New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,197 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Pan's Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 0 Nymphomaniac: Volume II
Score distribution:
6,197 movie reviews
  1. A pleasure, chock full of creatively choreographed fight scenes.
  2. Arguably Lumet's best film in 20 years.
  3. Written, acted and directed so intelligently that it stands out from the pack, and is guaranteed to give you the warm glow of holiday movies past -- the kind that celebrated faith in human potential and the value of hard work.
  4. The power of the arts to transcend cultural differences is presumably what moves the German to spare Szpilman, and, perhaps, is the key to Polanski's salvation as well.
  5. Locks in on its self-destructive subjects so precisely, it's almost unbearable to watch.
  6. Ray
    Every once in a while, a performance pops out of a Hollywood movie that is so brilliant and unique to the matching of actor to role that it's impossible to imagine anyone else achieving it.
  7. Exhibiting the same sort of patience as his sensible hero, Philibert has created an extraordinarily humane portrait of a partnership between one adult and his very fortunate charges.
  8. The performances are all terrific, but Gene Hackman is close to a career best as the family patriarch Royal, the most useless man you can't help loving.
  9. A slick, fast-paced production with first-rate performances and an emotional punch you won't soon forget.
  10. The movie is an actors' paradise, and absolutely no one disappoints.
  11. Represents the year's biggest gamble - and it delivers the year's biggest and most ambitious fantasy.
  12. It's not as clever, or as consistently funny, or as well-cast as "Shakespeare in Love," but Richard Eyre's Stage Beauty is the most fun I've had with the Bard since that 1998 Oscar winner.
  13. Riveting update of George Bizet's "Carmen."
  14. Go
    Darkly hilarious.
  15. It's a slice of life, with all the trimmings, and one of the strongest films of the year.
    • New York Daily News
  16. 28 Weeks Later has a stronger story line, equally fine performances, greater tension, enough gore to satisfy the most hard-core zombie fan, and a narrative pace that flings us from the opening scenes to the very last image.
  17. A two-hour, one-joke comedy that never gets old, Stuck on You is the most mature, consistently funny and satisfyingly sweet movie in the rollicking careers of brother filmmakers Bobby and Peter Farrelly.
  18. Except for Hempf, every character is under incredible duress, and the performances are exceptional. With his first feature, an Oscar nominee for foreign-language film, von Donnersmarck has certainly left his mark.
  19. Intimate, deeply affecting family drama.
  20. Dano is a real find in this daunting role about a teenager's identity crisis. The subject of the movie is dicey but ultimately deeply rewarding.
  21. The love and attention Oshii poured into animating Batou's pet basset hound proves that the human instinct dominates even in a movie dependent on technology.
  22. Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
  23. Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie.
  24. Critics are already comparing the two movies and largely agreeing that Tarantino?s story about a psychopathic stuntman who targets women for highway carnage is the best. I disagree.
  25. In making such an appealing movie about characters who are usually swept under the Hollywood rug, Binder does us all a service.
  26. For Hobbitués and adventure fans of all other ages, it's the year's best thrill ride -- maybe the best film.
    • New York Daily News
  27. When it comes to sports movies, there's nothing like the real thing, and there's never been anything quite as real as the documentary Murderball.
  28. This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
  29. First-time filmmaker Edet Belzberg may be the first person to assign any value to the lives of the homeless Romanian youngsters featured in her harrowing documentary.
    • New York Daily News
  30. A droll gem that celebrates movie love with feeling and deadpan humor.

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