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Peter Travers

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Despite comically inspired vocal performances from Justin Theroux and Dave Franco as nutjob Lego versions of Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker, the action and jokes pile up with exhausting repetitiveness. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2.5/4 65% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Judi Dench Is a royal pleasure, but the film-a shallow look at Queen Victoria's friendship with an Indian Muslim clerk- fails to examine complicated cultural, historical questions.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2.5/4 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It's James Bond on laughing gas and too much of everything. Those who hated the first film will be double irritated. Screw 'em. True Kingsman fans will appreciate that the sequel lays on the violence, sex and politics three times thicker. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4 95% Stronger (2017) Kudos to a brilliant, hilariously unexpected performance from Jake Gyllenhaal in a powerhouse biopic about Boston bombing victim Jeff Bauman that doesn't sugarcoat the man's story - and that makes all the difference‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Imagine Hillary and Trump Swinging Rackets. Emma Stone and Steve Carell's recreation of the media circus that was the '73 King-Riggs tennis match couldn't be more relevant.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2.5/4 34% American Assassin (2017) Even when logic goes up in flames, Michael Cuesta's thriller speeds ahead like a heat-seeking missile. Michael Keaton and new star Dylan O'Brien make action fireworks seem fresh again.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 89% First They Killed My Father (2017) Jolie is often patronized as a humanitarian who makes worthy films to rouse an indifferent public, like that's a bad thing. It also denies the visceral impact and artful shape of her work. 'First They Kill' is a labor of love. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
3/4 92% Gook (2017) Justin Chon looks at bigotry through the eyes of two Korean brothers in L.A.'s South Central in 1992. The result is hardass yet hypnotically beautiful.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3/4 81% Brad's Status (2017) As dad obsessed with his son's college applications, Ben Stiller is at his best in Mike White's high-anxiety satire. Stiller and White: they make you laugh till it hurts.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
3.5/4 67% mother! (2017) Aronofsky's visionary biblical allegory always seems on the verge of exploding. Lawrence, Bardem and an Oscar-caliber Pfeiffer are all on fire. Love it or loathe it, the film is an artist's cry from his own corrupt heart. You won't know what hit you. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
1.5/4 33% Home Again (2017) Witherspoon is a genuine fireball, and it takes a lot to muffle her high spirits in a blanket of bland. So congratulations, Home Again. Against all odds, you've done it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3/4 84% It (2017) You'll scream bloody murder!‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
1/4 7% Tulip Fever (2017) Forget fever -- this floral-scented fiasco is so lifeless you can barely feel a pulse.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
3/4 82% Beach Rats (2017) British actor Harris Dickinson gives a smashing breakthrough performance in Beach Rats.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
2.5/4 37% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Reynolds and Jackson make this summer lunacy go down easy with their banter and bullet-dodging skills. They're the only reason this R-rated action comedy doesn't sink into the generic quicksand from whence it came.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Soderbergh's return to features is a redneck riff on his Ocean's 11, a cool breeze of summertime sweetness that restores the good name of movie escapism. Daniel Craig is off-the-chain hilarious.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
1.5/4 30% The Only Living Boy in New York (2017) Not even an A-list cast can turn this coming-of-age misfire-a total misreading of The Graduate from screenwriter Allan Loeb- into anything more than a losing battle against tin-eared dialogue.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/4 48% The Glass Castle (2017) Oscar winner Brie Larson stars in an artificial adaptation of journalist Jeanette Walls' devastating rough-childhood memoir. Instead of the book's cold, hard truths, the film peddles easy upllft. It's a damn shame.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/4 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Matt Spicer's social media satire is a bonbon spiked with wit and malice. Plaza and Olsen, both toxic perfection, show us a nightmare world of Insta-obsessives that's all too recognizable as our own.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 88% Good Time (2017) Propelled by a Rob Pattinson tour de force, this Safdie brothers fireball rips through 100 minutes of screen time like Wile E. Coyote with his tail on fire. It comes at you hard so you remember.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
3.5/4 97% Columbus (2017) The feature directing debut of Kogonada, the South Korean video essayist and critic, is a poetic spellbinder about two strangers bonding over modern architecture.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/4 86% Wind River (2017) Directorial debut of 'Sicario' screenwriter Taylor Sheridan turns the story of a tracker, a Fed and a dead Native-American girl into a sharp social commentary that knocks you for a loop. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
1/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) So much is so wrong about this stunted film version of Stephen King's marvelously dense and dazzling series of eight novels, that all I can say is this unholy mess shouldn't happen to a King, much less a paying customer.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/4 78% An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power (2017) Truth to Power sprawls when it most needs to focus, diluting the power punch of the original with too much bobbing and weaving. But it's hard to argue that the crusade isn't still vital.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
3.5/4 82% Detroit (2017) Director Bigelow and screenwriter Boal take the Detroit race riots of half a century ago and create a hardcore masterpiece that digs into our violent past to hold up a dark mirror to the systemic racism that still rages in the here and now. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3/4 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron, who did most of her own martial-arts stunts, is pure bruising poetry in motion. She's a stone-cold badass. How can you resist?‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
3/4 89% Girls Trip (2017) In all the ways 'Rough Night' went wrong, 'Girl Trip' goes hilariously right. Regina Hall, Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah and-yowza!- Tiffany Haddish let laughs bubble out of character instead of blunt-force farce. It makes all the difference.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2017
2.5/4 74% Landline (2017) Jenny Slate and filmmaker Gillian Robespierre are sublime talents, but Landline drifts into sitcom clichés, when there's tons of talk about pain but little of the actual hurt.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
2/4 50% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) It's as gorgeous as anything the French filmmaker Luc Besson has ever made and as empty as a Trump tweet. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/4 93% Dunkirk (2017) The Oscar race for Best Picture is officially on. From first frame to last, Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk is a monumental achievement, a World War II epic of staggering visual spectacle (see it in IMAX if you can) that hits you like a shot in the heart. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2017
3.5/4 88% Lady Macbeth (2017) Newcomer Florence Pugh, in a performance that will soon be legendary, dives deep into this terrifically twisted, erotic thriller and makes it matter.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) The rebooted franchise goes out with a bang - and a career-high performance from motion-capture maestro Andy Serkis‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2017
3.5/4 92% A Ghost Story (2017) Alternately child-like and artful, A Ghost Story holds you in thrall - get into Lowery's rhythms and the movie will touch you deeply. The minimalist performances of Affleck and Mara are mesmerizing ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
3/4 61% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Steve Carell doubles your fun in Despicable Me 3 - voicing feuding twin bros. Carell is the life of the party and the main reason this animated blast of slapstick silliness packs appeal beyond the PG crowd.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) News Flash: Tom Holland is the best movie Spider-Man ever. He finds the kid inside the famous red onesie and brings out the kid in even the most hardened filmgoer.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3/4 85% Okja (2017) Bong Joon-ho's all-star eco-fable of a girl and her giant pig Is wacky, weird and wonderful. It's also part kiddie treat and part horrorshow, but hang on-it's worth it.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
93% 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 78% 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 98% 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 15% 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 84% 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 46% 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 77% 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 89% 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 16% 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 53% 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 18% 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