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 Lumumba
Lowest review score: 0 Good Luck Chuck
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The whole narrative is too hollow and rickety as well as gimmicky for Muccino to breathe much life into it.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Bride Wars has possibly the worst comedy idea since "Springtime for Hitler," with almost no room for redeeming camp.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    As a comic fable for hard times, New in Town is irredeemably moronic.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Even the great Lily Tomlin can't muster a funny reaction to a Polish joke. It's an everything-including-the kitchen-sink comedy -- and the sink has rusty pipes.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    This film isn't the most awful comedy of the year (that would be Bride Wars or New in Town), but it may have the grossest antihero.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The collateral damage of action products like Ballistic is to the sensibility of the audience.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Collateral Damage isn't jingoistic; it also isn't exciting. It's a depressed rabble-rouser.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    In this film, Soderbergh appears to judge the actors by how well they spew or swallow bile.
    • 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.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    By the end, Pootie Tang feels as long as Kevin Costner's "Wyatt Earp."
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    This chick flick never should have made it out of the incubator.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The indisputably gifted Jim Carrey shows the side of him that just wants to be loved - the Riddler on Ritalin, the Mask unmasked. And it turns out to be stultifying.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Not since Rocky II has there been a more blatant attempt to recapitulate a box-office hit without adding any new attraction or appeal.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Life as a House mounts a brutally insensitive attack on its audience's sensitivities.
    • 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
    • 54 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The desert is clean in Gerry, but it's also empty.
    • 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
    • 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
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Irreversible, though, is not a Kubrickian head trip. All Noe has come up with is a turn-on for sadists.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Solondz is still stuck in an adenoidal whine.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The problem with Allen's latest, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, is "Not enough Double Indemnity."
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Pleasantly meanders around a group of people who pitch projects and pitch woo on the Riviera.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Most of the film simply wallows in gangsta hyperbole - it's all bling bling, bang bang.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Takes a literary milestone of ambiguity and makes everything about it blisteringly obvious.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Timeline lacks potency, drive, wit and personality -- all the things that make escapism worthwhile.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    In the Cut is a disaster. Familiar to the bone, arty on the surface, it could serve as the doomed pilot for a nightmare TV spinoff: Law & Order: Literary Victims Unit.