New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,316 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 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Timbuktu
Lowest review score: 0 Exists
Score distribution:
6,316 movie reviews
  1. The film does deserve credit for juggling difficult racial and class issues - but with a wacky score, cute puppies and silly side stories also jockeying for space, Bamford's best intentions tumble to a heap long before the movie ends.
  2. While it's visually stunning, the pretentiousness makes it hard to take seriously.
  3. Juices up the visuals with fancy camerawork and split screens, but it can't distract enough from the vulgarity of the material.
  4. An unimaginative schoolyard-bully comedy.
    • New York Daily News
  5. September Dawn, written by an evangelical Christian, may be the worst historical drama ever made.
  6. More than a bad movie, it's an anti-movie.
  7. This is a "What were they thinking?"-size disaster, with the wrong actors in the wrong roles in a project that had no reason to be remade in the USA.
  8. A ponderously slow experience.
  9. Typical of road comedies, it's a pastiche of sketches.
  10. If you want to direct a movie that's already been done, it's a good idea to pick one you can improve on.
  11. The result, at best, is a sweet failure.
  12. Eric Steel's documentary has more than a whiff of exploitation about it.
  13. The production is as gaily colored as the margaritas, but the overall result is wan.
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  14. Fonda's performance is a perfect storm of histrionics, and she leaves nothing and no one standing.
  15. Frankly, after watching writer-director Timur Bekmambetov's grim fantasy - the first leg of a trilogy adapted from the sci-fi novels of Sergei Lukyanenko - I'm still a little confused.
  16. Though technically a werewolf movie, the silly Blood and Chocolate is really just a toothless love story about the bad stuff that can happen when two very different people fall in love.
  17. The worst performance in a film that diminishes even the talented Stockard Channing is given by Allen. He's never written a more unpleasant, vapid or irredeemable character for himself, and he makes it worse by overplaying.
  18. Wells' vision of the distant future is cartoonishly simplistic without the subtext of British class consciousness that informed the novel.
  19. A few scenes are stylish enough to amuse, but they all add up to nothing - leaving you ten bucks short and feeling like a sucker.
  20. In fairness, the new movie from the Lorne Michaels machine does have its amusing moments. It's just most of them can also be found in "Napoleon," "Talladega Nights," "Eagle vs. Shark," and any installment of "Jackass."
  21. Unless you're struck by the urge to watch strangers work out their petty issues in couples therapy, it's hard to find a compelling reason to sit through Gregg Lachow's irritatingly self-absorbed indie drama.
  22. The second half of Antoine de Caunes' Monsieur N., about the post-exile life and death of Napoleon, plays less like a movie than a suggestion for one. This is a great disappointment because the first half is very cinematic and very compelling.
  23. The result is a performance that is neither funny nor empathetic, and the romance that develops between the dentist and the junkie patient is not strong enough to support the mystery.
  24. You may not realize just how much it takes to make a great mockumentar like "Waiting for Guffman" until you see Never Been Thawed.
  25. Having these characters interact is both the joke and raison d'etre of "League." Its story is beyond banal.
  26. With little plot and a stifling set, the ­movie needs stronger performances than its leads can offer.
  27. Would that the film were as interesting as the setting.
  28. Though topnotch actors often can elevate mediocre material, they need a topnotch director to help them do it. Steve Carr ("Dr. Dolittle 2") is not that director.
  29. Burns doesn't even bother to disguise his New York accent, any more than he does his boredom.
  30. Drifts from goofy situation comedy to pop culture parody to a last-act load of sentiment that would sink a trash barge.

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