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

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Faat Kiné
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Planner
Score distribution:
1,981 movie reviews
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    In place of a conventional plot, this utterly unique Swedish movie offers a series of related episodes -- Some are funny, some are tragic, all are dreamlike and unpredictable, suggesting that the 21st century will be a lot weirder and wackier than we expect.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Stranger than fiction, indeed.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Moody, atmospheric, and bewitching, like other first-rate examples of modern Thai cinema.
    • 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.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The rock scene hasn't been the same since this hilarious 1984 comedy.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Masterly by any measure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    What distinguishes the movie is its inventive, multifaceted way of questioning whether the "truth" of past events can ever be separated from the memories, longings, and scanty evidence that inextricably surrounds it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Elf
    It's a terrific movie, smart and funny enough to hold up at any time of year.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    In sum, the classical Ron Howard and his splendid cast have made a spellbinding movie that joins "Million Dollar Baby," as well as "Raging Bull," the first two "Rocky" pictures, and "Fat City" as one of boxing cinema's all-time heavyweight champs.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This kind of quiet ambiguity, avoiding easy answers to complex human conflicts, is all too rare in American movies.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Put Roeg's powerful cinematic style on the cultural map.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Smart, funny, stimulating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Magical movie, which has brilliant fun with the contrasts between film and theater, love and infatuation, reality and fantasy.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Ten
    Iran's greatest filmmaker is fond of stripping personalities bare through conversations they have while riding in cars. Here he pushes his favorite dramatic device to its limit.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    An astonishing human, political, and historical document.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Obviously a profoundly personal film, but it's also a smartly conducted tour through the world of building and design that Kahn towered over during the most successful phases of his career.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This superbly filmed Italian drama stands with Bellocchio's best work. Originally titled "Ora di religione."
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    LaBute is coming of age as an artist, and his future looks brighter than I ever would have suspected a year ago. Enfant terrible or not, he's starting to become a substantial figure in American film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Articulate interviews and an unusually creative visual style make the picture as lively to watch as it is illuminating to think about.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Hou's sensitivity plus Ozu's inspiration equals sublimity of sight and sound.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Superbly acted, cleverly written, sensitively directed.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It combines a fresh and exciting style with stunning performances and that rarity in current film, a deeply humanistic story.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Beneath its surface of chronic suffering and hospital details, Chereau's best drama etches a humane, sensitive, and richly moving portrait of fraternal love struggling to mitigate human frailty.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The movie is remarkably touching and engrossing, with Kline's spot-on acting and realistically second-rate singing balancing Judd's one-note performance as his wife.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Along with its historical value, The Weather Underground is also a terrific movie, energetic, and articulate. It's the don't-miss documentary of the season.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Not a masterpiece, but definitely one of the year's most entertaining movies.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Take a chance on Gerry. It's only a movie, and you'll get out alive no matter what happens on the screen. You might even find you've had a rare adventure.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Worth a dozen "Blair Witch Projects," with much more harrowing psychology and pithy dialogue. It's a bone-chilling plunge into no-holds-barred storytelling.

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