New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,645 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 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 Bravetown
Score distribution:
6645 movie reviews
  1. The tricky camera moves that fill up Silent House make for one-half of a nerveracking horror film – before the movie's obviousness just gets on your nerves.
  2. From performances to pacing, nearly every element of Rao's debut is uneven. But her passionate vision of so much useless prejudice leaves a lingering impact.
  3. The details of how the McDonalds literally invented the fast-food concept are fascinating. The period details feel right. All in all, the film's a slick, good-looking package. But it still feels empty. Where's the message? Where's the meaning? Where's the beef?
  4. There are moments in Jack and Jill that are genuinely funny - and, just like countless family reunions, there are moments when you can't wait for it to end.
  5. Still, every time Kurt opens his mouth you wish he would refocus and realize that, in fact, we've come to see a movie about someone else.
  6. The only thing that's revolting is how dull the series has gotten.
  7. If one of your non-filmmaker friends watched "Office Space" a few too many times, this is probably the movie he'd make.
  8. Slick direction and a strong central turn from Jeffrey Dean Morgan will keep you watching, if rarely from the edge of your seat.
  9. The kind of movie designed more for a has-been than a potential leading man, this slapdash dramatic comedy fits the now-established pattern perfectly: Your (Ryan Reynolds) committed performance is the sole reason to see it.
  10. A lightweight goof that feels a little dashed-off.
  11. Snitch is like watching an elephant on ice: inelegant, but you admire the effort.
  12. A witless rom-com that is only marginally watchable.
    • 26 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Sadly, the movie is weakly paced and sinister only when Pamela coos oh-so-sympathetically in people’s ears.
  13. Had the film stood still more often, its stylish gambit would have worked better.
  14. Old silver-fox Gere looks great. He’s almost embarrassingly charming — which is the point — but there’s not much else here.
  15. There's a fine line between labor of love and vanity project, and this blandly earnest tale straddles it.
  16. This gruesome, allegorical drama is dark and unsettling, but not so original that it begs to be let in.
  17. Well, that was the longest seven minutes of my life. An uninspired tale of a small-town robbery gone wrong, 7 Minutes abounds in clichés.
  18. No one is able to make much of the disposable script, but Hamm is so limited by the period trappings that it seems as if he simply wandered onto the wrong set.
  19. What keeps the movie afloat, though, is Seann William Scott as Steve Stifler.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Scott’s story is inspiring, as is the way everyone pitches in, from the police to the San Francisco Giants to Hollywood special effects geniuses to President Obama. But as a movie, this is like watching an expanded local news segment.
  20. Unfortunately, its present-day tale, involving a career woman seeking to mend her 20-year bond with a girlfriend injured in an accident, is lax and clunky, and its story-within-a-story - a tale of two laotong, or soul sisters, in oppressive mid-1800s China - is gorgeous but simplistic.
  21. While the film is slightly better than similar efforts Allen made between the ’90s and his recent time in Europe, it’s both too broad and too shallow.
  22. Even the obligatory blooper reel after the film isn’t as funny as it should be.
  23. Unfortunately, director Joe Maggio's film, despite showing real promise and an ear for threats delivered with a smile, runs out of gas.
  24. The G.I. Joe team is back, and most of their sophomore movie adventure, G.I. Joe Retaliation, is as bland as their name and as subtle as an exploding tank.
  25. If Deadfall had more life, it might have been about more than just its wannabe edge. Ruzowitzky, whose 2007 film "The Counterfeiters" won a Best Foreign Film Oscar, understands the movie's simple plan. But it nonetheless puts us into a big sleep.
  26. Mud
    Stripped of his former pretty-boy image, the Texas-born actor is snarly and gnarled, and understands what Nichols is aiming for. That’s crucial, as Mud needs something to stick to.
  27. A comedy with two left feet, Immigration Tango does have enthusiasm on its side. But it trips up under the awkward efforts of all involved.
  28. We have little to hang onto once the film falls apart. Between the ongoing sermonizing and that final, sharp shock - which is gravely mishandled - we feel cowed into submission, rather than led towards enlightenment.

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