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 5.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Saraband
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Planner
Score distribution:
1,981 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Not a masterpiece, but definitely one of the year's most entertaining movies.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is epic filmmaking on a profoundly human scale, directed to perfection and magnificently acted by everyone in sight.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is as challenging as movies come, alluding to everything from philosopher Thomas Hobbes to the history of Western music.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Superb acting and authentic details energize this rare Iran/Iraq coproduction.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's an ideal match, and Eastwood deserves accolades as both director and star of this powerfully made picture.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is a lively, life-affirming documentary no viewer is likely to forget.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's great, fantastical fun.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This thriller is ingeniously woven with motifs suggesting the difficulty of seeing and understanding truth, and substitutes psychological chills for commonplace gore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A scrupulously balanced look at the subject outlined in the title. Packed with historical, sociological, and cultural context.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Imaginatively acted, endlessly atmospheric.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A major treat for the eyes.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Masterly by any measure.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This superbly filmed Italian drama stands with Bellocchio's best work. Originally titled "Ora di religione."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A riveting re-creation of three world-changing collapses: those of the Nazi party, of militarized Germany as a whole, and of the F├╝hrer who guided them into self-destructive ruin.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Filmed in a leisurely, understated style, this dark comedy is downright entrancing. A spectacular directorial debut.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Always hard-hitting and often grimly, revealingly satirical.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Illuminating, disturbing, evenhanded.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Gentle, humanistic, delicious.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Scott has the courage to let the imaginative story unfold at its own leisurely pace, and it's not surprising that the acting is excellent, considering that he's among the very best American screen actors.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Visually stunning animation.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This wry comedy drama has excellent acting and surprises galore.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    If it weren't so smartly filmed and acted, this might add up to an over-the-top mess. But watch how inventively Mr. Antal keeps the action moving and you'll see why his picture has won a passel of prizes.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    As quietly dazzling as a small, very precious stone.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Like all this adventurous filmmaker's work, it's truly one of a kind.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Spellbinding.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Quiet, mysterious, sometimes violent, ultimately close to sublime.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Superbly cast, evocatively directed.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This thoughtful, troubling drama is leagues above the sensationalistic stuff Araki peddled in earlier films.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A triumph of psychological drama, owing as much to Ms. Bier's sensitive style as to Anders Thomas Jensen's smart screenplay, based on Bier's own story idea.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's hugely ambitious, with a sweeping range of character types, frequently shifting moods, stylistic flourishes of many kinds, and some mighty wry satire, aimed largely at the world of psychotherapy.