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Peter Travers

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 87% 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 18% 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 48% 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 90% 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 89% 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 44% 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 79% 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 58% 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 40% 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
68% 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 88% 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 92% 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 80% 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 77% 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 66% 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
1/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) Day's the runt, Cube is the bully, and for a punishing 91 minutes of rank idiocy we wait in vain for something funny to happen. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) What a bummer that all Chinese master Zhang Yimou and Hollywood star Matt Damon come up with is a B-level creature feature with delusions of grandeur. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 83% A United Kingdom (2017) An interracial romance between a British clerk and African royalty highights a historical flashpoint and offers a primo acting showcase for Oyelowo and Pike. It's a defiant cry from the heart.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
0.5/4 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Fifty Shades Dumber is more like it. The only conviction Johnson and Dornan bring to their roles comes in their mutual awkwardness. This softcore swill is hardcore awful.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Lego Batman Movie, animated with love and lunacy, is the funniest Caped Crusader movie ever.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
3.5/4 91% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Chapter 2, with Keanu Reeves at his absolute best, is the real deal in action-movie fireworks - it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2017
0/4 6% Rings (2017) If crap movies carried penalties for inflicting torture on audiences, then Rings would merit a death sentence.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
3.5/4 99% I Am Not Your Negro (2017) This Oscar-nominated portrait of James Baldwin uses the author's words to bridge the civil-rights past with our racially incendiary present. It's unmissable and unforgettable.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
1.5/4 32% A Dog's Purpose (2017) A manipulative script about dog reincarnation that whacks your emotions like a piñata - that's forgivable. But no mercy for a film charged with canine abuse behind the scenes. It shouldn't happen to a dog. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3.5/4 97% The Salesman (Forushande) (2017) Fresh off its Oscar nomination for Best Foreign-Language film, Asghar Farhadi's The Salesman is a dazzling, darkly funny, quietly devastating human drama from Iran. You are in the hands of a major film artist. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2.5/4 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey deep dives into his role as a mad-dog prospector like a starving man sitting down to a feast. As a movie, Gold is slim pickings. But McConaughey keeps you riveted.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
1/4 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Action-movie franchise returns with more extreme-sports stunts, lunk-headed espionage and Vin Diesel selling stupid to audiences who are inexplicably eager to gobble it up. Damn shame. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 75% Split (2017) M. Night Shyamalan's story of a kidnapper with serious identity issues is an acting showcase for James McAvoy - and first-rate creepfest.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 84% The Founder (2017) How is Michael Keaton's performance as McDonald's self-proclaimed founder Ray Kroc? I gotta say, I'm lovin' it. Keaton makes this electrifying take on the godfather of fast-food resonate for the scary here and now.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 100% Things to Come (L'avenir) (2016) Following her triumph in Elle, French screen legend Isabelle Huppert scores another bullseye with this delicate tale of philosophy professor starting over‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
1/4 32% Monster Trucks (2017) Monster Trucks is a wreck, fueled by the crazy belief that noise and repetition can disguise the lack of credible writing, directing, acting and FX.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/4 93% I, Daniel Blake (2017) This new Ken Loach landmark sums up everything that has kept his muckraking motor running for decades. An old-school social realist, the 80-year-old filmmaker again speaks up for the exploited lower classes,‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
0.5/4 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Like the four franchise fillers that preceded it, Underworld: Blood Wars is undoubtedly impervious to bad reviews. What it needs is a stake through the heart. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) A simply glorious Annette Bening (the Academy needs to that Best Actress nomination happen) leads a stellar cast in Mike Mills' semiautobiographical story about a bohemian women raising a teen in the age of 1970's feminism and punk rock.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3/4 34% Live By Night (2017) The feeling persists that the material would have cut deeper as a miniseries. Still, Affleck shines as a director of actors and action. The man knows how to create a haunting gangster noir worth getting lost in. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3.5/4 92% Toni Erdmann (2016) If you're looking for the best and most beguiling foreign-language film of the year, you'll find it in Maren Ade's German father-daughter story that will leave you laughing and choking back tears, often simultaneously. ‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3.5/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) This untold story of African-American females who helped NASA conquer the cosmos features three incredible performances. Corny at times, sure, but you'll still want to stand up and cheer.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
3.5/4 95% Paterson (2016) Adam Driver gives his loveliest, most lyrical performance in this Jim Jarmusch film-one of the year's best-that takes its good, sweet time working its way into your mind and heart. But when it does, you're a goner.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2016
2.5/4 73% Sing (2016) Sing doesn't have the grit or the grace notes of Zootopia.. No potent metaphors here about predators and victims - the film slides by simply by shaking its sillies out. You could do worse.‐ Rolling Stone
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016