David Sterritt

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For 1,981 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 53% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 45% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Northfork
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
1,981 movie reviews
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Extravagant and funny it is, and also quite dark at times.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Weir had a truly magical touch in early films like this 1977 masterpiece, which offers a transfixing excursion into the "dream time" of Australian myth.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Stillman brings his usual sharp wit to this exploration of upper-middle-class angst, completing the comic trilogy he began with "Metropolitan" and "Barcelona."
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is the only film Laughton ever directed, and he packed it with a mixture of eerie chills, ingenious suspense, and absurdist humor. It's a genuine classic.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The movie doesn't reach any deep insights, but its mixture of psychology, philosophy, and realpolitik is downright riveting.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's never been topped.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Brilliantly acted, sumptuously filmed, and overflowing with mellifluous music.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Indelible images and brilliant use of unconventional music make this a nonfiction film that must be seen – and heard – to be believed.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Green tells the tale through leisurely, eye-catching shots that allow the young cast members to imbue their characters with striking credibility and intensity.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The legendary Mifune leads a superb cast, and Kurosawa's kinetic camera keeps the adventure sizzling with energy and wit from start to finish.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Polanski's directing is marvelously assured and Depp is always fun to watch.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's dark, funny, ferocious, and vintage Wilder all the way.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Movies don't come more original, inventive, or outlandishly entertaining.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Egoyan's cinematic brilliance shows up intermittently in this atmospheric thriller, which gains most of its punch from Hoskins's surprisingly subtle performance.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Stay far, far away unless you can handle the copious amounts of blood--and agonizing psychological problems-- that its participants face on what seems like a daily basis.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Put Roeg's powerful cinematic style on the cultural map.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A fascinating nonfiction voyage into rural and urban France, focusing on idiosyncratic individuals who live off things the rest of us throw away, from food to furniture.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It reconfirms Marker as one of the most serious-minded and artistically gifted filmmakers in France, or anywhere else.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The latter element joins with Crudup's excellent acting to make this deliberately scruffy tale a worthwhile experience if you can handle its explicitly sordid subplots.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The first feature-length movie from Bhutan tells its lighthearted story through smart performances, appealing images, and unfailing good humor.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Visually ravishing -- an exquisite movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    An astonishing human, political, and historical document.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Heart-pounding melodrama.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Intelligent yet easy-going masterpiece.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Everyone raves about this 1957 film -- and everyone's right.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This superbly acted, expressively filmed story offers a rare blend of compelling drama, ethical awareness, and sheer human emotion.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The tale is simply told but stunningly photographed and superbly acted in the best tradition of modern Iranian cinema.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Yang favors a gentle and introspective style that shows how deep and strong everyday emotions can run. A memorable treat.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This astoundingly beautiful Korean production is poignant, original, and engrossing.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The story has old-fashioned characters and situations, and Haas has sensibly filmed it in an old-fashioned way, stressing visual appeal rather than the story's sordid undertones. The acting is excellent, too.

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