David Sterritt

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For 1,985 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 3.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Father and Son
Lowest review score: 0 Vegas Vacation
Score distribution:
1985 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Touching, transfixing, unique.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This delicious fable reflects Merchant's great love of language, his delicate visual sense, and his ability to make you think and laugh out loud, often at the very same time.
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    • 100 David Sterritt
    Made near the end of Buñuel's career, it's not his greatest movie, but it contains some of his most memorable moments.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Weerasethakul's latest has received mixed responses on the film-festival circuit, yet while it's anything but commercial, it's also anything but unadventurous.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This wry comedy drama has excellent acting and surprises galore.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A major treat for the eyes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Extravagant and funny it is, and also quite dark at times.
    • 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.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Content and style dovetail superbly in this offbeat drama, where images continually change in size and shape, evoking the story's message that human experience is always a pathway, not a destination.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    What makes the movie powerful is Timoner's decision to structure it via Taylor's perspective on his competitor, with no holds barred.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A hilarious and harrowing cautionary tale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Tuneful, colorful, delightful.
    • 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."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    First and foremost a very funny film, and a very pleasant one that doesn't really have a villain. Credit for its hilarity goes largely to Black, who gives the performance of his career as a character who might have seemed merely coarse and crude in less gifted hands.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The latest installment is packed with surprises and emotion for people who've seen earlier stages of the project, but even newcomers will be fascinated by the vivid glimpses it provides of everything from love and family to political action and the pervasiveness of class distinctions in British life.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    From its star-studded cast to its indelible camerawork by the legendary Giuseppe Rotunno, it's an unforgettable experience by a revered master of European cinema.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This sometimes harrowing, often delightful drama stands with his (Sembène) most compassionate, colorful, and artfully filmed works.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Look for realism, and you'll find The Cooler disappointing. Look for a far-fetched yarn that's as unpredictable as a throw of the dice, though, and you'll find it engaging fun.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    What makes this small-scale drama so compelling is Pontecorvo's treatment of the main character.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    There's a new visual idea every second, each teeming with energy, pitch-dark comedy, and inspired cinematic lunacy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Movie-style romance may never look quite the same. Neither will flower petals.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A complicated story that demands your full attention; Mr. Gondry unfolds it at a mind-bending pace. This alone makes it a hugely refreshing respite from ordinary multiplex fare.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The director's cut of this 2001 cult fantasy is a deliriously subtle exploration of storytelling possibilities, and a deliciously wry teen-pic to boot. Brilliant.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A riveting movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Almereyda's movie is riveting for several reasons: its inside look at Shepard in action, its vivid account of how a challenging play is brought from printed page to public stage, and its glimpses of Shepard's troubled youth.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A pungent pleasure from start to finish.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Most of the way this ranks with the Coens' most immaculately crafted work. Cain would have loved its dreamlike chills, and so will audiences nostalgic for the movies of half a century ago.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Funny, sad, and skeptical in about equal measures, it announces writer-director Dylan Kidd as a filmmaker with a bright future.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Tykwer's style gives the movie an explosive energy that never quits, marking him as the most ingenious new talent to hail from Germany in ages.

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