New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,679 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 One Day in September
Lowest review score: 0 Mad Women
Score distribution:
6679 movie reviews
  1. Little more than a blatant marketing tool. But it's breezy and brief enough to keep young fans - and even their parents - modestly entertained.
  2. This is the kind of movie in which Jarrod's nemesis turns out to be paraplegic, while his dad lives in a wheelchair despite the fact that he can walk just fine. Ha.
  3. The play within the movie is much more entertaining.
  4. An admiring but overly simplified walk down memory lane.
  5. The dialogue does have Coupland's characteristic snap, but like its mellow hero, the movie takes the easy route just a little too often.
  6. Has all the appeal of a video game without the joystick. All you can do is watch. It's noisy and moves fast, but if you can't play, why pay?
  7. Who would have guessed that sex, drugs and double-crossing could be so unrelentingly boring?
  8. If only this Eddie Murphy flick had taken its own advice and spent a little more time being reflective instead of hyperactive, it might have overcome a trite script and awful, obvious excuses for comedy.
  9. True Story is a prisoner of its own dull storytelling.
  10. You won't get much back story, and the action is fairly generic. But The Damned still makes for a serviceable horror flick, with better performances than a movie of this caliber usually offers.
  11. The only thing worse than bad horror is pretentiously bad horror. From title to finish, After.Life takes itself far more seriously than you will.
  12. Admirable without being fully engaging. It’s too intelligent to dismiss, but not emotional enough to inspire lasting passion.
  13. Steen, her face full of remorse, does a great job of portraying someone unclear of where to go or what to say without a script.
  14. If you’re considering spending your hard-earned money on such bland fare, you should at least know what you’re getting: a rehash of every rom-com cliché imaginable.
  15. Unfortunately, Miller never finds the right balance, so while there are some sweet notes, the pileup of clichés ultimately leaves a slightly acrid aftertaste.
  16. It’s visually sumptuous but laborious. Worse, it’s pretty humorless. Knight of Cups takes itself very seriously.
  17. Stoker is like the baby David Lynch and Tim Burton had, then left on the doorstep of the Addams Family. Full of heavingly gorgeous images that envelop a viewer before smothering them, its maddening elements eventually become too much to bear.
  18. The cast all do well with banal material that’s beneath them, especially Emily Watson.
  19. The sisters who play Sophie are adorable. And if you happen to be a sleep-deprived parent yourself, there are worse ways to catch a two-hour nap.
  20. Screenwriter Pablo Fenjves start with a promising premise, and the opening scenes are taut and suspenseful. A late-day chase scene picks up the sagging middle, but Leth totally fumbles what should be the movie's biggest moment.
  21. The mystery at the heart of the film is a riddle wrapped in an enigma covered in dullness.
  22. The oh-so-out-there mentality earns some chuckles, but that, along with Piven's preening, gets very trying. A hard sell is still a hard sell.
  23. The kids' story gets out of control, but Andie MacDowell is a pleasantly earthy mess as Victor's out-of-it mother, and familiar New York faces (Ann Magnuson, Mark Boone Jr., Richard Edson) lend quirky support as the out-of-it elders.
  24. A movie that's so anachronistically mushy and awkward, it earns extra credit simply for being so innocent.
  25. Only Wahlberg rises above the muck; everything else here feels buried in concrete.
  26. All this story needs is a mariachi band to walk in on all the overwrought mourners. Oh, wait ... yep. There it is.
  27. Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is overhyped as Billy Bob Thornton is slow and steady.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, the engine underneath that gloss is woefully familiar, offering the same jump scares we’ve seen a thousand times before.
  28. The Identical is one wacky movie, based on a bit of truth.
  29. There are few real scares, though, and even fewer actual laughs. Despite several obvious gags, Aja never captures the spoofy fun of the 1978 original.

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