New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 5,996 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 A Hard Day's Night (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 The Watch
Score distribution:
5,996 movie reviews
  1. A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
  2. Deliriously inventive.
  3. As wide-ranging, and yet as sharply focused, as Mikal Gilmore's book.
  4. A delightful and endearing romantic comedy with the shape and resonance of a Jane Austen novel.
  5. Funny and masterfully inventive.
  6. The sniper's life is a lonely one, full of shallow breathing and delayed gratification. Solitary as it is, Jude Law manages to get a little action in the bunkers of wartime Stalingrad in the ambitious but sometimes inadvertently silly Enemy at the Gates.
  7. Each man winds up owing the other -- and the enormity of the sacrifices they make on one another's behalf are quite moving and have not been duplicated in the movies since.
  8. A love story told from the point of impact, at the heart, and no conventional resolution could be more profound.
  9. Remarkable first film.
  10. Feels like an old-fashioned movie in the way it deals with bold sacrifices made in the name of love, while its setting and chary view of the era's political machinations mark it as distinctly modern.
  11. There is a little of all of us in their awkwardness, fears and neuroses, and we root for their success in the mundane as if they were ascending Everest. Elling is still in the running for 2002's most uplifting movie.
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  12. Showing as much courage and talent behind the camera as he has while acting in front of it, Roth has crafted for his first film one of the most bluntly graphic and disturbing movies ever done on the subject.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    "I write 19th-century stories; they're supposed to affect you emotionally," says Irving, explaining why Tinseltown keeps knocking at his door.
  13. It's not just a movie about an underdog who fights the odds, it's about following one's heart -- despite the obstacles.
  14. Its simple, straightforward storytelling makes mincemeat of the idea that, gee, if these people just worked a little harder and got motivated, they, too, could get a piece of the American Dream.
  15. Moll clearly has looked to Hitchcock and Clouzot for inspiration. There are sexual undercurrents between characters, psychological quirks and a murky veneer like the surface of the pool in "Diabolique."
  16. Some of the artists appear ecstatically transported as they play. Others are just having one hell of a good time. Believe me, it's contagious.
  17. Overwhelmingly powerful.
  18. Another perfect little gem from Iran in which the simplest story unleashes a torrent of emotion.
  19. An immensely uplifting movie whose final, unforgettable frames come as close as anything to answering the big questions about why we bother in a dog-eat-dog world.
  20. Parents, who are more apt to be bored by the simple story line, are going to be amazed nevertheless by the smooth, convincing animation that lends Stuart his lifelike physicality and expressive facial gestures.
  21. A pleasure, chock full of creatively choreographed fight scenes.
  22. Passes like an evening spent with friends.
  23. Harris brings into focus a nearly forgotten success story, filling in another blank in the ultimate mosaic of the 20th century's greatest tragedy.
  24. Kempner demonstrates how the star's success and dignified bearing inspired a generation of Jews to fight through the ethnic barriers in all fields.
  25. In Wide Blue Road, his (Montand) character and the wages of desperation are much more complex. Here is the real lost Atlantis.
  26. This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
  27. Maybe you have to have experienced one of these anti-weather urban cocoons to appreciate the concept of the film, and the prickly people who populate it.
  28. For the initiated, the third time's a charm. For everyone else, it's just a scream.
  29. Stamp, whose ability to make Wilson simultaneously coarse and charismatic is irresistibly entertaining.

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