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 Hotel Rwanda
Lowest review score: 0 Pathfinder
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The title captures this film's harrowing qualities, but not its energy, its limpid beauty or its spiritual grace.
    • 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.
    • 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
    A visual masterpiece about a scared little girl's breathtaking journey of self-discovery. All of the fun is getting there.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie's generosity of spirit and artistry swamps its flaws.
    • 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.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A vibrant emotional epic.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Sea Inside brings us outside and inside ourselves, and takes us to brave new aesthetic depths.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Chicago is the zingiest, most inventive movie of its kind since "Cabaret."
    • 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.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A movie masterpiece -- thrilling, passionate and wise.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The result is harrowing and inspiring. As escapist entertainment, it's the movie of the year.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    If you didn't know that Martin Scorsese made The Aviator, the enthralling new adventure-biography of Howard Hughes, you might think it was the calling card of a neophyte visual genius.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Enraging and enthralling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie pays tribute to sexual equality and to each gender's agility and strength of character.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Heading South is a hydra-headed love story, as dangerous as it is heated and complex.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The documentary American Teen is the most realistic movie you will see all summer.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Uproarious, moving and thrilling.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Downey and Favreau and the special-effects team transform the trying-out of the armor and its powers into slapstick cadenzas. But equally entertaining is Stark's and Potts' recognition that they share more than a mere working chemistry.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    The title Tell No One recalls the days when ads proclaimed, "No one will be seated after the first 15 minutes" and "Be considerate of your neighbors: Don't give away the ending of this picture." Both rules apply to this canny, refreshingly emotional and intuitive thriller.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    This movie provides no phony catharsis or closure; it develops a vision of people growing in spurts from their most terrible mistakes.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Few films combine a dense and tingling atmosphere with the headlong pacing and adventure of The Bourne Ultimatum.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Mirrormask is a gorgeous psychedelic cameo of a movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Bitterly funny about divorce, it's even sharper and more original about intellectuals and their discontent.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    It's one nutty holiday fruitcake that is appetizing and tasty.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    A lovely, mischievous Casanova that will sweep you off your feet.