Peter Travers

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Not to be confused with P.L. Travers.
Peter Travers
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Occupation Film critic, author, journalist
Genre Film criticism, journalism

Peter Travers is an American film critic and journalist, 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] 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] Travers also hosts The New York Film Critics Series® (NYFCS®), one of the leading word-of-mouth screening companies, partnered with the nation’s leading independent cinemas to present live, national, in-theater screenings with captured live stars, directors and producers.[4]

Ratings[edit]

Since 1989, Travers had reviewed for Rolling Stone 2,465 movies as of 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.[5]

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 3 0 1 3 2 2 3 4 3 17 2.91
Total 25 14 162 49 210 171 463 329 45 1468 2.56

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

Annual film rankings[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Film reviews[edit]

Film title Director Reviewed in Star rating[7]
Leviathan Zvyagintsev, Andrey Travers, Peter (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Movies. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 103.  4
Mommy Dolan, Xavier Travers, Peter (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Movies. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 103.  4
Black Sea Macdonald, Kevin Travers, Peter (May 2015). "[Untitled review]". Movies. Rolling Stone (Australia). 762: 103.  3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Film Critics Circle: Peter Travers". New York Film Critics Circle. Archived from the original on 27 April 2006. 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. ^ "NY Film Critics Series". Nyfilmcriticsseries.com. 
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone Movies - Movie Reviews". Retrieved 2011-03-27. 
  6. ^ "Movie Reviews : Rolling Stone". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  7. ^ 1=Poor, 2=Fair, 3=Good, 4=Excellent, 5=Classic

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