New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,042 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 Tyson
Lowest review score: 0 Splice
Score distribution:
6,042 movie reviews
  1. Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift - but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension.
  2. Exquisitely moving story.
    • New York Daily News
  3. You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
  4. This audience-pleaser is smart and acerbic. Jaoui has an uncanny ear - as director, co-writer and part of the inspired ensemble cast - for human foibles, self-deception, celebrity worship and female body issues.
  5. The biggest little movie of the year - and one of the best ever about the news media.
  6. Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
  7. A generation-spanning journey that feels both comfortingly familiar and excitingly original.
  8. What a movie! This is how the medium seduced us originally.
  9. In the end, it's a sweeping, important film that overturns everything you learned in school about the birth of this nation.
  10. Once in a great while there's a movie that's so funny, infectious and welcoming - a movie that makes you feel so good about America and the people in it - you just want to climb inside the screen and live there. That's the case with Dave Chappelle's Block Party - part comedy, part concert film, part avant-garde experiment, and all of it a joy.
  11. Powerfully uplifting precisely because it's so horrifying.
  12. Feuerzeig's film - everything a good documentary should be - is a story of family, friendship, art and fame, as seen through the prisms of exceptional beauty and deepest pain.
  13. If you've had a hole in your heart since "Everybody Loves Raymond" ended, Tom Caltabiano's low-key documentary about star Ray Romano ought to fill the gap nicely.
  14. It's a white-knuckler all the way, with most of that tension coming from the smallest facial expressions exchanged in uneasy silence between compatriots who knew what they were getting into, but were nevertheless unprepared for the moral and emotional fallout of their patriotic actions.
  15. Whether the movie will make you believe a shocking-orange stock car has a future with a lavender Carrera, it's more fun to follow than a televised freeway chase.
  16. America's favorite superhero reappears in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns, and all we can say is, "Man, oh Man of Steel, it's good to have you back."
  17. Andrew Bujalski's considerable gifts begin with his deep appreciation of the miserable, hilarious awkwardness of real life.
  18. A movie-movie of the first rank.
  19. Though Borat has been likened to "Jackass," there's a huge difference. The "Jackass" movies are about extreme stunts. Borat is about interaction and gullibility, and its success is unique to both Cohen and to this one-time-only movie.
  20. It's the perfect antidote to overprocessed entertainment, for moviegoers of any age.
  21. In the year of the animated movie, this one soars above them all.
  22. Hudson, taking over the role of Effie played on stage by Jennifer Holliday, is in charge of Dreamgirls from her opening scene, blowing away Grammy-winner Beyoncé Knowles, Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx and anyone else who gets in her way.
  23. "Letters" isn't about numbers or the battle or even the morality of war. It's about the sanctity of life and how we value our own.
  24. A critic trots out the word "masterpiece" at his own peril, but there it is.
  25. The incredibly moving post-9/11 drama Reign Over Me proves that behind the funny guy facades of former standup comedians Mike Binder and Adam Sandler are a pair of very serious talents.
  26. A gorgeous, wonderfully inventive computer-animated comedy.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    It's action-packed, darker, more epic and thankfully schmaltz-free. And it's the best "Harry Potter" film yet.
  27. A great big sloppy kiss of entertainment for audiences weary of explosions, CGI effects and sequels, sequels, sequels.
  28. This year’s foreign language Oscar scandal – there is always at least one – is the snub of director Cristian Mungiu’s disturbing, masterful realist drama following two college roommates as they carry out plans for one’s black market abortion in Communist Romania.
  29. Joachim Trier's energetic, inventive debut takes such a novel approach to well-worn themes that it makes most movies look downright lazy.

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