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 Finding Nemo
Lowest review score: 0 CJ7
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Barbershop 2 makes you want to know what happens next. In its own way, it's the Ivory Soap of sequels: 99 and 44/100% pure.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Supple, eloquent and enchanting.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Watching this movie, you can dream with open eyes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The ovation that Hudson wins from the movie's audience is one of those miraculous moments when a performer's artistry breaks through the screen and makes you feel part of a live audience. I haven't experienced anything like it since Barbra Streisand sang "My Man" at the end of her astonishing debut in Funny Girl.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A genuine odyssey: a journey to self-knowledge.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Brad Pitt's sensitive performance helps make 'Benjamin Button' a timeless masterpiece.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    This movie is both sad and inspiring. It offers proof that Lennon's wit and art are everlasting.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Ratatouille is a sublime dish of a movie, and the company's piece de resistance.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A gorgeous flirt of a murder movie.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    By turns breathtaking and heartbreaking.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    For audiences, two things keep the tension from becoming too excruciating: the presence of the survivors in front of us and the knowledge that in the grip of Macdonald's humane, lucid filmmaking, we're in the best of hands.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The least fussy great movie ever made.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Spider-Man 2 offers one emotional or action-packed aria after another; at the end you feel like giving it a standing O.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Funny Girl is old-fashioned; it is also exhilarating.
    • Baltimore Sun
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    When it comes to the oft-doomed genre of seafaring adventure, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a spectacular throwback and a great leap forward.
    • 98 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    With a surgical saw instead of a hatchet, del Toro takes apart patriarchy and opportunistic religion as well as fascism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    In its entirety, Hairspray has the funny tilt that only a director-choreographer like Shankman can give to a movie.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's both irrefutably concrete and irresistibly uplifting.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Strangers With Candy -- a perfect title -- is filled with straight-faced loonies. It's a nutcake you actually want to eat.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    This film about fierce competition among classic video-game players is a comic action epic in documentary form. It captures fear -- and heroism -- in a handful of dusty video games.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Mirrormask is a gorgeous psychedelic cameo of a movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Even if you have no interest in Joy Division, this picture is worth seeing for the unsentimental empathy and passion of the moviemaking.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Wristcutters: A Love Story is a lousy title for a lovely-loony picture about an afterlife for suicides. It's an off-road "road movie" about people who off themselves.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    A lovely, mischievous Casanova that will sweep you off your feet.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    In a feat of performing imagination, Ferrell turns his usual extroversion inside out and his usual zaniness into precision, and makes it all work for him.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    The only thing that tops Cave here is Cohen himself at the end, singing "Tower of Song" with U2.

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