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 4.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Michael Sragow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Hurt Locker
Lowest review score: 0 CJ7
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    This chick flick never should have made it out of the incubator.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    This kind of fiasco turns movie critics into so many Night Stalkers.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    How did an embarrassment of comic-book riches become simply an embarrassment as a movie?
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    What's more annoying than the screenplay's relentless assaultiveness is its odd, sordid cuteness.
    • 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.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Isn't a full-bodied comedy, and it isn't a bona fide action movie, either. It just makes a facetious spectacle of itself.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Equilibrium doesn't tread softly on our dreams; it tramples them.
    • 18 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Excruciating...The movie proves to be singularly unfunny and static almost from the non-get-go. Virtually nothing happens; the movie is all premise.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The film itself is an exercise in frustration.
    • 19 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat is gorged with shtick and gadgetry. When it comes to highlighting everything better left in the dark, it makes even the Matrix sequels look like works of genius.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Timeline lacks potency, drive, wit and personality -- all the things that make escapism worthwhile.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Most of the film simply wallows in gangsta hyperbole - it's all bling bling, bang bang.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The movie is a monument to egomania - and I don't mean Alexander's.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    It's the strangest comic misfire yet from Wes Anderson.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The best reason to see it is Kate Bosworth as Sandra Dee.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    In Schumacher's relentlessly arrhythmic and tone-deaf film, Gerard Butler plays the title role as if he were just plucked out of Monty Python's lumberjack chorus.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The comedy of manners becomes strictly a comedy of bad manners.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The problem with Allen's latest, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, is "Not enough Double Indemnity."
    • 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.

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