Peter Travers

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Peter Travers is an American film critic, who has written for, in turn, People and Rolling Stone. Travers also hosts a celebrity interview show called Popcorn on ABC News Now and ABCNews.com.

Career[edit]

Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People.[1] He is known for his basic writing style that eschews a more sophisticated analysis for an easy-to-read and often very opinionated form. According to efilmcritic.com, Travers is the nation's most blurbed film critic.[2][3] Some of the contemporary directors he is most receptive to based on ratings and placement in top ten lists include Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Paul Thomas Anderson, Clint Eastwood, Christopher Nolan, Joel and Ethan Coen, and Ang Lee.[citation needed] He has also shown a great deal of disdain for certain directors, most notably Michael Bay and his films.[citation needed]

Reviews[edit]

Ratings[edit]

Since 1989, Travers has reviewed for Rolling Stone 2465 movies up to July 21, 2011. On April 10, 2002, Travers began using intensively a star-rating system ranging from No star to Four Star. He used such system very seldom before, and not all reviews are rated.[4]

Ratings (*)
Year No Star Half Star One Star One Half Star Two Star Two Half Star Three Star Three Half Star Four Star Total Movies Average Rating
1990 1 1 NA
1991 1 1 NA
1992 1 1 NA
1993 1 1 NA
1997 1 1 NA
2000 1 1 NA
2002 9 10 15 6 4 44 2.52
2003 25 35 49 26 6 141 2.53
2004 25 27 48 32 3 135 2.57
2005 1 10 3 21 9 57 31 3 135 2.74
2006 1 2 15 4 19 19 45 30 7 142 2.64
2007 7 5 15 15 36 42 3 123 2.84
2008 2 6 13 5 16 23 33 31 4 133 2.53
2009 5 2 14 8 11 21 42 42 3 148 2.61
2010 3 1 13 7 16 31 45 28 2 146 2.56
2011 5 2 12 3 11 11 24 12 2 78 2.12
2012 5 0 9 8 15 31 41 33 3 145 2.65
2013 3 1 10 6 14 11 27 16 4 88 2.45
2014 2 0 1 3 2 2 3 4 0 17 1.88
Grand Total 25 14 162 49 210 171 463 329 45 1468 2.56

(*) Information updated up to July 21, 2011

Based on analysis of ratings, normalising to number of reviews in each category, the following directors have the highest percentage of reviews in the range Three StarsFour Stars:

Director Three Star Three HalfStar Four Star
Clint Eastwood 0.26% 1.48% 5.26%
Martin Scorsese 0.00% 1.11% 5.26%
Quentin Tarantino 0.26% 0.37% 5.26%
Pedro Almodóvar 0.00% 0.37% 5.26%
Todd Haynes 0.00% 0.37% 5.26%
Spike Jonze 0.00% 0.00% 5.26%

(*) Information updated up to July 21, 2011

Four Stars[edit]

Films that received his top-rating (Four Star) are:[5]

(*) Information updated up to December 10, 2012

No Stars[edit]

On the opposite end of the rating spectrum, he has given his lowest-rating of No Star to:[5]

(*) Information updated up to March 30, 2011

Number Ones and other Numbers From Travers’ Top Tens[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Film Critics Circle: Peter Travers". New York Film Critics Circle. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Childress, Erik. "Criticwatch 2008 - The Whores of the Year". eFilmCritic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Childress, Erik. "Criticwatch 2009 - The Whores of the Year". eFilmCritic.com. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "Rolling Stone Movies - Movie Reviews". Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  5. ^ a b "Movie Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 3 April 2010. 
  6. ^ By Peter Travers (2011-11-15). "The Descendants | Movie Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-12-02. 
  7. ^ "Bad Boys II- Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  8. ^ "The Dukes of Hazzard - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  9. ^ "Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  10. ^ "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning- Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  11. ^ "Fool's Gold - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  12. ^ "Untraceable - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  13. ^ "All About Steve - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  14. ^ "Bride Wars - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  15. ^ "Obsessed - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  16. ^ "The Informers - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  17. ^ "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  18. ^ "Brooklyn's Finest - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  19. ^ "Crazy on the Outside - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  20. ^ "The Tourist - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  21. ^ "Vampires Suck - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02. 
  22. ^ Travers, Peter. "Atlas Shrugged: Part I - Movies Reviews". Rolling Stones. Retrieved 17 November 2011. 
  23. ^ "Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  24. ^ "Jack and Jill - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-11-11. 
  25. ^ "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-11-12. 
  26. ^ "New Year's Eve - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  27. ^ "The Devil Inside - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  28. ^ "One for the Money - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-01-29. 
  29. ^ "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-02-18. 
  30. ^ "A Little Bit of Heaven - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-05-04. 
  31. ^ "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  32. ^ "Safe Haven - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2013-03-03. 

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