New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,719 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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Winter Sleep
Lowest review score: 0 The Loft
Score distribution:
6719 movie reviews
  1. A memorable, monstrous fable that's consistently gripping.
  2. One of the sharpest satires in years.
  3. Rotates around a rusty little robotic hero who's built, as the movie is, with such emotion, brains and humor that whole universes exist in his whirring tones and binocular eyes.
  4. It's a stunner.
  5. Entertaining and smart, with a great, career 2.0 performance from Ashton Kutcher.
  6. The finished "Ring" cycle, a combination of "myth, science and legend" made to order as Wagner imagined it, was unique to every viewer's eye. The making of it will be spellbinding to everyone.
  7. Corporate inhumanity Berlinger ferociously exposes.
  8. There's a wonderfully steely spine inside of Tom McCarthy'sWin Win," but it's hard to see at first because it's inside the doughy, everyman person of Paul Giamatti.
  9. Michael Cuesta's perfectly-pitched indie captures the pain of arrested development with so much empathy and insight, you can't help but root for the unmoored, overgrown adolescent at its center.
  10. There's no bells and whistles here, no 3-D or useless grey fluff, just Pooh as he's always been, silly and true.
  11. There are laughs in Magic Mike XXL.... But the real eye-openers are the moments of sex-positive, woman-positive and emotion-positive contemplation.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    This version feels a lot less like a long advertisement for Lego products than the original, which featured multiple "here's how to build something cool" segments. And "LEGO Batman" uses pop culture better than the original.
  12. This terrific film certainly contains the spark of discovery.
  13. Rory Culkin’s turn in the deeply felt and haunting Gabriel is so powerful you can’t look away.
  14. There are two types of superhero movies: the ones that brood and the ones that swing. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is proudly the latter, filled with high-energy action.
  15. The latest collaboration between Verbinski ("Pirates of the Caribbean") and Johnny Depp is sharp-edged, surreal, and often astonishing in its giddy creativity. What it is not, however, is a family film.
  16. If this lovely tribute sends viewers in search of the real thing, that would be a neat trick indeed.
  17. The comedy of discomfort that runs through Cyrus is often about several things at once. But the most prevalent emotion in this quirky yet genuine movie is the awkwardness that comes with trying to fit into someone else's life.
  18. Director de Aranoa keeps things moving, though, with a firm sense of pace and a rough, punk-edged soundtrack.
  19. Gideon’s Army does what the best documentaries have always done: It makes us think about something we’d rather not.
  20. This dramatic thriller finds a spot somewhere between your brain and your stomach, and drills in.
  21. It's always a pleasure to find a family film that respects its audience all the way up the line.
  22. Entertaining, inventive and old-fashioned in the best way.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The movie is so entertaining it hardly seems right to say it's susceptible to holes being picked in it, but it is.
  23. Both Rourke and Tomei bring a tender, lived-in honesty to their sad roles.
  24. Maguire’s portrayal of Fischer’s volatility, disconnect and inner demons is gripping. It’s his best performance since “Wonder Boys” (2000). Schreiber hardly says anything, yet he’s gloweringly good. He acts with his jowls and brow and swept-back hair, making the sort-of rock-’n’-roll Spassky a polar opposite, but strategic equal, to Fischer. Saarsgaard is also terrific, lending a quiet air of solemnity and thoughtfulness.
  25. A delirious, manic, push-the-limits comedy of gaudy amorality that tests the audience’s taste. But it’s a gamble that works, since you leave this adrenaline trip wasted, but invigorated.
  26. Anyone awed by 1996's "When We Were Kings" - and really, that should be anyone who's seen it - will consider this vivid companion piece essential viewing.
  27. Belafonte still finds ways to address injustice - and now we have over 50 years of his example to follow and his music to enjoy.
  28. Speaking of committed: Duvall, at age 83, nearly steals the show. Always the most inscrutable of the great ’70s actors, Duvall uses his great, unassuming American face to convey pride, confusion, pain and compassion — sometimes all at once.

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