New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,679 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 6.5 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 One Day in September
Lowest review score: 0 Mad Women
Score distribution:
6679 movie reviews
  1. Excellent, troubling social commentary based on a true story.
  2. Powerfully uplifting precisely because it's so horrifying.
  3. Inordinately clever, sprightly romantic comedy.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This chronicle is impossible not to watch.
  4. Exhibiting the same sort of patience as his sensible hero, Philibert has created an extraordinarily humane portrait of a partnership between one adult and his very fortunate charges.
  5. Gradually the film turns its very specific story of one immigrant into a moving group portrait.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    About Elly is remarkable for both its universal observations about human nature and its specifics.
  6. A gentle comic stew of monster movies, adding dashes of Bugs Bunny irreverence and British gentility.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Busy British newcomer Bel Powley is extraordinary as the teen finding her identity in mid-1970s San Francisco.
  7. Redford will surely earn a well-deserved Oscar nomination for this role, to which he commits with unerring dedication. But the real star is writer/director Chandor, whose painstaking approach is exquisite in its spare integrity.
  8. Gideon’s Army does what the best documentaries have always done: It makes us think about something we’d rather not.
  9. Accomplishes two great things on what was undoubtedly a minuscule budget. It breathes life into a small story that has larger ramifications. It also shows that America, as represented by Jackson Heights, is still the promised land for people about whom movies are rarely made.
  10. The film's greatest strength is its inadvertent timeliness. Parallels between LBJ's Vietnam policy and George W. Bush's Iraq policy go off in your head like flares.
  11. Gently unfolds into an epic, heartbreaking love story that's far greater than the sum of its parts.
  12. It's miles away from big-budget, pop-culture entertainment, but you may be surprised by its impact.
  13. It's wonderful. Epic and heartbreaking and just as grand as it needs to be.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The final “beams” are the most exciting depictions of science on film since “Apollo 13.”
  14. Tarnation represents a breakthrough in the possibilities of the personal film as a mix of poetry and journalism. It's also harrowing as hell.
  15. When it comes to sports movies, there's nothing like the real thing, and there's never been anything quite as real as the documentary Murderball.
  16. The irony is that Ebert famously lost his actual voice. Yet as the extraordinary documentary Life Itself shows, that couldn’t quiet one of America’s most beloved critics and cultural commentators.
  17. A sublimely uplifting movie.
  18. Though some see Treadwell as an idealistic martyr who made the ultimate sacrifice for his passion, others vilify him as an arrogant fool who courted his own end.
  19. Almodovar is adept at weaving together strands you'd never guess would match.
  20. A smashing success on its own terms, though as a transcendent love story it lacks the firm foundation in human reality that characterizes Lars Von Trier's superior "Breaking the Waves."
  21. This extraordinary hybrid of a movie lives and breathes the game, yet its achievement is bigger than that. There's a touch of old-fashioned romanticism here, but more crucially there's strategy going on inside Bennett Miller's movie that turns it into something cool and special.
  22. It's part grim Beckett-like drama, part joyous picaresque, and all quite mesmerizing.
  23. A technical and visual tour-de-force.
  24. The history lesson in Steven Spielberg's austere, engrossing Lincoln is less about the revered President himself but his method for justice.
  25. A brilliant if slow-paced movie about one man's unwitting journey into adulthood.
    • New York Daily News
  26. Mary's search drives The Tillman Story, and throughout this taut, true epic, we see a smart, sometimes angry, always loving family find their destiny: to speak truth to power, to call wartime myths what they are and to show how the American character is not about blind obedience.

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