New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 6,171 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 Frequency
Lowest review score: 0 Valentine
Score distribution:
6,171 movie reviews
  1. Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
  2. 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.
  3. You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
  4. Experimental in form, it's also open and appealing in its vision of romantic redemption, an avant-garde romp that's also a great date movie. [8 Mar 1996, p.40]
    • New York Daily News
  5. A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
  6. Even those who've long noted Polley's intelligence on screen will be amazed by the perception she displays as a filmmaker.
  7. Working from his own original screenplay, Crowe builds a story line full of unexpected twists and digressions.
  8. A caustic, funny, low-budget treat, shot on digital video.
  9. Clever, compelling, funny and unpredictable, and it has a lollapa-looza of an ending.
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  10. As wide-ranging, and yet as sharply focused, as Mikal Gilmore's book.
  11. Yet another film from Iran that has the leisurely pace, sly humor and incontrovertible wisdom of a Sufi parable.
  12. While it won't rival the Harry Potter movies as a cultural milestone, the luminous, irresistible Stardust is no less industrious at scavenging myths and legends and making something altogether new from the familiar pickings.
  13. This extraordinary film refracts truth through the prism of memory, until what you get is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, full of sacrifice and betrayal.
  14. The story itself is a smooth little gem.
  15. The pleasure of Ever After is that it never takes itself seriously. [31Jul1998, Pg. 47]
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  16. Ale's community is like a band of pirates - collegial, bickering, larcenous and supportive - and his life within it is both heartening and heartbreaking.
  17. Straightforward and immensely powerful, the movie offers a blunt assessment of the war from soldiers currently fighting it, and their perspective is not pretty.
  18. Sensational...as authentic as news footage, and far more intimate.
  19. A simple story that resonates deeply, largely thanks to the actors' ability to invest it with inner life.
  20. Shrek 2 delivers more fun than there is slime in a green ogre's swamp. Much of that is thanks to Antonio ­Banderas, who runs away with Shrek 2 on little cat feet.
  21. Stamp, whose ability to make Wilson simultaneously coarse and charismatic is irresistibly entertaining.
  22. If there's a soft spot in your heart for the sword-&-sandal epic -- and from the star rating above, I think you can guess where I stand -- then you'll swoon with giddy delight over Gladiator.
  23. What keeps the film from becoming obnoxiously redundant is the conviviality of the comedians. These are funny people even when they're not telling the joke.
  24. An amazingly self-assured movie, it percolates with themes and ideas, all held together by the gift of the bull's parts.
  25. Perversely funny.
  26. Built from a perfect story-telling collaboration.
  27. Pegg and Wright are armed with an endlessly impressive arsenal of attention grabbers, from witty editing tricks to a wry soundtrack and a joke-packed script that demands multiple viewings.
  28. Works on every level. The humor and language are as crude as an R rating allows, but Carell and Apatow's script is so hip, funny and - yes - innocent that it's never offensive.
  29. A pleasure, chock full of creatively choreographed fight scenes.
  30. Arguably Lumet's best film in 20 years.

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