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 3.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 Yi Yi
Lowest review score: 0 Vegas Vacation
Score distribution:
1985 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The movie should fascinate anyone interested in politics, publishing, and the uneasy marriage between big money and mass communication.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's dark, funny, ferocious, and vintage Wilder all the way.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Avoiding the clichés and condescension that characterize many films on religious figures, the movie is at once a compelling drama and a thoughtful look at faith-related issues on personal, social, and cultural levels.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Directed by Ulu Grosbard, who has never done a better job of filling the screen with superb acting, and shows great ingenuity at interweaving music with other aspects of the story.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    At its best, A Home at the End of the World has great emotional strength. But it's not the towering achievement it might have been if Cunningham had stayed truer to his original inspiration.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Visually ravishing -- an exquisite movie.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Subtle filmmaking and true-as-life acting make this an acute psychological drama with an engrossing sociological subtext. It stands with Doillon's best work.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    A fact-filled study that's also a full-fledged work of cinema art. [2 Sept 1988]
    • Christian Science Monitor
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Provides an intelligent, deeply personal view of social and political issues that are longstanding and complex but not, she insists, intractable.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Revealing and harrowing.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The legendary Mifune leads a superb cast, and Kurosawa's kinetic camera keeps the adventure sizzling with energy and wit from start to finish.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Movies don't come more original, inventive, or outlandishly entertaining.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Writer/director Peter Duncan's first film is darkly humorous, with dashes of slapstick, brilliant, and original material.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It's great, fantastical fun.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Blurring all the lines between fiction and documentary, this gentle and amusing movie blends real, unrehearsed material with delightful storytelling scenes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Junge's testimony is a salutary reminder that Hitler was like other people in ways, and that the evil he manifested could visit us again if more civilized humans don't remain watchful.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Thai filmmaking continues its renaissance with this moody, offbeat drama.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Fascinating.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Dumont's cinematic style is aggressively physical and philosophical at the same time. It irritates as many viewers as it inspires, but it prompts more thought than ordinary movies ever do.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Filmed and acted to near perfection, it's one of the year's most innovative and exciting pictures.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    John Schlesinger's rollicking version of Stella Gibbons's novel is acted with the highest of spirits by Kate Beckinsale, Joanna Lumley, Eileen Atkins, Ian McKellen, Freddie Jones, and many others.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    It takes time to grow accustomed to the docu- drama's stylized approach, influenced by Bertolt Brecht and Jean-Luc Godard. But this nearly six-hour movie is generous with time.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This superbly acted, expressively filmed story offers a rare blend of compelling drama, ethical awareness, and sheer human emotion.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    One of the best pictures so far this year, marking a high point of Rudolph's career and reconfirming the extraordinary talent Mr. Campbell has shown in earlier films. Dentistry will never seem the same.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Rollicking documentary that will have your toes tapping and your ears sizzling whether you're a die-hard Motown fan or not.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The result is a lively, insightful look at multiple levels of self-delusion among people who truly believe their Halloween funhouse is making our fallen world a better place.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Pungent, opinionated, outspoken.

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