New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,359 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Far from the Madding Crowd
Lowest review score: 0 After Earth
Score distribution:
6,359 movie reviews
  1. Would that the film were as interesting as the setting.
  2. 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.
  3. Burns doesn't even bother to disguise his New York accent, any more than he does his boredom.
  4. Drifts from goofy situation comedy to pop culture parody to a last-act load of sentiment that would sink a trash barge.
  5. Surely, Vinterberg was high on some inert gas when he embarked on it.
  6. It doesn't strike a single note of authentic emotion.
  7. If there is a casting agent in hell, ­Martin Lawrence and Tyler Perry will soon put on their fat suits as Big Momma and Madea Simmons and show up as a tag team in a big-screen ­Wrestlemania.
  8. As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and wrong.
  9. Possibly the sourest revenge movie ever, Audition starts off as a sweet, low-key romance, then abruptly turns into a grisly, sadistic thriller.
  10. It's interesting in the same way the early, rejection episodes of "American Idol" are oddly compelling. But, of course, you can watch those for free.
  11. Enthusiastic performances help, but without a logical script or confident direction, the fizz very quickly goes flat.
  12. Neither can I imagine many sane adults wanting to put themselves through this movie.
  13. What's funny for 5 minutes doesn't make for a full-length movie.
  14. May be free of gay stereotypes, but it's absolutely riddled with romantic cliches. It's hard to see the progress in that.
  15. Campion has made something that's almost unbearably pretentious.
  16. A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.
  17. Frenzied, gothic nonsense.
  18. The wordless six-minute animé shorts - at the end of which our double-jointed heroine would always die - don't lend themselves to a 95-minute action movie where viewers might rightfully expect something to make sense.
  19. Frankly, you may prefer the company of cinematic serial killers (Freddy vs. Jason) after you meet the pair at the center of this story.
  20. Southland Tales does have enough energy and audacity to suggest significant potential. But was it ready for public consumption? The answer is no. It's as simple as that.
  21. 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.
  22. Cusack is excellent as Joan, the only woman in the film who values a girl's brains over her body, so it's a shame Fywell treats her with amused scorn.
  23. If "The Sixth Sense" was a bad movie redeemed by its surprise ending, Marc Forster's Stay is a seemingly good movie leading to a devastating letdown.
  24. It tries to be more existential than gumshoe but falls way short.
  25. Jovovich, Besson's 24-year-old ex-wife, hasn't a clue how to project shadings, interior emotions, character or personality. Everything's in a full screech.
  26. Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
  27. You may want to wait and watch "Never Land" the way it was meant to be seen -- as a straight-to-video baby-sitter.
    • New York Daily News
  28. It's always admirable when a director decides to make a risky film. On the other hand, it's not quite as commendable to also make a boring one.
  29. So riddled with plot holes and implausible actions, you can't help feeling insulted by it.
  30. The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.

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