New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,203 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 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 Bravetown
Score distribution:
6,203 movie reviews
  1. Universally appealing story that plays as well now as it did on opening day a half-century ago. Maybe better.
  2. With a grating symphonic score by ­Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and the constant sense of danger following Plainview, "Blood" does not release its grip on the audience until its last, bizarrely crazy minutes.
  3. For Hobbitués and adventure fans of all other ages, it's the year's best thrill ride -- maybe the best film.
    • New York Daily News
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    No wonder the vodka bottle beckons in this wrenchingly acted, remorseless modern masterpiece.
  4. While the vocal performances of Hanks, Allen and company make up a perfect ensemble, and its visual leaps astound, TS3's real power sneaks up on you.
  5. It's a deceptively simple tale that tackles, serenely and with surprising humor, issues of gender, power, custom and change.
  6. Don't miss The Fast Runner. If you do, you will deprive yourself of not only one of the most intriguing feature-film projects in decades and enough plain-spoken anthropology for three credits at Harvard, but one of the most flat-out entertaining movies of the year.
    • New York Daily News
    • 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.
  7. An insanely delicious animated feature.
  8. If you've got the patience, this is still one of the all-time exercises in cinematic cool.
  9. 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.
  10. The film is a mystery uncovered like a detective story, wrapped in a love letter.
  11. "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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
  15. 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.
  16. Steven Spielberg's best war film -- and one of the two or three best movies the director has made.
  17. Rahim and Arestrup are both so outstanding that if this were an English-language film, they'd probably be nominated for Oscars, too.
  18. Amid all the hokey hill stuff, Lawrence's hard eyes and manner draw us in.
  19. A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. This stirring children's movie about separation anxiety is swimming with comic references only adults will catch, thus greatly expanding the potential audience.
  24. It's irrefutably art, and undeniably vital.
  25. A hive of broad, brilliant performances.
  26. Gloriously inventive, delightfully nutty comic treasure is unlike anything you've ever seen. It's lunatic.
  27. 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.
  28. Clever, buoyant and surprisingly human.

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