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Peter Travers

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
98% Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright's start to finish sensation is blessed with killer car chases, a star-making turn from Ansel Elgort, the year's best soundtrack and the most fun you'll have at the movies all summer.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
3.5/4 74% The Beguiled (2017) Sofia Coppola is a virtuoso of image and sound. but don't mistake her delicate touch for weakness. The Beguiled is a hothouse flower of startling power and intimacy. You can't shake it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3.5/4 96% The Big Sick (2017) Comic Kumail Nanjiani and his wife/co-screenwriter Emily V. Gordon carve this heartfelt love story out of her health crisis and their own culture-clash relationship. Not just the funniest romcom in ages, it's one of 2017's best films.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
0/4 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Every time Michael Bay directs another Transformers abomination (this is the fifth), the movies die a little. This one makes the summer's other blockbuster misfires look like masterpieces.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
3/4 82% Megan Leavey (2017) Kate Mara is raw and riveting in the title role, a marine who ends up in combat in Iraq with a bomb-sniffing German shepherd. It's a true story that earns your tears. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/4 48% Rough Night (2017) The women in Rough Night are terrific company. They never wear out their welcome. Too bad you can't say the same for the movie.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
1.5/4 22% The Book of Henry (2017) Even in this mess of conflicting ideas, you still get a sense of the childlike wonder that drives Treverrow to tell stories. It's a rare gift, and something to help him survive calamitous setbacks like this one.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 76% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) Salma Hayek gives the performance of her career in this stealth weapon of a comedy from director Miguel Arteta and screenwriter Mike White.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/4 87% It Comes At Night (2017) You want horror that screws with your head? This is your ticket, a haunting story of two families surviving the postapocalypse proves there's a major new filmmaking talent in town, Trey Edward Shults‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
1/4 15% The Mummy (2017) How meh is The Mummy? Let me count the ways. For all the digital desperation from overworked computers, this Tom Cruise reboot lands onscreen with a resounding thud. Epic fail. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
3/4 63% Dean (2017) [Demetri Martin] makes the transition into feature filmmaking as writer, director and star with just the right blend of humor and heartbreak. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Gal Gadot is unstoppable and spectacular to see in motion. Watch her fly. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/4 54% War Machine (2017) Brad Pitt pushes the role of a rogue general too far into caricature and defangs the film by forgetting that world leaders and policy wonks don't mean a thing if they're not flesh and blood. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/4 19% Baywatch (2017) The Rock is fun to watch, for a while at least. The rest is one big fat wallow in instant stupid.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Is this really only the fifth entry in the Pirates film franchise? It feels like the 50th. Except for Javier Bardem, who brings a dollop of fresh mischief to this paycheck party, Dead Men has all the flavor of rotting leftovers. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 90% Paint It Black (2017) Actress Amber Tamblyn's first movie as a director dives headfirst into the hot-button subject of suicide and emerges with expressionistic power with savage grace.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 74% Wakefield (2017) The role of Wakefield is a beast, and Cranston, rising to the challenges set by director Robin Swicord, gives it everything he's got. His award-caliber performance is astounding to watch.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) It's covering old ground - the shocking originality of the first Alien is a one-time thing. No worries. I'd rank Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant with the best of the series, right after the initial one-two punch. Fans are going to freak out.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 17, 2017
3/4 49% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Director Eleanor Coppola is 80, but you'd never know it from her seductive lightness of touch. Diane Lane is irresistible in this delightful love-triangle that costars the French countryside, looking so delicious you want to lick the screen.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
2.5/4 35% Snatched (2017) This mother-daughter comedy is flimsy for sure, but watching the dynamic comic duo of Goldie Hawn and Amy Schumer mix it up on screen is not be sniffed at. They're rock stars. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
1/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Director Guy Ritchie can turn London crime dramas into cinematic lightning, but apply his fast cuts and jagged pacing to the Arthurian legend and you get, well, a brutal, bleedin' mess. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 86% The Lovers (2017) Writer-director Azazel Jacobs finds buoyant comedy and touching gravity in the ashes of a relationship. Above all, give yourself over Winger and Letts-they are perfection.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
30% 3 Generations (2017) Another bloodless example of Hollywood's cowardice in grappling with the world as it is. 3 Generations doesn't cut deep into the torn-from-the-headlines issue of trans rights. In fact, it doesn't cut at all. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3.5/4 51% The Dinner (2017) There are bumps along the way, but Moverman and his top-tier cast (Gere, Coogan, Hall and Linney) take a piece out of you. It's a gripping psychological thriller with a sting in its tail.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Vol. 2 still has the loosey-goosey feel of a rogue epic that the kids made when the grown-ups weren't watching. Only a turd blossom could resist it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
1/4 15% The Circle (2017) The Circle feels dull, dated and ripped from yesterday's headlines. It flatlines while you're watching it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
2/4 50% The Promise (2017) Director Terry George delivers a scalding dramatization of the Ottoman Empire's 1915 genocidal annihilation of its Armenian citizens, and then dulls it with a soapy, invented love triangle. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
1/4 26% Unforgettable (2017) Unforgettable is definitely the wrong title for a movie you want to erase from your memory the second it ends.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/4 92% A Quiet Passion (2017) Cynthia Nixon is simply magnificent as Emily Dickinson in director Terence Davies' gentle yet subversively fierce and funny look at the life and art of the great American poet. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3.5/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere tones down his star charisma and hits a new career peak as a Jewish fixer on the ropes in Joseph Cedar's compulsively watchable character study.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Everyone, including Hunnam and Pattinson, brings their A-game to James Gray's haunting and visionary journey into the heart of Amazonian darkness, a potent provocation that gets under your skin. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Not as fast or fine as Furious 7, but still party time for action junkies and auto-erotics. The Rock and Statham steal the show from Diesel, which is a good thing. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2017
3.5/4 97% Graduation (Bacalaureat) (2017) To director Cristian Mungiu, Romania is not just a country - it's a state of mind. His latest is a gripping thriller that shows his social-realist concern for people who believe they can't raise their position based on merit alone.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2/4 46% Going in Style (2017) Update of 1979's three-men-and-a-bank-robbery caper is no bargain, but it does let you hang with the A-list senior cast of Morgan Freeman, 79, Alan Arkin, 83, and Michael Caine, 84. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) Nacho Vigalondo's giant-creature-run-amuck fantasy is a brilliantly bizarro satire of gender politics, featuring Anne Hathaway in a funny, fierce, fully committed performance that demands to be seen.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
2.5/4 60% The Zookeeper's Wife (2017) True-story drama about a Polish wife who helped shelter Jews from the Nazis in her family zoo can't escape clichés - but does boast an excellent lead performance from Jessica Chastain‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/4 46% Wilson (2017) Woody Harrelson is the only life in this party, a misstep that gives Daniel Clowes' graphic novel the indie-cutesy treatment.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
67% Life (2017) Neither Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal nor a creepy-crawly monster can save this Alien ripoff. There's no life in Life, just leftovers. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3% The Mod Squad (1999) There are only two possible reactions to the film version of The Mod Squad: Either you hate it or you really hate it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2017
3/4 90% Frantz (2017) Francois Ozon's post-WW1 period piece about a German widow and a French solder takes on xenophobic hatred that's as timely as Trump, making Frantz is a film of its time ... and ours.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
1/4 45% Song to Song (2017) Legendary filmmaker Terrence Malick hits all the wrong notes with this rambling, incoherent love-triangle story set against the Austin, Texas music scene.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) The passing of two decades can take the piss out of these era-defining Nineties rebels. Still, there's a hard-won wisdom at work here, as well as an aching sense of loss. .‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) What Beauty and the Beast rises or falls on is the love story, and here, allowed to slow down to let in intimate moments, the movie catches fire. It's an exhilarating gift.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan (2017) Make no mistake, Logan earns its tears. If Jackman and Stewart are serious about this being their mutual X-Men swan song, they could not have crafted a more heartfelt valedictory.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
3.5/4 79% Personal Shopper (2017) For those seeking resolution, this unlikely ghost story will be a frustrating exercise. But Kristen Stewart and director Assayas are chasing something ephemeral that is pure cinema. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The dialogue is clunky, the A-list actors are slumming and, yeah, you've seen it all before, but the thunderously exciting creature effects make this Kong reboot a rip-roaring rumble in the jungle. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2017
2.54 67% Before I Fall (2017) Russo-Young embraces girl culture without condescending to it. That's enough to carry you over the sappy hurdles and lift Before I Fall above the YA herd. It's a small comfort, but we'll take it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
86% Pelle the Conqueror (Pelle Erobreren) (1988) The movie -- ravishingly photographed by Jorgen (Elvira Madigan) Persson -- dazzles with incident but fails to find the human focus to validate a lasting claim on the heart.‐ People Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3.5/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) For the U.S. version, the French voice cast has been replaced by an English one. But no matter what language it's in, My Life as Zucchini never sacrifices what's true for what's trite. This is animation as an art form, inspiring and indelible.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) A jolt-a-minute horrorshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit. How is one movie all that? See Get Out, from debuting director Jordan Peele (one half of the comic team of Key and Peele), and get woke. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2017