New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,738 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 Metropolis (re-release)
Lowest review score: 0 Valentine
Score distribution:
6738 movie reviews
  1. The movie creaks and groans, weighed down by clichés.
    • New York Daily News
  2. Of this much I'm sure: It's an awful movie.
  3. Takes the worst and most annoying elements of the first film and treats them like grand assets.
  4. Sets out to be a social critique but settles for smug disdain.
  5. Dreamcatcher has no business being this bad.
  6. By the end of Francois Gerard's plodding, uninvolving melodrama, his boredom will have nothing on yours.
  7. We're bombarded by witless racial clichés, stale sexism and homophobia and enthusiastic celebrations of extreme flatulence.
  8. A tormented dramatization of the exact same events, and it's as bad as the earlier film ("Dogtown and Z-Boys") was good.
  9. Neither chimps nor children should be subjected to such shabby mediocrity.
  10. The characters are boring, the violence generic, the suspense nonexistent.
  11. On paper, the "rising stars" of Meiert Avis' low-flying romantic comedy Undiscovered are Steven Strait and Pell James, but the real star is Tyson the Skateboarding Dog.
  12. Crowe was going for something magical in all this, but the film is so affected and mannered, so preciously in love with itself, that it's painful to watch. Scenes go on and on, and when you think the movie's over, it goes on and on some more.
  13. There's a fascinating and terrifying story to be told about Elizabeth Bathory, the dramatically depraved 17th century sadist known as the Blood Countess.....This ain't it.
  14. Both a madcap comedy and a cautionary tale about the dangers of drug abuse. But it's not funny or smart enough to work as either one, let alone to strike a balance.
  15. A Christmas headache looking for an audience.
  16. Kline will break your heart, while the rest of the movie will just make you sick.
  17. Shows that there's a limit to how much mileage one can get from offbeat, creepy and symbiotic.
  18. Trudy is really the only character with the "Barrytown" zest, and Montgomery throws herself into the role with unselfconscious abandon. She makes the screen crackle with energy.
  19. Normally, I'd recommend a movie like this only to diehard fans. But even they may want to wait until it hits cable.
  20. Turns out to be as heavy and earthbound as an injured dragon.
  21. A ticket to this movie is a season's pass on that train - and you must complete every ride.
  22. This tale of disaffected sexual depravity is practically a parody of the worst of French filmmaking.
  23. A weak documentary. There's very little here to demonstrate the personality and leadership qualities that made Massoud both a legend and a martyr. Raw, sloppily edited, unfocused and without any sense of scale, it's personal journalism with its heart in the right place, and that's about it.
  24. There are some nicely gory touches for genre connoisseurs...But JC2 lacks the all-important character development we got in the first installment.
  25. Unremittingly bleak and hopelessly outdated parable of American race relations.
  26. Convoluted and unsatisfying psychological drama.
  27. The result feels as if she (Trish Doolan) gathered all her friends, turned on her camera and let them loose. Which is perfectly fine, if you don't expect anyone to pay to watch the finished product.
  28. Ever been on a blind date that you knew would be dismal from the start? Well, this is the movie version of that date, stretched out over the slowest two hours imaginable.
  29. There's a lot of scary stuff in Wes Craven Presents: Dracula 2000. There are eyeball-sucking leeches, decapitations, punctured necks... and appalling acting.
  30. Unfortunately, it isn't until the final scene -- a spoof of the horror genre's false-ending cliché -- that Bats really takes wing.

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