New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,024 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The Cave of the Yellow Dog
Lowest review score: 0 Jackass: The Movie
Score distribution:
6,024 movie reviews
  1. David Cronenberg is one of the most intellectual film makers around.
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  2. The laughs are there, but the movie's main asset is Paltrow, mournful and always braced for the worst.
  3. Not quite as funny as it wants to be. Mostly, it's just silly. But as always, the Coens are entertaining themselves first.and their quirky individuality has served them and their fans well so far.
  4. An amazing physical specimen, beautifully photographed and edited. If you think of it as your own opium dream, you may dismiss the lousy story as a mere side effect.
  5. The action scenes, including one on that tourist sightseeing staple, the Bateau Mouche, were directed by Cory Yuen with some creative touches, including a hail of chopsticks during a fight in a restaurant kitchen.
  6. We never really learn what Lee thinks of this man, other than that he is worth every second of a 130-minute documentary.
  7. A popcorn movie with a protein center, satisfying neither taste.
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  8. Though predictable and a bit of a soap opera, Ferzan Ozpetek's Italian drama is saved by the tremendous appeal of its stars, Margherita Buy and Stefano Accorsi.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    We get zilch on what kind of human being he is.
  9. I'd never seen anything like it, and can say that I hope to never see anything like it again.
  10. Has the integrity of good dialogue and enough of a writer's preserved craftiness to make it a worthwhile date-night attraction.
  11. Intermittently compelling drama.
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  12. By the time they're ready to leave their trench, we're not at all ready to see them go.
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  13. Glover, wearing his close-cropped hair in a pompadour and striking beady-eyed, furrow-browed poses that scare the hair off a tarantula, makes it as much fun as a rat revenge movie can be.
  14. Amusing and good-natured, but necessarily thin.
  15. Ultimately, it's the casting and the story that are too good to be true. If a newspaper's classified ad section could document a success like this one, there would never be a slump.
  16. The story, which was inspired by an Albanian novel and the Greek tragedies of Aeschylus, ends with a literary patness. But it's still a potent tale of fraternal love and the loss of innocence.
  17. That's a lot just to justify a cute title, but cuteness is the engine driving the slight, obvious but occasionally very funny film.
  18. Starts strongly and is bolstered by thoughtful performances.
  19. If you're wondering whether the rules of love change during war, you won't find a better case than the urgent, darkly comic relationship between these two.
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  20. What has changed most dramatically over the years is the camera's ability to shoot as if it were stationed on the wall of those rolling pipelines. For some, this is the next best thing to being there.
  21. Noya is a natural actor, and there are genuinely sweet moments between him and the adults. So, why did Agresti feel the need to pour so much added sugar down our throats?
  22. It is driven by the finely expressed -- if nearly mute -- performance of Lemercier. We learn a lot about this woman and her emotional state from Lemercier's subtle body language. As for Lindon's Jean, well, it's enough that he's there and doesn't require batteries.
  23. Ultimately, it's a compassionate view of marriage and its stressors. But the filmmaker and actors do their jobs only too well. Watching "Secret Lives" can be as uncomfortable as sitting in the dentist's chair.
  24. A light-footed comedy that suggests that for even the most desperate, love is just around the corner.
  25. Just when you think it's a violent drama, it turns into a comic road picture, before finally becoming a tender romance.
  26. There is a very sharp, funny critique of ambition and self-made gurus in The Mystic Masseur, but it is obscured by a softening bloat.
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  27. Frears story's grotesque subject offers an opportunity for a sick audience payoff that is more "Death Wish" than social commentary, and he takes it. It works -- you'll laugh! you'll gulp! -- but it's cheap.
  28. It's an intelligent, chilling movie, but one that can't quite shake those stage origins.
  29. A missed opportunity to shed light on one of America's most turbulent times.

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