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

Michael Sragow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 Harvard Beats Yale 29-29
Lowest review score: 0 CJ7
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It rises, all on its own, to the realm of masterwork.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    You won't see a brighter, truer affirmation of the All-American messed-up improvisational family than Little Miss Sunshine.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    I love Rabbit-Proof Fence as drama, as protest, as moviemaking and as poetry.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Twisted is an unusual forensic crime film because it's witty and sophisticated as well as taut and creepy.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Deep Water is a movie that will connect to anyone whose private fantasies and creative plots have landed them in hot water.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Darger made art as if the lives of his subjects depended on it. That's how Yu has made her movie.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A madcap milestone. Not since Disney's 75-minute Alice In Wonderland (1951) has an animator filled the screen with dazzling flights of random invention that manage to hook up into a swift, brief narrative.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's still the Holy Grail of crazy comedy.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A scary movie that's also funny, touching and good for you.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Takes a chaotic moment in the long history of "the Troubles" and turns it into a keening, air-clearing epic.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie's generosity of spirit and artistry swamps its flaws.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's a topical, iconoclastic documentary with the warmth and pace of a first-rate personal essay.
    • 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.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Uproarious, moving and thrilling.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Saved! is the audacious feel-good satire of 2004.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The tough beauty of the picture is that it lets each viewer weigh the costs and benefits to Gardner. It's a genuinely transporting inspirational movie because it's also a cautionary tale. It doesn't downplay the hero's occasional clumsiness or pigheadedness.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Counterfeiters is in its own smart, trim fashion "The Bridge on the River Kwai" of concentration-camp sagas. Also based (like Kwai) on a real-life story, this movie starts small but becomes a miniature epic of overreach and moral drift.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    No Country for Old Men is about the kind of amoral madness that can sweep across a country and redefine a landscape. It's so admirably lean and sinewy that it deserves not merely a rave review but a Johnny Cash song about matter-of-fact killings in shady hotels and sun-scoured landscapes.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Diving Bell and the Butterfly provides an ecstatic lift for movielovers, despite the tragic subject.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    One of the favorite sayings of journalists and politicians is "You don't want to see how the sausage is made." Marsh's movie says you do want to see how a miracle is made, even if the details can be just as unsavory.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's exhilarating in an authentic, pathos-streaked way to see Kearns, through Greg Kinnear's inspired characterization of a wary obsessive, representing himself during his trial against Ford Motor Co. for stealing his design.
    • 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.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A great, lusty movie in the tradition of Bertrand Blier's "Going Places."
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Heading South is a hydra-headed love story, as dangerous as it is heated and complex.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    You'll never see a more tactile expression of the intimacy between artists and their instruments than in Davis Guggenheim's elating It Might Get Loud.

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