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
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Wong has acquired a loyal cult following over the years, and Dupont's exquisitely filmed episodes show why.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's never been topped.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Has social, psychological, and ultimately mystical overtones that raise it leagues above most other teen-centered comedies.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    Too much repetition and an unconvincing finale take a toll on the film's overall effectiveness.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This great masterpiece of German film is evocative and inventive from its first shot to its last.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Cantet has rich insights into this material, and brings them alive through sensitive acting and powerful filmmaking.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Brando made one of his most indelible impressions in this relentlessly dramatic, ever-controversial tale of loyalty and betrayal in the world of working-class unions.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Exhilarating doses of style, imagination, and sheer energy.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Most moviegoers will leave buzzing about the climactic Battle of Helm's Deep. But in my eyes, this is Gollum's show more than anyone else's, even the special-effects wizards behind the scenes.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    The story is surprising, the screenplay is witty, and the animation is wonderfully creative. A super sequel.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    This romantic farce has a talented cast and energy to spare, but somehow the ingredients don't burn as brightly as one would expect from such promising ingredients.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A quintessential New York director made this quintessential New York movie in 1973, with Pacino at his best.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Timely, pointed messages about oppression and opportunity come poignantly through in strongly dramatic terms.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The filmmaking is meticulous and the ideas are endlessly thought-provoking.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is a lively, life-affirming documentary no viewer is likely to forget.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Brilliant, poetic, and utterly unique.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 David Sterritt
    Some will find the movie's sexual antics too explicit and unconventional for comfort.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A mix of war film, road movie, and romantic comedy-drama, this peripatetic yarn is less resonant than Ghobadi's beautiful "A Time for Drunken Horses," but it has enough energy to keep your eyes popping and your toes tapping.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Well worth seeing on the wide screen before its video release next year. It's guaranteed to take your breath away.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    The first half is full of verbal and visual surprises, but the later scenes are talky and dull, as if filmmaker Steven Soderbergh had lost interest in his subject and his characters. Which would be understandable, since the story often seems more calculated than heartfelt. [4 Aug 1989, Arts, p.10]
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A full-fledged masterpiece.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    A conventional dark comedy with moments of unexpectedly biting wit.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's an ideal match, and Eastwood deserves accolades as both director and star of this powerfully made picture.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    As slow-moving as the voyage it portrays,...a surprisingly complex view of contemporary life beneath its good-natured surface.
    • 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."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    Is this misogyny, as some insist, or a critique of misogyny, as others say? Many moviegoers, grossed out by the film's gothic approach to medical matters, won't watch long enough to find out which is the answer. [30 Sept 1988]
    • Christian Science Monitor

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