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

Michael Sragow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Edge of Heaven
Lowest review score: 0 Venom
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie's triumph is that we experience the ending, in which the three girls go mostly separate ways, not as a defeat but as a transition still open to possibilities.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Voluptuous dance about love, pain and the whole damn thing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A marvelous picture and a highly unusual journey in and around the Holocaust.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Stops your heart and keeps your belly jiggling with laughter. It's an improbably sunny tragicomedy.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's like Chekhov with a British accent.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Chicago is the zingiest, most inventive movie of its kind since "Cabaret."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A great adventure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Nolte's gambler-bandit Bob Montagnet is a triumph of imagination, touched with electric existential poetry.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It moves so confidently and brightly that it's ticklish as well as chilling - and, in its own dark way, enthralling.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Lumumba revives the tradition of Pontecorvo's "The Battle of Algiers" and Costa-Gavras' "Z" and "State of Siege." In substance and excitement, it joins their ranks.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    No Man's Land is a 98-minute wonder: this story of three men in a trench renews the meaning of the word "trenchant."
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Roman Polanski's new movie may be the greatest historical film centered on an enigmatic character since Lawrence of Arabia.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A beautiful display of celluloid bungee-jumping.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The least fussy great movie ever made.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A gorgeous flirt of a murder movie.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A great, lusty movie in the tradition of Bertrand Blier's "Going Places."
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It leaves you dazed and sated. Compared to the fast food "eye candy" surrounding it these days, Metropolis is a gourmet 20-course meal.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Dark Blue is one of those totally happy surprises that moves so quickly and curves so sharply that it leaves this era's hyped critical hits looking like beached whales.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    In its own quiet, voluptuous way, Rivers and Tides, an unpretentiously brilliant documentary, uses the work of Scottish sculptor Andy Goldsworthy to open up the hidden drama of the natural universe.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A spellbinder of the rarest kind and quality. It opens audiences up to an infinite variety of emotional and intellectual nuances.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    This thoroughly modern movie pulls off a classical feat. It elicits the searing combination of pity and terror that leaves a viewer feeling purged.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A movie masterpiece -- thrilling, passionate and wise.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's still the Holy Grail of crazy comedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Man on the Train may be a modest film, but it offers privileged glimpses of transcendence.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A visual masterpiece about a scared little girl's breathtaking journey of self-discovery. All of the fun is getting there.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    I love Rabbit-Proof Fence as drama, as protest, as moviemaking and as poetry.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie's generosity of spirit and artistry swamps its flaws.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Seabiscuit revives the sweeping pleasures of movies that address and respect the mass audience, raising the common denominator instead of pandering to it. This crowd-pleaser rouses honest and engulfing cheers.