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 Mad Max: Fury Road
Lowest review score: 0 88 Minutes
Score distribution:
6,359 movie reviews
  1. Is it an exaggeration to call The Women the worst movie of the year? Well, yeah, probably. But it may be the most disappointing, given all the effort that went into it.
  2. Why would you watch a bad movie about better movies, when you could just rent the originals instead?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    For all the star’s efforts, the movie itself ends up little more than an exploitation item, a sad place-holder until the real thing comes along.
  3. Director Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s film underserves its cast of up-and-comers (Thomas Mann, Ezra Miller, Tye Sheridan), allows the usually solid actor Michael Angarano to go astray with a scenery-chewing role and buries Crudup in fretting and sanctity. Worse, the experiment’s inherent drama is exacted with a tin ear and a cheesy style.
  4. Terminally silly, even more so for being "inspired by actual events."
  5. There probably is an interesting story in Van’s rags-to-riches tale. But all we get in this extended publicity stunt is clichéd filmmaking, stilted performances and a self-aggrandizing hero.
  6. She's (Heigl) disastrously miscast as a character beloved by fans of novelist Janet Evanovich.
  7. Say one thing for these killer kids: they’re creative.
  8. The amazingly awful dramatic thriller Red Riding Hood could, with tweaks, be enjoyably bad in a "Plan 9 From Outer Space" kind of way. Instead, it's M. Night Shyamalan-style bad, which means despite all the unintentional snickers, you feel trapped.
  9. So that's three snickers, not counting the Bush quote, 'cause including that one ain't fair, man.
  10. This is perhaps for Shakespeare completists only.
  11. Alas, this learned woman of letters - her expertise became the work of Dostoyevsky, whose major novels Geier nicknames "the five elephants" - is ill served by a trudging approach and dry-as-dust, procedural style.
  12. Has warmed-over chills and a muddled, zombie-like execution.
  13. The problem with this hyper-verbal comedy is in the title.
  14. Well-intentioned but as earnest as a college freshman discovering campus politics.
  15. PA 4's best idea, besides reintroducing the slow-walking, statuesque Katie, is a strange video trick involving lots of little lights filling a darkened room. It's tough to describe, but the cameras, of course, capture a figure the characters can't.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Poisoned air, feral night-vision critters and hard-to-read hieroglyphics are just the tip of the pyramid for the world's dumbest squad of adventurers who walk right into their own curse.
  16. Rote, dull and point-blank obvious.
  17. Where on the evolutionary scale of wacky-dudes-learn-to-grow-up movies does Role Models fall? Certainly less evolved than "Meatballs," but head and hairy knuckles above "Daddy Day Care" or "The Benchwarmers."
  18. This smart-looking but empty adventure — with a hero that looks more Tom Ford than John Ford — suffers from a shambling script, shifting tones and a surplus of villains. Clunky and drawn out, “Ranger” shoots blanks, even with the star power of Johnny Depp behind it.
  19. This odd Dickens-meets-Sunday-school movie is as artless as the setup is muddled.
  20. The overlapping stories, the emotional disconnect, the heavy-handed symbolism -- no, it's not a movie from the makers of "Babel," its a mumbling, stammering copycat drama from Swedish director Lukas Moodysson.
  21. Though Jaglom intends for us to be charmed by show folk, the amateurish performances and perennially misjudged direction wind up portraying them instead as boundlessly needy narcissists.
  22. If this is your particular poison, it won’t kill you. But anyone averse to Sparks’ sappy touch may get sick from all the bull.
  23. The plot makes absolutely no sense.
  24. So, Bobby, seriously, what the hell is happening? You got a new movie, or what you’re billing as a movie, except it's already on cable and I figure a month from now it'll be in one of those Redbox things. And it's called Heist, I guess because it wants to separate me from my money.
  25. Stein's schlumpy presence is disarming, though his know-it-all nature is at odds with his free-speech posing.
  26. When you name your movie Dom Hemingway and then require the titular antihero to repeatedly declare, “I am Dom Hemingway!” the filmmakers must be very confident that there is something special about their character. Too bad there isn’t.
  27. This Australian movie reminds you what can happen when directors pretend to be Quentin Tarantino, complete with snark masquerading as style, slippery timelines, blood and guts and guns everywhere.
  28. The film is an exasperating bore.

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