Michael Sragow
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For 1,035 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 51% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 4.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Sragow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Good Night, and Good Luck.
Lowest review score: 0 The Strangers
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 49 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Because this Four Feathers is an utter botch, it might make savvy viewers feel that the subject matter is hopeless.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    The film's storytelling and image-making lack originality and vitality. Nothing sticks to your memory unless you come in with recollections of the book.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    American art movies rarely come fancier or emptier than Northfork, a down-home arabesque made of angel fluff.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    This film isn't an enjoyable martial-arts extravaganza like "District B-13" or the "Transporter" films.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Revolutionary Road isn't just a failed literary adaptation. It's a failure of the worst kind: It doesn't even make you want to read Richard Yates' deservedly legendary book.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    The surprise behind Town and Country isn't that the director started filming without a finished script, but that he ever thought he had the start of one.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Bad Company is about an undercover brother, but it will never be confused with "Undercover Brother."
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Unfortunately, nothing in it rings with the faintest tinkle of truth.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    8 Women would probably be a looser, giddier salute to show-biz ideas of femininity if it were performed by eight drag queens.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Maybe this is a psychological thriller after all: Every thinking member of the audience will be driven insane.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Sheila Bernette, as an aged pickpocket, is less a stereotype than an escapee from some provincial British comedy of the early 1950s. But she steals necklaces and knickknacks with such finesse and gusto that she also steals the movie.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    If it worked, The Fast and the Furious would put viewers in the same position as the policeman protagonist, attracted to speed but appalled by crime. Instead it sentences you to an hour and a half in a high-decibel limbo.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    The serial-killer thriller of the week, should have gotten a life of its own instead of trying to steal it from Michael Pye's novel of the same name and several other movies.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Most of the film is one big blooper reel. There's not enough of a gap between the rejects and the finished movie.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Starts out mixing social burlesques and melodrama and ends up one more failed thriller about men behaving badly - and stupidly.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Ends up neither fish nor fowl. It's a misanthrope's "E.T."
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    What kills Max Payne is that the characters think and feel in slow motion. Half the time, mentally, they're just running in place.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    The low points in this movie aren't just catastrophic: they're bewildering.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    In this movie, when the honeymoon is over it's really over.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    A mistaken message is a price a filmmaker pays when he tries to load weighty themes like the cycle of violence on an overgrown boy who scoots around on a bicycle.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    Will pop your eyes without tickling your funny bone.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    It's not hell, but limbo, junior high-school style.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    It's a mishmash of "The Bridge on the River Kwai," "From Here to Eternity" and "The Great Escape," with everything complex and entertaining siphoned off.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    The result is as flat as a year-old beer commercial.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    However you pronounce Bythewood -- I assume it's by-the-wood -- his work here is strictly by the numbers.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 38 Michael Sragow
    It has graceful layers and folds and a nice swing to it, and Jackson moves superbly in it. Unfortunately, I'm talking about the kilt, not the movie.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    Is there anything more pathetic than a movie that will do anything for a laugh or a tear that doesn't get any laughs or tears?
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    The movie has nothing to offer except titillation.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    A movie made at wits' end. There are four or five authentic laughs in the whole 170-minute extravaganza.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    Was the Swedish director, Mikael Hafstrom, taking revenge on the American star system?

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