New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,618 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Breaking the Waves
Lowest review score: 0 Ender's Game
Score distribution:
6618 movie reviews
  1. It's hard to imagine this was his intent, but David Mackenzie's minor romp manages to make being a rock star look like a distinctly unglamorous affair.
  2. There simply isn’t enough here to sustain an entire movie.
  3. The sequel to one of the most visually striking movies of the last 10 years continues the graphic novel-inspired landscape of its predecessor. But the characters don’t click, and the action feels dull.
  4. Its compelling conceit is immediately weighed down by leaden execution.
  5. While we're meant to feel claustrophobic, we're not supposed to fight boredom, which kicks in quickly.
  6. Knightley does fine work, but she’s been miscast. Her innate sophistication undermines the movie’s intentions right off the bat. We never believe her as Greta.
  7. Like a creaky Vegas act desperate to please, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is so eager you can’t help wanting to like it. But you also can’t help wondering if something better is playing in the theater next-door.
  8. All In lays down some interesting hands but sometimes can't raise the stakes, though "Rounders" star Matt Damon lends a bit of celeb flash.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    Seeing unexplored parts of our natural world in state-of-the-art 3-D is great. Listening to James Cameron explain how wonderful he is, while we see all that, is not.
  9. This well-intentioned but clumsy attempt to get into the head of one of the 20th century's most famous women remains full of hot air.
  10. Director Tina Gordon Chism, who also wrote the screenplay, seems to have relied pretty strongly on Perry for guidance. In particular, she rejects any notions of subtlety, either in the comedy or the weirdly heavy-handed messages about masculinity.
  11. Full of unenlightening snippets and blithe but banal asides, what the movie is missing is edge.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 40 Critic Score
    This one can't handle the pressure.
  12. Once upon a time, Black's charisma might have been enough to carry the movie.
  13. In truth, Musical Chairs is so simplistic it almost feels like a first film.
  14. The oldsters are feisty — a gun-totin’ granny is played by Pussy Galore herself, “Goldfinger’s” Honor Blackman — but the shtick’s as flat as old ale. It is bookended, though, by two seriously great songs.
  15. Though it was directed by Burr Steers, Charlie St. Cloud feels more like a misguided collaboration among Nicholas Sparks, M. Night Shyamalan and Billy Graham.
  16. Unfortunately, Färberböck never gives us reason enough to sit through such unremitting punishment. Though the story is based in truth, an emotionally removed Hoss feels more like a symbol than an actual person, while her detached narration keeps us at further remove.
  17. The trouble starts with the casting. The usually reliable Kevin Spacey never quite gets a handle on Abramoff, an Orthodox Jew devoted to unorthodox business methods.
  18. Melancholy, often muddled documentary.
  19. He tells his story honestly, but with no great sense of self-awareness or insight.
  20. The eyewitness testimony of dozens of punk-era survivors and hotel denizens has a disorienting effect, and everyone gets sidetracked, though the colorful anecdotes are priceless.
  21. With his (Cage) over-the-top delivery and operatically intense facial expressions, there's no way anyone could accuse him of phoning this one in.
  22. None of the seven shorts here is worth a single, well-made feature. But there are a few amusing moments to be found.
  23. Stories about mythic figures at the end of their days are compelling — but they still need some zing. That’s what Mr. Holmes is missing.
  24. Despite the human drama here, we’re kept at a remove by stolid direction and by-the-numbers storytelling.
  25. If any life story should make for a compelling biography, it's certainly Hugh Hefner's. Unfortunately, this love letter is so lacking in any edge, the end result is not just unsexy but unforgivably staid.
  26. The same boring routine gets played out again.
  27. An appealing Deschanel does her best, but the pair is mismatched in every way, from age to attitude. The entire movie is hung on Carrey's shtick, so if you're a fan, you'll have a decent time.
  28. But oy, such terrible jokes and choppy direction. Would it have killed her to share the credits with someone else?

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