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

Michael Sragow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire
Lowest review score: 0 The Last House on the Left
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The movie bobbles along on a weird, soft-edged sarcasm.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    It's the strangest comic misfire yet from Wes Anderson.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The result is an out-of-control, lost-in-the-funhouse experience.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 27 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Will have most audiences asking, "Can we leave now?"
    • 28 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Timeline lacks potency, drive, wit and personality -- all the things that make escapism worthwhile.
    • 30 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    This kind of fiasco turns movie critics into so many Night Stalkers.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    As a comic fable for hard times, New in Town is irredeemably moronic.
    • 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.
    • 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."
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    The film itself is an exercise in frustration.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 25 Michael Sragow
    Armed with few laughs, this clumsy sequel makes a sloppy mess of its plot ... and star Sandra Bullock.
    • 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
    Fails to meld suspense and farce or to bring even the wildest pursuits and smash-ups any visual sense of comedy.
    • 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.
    • 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
    • 43 Metascore
    • 16 Michael Sragow
    The filmmakers lack any visual sense of humor and any talent for sustaining long-form comedy; the stunts have less wallop than a TV bloopers show and the Oedipal family slapstick goes around in circles, in more ways than one.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 16 Michael Sragow
    Jane Fonda does an about-face on her persona and her talent, playing a teetotaler and, what's worse, a pious bore.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 16 Michael Sragow
    A colossal dud.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 12 Michael Sragow
    Brand's script is a puzzle without a satisfying solution. Even at its supposedly heartfelt conclusion, it's more ironic than emotional, more of an art thing than a suspense movie.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    It's about as much fun for the viewer as being dropped into a virtual-reality version of a highway-safety crash film. Hall writes and directs with the finesse of a rusty hatchet.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    All it offers is sadism, impure and simple.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    Ghosts of Girlfriends Past displays nary a wisp of life, let alone an afterlife.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    Here's my nomination for future grindhouse double-bill from hell: Pathfinder and "Apocalypto."
    • 43 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    Here's hoping Allen's static Hennessey is due to an extreme acting choice and not plastic surgery. It would be tragic to lose a natural smile to star in garbage like Death Race.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    There isn't an earned moment of uplift or laughter in the movie. Everything in it is prefab.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 0 Michael Sragow
    It's a gore sundae with an S&M cherry on top.

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