Peter Travers

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Peter Travers
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Born United States
Occupation Film critic, writer, television journalist
Genre Film criticism, journalism

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

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

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.[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

Four Stars

Films that received his top-rating (Four Star) are:[6]

(*) Information updated up to November 13, 2014

No Stars

On the opposite end of the rating spectrum, he has given his lowest-rating of No Star to:[6]

(*) Information updated up to March 30, 2011

Number Ones and other Numbers From Travers’ Top Tens

References

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  7. Peter Travers (2011-11-15). "The Descendants | Movie Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-12-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. "The Dukes of Hazzard - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  14. "Bride Wars - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
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  16. "The Informers - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  17. "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  18. "Brooklyn's Finest - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  19. "Crazy on the Outside - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  20. "The Tourist - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  21. "Vampires Suck - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-04-02.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  22. Travers, Peter. "Atlas Shrugged: Part I - Movies Reviews". Rolling Stones. Retrieved 17 November 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  23. "Transformers: Dark of the Moon - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-08-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  24. "Jack and Jill - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-11-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  25. "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-11-12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  26. "New Year's Eve - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2011-12-11.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  27. "The Devil Inside - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-01-13.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  28. "One for the Money - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-01-29.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  29. "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-02-18.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  30. "A Little Bit of Heaven - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2012-05-04.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  31. "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2013-01-25.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  32. "Safe Haven - Rolling Stone Movies Reviews". Retrieved 2013-03-03.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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