New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,618 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 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 Mad Women
Score distribution:
6618 movie reviews
  1. Neither can I imagine many sane adults wanting to put themselves through this movie.
  2. What's funny for 5 minutes doesn't make for a full-length movie.
  3. May be free of gay stereotypes, but it's absolutely riddled with romantic cliches. It's hard to see the progress in that.
  4. Campion has made something that's almost unbearably pretentious.
  5. A gangsta rapper without fire in the belly isn't terribly interesting, cinematically or musically.
  6. Frenzied, gothic nonsense.
  7. The wordless six-minute animé shorts - at the end of which our double-jointed heroine would always die - don't lend themselves to a 95-minute action movie where viewers might rightfully expect something to make sense.
  8. Frankly, you may prefer the company of cinematic serial killers (Freddy vs. Jason) after you meet the pair at the center of this story.
  9. Southland Tales does have enough energy and audacity to suggest significant potential. But was it ready for public consumption? The answer is no. It's as simple as that.
  10. If the Founding Fathers had known National Treasure would be the result of their efforts to forge a new nation, they might have reached for the Wite-Out.
  11. Cusack is excellent as Joan, the only woman in the film who values a girl's brains over her body, so it's a shame Fywell treats her with amused scorn.
  12. If "The Sixth Sense" was a bad movie redeemed by its surprise ending, Marc Forster's Stay is a seemingly good movie leading to a devastating letdown.
  13. It tries to be more existential than gumshoe but falls way short.
  14. Jovovich, Besson's 24-year-old ex-wife, hasn't a clue how to project shadings, interior emotions, character or personality. Everything's in a full screech.
  15. Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
  16. You may want to wait and watch "Never Land" the way it was meant to be seen -- as a straight-to-video baby-sitter.
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  17. It's always admirable when a director decides to make a risky film. On the other hand, it's not quite as commendable to also make a boring one.
  18. So riddled with plot holes and implausible actions, you can't help feeling insulted by it.
  19. The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
  20. Chevy Chase looks tired, Pam Grier looks embarrassed, and pop star Iggy Pop gives a performance that -- if you can believe it -- is even sillier than his name.
  21. It's hard to care what really happened on Wonderland Ave. when the audience hates the neighborhood.
  22. Cedric is certainly the bright spot in this movie - personable, silly and lovable, with just enough of Gleason's girth, timing and humanity to make you wish he'd driven Ralph Kramden's bus onto the lot of a different movie.
  23. A mediocre little thriller that might have promised cheap fun on Blockbuster's direct-to-DVD shelf is instead destined to die a quick death on the big screen.
  24. A lump of coal, sculpted from the kind of high-concept idea screenwriters find scribbled on bar napkins after nights of heavy drinking.
  25. The marvelous Dussolier makes a poignantly aging lothario, but Fillieres is so off-puttingly strange, we don't really care what she thinks about.
  26. Really, women drag their husbands and boyfriends to films like writer-director Susannah Grant's emotionally bogus Catch and Release and I feel their pain. They should get a free Boys Night Out pass every time they make the sacrifice.
  27. Not to be cruel, but the aspirations of the movie and its principals are so far beyond their reach" not to mention budget"that it arrives in theaters dependent on the kindness of strangers.
  28. As much as I love swing, all I got out of Martin Guigui's murky, incomprehensible grade B romantic fantasy was a few twitches of nostalgia for the music.
  29. Made in 1998, the picture sags beneath the leaden weight of its pre-millennial theme.
  30. Toback is a smart guy with kinky tastes who has nothing left but to tempt actors into performing in his sex fantasies.

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