New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 5,937 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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Tyson
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
5,937 movie reviews
  1. Unless you live and breathe exhaust fumes, there isn't much to sustain a viewer through a lame story and dialogue so pathetic.
  2. It's a humiliating comedown for Ford, and he looks creaky and grumpy, obviously aware that he is miscast and dreading every scene.
  3. It's a movie that should have been called on account of boredom.
  4. Here's what's missing from Casey La Scala's film: Likable characters, a comprehensible script and any semblance of a good time.
  5. Overall the tone is dark and nasty, exemplified by the inelegant signature kung-fu move of the good guys -- a backward kick to the groin.
  6. Serving Sara is D.O.A., with nary a laugh to be found.
  7. Witless, insulting satire of sorority girls that shamelessly ridicules the mentally challenged. The filmmakers aren't exactly Mensa candidates themselves.
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  8. A hellacious stew of romance and tragedy that gives the words "screwball" and "pathos" a bad name.
  9. The individual scenes are just random, uninspired riffs by Carvey or awkwardly flat cameos by the likes of Jesse Ventura and Olympic sprinter Michael Johnson.
  10. Most of the incidents are harmlessly derivative, but the movie has a mean streak that undermines our empathy for the characters, particularly Tom.
  11. The Worst Comedy of the Year race heats up today with the release of Keenen Ivory Wayans' Scary Movie 2. This one is so bad, even Adam Sandler will be impressed.
  12. Turner's guileless amateurism stands in refreshing contrast to the rest of the performances -- stilted, self-conscious and sleep-inducing -- that fill this tedious 3-1/2-hour marathon, the Civil War in real time.
  13. Say a little prayer and save your money.
  14. A stinker of epic proportions.
    • New York Daily News
  15. The most bizarre cinematic experience of 2002. So misguided as to be utterly mystifying, this shameless vanity project is almost surreal enough to be entertaining. Almost.
  16. Irritating wish-fulfillment movie.
  17. The bubble-boy niche is thankfully small. John Travolta began his career playing one in a TV movie, but this movie will undoubtedly finish off the genre for good.
  18. Exhaustingly manic but curiously unfunny movie.
  19. Gigli is a disaster.
  20. Mystifyingly bad given the talent involved, Southlander is an in-jokey, hipster escapade that appears to have been made on a drunken weekend because there was nothing better to do.
  21. What really makes the jaw drop is the presence of so many talented actors in what seems like traditional TV treacle. Saddest of all is Debra Winger, reduced to playing the wife-as-wallpaper role. For this she came back to Hollywood?
  22. Everything to treasure about that magical, slightly malevolent feline of childhood verse is obliterated in the coarse, charmless Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat.
  23. A tepid comedy whose only saving grace is the face of Jennifer Tilly in a crystal ball.
  24. An instant contender for cult status on the midnight-movie circuit, where lines like "Do we look like quantum wormhole specialists?" will be given the respect they deserve.
  25. The screenwriters claim they got the idea for this dreary thing by glimpsing a besieged Chelsea Clinton in the stands at a basketball game.
  26. If you approach this movie in the right frame of mind -- that is, with total contempt -- you can still enjoy it as a comedy.
  27. This amateurish drama about street-dance contests and busted friendship is about as real as Lil' Kim's chest.
  28. A really lame attempt to expand the marketing reach of the PBS-TV series.
  29. Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is the most virulently anti-Semitic movie made since the German propaganda films of World War II. It is sickening.
  30. Has some good music and hot dancing -- filmed choppily -- but it completely lacks the magic of its predecessor.

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