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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.

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Career

Travers joined Rolling Stone in 1989 after a four-year stint with People. He's best 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. Some of the contemporary directors he is most receptive to based on ratings and placement in top ten lists include Martin Scorsese, David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino, Tim Burton, Clint Eastwood, Joel and Ethan Coen, and Ang Lee. He has also shown a great deal of disdain for certain directors, most notably Michael Bay and his films.

Reviews

In 2002, Travers began using a star-rating. Some of the films that received his top-rating (four-stars) are Letters from Iwo Jima, King Kong, City of God, United 93, Brokeback Mountain, Lost in Translation, Far From Heaven, Kill Bill, Babel, Syriana, Volver, Borat, Atonement, 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, WALL-E, Up, Where The Wild Things Are, Avatar (which he initially rated three and a half stars, but changed his rating in Rolling Stone Issue 1097[1]), and A Prophet.

On the opposite end of the rating spectrum, he has given his lowest-rating of 'zero-stars' to Bad Boys 2, The Dukes of Hazzard, Fool's Gold, Norbit, Untraceable, Bride Wars, The Informers, Obsessed, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, All About Steve, and Crazy on the Outside.

Number Ones from Travers’ Top Tens

References

  1. ^ Travers, Peter (2010-02-04). "'Avatar': A Closer Look at a Megahit". Rolling Stone (1097): 67. 

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