3448 items by Peter Travers

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    Dallas Buyers Club | MOVIE REVIEW

    It's ironic and then some that good ol' Texas boy Matthew McConaughey, 43, has found the role of his career playing a hate-spewing redneck in Dallas Buyers Club. It's the true story of Dallas pussy-hound Ron Woodroof,...

    October 31, 2013 1:10 PM ET
  • Last Vegas

    Last Vegas | MOVIE REVIEW

    Before this movie can laugh at itself, which Last Vegas (about four seniors hitting Vegas for the bachelor party of one of their own) does frequently and affably, it must cope with getting jabbed with gag titles...

    October 31, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • About Time

    About Time | MOVIE REVIEW

    Like a doggie in a window, this romcom relentlessly wags its tail so you'll fall in love and take it home. Not this time, puppy. There's nothing terribly wrong with About Time, it's just that it rarely...

    October 31, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Bad Grandpa

    Bad Grandpa | MOVIE REVIEW

    It's not really a movie. It's Johnny Knoxville, 42, and his Jackass crew faking out real people into believing he's 86-year-old Irving Zisman, an old fart bag traveling cross-country to deliver his eight-year-old grandson, Billy (the...

    October 24, 2013 3:30 PM ET
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    Blue Is the Warmest Color | MOVIE REVIEW

    This ardent and affecting French love story, now unfairly categorized as "that three-hour lesbian movie," hits wide release after taking home the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Sparks will fly. And not just for the...

    October 24, 2013 3:25 PM ET
  • The Counselor

    The Counselor | MOVIE REVIEW

    When an indisputably great author like Cormac McCarthy (Blood Meridian, The Road) writes his first original screenplay, attention must be paid. When that screenplay turns out to be as clunky as The Counselor, "forgive and forget"...

    October 24, 2013 3:20 PM ET
  • 12 Years a Slave

    12 Years a Slave | MOVIE REVIEW

    A musician is drugged, kidnapped and sold to a ring of human traffickers. Director Steve McQueen uses his considerable skills to chain us to that man. Then he drops him and us into a pitiless chamber of...

    October 17, 2013 10:00 AM ET
  • The Fifth Estate

    The Fifth Estate | MOVIE REVIEW

    Maybe it's because the tale of WikiLeaks mad genius Julian Assange is still being written, but The Fifth Estate never settles down long enough to make a case for or against this controversial figure. It helps that...

    October 17, 2013 9:55 AM ET
  • All Is Lost

    All Is Lost | MOVIE REVIEW

    It shouldn't work at all, and yet it does, splendidly. Robert Redford, utterly magnificent and giving a virtuoso performance, is alone onscreen. That's right. Alone. In Gravity, Sandra Bullock has George Clooney for company in space....

    October 17, 2013 9:50 AM ET
  • Kill Your Darlings

    Kill Your Darlings | MOVIE REVIEW

    Sex, lies, betrayal and murder set among the gods of the Beat Generation. That's Kill Your Darlings, a dark beauty of a film that gets inside your head and stays there. Daniel Radcliffe, erasing all memories of...

    October 17, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • Captain Phillips

    Captain Phillips | MOVIE REVIEW

    The facts made global headlines back in 2009. Richard Phillips, captain of the Maersk Alabama, found the commercial ship boarded by Somali pirates, who held him for ransom on a lifeboat for five days until the Navy...

    October 11, 2013 11:25 AM ET
  • Runner Runner

    Runner Runner | MOVIE REVIEW

    Ben Affleck wins the Best Picture Oscar for Argo and follows it up with – what? – this turd. Yikes! Affleck isn’t directing this time, just acting, and that just barely. Brad Furman (The Lincoln...

    October 11, 2013 11:20 AM ET
  • Gravity

    Gravity | MOVIE REVIEW

    Sandra Bullock, in the performance of a lifetime, spends most of this wondrous wallop of a movie lost in space, alone where no one can hear her scream. And because director Alfonso Cuarón, a master of pure...

    October 3, 2013 2:55 PM ET
  • Parkland

    Parkland | MOVIE REVIEW

    The premise is intriguing and then some. As we near the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination in Dallas, this movie examines that tragedy through the events that transpired when the bloodied body of the president was taken...

    October 3, 2013 2:50 PM ET
  • Don Jon

    Don Jon | MOVIE REVIEW

    Jon Martello, a pussy-hound bartender from Jersey, is home alone, focusing tight on his computer and energetically rubbing one out while hardcore porn images flash in front of him. It's better than the real thing, Jon tells...

    September 26, 2013 1:05 PM ET
  • Metallica: Through the Never

    Metallica: Through the Never | MOVIE REVIEW

    It goes without saying that Metallica freaks will freak out at this thrashing thriller of a concert film that features the band doing its greatest hits in 3D and IMAX. If you’re looking for an orgasmic...

    September 26, 2013 1:00 PM ET
  • Movie Stars Invade the Emmy Awards

    Movie Stars Invade the Emmy Awards | ARTICLE

    TV is already upping movies in prestige and influence – thrill to watching at Breaking Bad on the tube! Despair over paying to see The Family at the multiplex! I rest my case. No wonder cinema...

    September 20, 2013 6:15 PM ET
  • Rush


    I have a crazy hunch that Rush, about two real-life Formula One racers locking wheels and horns in 1976, may be the combustible, cheer-worthy surprise it is because director Ron Howard almost didn't have the money to...

    September 19, 2013 4:15 PM ET
  • Enough Said

    Enough Said | MOVIE REVIEW

    James Gandolfini, in one of his final roles before his death in June, is so sweetly funny in this rueful comedy that you wish he had been given more chances to tap his talent for the lighter...

    September 19, 2013 4:10 PM ET
  • Prisoners

    Prisoners | MOVIE REVIEW

    There are moments when Prisoners feels like the Zero Dark Thirty of child-kidnapping thrillers. Here's the deal: Hugh Jackman gives a powerhouse performance as Keller Dover, a Pennsylvania contractor, survivalist and recovering alcoholic whose six-year-old daughter...

    September 19, 2013 4:05 PM ET