David Sterritt

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For 2,001 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 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 Painted Fire
Lowest review score: 0 The Wedding Planner
Score distribution:
2001 movie reviews
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    This is fatuous twaddle with a nasty, misogynistic edge.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    How could such a high-octane cast produce such low-octane horror?
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Violent and vapid, but the visual jolts may please horror buffs.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    One thing is certain: It's a bomb trying to be a hit, and at that it'll never succeed.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Unoriginal.
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Its main message is that everyone should believe and behave in exactly the same way. Groupthink wins again!
    • 22 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    The picture's real interest lies in detailing the villain's sadistic crimes, though, and this is rarely fun or edifying to watch.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Shallow and sentimental in the sappiest Hollywood tradition.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Not even veteran talents like Dukakis and Scheider can surmount the artificial dialogue, arbitrary plot twists, and wan humor of this disappointing comedy-drama.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Cumming's antic acting is the only asset of this boisterous comedy.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 0 David Sterritt
    The Griswalds drive to Las Vegas "because half the fun is getting there," but the fun never begins in this disappointing sequel to the Vacation slapstick comedies.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    8MM
    A private eye enters a horrific world of degrading sex and bottom-feeding pornographers.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    A lovestruck Californian kidnaps a neighbor's dog as a way of getting her attention.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Sordid and sleazy, although the lead performances are hard to fault.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    What ensues is a Halloween-style blood bath accompanied by graphic sex scenes.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    The slasher-movie genre may never die, but can't its perpetrators think up variations more clever than this by-the-numbers rehash?
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    The acting is uneven and most of the romancing seems so mismatched.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    The junior Giannini, who has inherited Giancarlo's handsome looks, portrays his mercurial character with energy and flair. Madonna doesn't. Indeed, it's hard to remember the last time a certified celebrity gave a performance so monotonous, unimaginative, and all-around tiresome to watch.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Perry and Hurley don't have much chemistry, and the story is so dumb you might want to sue it for stupidity.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    This boatload of clichés is strenuously unfunny.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Everyone works hard, but the results are sadly short of style and personality or irony and intelligence.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Preposterous plot, bad acting, and dialogue that provokes more laughs than shivers.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 0 David Sterritt
    Paying homage to drug comedies of the '70s, Half Baked is high on getting high and low on laughs.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Adam Sandler's creative songs and silly expressions on "Saturday Night Live" may have turned him into a celebrity, but this movie based solely on his antics doesn't work.
    • 16 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Hop away from this one fast!
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Downright awful.
    • 15 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    So stupid you'll wish you'd brought a duffel bag of your own.
    • 12 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Fans of unregenerate underground moviemaking will have a ball.
    • 1 Metascore
    • 0 David Sterritt
    Pauly Shore is less a comedian than a class clown, and his dim-witted mugging makes Jim Carrey's antics seem creative triumphs by comparison. Vapid, vulgar, and more to the point, not funny.

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