David Sterritt

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For 2,009 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 52% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 46% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 2.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

David Sterritt's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 65
Highest review score: 100 The Leopard (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Bio-Dome
Score distribution:
2009 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Baye and Lopez are excellent, as always.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 David Sterritt
    Striking photography, period detail, screen-filling crowd scenes, and veteran composer Morricone's score make this one worth seeing, but the sheer nastiness of the town's people drags it down.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Liu is dazzling as the heroine, and the movie as a whole strikes a lovely balance between comedy and compassion.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Politics and humanism find an engrossing balance in this ambitious drama based on the life of Reinaldo Arenas, a gay Cuban poet who was persecuted by the homophobic Castro regime.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    A wide range of concert and media clips lend vigor and variety to the documentary.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    An intense, claustrophobic drama of love and infidelity.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    This sexually explicit South Korean drama aims more to jolt than to illuminate, but it illustrates an aspect of Asian cinema that globally minded moviegoers should know about as films from that region take on more international prominence.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    The meandering story doesn't gather much momentum and Vittorio Storaro's camera work is less awesome than usual.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    Carax's cinematic imagination makes it worth viewing by movie buffs with a sense of adventure and a tolerance for explicit sex.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The tale is simply told but stunningly photographed and superbly acted in the best tradition of modern Iranian cinema.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Although the story slips into clichés despite its offbeat subject, Leconte's cinematic style is fresh and vigorous, and Auteuil remains one of France's most engaging actors.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    This offbeat Chinese production is at once an innovative art film, a traditional suspense yarn, and a moody voyage through Shanghai's gritty back roads.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Yang favors a gentle and introspective style that shows how deep and strong everyday emotions can run. A memorable treat.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    (Kerrigan) remains an insightful stylist with impressively high artistic standards.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    Both a blood-churning war movie and a mind-stirring antiwar movie, focusing not on guts and glory but on the stark realities of real battlefield experience.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    This astoundingly beautiful Korean production is poignant, original, and engrossing.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    It's all very colorful, but the movie's diverse elements clash as often as they cooperate.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Tries to be daring and iconoclastic but winds up seeming as spoiled and childish as its main characters.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    The setting is cramped and the story is illogical, but it's suspenseful as long as you don't think about it very hard.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    The story is likable if not memorable, and the Chinese settings lend the basically ordinary plot a touch of novelty.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    Would have benefited from more flamboyant film clips and fewer folksy conversations with the garrulous old-timers it focuses on.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    Too bad (Arnold) can't save the movie from it's superstitious clap-trap, sadistic violence, and sheer silliness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    All emerge as vivid historical figures in this lucid account.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    The story has old-fashioned characters and situations, and Haas has sensibly filmed it in an old-fashioned way, stressing visual appeal rather than the story's sordid undertones. The acting is excellent, too.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 David Sterritt
    The filmmakers seem well in control of their chaotic material, but what can be said when the movie features wall-to-wall teenage alcohol abuse.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 David Sterritt
    This good-natured comedy serves up plenty of laughs while suggesting that the best experts in human psychology are plain old humans.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    The movie's concept is amusing, but much of the acting and dialogue is as uninspired as the story's deliberately bland suburban setting.
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 David Sterritt
    Traveling from the tragic to the comic, this multifaceted film is richly acted and imaginatively directed.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 David Sterritt
    Takes a humane look at an episode in recent history that's received little attention.

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