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 The Boys of Baraka
Lowest review score: 0 Venom
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    Forget any hope of raffish adventure if you think of seeing Flyboys.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    By the end, it doesn't even have the courage of its political incorrectness.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    A catastrophically messy action-movie mash-up.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    A movie made at wits' end. There are four or five authentic laughs in the whole 170-minute extravaganza.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    The movie has nothing to offer except titillation.
    • 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?
    • 34 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    It's as if all the digital tools of new millennial filmmaking fell into the hands of men who had less storytelling sense than a campfire bard or a cave painter.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    In this film, Soderbergh appears to judge the actors by how well they spew or swallow bile.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Pleasantly meanders around a group of people who pitch projects and pitch woo on the Riviera.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Collateral Damage isn't jingoistic; it also isn't exciting. It's a depressed rabble-rouser.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Solondz is still stuck in an adenoidal whine.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Too bad you can see this sort of thing done more amusingly every week on ABC-TV and Comedy Central.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    So witless it wins most of its laughs when Czech-speaking characters spout obscenities that get translated into English subtitles.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Takes a literary milestone of ambiguity and makes everything about it blisteringly obvious.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    To top it off, the ending is a clumsy cheat. Of course, I was rooting for the news gal to expire and the film to die a quick death.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Avary has taken a pig's ear of a book and turned it into a pig's ear of a movie.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The desert is clean in Gerry, but it's also empty.
    • 14 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    There's something junior varsity about the whole sensibility that makes the new version seem more dated than the old one.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    By the end, Pootie Tang feels as long as Kevin Costner's "Wyatt Earp."
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Life as a House mounts a brutally insensitive attack on its audience's sensitivities.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Adam Sandler does Frank Capra wrong. His unfunny remake stomps all over the honest values and endearing qualities of the original.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The Emperor's Club is a beautiful fraud -- as gracefully proportioned as a Christopher Wren academy, yet as devoid of content as a prep-school promo film.
    • 20 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The only way sober adults will keep awake is wondering how the lead mobsters on "The Sopranos" -- who also are amateur film critics -- will rank the movie next year on HBO.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    To call Death to Smoochy satire -- or parody, burlesque, or even lampoon -- would be too generous. The moviemakers merely glide on the thin ice of yesterday's cynicism.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The collateral damage of action products like Ballistic is to the sensibility of the audience.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Fails to meld suspense and farce or to bring even the wildest pursuits and smash-ups any visual sense of comedy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Not enough to keep Clockstoppers from turning viewers into clock-watchers.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 44 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    A brain-dead buddy-movie tearjerker with semi-tasteful romance and tasteful gore mixed in with the derring-do.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The film is so busy that every minute is exhausting. It's as if the filmmakers were idealistic teen-agers afflicted with a group case of Attention Deficit Disorder.

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