New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
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 Pan's Labyrinth
Lowest review score: 0 Jackass: The Movie
Score distribution:
6,140 movie reviews
  1. Offers traditional cinematic gab about marital status, sexual orientation, nationality and degree of fulfillment.
  2. Their (Murphy/Wilson) exchanges and interplay are so campy and over the top that I kept expecting them to pull out frying pans and start bopping each other over the head with them. I Spy is one just Stooge short of homage.
  3. Though its PG-13 rating allows for much cruder sex humor, the movie version of "Dukes" is nearly identical to the TV series in its corniness, in its incessant car chases and in its ogling of the posterior of cousin Daisy Duke.
  4. The screenplay has no idea how to modulate the banter between the movie's talented stars so that it approximates affectionate and playful sparring.
  5. Gets too caught up in its escalating violence and strained-to-bursting moral subtexts. It's the blood of souls drenching the screen, and it's a hideous sight to behold.
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  6. To be fair, Sandler deserves some credit for bringing us the first mainstream movie about Chanukah. Too bad it's completely idioticah.
  7. The award for hardest-to-watch movie of the year.
  8. Falls short of the mark, content to shoot fish in a barrel.
  9. A jumbled composite of blurred images, poetic yearnings and metaphoric dialogue.
  10. A perfect example of an "art" movie that is so lugubrious and soul-sucking that it's hell to sit through.
  11. Ill-timed "Hands" has a very limited grasp of comedy.
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  12. Desperate for a slice of Spanish soap opera? You might try this misguided romantic melodrama.
  13. This is the kind of misfire that can take everyone down with it. It's not just bad, it's mean-bad.
  14. There's no story to speak of - three cohabiting bachelors are dragged into adulthood by the simultaneous pregnancies of their girlfriends - but Anderson, Imperioli and Eddie Griffin are amiable company and there's an earned laugh here and there.
  15. It's hard to say which is worse: The fact that 20th Century Fox believes this sour, sexist fantasy reflects anyone's actual experience or that Hollywood is so woefully behind the cultural curve.
  16. A personal documentary on a family member. The question is, who -- outside of friends and family -- would want to watch it? The ... beyond me.
  17. 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.
  18. Commits the cardinal sin of moviemaking: It leaves you bored.
  19. A slice of life that adds up to exactly the sum of its parts, no more, no less.
  20. Though there are giggles here and there, the film is inexcusably unfunny.
  21. There are a few funny jokes scattered throughout, but the halfhearted direction and clunky script are underscored by performances that feel like they belong in community theater.
  22. Wretch of a B movie.
  23. Brody does have a mesmerizing presence and is the only reason to see a film that likely would have gone straight to video if he hadn't won that Oscar for "The Pianist."
  24. At its best moments, the film offers a tender portrait of the park's youngest regulars, charmingly earnest performers from a nearby music school. But then, inevitably, their stories fade into a backdrop, as his camera turns to catch yet more women sunning in the square.
  25. Has a lot of nerve making fun of Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You," as the choice of newlyweds fated for divorce in 12 to 14 months. The Wedding Planner should have such a shelf life.
  26. Arnold's heart is in the right place, but somebody needs to save him from himself - and soon.
  27. May
    Novice director Lucky McKee wrote the first draft of this labored horror flick while he was in school, and for a student film, it's not bad. But it's not ready for the big time.
  28. Sadly, a film about betrayal is ultimately betrayed by the film maker's own lack of conviction.
  29. In documentary footage played over the closing credits, the real warrior is introduced to American fast food and returns to his people too fat and sluggish to spear himself a snack, let alone a missionary.
  30. For die-hard Ferrell fans, this could be the ultimate test. He has been playing variations of "Elf" for five years, and his antics have grown as stale as Jackie's socks.

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