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 The Conformist (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
1,981 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Not a masterpiece, but definitely one of the year's most entertaining movies.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    See it with an open heart and a tapping toe.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Illuminating and alarming.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The eerie tale is steeped in brooding atmosphere and psychological suspense thanks to Glazer's hugely imaginative visual style and creative use of music, sound, and silence.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Fascinating.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A hilarious and harrowing cautionary tale.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The delights of the movie lie in its zany characters, its goofy settings, and above all its surrealistic visual style.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's inexplicable that Wong's early masterpiece has been virtually absent from American screens since he completed it in 1991.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Visually sublime and intellectually dense, this is one of the extremely rare movies that prove cinema can be as complex and profound as the very greatest art works in any form.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A must-see account that casts a harshly illuminating light on a key period of recent American history.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's great, fantastical fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Intimate and engaging.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Gripping, suspenseful, and spiced with fascinating information about the long history of chess between human and mechanical opponents.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The director of "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" scores his most funny-sad movie to date.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's an ideal match, and Eastwood deserves accolades as both director and star of this powerfully made picture.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    As a nonagenarian, de Oliveira is the world's oldest working filmmaker, and still one of the best. This is a lovely, lively, timely treat for the eyes and mind.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Superbly acted.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This is one of the rare movies to explore American materialism through the eyes of an all-too-ordinary person who isn't up to the challenges of everyday life.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Tuneful, colorful, delightful.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Rigorous and riveting.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Hollywood censors made Wilder reshoot one scene, but the original version has been rediscovered; while it's tame by today's standards, it makes the movie's caustic social commentary more potent than ever.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Payami's gentle comedy captures a subtle range of human feelings through a quietly inventive visual style that embodies the best life-affirming tendencies of modern Iranian film.
    • 80 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The timeless fairy tale about a young woman who agrees to dwell with a mysterious monster, as interpreted in 1946 by one of cinema's most brilliant visual stylists and mythmakers.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The acting is smart and gritty, Almereyda's visual style has a raw immediacy found in few films with Shakespearean pedigrees, and an eclectic music score adds atmosphere and surprise every step of the way.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Tsai's cinematic style is unique: He unfolds his stories in long, static shots that let you discover their surprises and mysteries on your own. And that's great fun. What Time Is It There? is perky, entertaining, and one of a kind.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This thriller is ingeniously woven with motifs suggesting the difficulty of seeing and understanding truth, and substitutes psychological chills for commonplace gore.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A scrupulously balanced look at the subject outlined in the title. Packed with historical, sociological, and cultural context.

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