New York Daily News' Scores

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For 6,055 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The New World
Lowest review score: 0 The Last House on the Left
Score distribution:
6,055 movie reviews
  1. As much as I love swing, all I got out of Martin Guigui's murky, incomprehensible grade B romantic fantasy was a few twitches of nostalgia for the music.
  2. "Quantum Bull-Bleep" would be a more apt title for the conclusions that the movie draws, but one concept was a revelation to me. One of the scientists said it's a fact that a single object can be in two places at the same time. I guess that explains O.J.'s alibi.
  3. We're bombarded by witless racial clichés, stale sexism and homophobia and enthusiastic celebrations of extreme flatulence.
  4. The Intended is well-intended, but it is also the dreariest, most uninvolving movie I've seen this year.
  5. The only intriguing character is the manager of the diner (and de facto fairy godmother), played by Regina King.
  6. A ticket to this movie is a season's pass on that train - and you must complete every ride.
  7. A movie needs more than a few sexual innuendos and throaty purrs to keep us from taking a catnap. How about a strong story and credible characters?
  8. Too solemnly boring to entertain parents or older siblings - but, alas, too loud for a long nap - Yu-Gi-Oh! is basically a feature-length promotion for the trading cards.
  9. It's never a good sign when the creepiest moment in a movie about monstrous 50-foot snakes is the sight of 2-inch leeches sucking on someone's back.
  10. Shot with an annoyingly jerky hand-held camera, Virgin is a test to stick with, and despite the best efforts of Moss, it wore me out.
  11. Structure overwhelms everything, but it's not as if Wicker Park has nothing to say. It's full of ugly truths about emotional frailty, and implies that stalking is a bad thing only when you're not charming enough about it.
  12. Toback is a smart guy with kinky tastes who has nothing left but to tempt actors into performing in his sex fantasies.
  13. The last act, when the movie falls apart like a cheap toy, is both a deus ex machina and an anticlimax.
  14. This off-putting satire is a jumble of misguided ideas that gather like lint in the navel of self-obsessed director Philippe Caland.
  15. The award for hardest-to-watch movie of the year.
  16. If you're looking for cinema, skip this. But as a religion-based self-help workshop for victims of ­childhood abuse, it'sa deadly accurate button-pusher.
  17. 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.
  18. Some of the jokes will elude Americans while the movie's hip quotient gradually fades away.
  19. The latest - and really last-minute - documentary hoping to affect the presidential election is a deceptively partisan view of the Iraq War.
  20. Surely, Vinterberg was high on some inert gas when he embarked on it.
  21. You'd have to go back to Blake Edwards' "10" and Bo Derek to find a mainstream movie that spends more time gawking at a star's body - or a more cooperative and alluring subject.
  22. The acting and dialogue is as silly as the potato sack the killer wears on his head.
  23. Takes the worst and most annoying elements of the first film and treats them like grand assets.
  24. A plodding, contrived Christmas tale that wastes the talents of his well-known cast.
  25. If the Founding Fathers had known National Treasure would be the result of their efforts to forge a new nation, they might have reached for the Wite-Out.
  26. If there's anything more tiresome in film today than hip irony, it is forced irony, and here comes a boatload with Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou.
  27. Clumsily merges fiction and reality, biography and musical fantasy, and breaks the fourth wall in a way that allows Spacey to lamely address his own miscasting.
  28. Unfortunately, what you'll remember most about the movie is its banal script and dialogue so ripe it almost laughs at itself.
  29. Crudup gives it his best, but his character is so economically drawn, there's hardly anything there -- certainly nothing likable.
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  30. You may want to wait and watch "Never Land" the way it was meant to be seen -- as a straight-to-video baby-sitter.
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