New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,647 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 L'Enfant (The Child)
Lowest review score: 0 Oz the Great and Powerful
Score distribution:
6647 movie reviews
  1. Hell has not yet frozen over, but here's something equally unexpected: David Mamet has made a G-rated movie for adults.
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  2. More fun than a company picnic - and a lot more fun than the classic 18th century novel that inspired it - Michael Winterbottom's Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story is the first good comedy of 2006.
  3. Directed with great skill and intelligence by Joseph Ruben, Return to Paradise, is a rare thing among today's movies a drama of conscience. [14 Aug1 998, Pg.51]
    • New York Daily News
  4. Giddily inventive.
  5. One of the best things about Michael Apted's uniquely ambitious and continuing documentary series on the lives of a group of British schoolchildren is that you don't have to have seen the last one to enjoy the next.
  6. May be the year's most derivative film, but it's also the most original.
  7. Director Lee Chang-Dong has boldly crafted a challenge rarely found on film. But if you choose to meet it, you'll be rewarded with one of the most original, indelible romances in recent memory.
  8. It's not so much good material as divinely inspired delivery.
  9. An entrancing experience for Potter fans. It's a carefully crafted, dreamy immersion in a world that feels snugly familiar even when evil intrudes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    Funny, even thrilling.
  10. It is to Padilha's enormous credit that he steadfastly kicks aside our own culturally imposed frames of reference, insisting that we see the truth, and the humanity, within this very real story.
  11. We're treated to two smashing performances from Morel and Blanc, and all of the mysteries raised before are satisfyingly resolved.
  12. A raucous, riveting account of the greatest party you were never invited to.
  13. Another perfect little gem from Iran in which the simplest story unleashes a torrent of emotion.
  14. With nifty new villains, a revived Green Goblin, plus $300 million worth of aerial special effects, Sam Raimi's Spider-Man 3 is definitely good to go.
  15. Unlike Glenn Ford, a soft-spoken studio star who was cast against type as Wade 50 years ago, Crowe is a perfect fit. Not because of his bad boy behavior offscreen, but because he can blend charm and menace better than anyone.
  16. Funny gem.
  17. Dunst and Williams...turn ditsiness into a frenetic comic duet.
  18. Maybe you have to have experienced one of these anti-weather urban cocoons to appreciate the concept of the film, and the prickly people who populate it.
  19. The most compelling and least partisan of all the Iraq documentaries.
  20. No picnic to watch -- Leigh's camera is unsentimental and unsparing.
  21. Remarkable first film.
  22. An excellent movie about a real-life nail-biter, forcefully acted, true to its period and directed with clarity.
  23. Even if The Mummy is imitation Spielberg, it offers more bang for the buck than we're used to getting.
  24. A powerful, deeply moving tale, immeasurably facilitated by the performance of relatively unknown Hilary Swank as Brandon...smartly shot and edited, and the performances are dead-on.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A bug-eyed marvel. [2 October 1998, p. 56]
    • New York Daily News
  25. Michael Corrente's Brooklyn Rules takes him to the mean streets of Gotti country, circa 1985, and it's another gem.
  26. The movie doesn't stoop to cheap psychoanalysis and must be commended for a bravely ambiguous ending. But most of the credit goes to Lane, who is simply extraordinary as a woman whose body is at war with her conscience.
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  27. Director Jafar Panahi has long been an eloquent and passionate representative for Iranian women. But judging by this deeply poignant comedy, they may not need a mouthpiece much longer.
  28. Deliriously inventive.

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