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Peter Travers

Peter Travers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 30% Masterminds (2016) The movie has been on ice awaiting release for over a year, owing to the bankruptcy of its studio. But some of the jokes were moldy long before that happened. Masterminds owes us our two hours back. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/4 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The film feels overstuffed, with Tim Burton repeating tricks from his greatest hits (think Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands). But stick with it just for those times when Burton flies high on his own peculiar genius. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) The film depicts the worst oil spill in American history and director Peter Berg recreates the cataclysm of that day with unbearable tension and healing compassion. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2/4 53% The Dressmaker (2016) Kate Winslet can do anything ... except save this movie from quirky overkill. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Directed by the great Mira Nair, the film hits you like a shot in the heart. Nyong'o and Oyelowo are both extraordinary, giving newcomer Nalwanga a chance to shine as Phiona grows into her own woman. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 77% Goat (2016) A fact-based fratboy movie it might be helpful to think of as Animal House minus the laughs. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) If the sight of Denzel Washington, guns blazing and saddled up for his first western, doesn't get your pulse racing, read elsewhere. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) Belated "official" sequel to 1999 hit updates technology but repeats the original's shocks - only much louder and lamer ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 95% The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years (2016) Ron Howard's documentary rightly keeps coming back to the music and the band's delight in making it. Good move. It truly is a joy forever. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) It sounds godawful in title and concept - but which in execution is a fizzy delight. Warning: The sight of middle-agers bonking may cause teen tremors. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/4 61% Snowden (2016) Joseph Gordon-Levitt is fiercely committed as Snowden, but director Oliver Stone sticks to the surface and buries the provocation. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) Do the widely-praised writings of LeRoy become less praiseworthy when you know they were crafted under false pretenses? It's a question worth chewing on even if the film asking it stacks the deck. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/4 85% Sully (2016) Like Sully, Hanks makes the impossible seem effortless. Listen up, Oscar. Hanks and director Eastwood deserve the three words Sully prizes most: Job well done. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 35% Max Rose (2016) Max Rose might not be up to Lewis, but he gives it everything he's got in a quietly devastating performance. You can't take your eyes off him. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 71% White Girl (2016) Is there anything less shocking than a movie that thinks it's shocking? See White Girl if only for the all-stops-out performance of Morgan Saylor as a college student on the yellow brick road to cocaine and near-constant sexual debasement. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2/4 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Fassbenderand Vikander, who fell in love during the making of the film, fully commit to their roles and hold us in their grip. The movie, sad to say, can't keep its head above water. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Sep 2, 2016
3/4 43% The Hollars (2016) Krasinski directs with humor and compassion. And Margo Martindale proves again that she is one of the best actors on the planet. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) This is some weird, twisted s--t. Don't groan when I say Don't Breathe is a home-invasion thriller. Director Fede Alvarez is as good as it gets when it comes to playing with things that go bump in the night. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.4/4 91% Southside With You (2016) Here's the date movie of the year, about a first 1989 date between Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers) and Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter). Both actors are terrific, suggesting the powerhouses they're playing without undue mimickry. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 45% Hands of Stone (2016) True story of Panamanian boxing champ's rise and fall punches short but gives Robert De Niro a knockout role ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 25, 2016
46% Everybody's All-American (1988) By the end of this turgid mess, these talented, trapped actors look ready to run for their lives -- at last a sentiment the audience can share. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Aug 23, 2016
3/4 64% A Tale of Love and Darkness (2016) Every frame of A Tale of Love and Darkness reflects Natalie Portman's passionate striving and her grieving heart. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 20, 2016
1/4 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The last of the summer's movie epics is a digitalized eyesore hobbled in every department by staggering incompetence. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 20, 2016
3/4 60% War Dogs (2016) War Dogs is that rare contemporary comedy that knows how to make a laugh stick in your throat. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/4 66% Anthropoid (2016) Anthropoid reduces a riveting and resonant piece of WW2 history to moral muddle and monotonous filmmaking. Talk about an opportunity missed. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3.5/4 72% My King (Mon roi) (2016) Bercot and Cassel deliver phenomenal performances in this erotic bonfire of a movie. Maïwenn doesn't want to warm our heart, she wants to rip into it. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 12, 2016
3/4 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) A damn fine and funny film. Streep could be looking at her 20th Oscar nomination. It's a whole new direction for Grant. And Helberg is irresistible. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Thanks to director David Lowery's humanizing magic, this tale of an orphan boy and a dragon is that rare family film you really can take to heart. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) An effed-up funhouse. Rogen, a livewire satirist, dishes out an R-rated cartoon treat that tackles the crisis in the Middle East, the nonexistence of God and the sex lives of supermarket products. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 11, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hot damn, this one's a goodie - a mesmerizing, modern-day western that moves with the coiled intensity of a rattlesnake ready to spring. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 11, 2016
0/4 11% Nine Lives (2016) Family audiences should not be fooled. This witless talking cat movie needs to go out with the kitty litter. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3.5/4 98% Little Men (2016) It's time to realize that Ira Sachs is a modern master. Little Men, with its two boys racing at life with the brick wall of maturity still at a distance, is truly an exhilarating gift. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 5, 2016
1/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Who stole the soul of Suicide Squad? I'd say it's Ayer's willingness to go all limp-dick and compromise his hardcore action bona fides for a PG-13 crowdpleaser that would rather ingratiate than cut deep, or even cut at all. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Aug 2, 2016
2.5/4 77% Into The Forest (2016) Rozema's minimalist approach pays dividends until a final third hobbled by overdone effects and a thrashing musical score. Too bad. The story being told on the faces of Page and Wood has eloquence and power. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/4 96% Gleason (2016) Tweel has crafted a film that goes beyond the facts of Gleason's football life. It promotes an awareness of ALS that trumps any well-intended ice-bucket challenge - and ranks as a profound achievement. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 66% Nerve (2016) It gets off on the highwire fun of living on a digital dare and then pisses away its provocations by lecturing us with a metaphorical take on social media as an STD. What a buzz kill. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/4 82% Indignation (2016) Schamus delivers Philip Roth to the screen with his claws intact. It's riveting cinema. Lerman and Letts give performances that will knock the wind out of you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 81% Equity (2016) "Dudes only" - that might as well be the motto when it comes to big-screen finance dramas. But in this explosive corporate thriller, a dynamite Anna Gunn fights back. I'm with her. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Damon owns the role and the movie. It's a tense, twisty mindbender anchored by something no computer can generate: soul. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/4 59% Bad Moms (2016) The movie cops out by going soft in the end, but it's still hardcore hilarity for stressed moms looking for a girls night out. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 29, 2016
82% Total Recall (1990) The movie is a cartoon, though a mammothly enjoyable one. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 27, 2016
2.5/4 76% Lights Out (2016) Predictable stuff, energized by some spiffy scare effects and actors who perform well beyond the call of fright-house duty. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Is it too much? You bet. But Saunders and Lumley are all about keeping the party going. So grab your Bolly, darlings, and party on. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3.5/4 99% Don't Think Twice (2016) Birbiglia, a filmmaking talent to watch, lays out the joy, pain, anger, and aching doubt that go into letting an audience in on the joke. You'll laugh till it hurts. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
1/4 15% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) The fifth entry in the Ice Age series is a loud, lazy, laugh-starved cash grab that cynically exploits its target audience (I use the term advisedly) by serving them scraps and calling it yummy. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Come to 'Star Trek Beyond' for the pow; stay for the emotional wipeout. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 33% Equals (2016) Fanciful? Sure. Familiar? You bet. But Stewart and Hoult are both quietly devastating. Doremus is onto something about possibility in a future world gone cold from insisting that things can't change. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 14, 2016
2.5/4 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Cranston changes his character from regular Joe to raging psycho - and you believe it utterly. He's extraordinary. Too bad the movie settles for being same old/same old. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/4 70% Café Society (2016) Buoyed by the nuanced performances of Stewart and Eisenberg, the 80-year-old Woody Allen creates a ravishing romance shot through with humor and heartbreak. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 13, 2016
2.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Angry nerds, take note: The ladies are the best thing about this franchise reboot. Kate McKinnon is a spontaneous eruption of hellfire hilarity. ‐ Rolling Stone
Posted Jul 13, 2016