New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,178 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 5.9 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:
6,178 movie reviews
  1. 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.
  2. Why Travolta is slumming in B movies is anybody's guess. (I'll take a wild flier: "Battlefield Earth"?)
  3. Obliterating the original structure and intent of "Body Snatchers" is cinema-lit blasphemy.
  4. Though Morrow and Forlani are fine actors, they can't even fake a physical attraction between their characters, let alone orgasms.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Even a soccer-savvy audience has better things to do - like instilling unsportsmanlike behavior in their kids or sabotaging rival teams.
  8. Earnestness is the primary appeal of Meng Ong's clumsy melodrama.
  9. The result is a movie that talks big, even walks big, but has no scale whatsoever.
  10. I don't know why Redford and the white-hot Gandolfini signed on for this fiasco, but the give-and-take between them is the film's sole pleasure.
  11. Nearly devoid of both dialogue and narrative cohesion, Yongman Kim's first feature - Part 1 of a planned trilogy inspired by Dante's "Inferno" - suggests that the founder of the popular downtown Kim's Video store should not give up his day job.
  12. Structure overwhelms everything, but it's not as if Wicker Park has nothing to say. It's full of ugly truths about emotional frailty, and implies that stalking is a bad thing only when you're not charming enough about it.
  13. It's strictly amateur hour.
  14. If you're really hoping for a perfect holiday, steer clear of this stale fruitcake of a comedy.
  15. Back to Wisteria Lane, Eva, and stay there until we call you.
  16. Self-indulgent in the extreme, Julián Hernández's laconic ode to heartbreak feels like the work of a lovelorn teenager.
  17. It needed a star like Clooney at its center, and a character actor like Alan Rickman as Dr. Doom. You don't expect realism from a comic-book movie, but you do want the characters to seem larger than life.
  18. Kinsella, in his feature debut, milks cliches, caricatures and an unlikely set of coincidences to tie things up in a neat bundle.
  19. Features amateurish acting and direction, and a going-nowhere script.
  20. Eddie Murphy's latest comedy, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, takes place in the year 2087, which is about the earliest he can hope to be forgiven.
  21. Not all cartoon violence; there's cartoon nudity, too. Berry was paid a well-publicized $500,000 bonus to bare her breasts in the movie.
  22. A bizarrely off-key animated comedy.
  23. Stambrini puts so much weight on shock value, she overlooks the matter of emotional resonance.
  24. But look up the word "slight" in the dictionary and you could find a still from this film.
  25. Brutal but somewhat endearing.
  26. How do films this stale and generic continue to get made, let alone with topflight talent? Cedric has been stealing scenes from bigger names for nearly a decade; he deserves better than a few amusingly-improvised minutes at the end of his own movie. And so do we.
  27. If it weren't for retro-gartered Milla Jovovich, I don't know why anyone would want to survive the virus that is turning humans into zombies and destroying the Earth in Resident Evil: Extinction.
  28. Mattei's script was written in 1998, and the absence of any sense of the impact of 9/11 on New Yorkers is palpable. While watching "Love," I was thinking what great potential there was - still is - for a Manhattan "La Ronde" set in the days following 9/11, when strangers sought comfort from each other in spontaneous sexual alliances.
  29. This is the worst performance by a pop star in a dramatic role since Madonna suited up for "Shanghai Surprise."
  30. Beyond the cliches, there's something deeply offensive about the way Hostage exploits our empathy for children in peril.

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