David Sterritt

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For 2,004 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Strange Fruit
Lowest review score: 0 Head Over Heels
Score distribution:
2004 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A quintessential New York director made this quintessential New York movie in 1973, with Pacino at his best.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is an op-ed polemic, and it's refreshing to see one so skillfully produced by filmmakers with a shoestring budget and meager access to mainstream distribution. A must-see movie, no matter what your politics are.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    There's a new visual idea every second, each teeming with energy, pitch-dark comedy, and inspired cinematic lunacy.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Smart and sumptuous.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This documentary strives to fill the gap, and the result is memorable; viewing is mandatory.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    His readings of his own work are especially thoughtful, moving, and provocative in the best possible ways.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The movie is woven with care and complexity, again confirming von Trotta's place as one of the world's greatest female filmmakers.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A walloping entertainment, brimming with the magic-realist action that made Ang Lee's somewhat similar "Couching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" a hit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Strange, scary, and atmospheric, with a delicious Claude Debussy score.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Deeply personal, morally alert, and highly entertaining.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A skeptical view of George W. Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, using argumentative strategies common to agenda-driven documentaries.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The movie's main contribution is its fresh look at the Vietnam War, being refought in the Kerry-Bush presidential campaign at the time of the film's release.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Not a great movie, but a valuable and revealing document.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's all deliberately homemade and raggedy, and that's where its charm comes from, along with the delightful old-music score.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Supercharged with an energy and ingenuity that "Run Lola Run" once had a patent on.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Leaving aside Huston's bland acting and a few other flaws, Sayles's politically charged drama raises a rousing number of issues and ideas, inviting us to ponder them and draw our own conclusions.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is a funny, sad, stunningly smart movie about the end of movies, made in Tsai's inimitable, unblinking style. No movie lover should miss it.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    One thing few will disagree on is the quality of the film's acting, especially by Gael García Bernal as Guevara and Rodrigo de la Serna as his friend. Both effortlessly embody the footloose, sometimes feckless quality of this "On the Road"-style adventure.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Hearing her speak her finely honed mind in unscripted, un-"handled" terms is worth the price of admission in itself.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Thai filmmaking continues its renaissance with this moody, offbeat drama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    While it's not a great movie, it's a revealing study of how long it often takes for businesspeople to realize they're being freaked out, not flattered.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Absorbing.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Harrowing, extremely disturbing at times, but brought to the screen in dazzling pop-art images that make the movie's grim content very much worth watching.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Contains amazingly candid views of warriors behind the scenes of battle.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Informative documentary about the recent history of efforts to legalize gay marriage, tying these in with the history of marriage as an institution.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The acting is brilliant and Leigh's screenplay - developed through his usual process of improvisation and rehearsal - is very long on compassion, very short on preaching and politics.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This sometimes harrowing, often delightful drama stands with his (Sembène) most compassionate, colorful, and artfully filmed works.

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