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 Departed
Lowest review score: 0 Venom
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A moral, not a moralistic, movie. It's also a bracing aesthetic achievement, creating a fictional version of a factual case that illuminates as it entertains.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The documentary American Teen is the most realistic movie you will see all summer.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Killer of Sheep is a miracle movie because it's receiving its first theatrical release 30 years after it was made and because, as a movie, it's miraculous.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    An exhilarating movie about sadness and renewal.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Sea Inside brings us outside and inside ourselves, and takes us to brave new aesthetic depths.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie grows richer as it goes along and contrasting pieces click together.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Hathaway carries you on an emotional whirligig that can be horrifying and funny, hopeful and devastating.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Venus is a magnificent tribute to actors by filmmakers who know they are the essential human material of theater and the screen.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Prisoner of Azkaban is to Harry Potter what that other No. 3, "Goldfinger," was to James Bond: the movie that takes the invention and gamesmanship of the series to a whole new giddy peak.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Voluptuous dance about love, pain and the whole damn thing.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie pays tribute to sexual equality and to each gender's agility and strength of character.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    One happy surprise after another, even when the content is bittersweet or sad.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A glorious medieval war movie. It's about war as the ultimate pitch of conflict that tries men's souls, and women's, too.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie is a marvel - bold, lucid and succinct (even at 123 minutes). It's also harrowing and moving in its depiction of noncombatant men, women and children caught between terrorism and counter-terrorism.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Enraging and inspiring. It boasts the miraculous quality of finding a letter in a bottle and discovering that its authors are alive.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Mirren brings intellect, humor and romance to the role of Elizabeth II.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The title captures this film's harrowing qualities, but not its energy, its limpid beauty or its spiritual grace.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    For Americans, Gomorrah will play like every other Mafia epic - and no other Mafia epic.
    • 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.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Stops your heart and keeps your belly jiggling with laughter. It's an improbably sunny tragicomedy.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    If any movie can rid Americans of "Iraq war fatigue," it's Charles Ferguson's muscular documentary No End in Sight.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    As magical as it is realistic.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Unfolds amid the mechanized carnage of World War I. Yet everything in it is personal. That's why it's a masterpiece.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    What emerges is a fallen warrior's tale: the inside story of a man bloodied and bowed.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A great adventure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A pop masterpiece.

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