New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,389 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 Happiness
Lowest review score: 0 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
6389 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. As irritating as an ideological college student, this earnest debut from Zak Tucker is determined to teach us a lesson about right and wrong.
  3. Possibly the sourest revenge movie ever, Audition starts off as a sweet, low-key romance, then abruptly turns into a grisly, sadistic thriller.
  4. 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.
  5. Enthusiastic performances help, but without a logical script or confident direction, the fizz very quickly goes flat.
  6. Neither can I imagine many sane adults wanting to put themselves through this movie.
  7. What's funny for 5 minutes doesn't make for a full-length movie.
  8. May be free of gay stereotypes, but it's absolutely riddled with romantic cliches. It's hard to see the progress in that.
  9. Campion has made something that's almost unbearably pretentious.
  10. A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.
  11. Frenzied, gothic nonsense.
  12. 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.
  13. Frankly, you may prefer the company of cinematic serial killers (Freddy vs. Jason) after you meet the pair at the center of this story.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. It tries to be more existential than gumshoe but falls way short.
  19. 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.
  20. Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
  21. 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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  22. 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.
  23. So riddled with plot holes and implausible actions, you can't help feeling insulted by it.
  24. The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
  25. Chevy Chase looks tired, Pam Grier looks embarrassed, and pop star Iggy Pop gives a performance that -- if you can believe it -- is even sillier than his name.
  26. It's hard to care what really happened on Wonderland Ave. when the audience hates the neighborhood.
  27. Cedric is certainly the bright spot in this movie - personable, silly and lovable, with just enough of Gleason's girth, timing and humanity to make you wish he'd driven Ralph Kramden's bus onto the lot of a different movie.
  28. A mediocre little thriller that might have promised cheap fun on Blockbuster's direct-to-DVD shelf is instead destined to die a quick death on the big screen.
  29. A lump of coal, sculpted from the kind of high-concept idea screenwriters find scribbled on bar napkins after nights of heavy drinking.
  30. The marvelous Dussolier makes a poignantly aging lothario, but Fillieres is so off-puttingly strange, we don't really care what she thinks about.

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