New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,176 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 The House of Mirth
Lowest review score: 0 Breaking Point
Score distribution:
6,176 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The movie's Islamists aren't true believers but a bunch of thugs. A madwoman who dismisses them with a blunt word has much greater moral authority.
  1. An insanely delicious animated feature.
  2. In some ways, The Queen is a comedy of manners - bad, good and archaic. The formal bowing and scraping surrounding Her Majesty is as hilarious as it is (apparently) accurate.
  3. "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
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  4. If the structure is a tad out of whack, "No Country" does not lack for action or suspense. Some of the scenes of Chigurh's stalking of Moss are nearly unbearably tense. Bring your worry beads.
  5. Steven Spielberg's best war film -- and one of the two or three best movies the director has made.
  6. A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
  7. The clear powerhouse in the new film is a scene where Kurtz, speaking with the twisted coherence of the true paranoid-schizophrenic, uses Time magazine articles and other references to justify his actions.
  8. Surges forward with barely a respite. It's like watching a propane factory burn, waiting for the tanks inside to explode, and when they do, we're right in the middle of it.
  9. Her
    Will you relate more to the bitter, or embrace the sweet? The choice itself is Jonze’s ultimate gift to us: an invitation to leave his film ready to communicate, debate and, most crucially of all, connect.
  10. This stirring children's movie about separation anxiety is swimming with comic references only adults will catch, thus greatly expanding the potential audience.
  11. A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
  12. Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
  13. The naturalistic dialogue is a masterful bit of writing, credited to Linklater and his "Sunrise" co-writer Kim Krizan, as well as to the two stars.
  14. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  15. A great movie -- and the best movie ever about the '70s rock era.
  16. As inventive as "Being John Malkovich," as psychologically quirky as "Ghost World" and as honest as the day is long.
  17. No matter which floor you're on, the huge cast is extraordinary, and Altman gives the actors free rein to bring their characters to life despite such close quarters.
  18. I wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone, but if the families of the victims take something positive from it, as their cooperation with Greengrass suggests they do, that's justification enough.
  19. A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
  20. 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.
  21. There’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.
  22. The black-and-white animation won't dazzle your eyes, but everything else about Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud's adaptation of Satrapi's graphic comic book series Persepolis will hold you in its thrall.
  23. A smartly written, confidently directed film that delivers big laughs while developing two of the year's most earnest characters and some of its most rewarding sentiments.
  24. After all the observations on heartache, politics, art, commerce, passion, identity, mortality, even mental health, six hours begin to seem downright compact.
  25. Except for Hempf, every character is under incredible duress, and the performances are exceptional. With his first feature, an Oscar nominee for foreign-language film, von Donnersmarck has certainly left his mark.
  26. The most gorgeous movie of the year. This smashing martial-arts romance from Chinese director Zhang Yimou is stunning in other ways, too, like the eroticism that ripples just beneath the surface.
  27. You can reexperience the humor and magic -- and the essence of Streisand -- in this William Wyler classic.
  28. 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.
  29. The most compelling and least partisan of all the Iraq documentaries.

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