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

Michael Sragow's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 64
Highest review score: 100 The Band's Visit
Lowest review score: 0 Death Race
Score distribution:
1,035 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The movie does work, spectacularly.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The documentary American Teen is the most realistic movie you will see all summer.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Hathaway carries you on an emotional whirligig that can be horrifying and funny, hopeful and devastating.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    British director Mike Leigh has made the first great comedy for our new depression.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Slumdog Millionaire dives headfirst into something greater than a subculture - the enormous unchronicled culture of India's mega-slums - and achieves even more sweeping impact.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    At last, a great contemporary holiday movie that's strictly for grown-ups - a holiday movie that really is a moviegoer's holiday from desultory daily fare.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Brad Pitt's sensitive performance helps make 'Benjamin Button' a timeless masterpiece.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Class ranks with the very best films ever made about teaching, and it's unlike any English or American film about teaching ever made.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Views war from the inside out and the outside in. It carries the shock of full disclosure.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Up
    Everything about Up is an up, in the most visceral and poetic ways.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    For Americans, Gomorrah will play like every other Mafia epic - and no other Mafia epic.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    As magical as it is realistic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Uproarious, moving and thrilling.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    What emerges is a fallen warrior's tale: the inside story of a man bloodied and bowed.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    The Hurt Locker redefines war-film electricity.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    A scary movie that's also funny, touching and good for you.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    Best of all, Ponyo never ceases to be a genuine odyssey in short pants.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Michael Sragow
    It's cathartic and exhilarating.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Despite its haphazard rhythms and longueurs, The New World achieves an emotional payoff unlike anything else in Malick's work. It's all you think his movies are, and more.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    A masterpiece of psychological suspense.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    It's an authentic, harrowing tale of heroism.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 91 Michael Sragow
    Ask the Dust is more than an amorous period piece. It's a strongly bitter, strongly sweet poem in prose and motion.

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