New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,680 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 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Snowden
Lowest review score: 0 The Skulls
Score distribution:
6680 movie reviews
  1. The film is best suited for dance buffs excited by an unexpected congregation of artistic pioneers.
  2. As full-length toy advertisements go, you really couldn’t ask for more.
  3. Intimate and intellectual, the film — with a title taken from J.D. Salinger — focuses on the type of person you pass on the street, see in a coffee shop or sit next to on the subway who makes you wonder what life he’s led. One full of melody and muse, it turns out.
  4. Watching Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko make their art, we’re reminded of how much life is inside even the most abstract of pieces.
  5. Filmmakers Tia Lessin and Carl Deal utilize the footage Kim and Scott Roberts had taken throughout the disaster, showing how residents suffered, survived and came together to help when official assistance let them down.
  6. Weisz's meticulously crafted turn is certainly touching, but it lacks the immediacy of, say, Celia Johnson's in 1945's "Brief Encounter."
  7. A thoughtful drama about guys who have a moment in the big time before returning home to an odd reflected glory.
  8. Aiming for lightness but landing with a thud, Frances Ha is a well-meaning blunder. Director Noah Baumbach’s ode to Brooklyn twentysomething life is a flibbertigibbet fable that, like a self-absorbed flirt you meet at a party, grates on the nerves despite being easy on the eyes.
  9. An emotionally devastating drama that isn't for the squeamish.
  10. La Promesse believes that decency is an innate human quality that can surface from any rubble. [16 May 1997, p.47]
    • New York Daily News
  11. Haneke's superb cast provide beautifully measured hints at the disconnect between the ribbon's symbolism and the entire town's unspoken atrocities.
  12. No one looks at the world quite like Kaurismäki, and his deadpan sentimentality is worth discovery. This is a good place to start.
  13. Has moments of honesty, but more often the barren landscape - both outside and inside - drains the emotions out of the film.
  14. Acclaimed director Nuri Bilge Ceylan's meditative, at times maddening expression of human mystery and barren landscapes is gorgeous to look at, intriguing to think about and, at times, hard to sit through.
  15. The wheezy Mighty Wind can't blow out the candle of this group's first musical mockumentary, 1984's "This Is Spinal Tap."
  16. A pensive and searching drama that explores how deep into the national psyche these murders in the Katyn forest went.
  17. There's nothing exceptional about Jane Campion's historical biography, but it's a sufficiently lovely tale to suit romantics with a taste for intimate period dramas.
  18. No
    The result was remarkable, but the story of it, while true to the moment, needed — ironically — much more dynamism.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While the plot is too light to sink your teeth into, the dreamlike, David Lynch-style imagery is engrossing.
  19. Upstream Color is weird, but it’s worth the time.
  20. The World has a pokey pace, but it presents a uniquely powerful look at the new big kid in the global economy.
  21. Alison Klayman's chronicle of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is so straightforward that one can't help wishing the subject would make his own, more complex cinematic self-portrait. But for now, Klayman has provided a valuable introduction to a man everyone should know.
  22. Creating a hypnotically digressive travelogue, Herzog wanders from soul to soul, asking deceptively mild questions to potent effect.
  23. This unhurried, novelistic movie is worth looking into.
  24. Sadly suffers from more than a dollop of boredom. Like the ornate dollhouse that plays a part, "Arrietty" is lovely and well-appointed, but filled with only what you bring to it.
  25. Lars von Trier's end-of-days drama Melancholia feels as if it's something from another world...but even by his standards this remote yet lovely funereal dirge is in its own orbit.
  26. This quiet drama is not for everyone. It may not even be for fans of Hungarian auteur Bela Tarr, whose spare, naturalistic films can be, well, trying. (The director has said that "Horse" will be his final film.)
  27. While Sigman conveys a credible state of tense disbelief throughout, it's increasingly frustrating to watch Laura so passively accept her dire fate.
  28. What Room 237 is really about is how movies inspire passion. Which is a great thing, even if it comes out in wack-job ways.
  29. Fans of Dario Argento and Mario Bava will appreciate the references. Even for newcomers, there are minor chords to enjoy. If only there were less screaming.

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