. " ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Mar 3, 2016
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