New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,477 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 42% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 0 Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000
Score distribution:
6477 movie reviews
  1. Every scene has its highlights, from amusing observations about sex to poignant truths about parenting and partnerships. But what you'll remember most is the exquisitely lovely final scene, in which Cholodenko reminds us that all we need is a single moment of perfection -in a family, or even in a film - to believe that somehow, things will always be all right.
  2. This heartbreaking and essential look into the lives of those who put so much into educating other people's children ought to be seen by anyone concerned about the fate of the public school system, and the nation as a whole.
  3. Delpy and Hawke, who’ve invested this trilogy with the fine shadings of life lived, do extraordinary things with small moments.
  4. The vastly divergent paths of Assange and Manning make up the most fascinating aspects of this relentlessly compelling film.
  5. A critic trots out the word "masterpiece" at his own peril, but there it is.
  6. As joyously energetic now as the day it arrived.
    • New York Daily News
  7. As tough-spirited as fans would hope for - and exciting and thought-provoking in a way few adventure dramas ever are.
  8. Twisted, tortured, terrifying - and terrific.
  9. A gorgeous, wonderfully inventive computer-animated comedy.
  10. One of the most extraordinary films you’ll see this year.
  11. Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase.
  12. If he has overlooked your favorites, have faith: There’s plenty left in the trunk for that promised encore.
  13. Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
  14. Feuerzeig's film - everything a good documentary should be - is a story of family, friendship, art and fame, as seen through the prisms of exceptional beauty and deepest pain.
  15. You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Star Wars is somewhat grounded by a malfunctioning script and hopelessly infantile dialogue, but from a technical standpoint, it is an absolutely breathtaking achievement.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Anyone planning to see The Empire Strikes Back should be warned right away that it is done as a two-hour chapter and ends in a cliffhanger, which is likely to leave an unsatisfied feeling, unlike “Star Wars,” which can be taken as a self-contained unit. This acknowledged, the movie nevertheless is a spectacular piece of work that carries the new “Star Wars” tradition forward.
  16. The best thing the director has going for this one is the talented young actor playing Ricky Baker, as he constantly tries to emulate his tough "gangsta" heroes like Tupac Shakur. (He even names his dog "Tupac.")
  17. Wan's secret weapons are clearly Wilson and Farmiga, both such good actors they're able to sell the audience on everything the Warrens experience. The duo also does a great job selling the romantic bond between the Warrens, which helps you fall in love with them as much as you end up falling for the entire Hodgson family.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Critic Score
    Taking Michael Lewis’ seminal book about the meltdown as source material, director Adam McKay channels his own anger into something rarely even attempted by Hollywood, let alone pulled off: a comedy about a tragedy.
  18. Experimental in form, it's also open and appealing in its vision of romantic redemption, an avant-garde romp that's also a great date movie. [8 Mar 1996, p.40]
    • New York Daily News
  19. A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
  20. Even those who've long noted Polley's intelligence on screen will be amazed by the perception she displays as a filmmaker.
  21. Working from his own original screenplay, Crowe builds a story line full of unexpected twists and digressions.
  22. A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.
  23. Clever, compelling, funny and unpredictable, and it has a lollapa-looza of an ending.
    • New York Daily News
  24. As wide-ranging, and yet as sharply focused, as Mikal Gilmore's book.
  25. Yet another film from Iran that has the leisurely pace, sly humor and incontrovertible wisdom of a Sufi parable.
  26. While it won't rival the Harry Potter movies as a cultural milestone, the luminous, irresistible Stardust is no less industrious at scavenging myths and legends and making something altogether new from the familiar pickings.
  27. This extraordinary film refracts truth through the prism of memory, until what you get is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, full of sacrifice and betrayal.

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