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. Despite his draw to tragic subjects, Lonergan holds onto a sharp, dark, Irish sense of humor, and a feel for the absurd that comes out at the most unexpected times. A playwright's sense of what actors do, too. Affleck gives a career-best performance here.
  2. A sunny-looking movie about the darkest paranoia.
  3. Here is something great and startling -- not necessarily the kind of comforting, consensus-creating film that wins Oscars, but unquestionably a movie that will live in the history of the medium.
  4. As important and eye-opening a documentary as you’ll see this year, A Place at the Table makes it impossible to think of hunger as merely another symptom of a shredded social safety net.
  5. You might not agree with Stone that the man is a hero, but you probably do want to see the film so you can compute what the whole uproar was about.
  6. It's said to be an autobiography, but that pertains only in the loosest sense. It's a comedy. It's a 1920s silent movie. It is practically indescribable. And it is pure genius.
  7. It shows that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. And how, in case we forget, every age can predict the next.
  8. 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.
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  9. Exquisitely moving story.
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  10. The new Star Trek is more than a coat of paint on a space-age wagon train. It's an exciting, stellar-yet-earthy blast that successfully blends the hip and the classic.
  11. Among the funniest and most satisfying films I've seen in years.
  12. It's the perfect antidote to overprocessed entertainment, for moviegoers of any age.
  13. A masterpiece? Probably. Ingenious? Absolutely! Unforgettable? I'll see you at the 10th-year anniversary.
  14. The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision.
  15. Chimpanzee lets everyone feel like a mini-Jane Goodall.
  16. This amazingly beautiful, and amazingly frightening, documentary captures the immediacy of what climate change is doing to the Arctic landscape.
  17. In ferociously intense, chillingly brutal scenes, this bravely innovative, kingsized movie (one should be warned that it runs over three hours) enables one to fully understand why this particular war not only destroyed the hopes and dreams of America’s young men, but why it left so many of them permanently shattered and alienated from society.
  18. A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
  19. Gyllenhaal is charming and makes unexpected choices in her performance, but this is Bridges' show, and he's as Best Actor-worthy as he's ever been.
  20. If a documentary can be both alarming and oddly reassuring, it's the gripping splash of cold cinematic water Racing Extinction.
  21. The story Stiller tells manages to float in a most peculiar, satisfying way.
  22. Strap in, load up and hang on because Mad Max: Fury Road is a freaky, ballsy, phenomenal ride.
  23. The focus in James Ponsoldt’s affecting, intelligent drama is a pair of teenagers, and in them is so much complexity and heart that this casually paced gem feels rich in scope. They’re two of the most carefully created figures on screen this year, and yet their normalness takes us by surprise.
  24. Noah Baumbach’s sensational satirical drama While We’re Young is, finally, a movie for grownups to run out and see.
  25. One of the best movies of the year.
  26. The film’s thoughtful script and astounding craft portray a tragic inner psychological battle.
  27. Universally appealing story that plays as well now as it did on opening day a half-century ago. Maybe better.
  28. Schrader and Nolte are both at the height of their expressive powers in a film that, in its concentration and sobriety, leaves a lasting impression.
  29. Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary, captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass.
  30. Silence is a slowly unfolding, deeply thoughtful film about questioning yourself. About questioning authority. About taking stock of where you've failed as a human being, and wondering how you can make amends — to yourself, to others, and to God.

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