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
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Anderson fulfills the promise of his inventive "Bottle Rocket" with this quirky, often hilarious comedy, and Murray gives his most uproarious performance since the groundbreaking "Groundhog Day."
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The movie elegantly mingles drama, comedy, and low-key spiritual resonance. It also has a splendid cast.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Pure fun.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Riveting and revealing whatever views you have on the partisan issues involved.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Rohmer's films are renowned for their beauty, so it's surprising that he made a picture using digital video rather than film. But this was the right choice.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Soldier's Daughter thrives less on Hollywood-style drama than on nuances of personality, details of everyday life, and emotions so commonplace that conventional movies rarely take the time to acknowledge them, much less explore them with loving care.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Like all masterpieces, it speaks to later ages as powerfully and intelligently as to its own.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Iwai's ambitious drama is strikingly shot, poignantly acted by a splendid young cast, and enriched by surprising use of Debussy classics on the soundtrack.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    One of a kind, turning Foreman trademarks such as self-satirical acting and out-of-nowhere music into powerful elements of an outlandish story.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Kaurismaki is Finland's greatest filmmaker, and never has he more artfully balanced his patented blend of deadpan humor, low-key melodrama, and toe-tapping music.
    • 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.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's no accident that this movie is named after both the filmmaker and his subject. It stands with the most thoughtful releases of recent months, and will linger in memory.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Such understated storytelling, sensitive directing, and avoidance of easy filmmaking tricks are all too rare in American movies. This is truly one from the heart.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Van Sant gives no pat or easy answers. Instead he makes us squirm, worry, and think. That's why Elephant is a must-see movie.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Superbly acted.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Among the picture's many surprises is a superb robbery scene filmed in a near-total silence that contrasts exhilaratingly with the noisy flamboyance of more recent films in this venerable genre.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Pinter's screenplay offers an exciting mixture of psychological suspense and storytelling surprise, and the lead performances are close to flawless.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This documentary strives to fill the gap, and the result is memorable; viewing is mandatory.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Less a biography than an essay on theatrical illusion and the changing nature of comedy. Love it or hate it, you've never seen anything quite like it.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Riveting documentary about the early California cable outlet and its ingenious programmer, Jerry Harvey, whose unsettled life and tragic death provide a dramatic framework for the account.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    On the screen, Burton turns out to BE the ideal filmmaker for this deliciously bizarre yarn. He's given free rein to his fantasies in past movies, but rarely as wittily and consistently as he does here.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The suspense isn't exactly breathtaking, but there are some mighty fine laughs in this clever Claymation cartoon.Family fun for all.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    While this isn't a masterpiece on the level of his great "Chunhyang," it packs a sophisticated cinematic punch.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Like most of Sokurov's movies, this oblique parable is mysterious, elliptical, irresistible.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Morris's unique blend of realism and surrealism gives the film great resonance as a portrait of one eccentric individual and, more important, a study of the morbid proclivities that run beneath the surface of our supposedly civilized society.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Excellent acting, intelligent screenwriting, and dynamic filmmaking give this Mexican production a forceful emotional and intellectual charge.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Chilling and instructive.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Contains amazingly candid views of warriors behind the scenes of battle.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Three short documentaries about photography made by one of France's finest directors.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This masterpiece of poetic realism features one of Gabin's most renowned performances, a smart subtext about French colonialism, and enough exotic atmosphere to keep your head in the clouds long after the final scene.

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