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 The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Lowest review score: 0 Deck the Halls
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Just when you might give up on young American film directors making art the way Bergman and Kurosawa did, along comes Bennett Miller's quiet, tumultuous Capote.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Beguiling, moving and just plain fun documentary.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Full of wit, charm and wonder. It's so hilarious, you might blow a gasket.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie grows richer as it goes along and contrasting pieces click together.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A pop masterpiece.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Deep Blue is pure bliss. This documentary about ocean life in all its forms achieves its own tidal pull with visual marvels that conjure a Darwinian delirium.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Howl's Moving Castle is one animated epic that has it all: poetic intensity, potent storytelling, vivid and surprising characters, and intoxicating powers of visual imagination.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Brilliant, brutally poignant.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    One happy surprise after another, even when the content is bittersweet or sad.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A thriller from the inside out, a romance from the outside in: that's the double-edged brilliance of The Constant Gardener.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    You go to Good Night, and Good Luck expecting inspiration, and you get it. It's also unexpectedly subtle, tense, and challenging, complex both in its take on its subject and in its craftsmanship. So the movie brings you to your feet - and, at times, to tears.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Park's imagination is as fecund as the bunnies that bob up and down from their rabbit holes in every corner of the Tottington garden.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It gives you such an intense hit of creativity that afterward you may find yourself trying to jete out of the theater and into the street.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    What Phoenix and Witherspoon accomplish in this movie is transcendent. They act with every bone and inch of flesh and facial plane, and each tone and waver of their voice.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Overflowing with comedy and drama, The Boys of Baraka unfolds on the mean streets of Baltimore and in the wide-open spaces of Kenya.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Plunges into an imaginative landscape as large as all creation - and never slackens its barreling pace or shrinks its panoramic scope.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's a topical, iconoclastic documentary with the warmth and pace of a first-rate personal essay.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The result is a performance film that conjures a vision of American life as moving, funny and rueful as John Ford's Young Mr. Lincoln.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The offhand wit and casual self-revelation of Johnston's best words draw you deeper into the mysteries of his character. Feuerzeig is a music-lover to his bones.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Death of Mr. Lazarescu runs the same 2 1/2 hours as "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," but what a difference a comic-dramatic purpose makes.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A masterpiece.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Lasseter's inclusive, utterly distinctive sensibility makes Cars all that it can be. His embrace of the comic-dramatic friction between innovation and tradition infiltrates every aspect of the movie - the look, the characters, the story.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A down-home-exquisite musical dramedy.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Its knockout success is a testament to Gore's eloquence and humanity and to the dexterity of his director, Davis Guggenheim.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's an experience that blows your mind, clears it and educates it.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    This movie is both sad and inspiring. It offers proof that Lennon's wit and art are everlasting.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Borat is a terrific, risky comic creation: a village idiot for the global village.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Dixie Chicks may never regain their prolonged eminence on the country charts. However, the art and entertainment value of this movie (and of their latest album) is off the charts in the best way.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    In The History Boys, as in all of Bennett's work, irony is what the characters live and breathe - and I mean irony in its truest sense, of using language to present opposite and often sly alternatives to accepted wisdom.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    This Filthy World does many things, including transform tabloid commentary into comic art. But at its best, it shows that the child is father to the wild man.