New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,772 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 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Amadeus
Lowest review score: 0 Mr. Smith Gets a Hustler
Score distribution:
6772 movie reviews
  1. An insanely delicious animated feature.
  2. If you've got the patience, this is still one of the all-time exercises in cinematic cool.
  3. 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.
  4. The film is a mystery uncovered like a detective story, wrapped in a love letter.
  5. "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
    • New York Daily News
  6. This animated documentary, from former Israeli soldier Ari Folman, blends both tactics to devastating effect. Perhaps only animation could give us the distance that makes his subject bearable: the personal cost of his own participation in the 1982 Lebanon War.
  7. 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.
  8. Ida
    Ida is photographed in gorgeous black-and-white cinematography. A deep focus allows every corner of the simple, serene compositions to be seen clearly. The economy of story and dialogue extends to the running time — at barely 90 minutes, the movie feels full, yet free of excess.
  9. The race alone is well worth the price of admission.
  10. Directed with calm passion and controlled outrage, the movie — named after the amendment which outlawed slavery, but left a significant loophole when it came to criminal convictions — is a study in profits. And power.
  11. A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Steven Spielberg's best war film -- and one of the two or three best movies the director has made.
  15. This stirring children's movie about separation anxiety is swimming with comic references only adults will catch, thus greatly expanding the potential audience.
  16. It's irrefutably art, and undeniably vital.
  17. A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    King Kong, as spectacular a bolt of celluloid as has thrilled audiences in a couple of sophisticated seasons, is the product of a number of vivid imaginations...We've got to admit that there's a certain tenseness about King Kong which defies you to glance away from the screen before the entire tale is told. It fascinates, to be sure.
  18. Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
  19. 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.
  20. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.
  21. Rahim and Arestrup are both so outstanding that if this were an English-language film, they'd probably be nominated for Oscars, too.
  22. A great movie -- and the best movie ever about the '70s rock era.
  23. As inventive as "Being John Malkovich," as psychologically quirky as "Ghost World" and as honest as the day is long.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Strap in, load up and hang on because Mad Max: Fury Road is a freaky, ballsy, phenomenal ride.
  27. A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
  28. 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.
  29. There’s a great fever-dream quality to David O. Russell’s American Hustle that instantly reels you in.

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