New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
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For 6,140 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 5.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The House of Mirth
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
6,140 movie reviews
  1. A flashy homage to a dozen better movies, this self-conscious Hong Kong action flick is so packed with visual thrills, you may not notice that there's absolutely nothing beneath its impressively slick surface.
  2. The movie veers so wildly between being zany and grim, we're left feeling more empty than entertained.
  3. A great idea that never gets off the ground.
  4. The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.
  5. The writing, directing and acting are all so sketchy, it's a mystery that Kattan didn't just try out this material the way he should have -- in a three-minute sketch.
  6. Competent in the extreme, the talented Jolie would make a great Jane Bond. But mired in this joyless orgy of preposterousness, her biggest challenge is simply keeping a straight face.
  7. The movie creaks and groans, weighed down by clichés.
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  8. Of this much I'm sure: It's an awful movie.
  9. Takes the worst and most annoying elements of the first film and treats them like grand assets.
  10. Sets out to be a social critique but settles for smug disdain.
  11. Dreamcatcher has no business being this bad.
  12. By the end of Francois Gerard's plodding, uninvolving melodrama, his boredom will have nothing on yours.
  13. We're bombarded by witless racial clichés, stale sexism and homophobia and enthusiastic celebrations of extreme flatulence.
  14. A tormented dramatization of the exact same events, and it's as bad as the earlier film ("Dogtown and Z-Boys") was good.
  15. Neither chimps nor children should be subjected to such shabby mediocrity.
  16. The characters are boring, the violence generic, the suspense nonexistent.
  17. On paper, the "rising stars" of Meiert Avis' low-flying romantic comedy Undiscovered are Steven Strait and Pell James, but the real star is Tyson the Skateboarding Dog.
  18. Crowe was going for something magical in all this, but the film is so affected and mannered, so preciously in love with itself, that it's painful to watch. Scenes go on and on, and when you think the movie's over, it goes on and on some more.
  19. There's a fascinating and terrifying story to be told about Elizabeth Bathory, the dramatically depraved 17th century sadist known as the Blood Countess.....This ain't it.
  20. Both a madcap comedy and a cautionary tale about the dangers of drug abuse. But it's not funny or smart enough to work as either one, let alone to strike a balance.
  21. A Christmas headache looking for an audience.
  22. Kline will break your heart, while the rest of the movie will just make you sick.
  23. Shows that there's a limit to how much mileage one can get from offbeat, creepy and symbiotic.
  24. Trudy is really the only character with the "Barrytown" zest, and Montgomery throws herself into the role with unselfconscious abandon. She makes the screen crackle with energy.
  25. Normally, I'd recommend a movie like this only to diehard fans. But even they may want to wait until it hits cable.
  26. Turns out to be as heavy and earthbound as an injured dragon.
  27. A ticket to this movie is a season's pass on that train - and you must complete every ride.
  28. This tale of disaffected sexual depravity is practically a parody of the worst of French filmmaking.
  29. A weak documentary. There's very little here to demonstrate the personality and leadership qualities that made Massoud both a legend and a martyr. Raw, sloppily edited, unfocused and without any sense of scale, it's personal journalism with its heart in the right place, and that's about it.
  30. There are some nicely gory touches for genre connoisseurs...But JC2 lacks the all-important character development we got in the first installment.

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