New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,165 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 5.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 The House of Mirth
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
6,165 movie reviews
  1. The movie's really about the impressions of the original performances by newcomers Eric Christian Olsen and Derek Richardson. Olsen does an uncanny Carrey, and Richardson vaguely resembles Daniels.
  2. The only intriguing character is the manager of the diner (and de facto fairy godmother), played by Regina King.
  3. The latest - and really last-minute - documentary hoping to affect the presidential election is a deceptively partisan view of the Iraq War.
  4. A classic case of good intentions and bad filmmaking.
  5. Like a fragile Provence wine left too long in the sun, Ridley Scott's romantic comedy A Good Year spoiled somewhere between the publication of Peter Mayle's novel and this cockamamie adaptation.
  6. If the 10th "Friday" sounds like the first "Alien," it's strictly intentional. Todd Farmer's script rips off that classic sci-fi horror film, replaces the acid-based monster with the hockey-masked Jason, adopts the self-mocking attitude of "Scream" and lets the heads, arms, legs and torsos fall where they may.
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  7. These are three characters in search of a moral pulse.
  8. As an allegory of religious conflict, the '73 film is brilliantly constructed and ends with a punctuation mark that was shocking in its day. LaBute's movie attempts to shock, as well, and does: Given the names involved and the casting of Cage, it is shockingly bad.
  9. To be avoided by anyone considering a vacation to anything wilder than a zoo.
  10. Shot with an annoyingly jerky hand-held camera, Virgin is a test to stick with, and despite the best efforts of Moss, it wore me out.
  11. Who knew that Juliette Binoche and Jean Reno could be unlikable? And yet, there they are, grating on each other's nerves (and ours) as strandees at Charles De Gaulle airport.
  12. South Korean director Kim Ki-duk does a bizarre riff on the twisted macho ethos of abusing women until they learn to love you.
  13. Cantor seems to have noticed how dull the actual footage is, since he relies heavily on "arty" shots and black-and-white inserts.
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  14. Unfortunately, the visuals are not compelling enough on their own to hold our interest, and a highly mannered Derek Jacobi is all wrong as the narrative voice of Nijinsky.
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  15. Though Flicker based the story on real events, the execution is so melodramatic that none of it feels remotely true.
  16. You never know what these people are going to say or do, but you're pretty sure it will be whatever they want to.
  17. An awkwardly executed, tedious and -- a near impossibility for a Holocaust movie -- emotionally uninvolving bore.
  18. Unless you happen to be one yourself, chances are pretty good that you'll take an immediate dislike to the self-satisfied hipsters who populate this disappointing comedy.
  19. The acting and dialogue is as silly as the potato sack the killer wears on his head.
  20. A hackneyed movie of zero social, political or dramatic consequence.
  21. The film's pace is just plain wacky, moving with the haste of a receding glacier most of the time, but then jumping ahead as if Hartley hit the gas on a time machine.
  22. If you only want a sequence of slashings, impalements and head-squishings, you'll get your money's worth. But if you like a little movie with your mayhem, you're out of luck.
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  23. Aside from the shamelessly promoted corporate sponsors, nobody emerges from this game a winner. But the biggest losers are the ones who paid good money to watch it.
  24. Why Travolta is slumming in B movies is anybody's guess. (I'll take a wild flier: "Battlefield Earth"?)
  25. Obliterating the original structure and intent of "Body Snatchers" is cinema-lit blasphemy.
  26. Though Morrow and Forlani are fine actors, they can't even fake a physical attraction between their characters, let alone orgasms.
  27. Preposterous collegiate drama that exists simply to show pretty girls kissing, pretty boys undressing and pretty people of every sexual orientation drinking, doing drugs and otherwise wreaking postadolescent havoc.
  28. With little dialogue, a murky night setting and the slowest of plots, this Portuguese fantasy only comes alive when it conforms to its true nature as arthouse pornography.
  29. Even a soccer-savvy audience has better things to do - like instilling unsportsmanlike behavior in their kids or sabotaging rival teams.
  30. Earnestness is the primary appeal of Meng Ong's clumsy melodrama.

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