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 Up
Lowest review score: 0 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 47 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    Forget any hope of raffish adventure if you think of seeing Flyboys.
    • 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.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 33 Michael Sragow
    By the end, it doesn't even have the courage of its political incorrectness.
    • 23 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Finds it as impossible to locate a laugh in glittering Bora Bora as it was for Operation Enduring Freedom to nail Osama bin Laden in gritty Tora Bora.
    • 17 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Bullock does her damndest to be nerdy and instead becomes excruciatingly artificial - a malfunctioning verbal fun machine.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    It might sound intriguing to root the saying, "Physician, heal thyself," in the plight of a hypocritical self-help guru, but the romantic drama Love Happens suffers from acute irony deficiency.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The whirl, bang and general bother of crashing gears and gnashing metal ends up suffocating the senses.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    "Hello, I Must Be Going," sings Groucho Marx in a clip from "Animal Crackers" at the start of the film. If I'd known what followed, I would have followed his advice.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The film saddles Craig T. Nelson with the generally thankless role of Paxton's cold, distant dad. But when he feels like the only person who doesn't understand what's going on with Tate and his son, you feel like saying, "No, me too."
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Perfume offers eau de crud.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The comedy of manners becomes strictly a comedy of bad manners.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Dramatically, it's a ghoul's parade of grieving folk finding solace and then danger through a tenuous connection to the after-life.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Will have most audiences asking, "Can we leave now?"
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Armed with few laughs, this clumsy sequel makes a sloppy mess of its plot ... and star Sandra Bullock.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Barf-bag baroque.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Too bad the director ties everyone's laces together and they all go down in a jumble.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Jane Fonda coming back to the screen after a decade-and-a-half absence in Monster-in-Law is like Brando returning from the dead to star in a Police Academy movie.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Gory overkill.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The result is an out-of-control, lost-in-the-funhouse experience.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    If this version had been called The Poseidon Adventure, audiences could have sued for truth in packaging.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The movie is a premise in search of a comedy. Rather than flesh it out, the filmmakers put familiar glad rags on the skull and bones.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    You have to identify pretty strongly with suffering artistes to find anything to root for in The Science of Sleep.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Reprehensible.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Bomback's script is the worst thing a thriller can be - a flip-flopper, using quick character changes for plot twists. And Langenegger's direction rarely sustains a mood or tone, only a sleek veneer of luxury and knowingness.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The one actor I wanted more of was Williams, who imbues Jack's dad with a robust, sometimes domineering wiliness that suggests a real person. Of course, these silly, inept filmmakers probably cast him because he plays a good guy and his first name is Treat.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Smith appears to have poured his creative energy into the cheerful come-on of the title and left nothing in reserve for the movie. He fails to wring any memorable comedy from shoestring porno filmmakers because his own filmmaking is just as amateurish and slovenly.