New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,729 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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 Whipped
Score distribution:
6729 movie reviews
  1. Almodovar makes some missteps in his icky mélange of melodrama and mischief, but the end result is playfully devious.
  2. Martin starts at the outrageous accent and spins out from there, and that's fine for this. And there are a few snicker-worthy scenes.
  3. He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war.
  4. Lively and affectionate, Matt Tyrnauer's documentary is made for those who believe, as he does, that the work of fashion designer Valentino is worthy of the most respectful chronicle.
  5. Gleeson and the collection of good-natured seniors with accents will win your heart.
  6. We never really forget we're watching two highly paid professionals create a cinematic placebo, strong enough to entertain without making a long-term impact. Fortunately, everyone works just hard enough to sell us on the whole thing anyway.
  7. To use carnival lingo: Thrilling? Not quite; since Levi's film has no clear goal for Stan to reach. Spectacular? Truth be told, those skeptical of Stan's abilities may still walk out as nonbelievers. Fascinating? Absolutely, because if you take time to listen, everyone's life is a three-ring circus.
  8. This rather elegant movie, like a bold new 'do, is both not what you'd expect and exactly what you feared.
  9. It's no surprise that first-time director Scott Cohen is a nature photographer by trade: he's made one of the most gorgeous movies you'll see this year.
  10. Filmed — patiently, beautifully — over that same length of time, the film’s day-to-day aches are quiet and lovingly rendered.
  11. Eisenberg - seemingly in every other movie nowadays - gives his best performance since 2005's "The Squid and the Whale" in a film that dramatizes a fascinating New York story.
  12. Director Jon S. Baird lets Welsh’s language fill up the room, even when it’s a wee bit hard to fathom.
  13. The cast is uniformly appealing in out-of-left-field ways, but writer-director Brooks Branch lets the story amble lazily, which -- like Gabriel and almost every character like him you've ever seen -- gets a little tiring.
  14. This thought-provoking but overlong doc wins points for being all-inclusive.
  15. Burton structures the film, right up to the fascinating finale, as both a damning tale of male privilege and a moving story of a woman’s liberation. The actors reflect these themes accordingly. Adams is touchingly restrained and Waltz is monstrously charismatic.
  16. Anybody who missed 2006's excellent indie "The Puffy Chair" has another chance to discover the off-kilter world of the Duplass brothers.
  17. It's a fascinating story, and too epic to be contained here. But the directors certainly capture our interest, even as they leave us wanting to know more.
  18. While Lucky Them may not be a classic, the actors at least find a cool groove.
  19. Best of all, we take a trip back to Depression-era New York and grasp its resonance more than 80 years later. Delicious.
  20. Jackson is terrific, of course, although he's the spice here, not the main meal. As Lysistrata, Teyonah Parris is a fierce, finger-snapping leader while, as her man Chi-Raq, a cast-against-type Nick Cannon, is surprisingly tough and moody.
  21. The movie wouldn’t stand for much of anything without such an effective team to represent the equivocating.
  22. Every performer is tough and charismatic, especially Honglei Sun, who, as Jamukha, gives so many neck-cracks, guttural howls and conspiratorial smiles he's like a Chinese Marlon Brando.
  23. Crowley's biting portrait feels painfully dated, but in a way that's the point: Pioneers fight so those who follow can take their battles for granted.
  24. Something sexy this way comes. With an electrifying Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard headlining Macbeth, there’s going to be heat. Even more so since they’re both magnetic and silver-tongued in this jaggedly beautiful but sometimes jarring film.
  25. Harrelson though, is in every scene, and seeing him burn up Rampart is positively arresting.
  26. You may admire Witherspoon’s solid performance, but you won’t forget you’re watching a star.
  27. There's little difference between the first and second movies -- both written by Besson -- so the perfunctory story line will feel familiar to fans. But the action, and the head-spinning stunts of those agile lead actors, will never get old.
  28. It's a tribute to Adrien Brody that Wrecked works as a modestly compelling thriller, since there's almost nothing to see but Brody himself.
  29. Fun and likable, occasionally even delightful.
  30. The film is a celebration of youthful romanticism and youthful nihilism, two philosophies that are often indistinguishable from each other where Nadja is set: Manhattan's East Village, with its tiny, secretive bars and tumultuous street life.
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