New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,757 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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Ride with the Devil
Lowest review score: 0 Awake
Score distribution:
6757 movie reviews
  1. A bad Altman impression of the L.A. rock scene.
  2. If there's a lesson to be found in this shameless vanity project, it's that money can buy anything. Even a movie.
  3. The confusing time line of Pascal Arnold and Jean-Marc Barr's bizarre tale of sibling romance, murder and obsession is just one of its problems. The others are the romance, the murder and the obsession.
  4. There's a reason filmmaking is considered a craft, and Hoge, a former teacher in a juvenile prison, cannot pull off what would be a tricky proposition for a skilled veteran.
  5. A waterlogged bagel, hardly the valentine to New York it imagines itself to be.
  6. Gere, who's credited with keeping the project alive for years, has never thrown himself quite so fully into a role, and Pellington tells the story without a hint of skepticism. I suppose he had no choice. If you're going to treat poppycock as history, you had better believe it.
  7. With the exception of one masterfully choreographed - and improbably bloodless - martial-arts gang fight, the new version of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is one of the lamest remakes of a classic film I've ever seen.
  8. Why would so many accomplished women waste their time and talents on a movie as counterfeit as Mad Money?
  9. Stays firmly, depressingly, inside the lines.
  10. Del Toro ("Cronos") is a stylish horrormeister, and he has created an evocative, foreboding atmosphere. But only a fan of this kind of mayhem could find a way into the story.
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  11. We never get a sensible explanation for Linda's bizarre double life, or uncover any reason - any reason at all - why Bullock would pick this lazy, patchwork script out of all the ones she surely receives every year.
  12. It's a romantic comedy, though neither funny nor romantic. It's a ghost story, though not scary. It's a satire about publishing, but without teeth.
  13. The upbeat brothers are full of sweetness and love, but the script is made of taffy, and if you can chew and laugh at the same time, you're welcome to it.
  14. Ken Liotti's script barely earns a C+.
  15. It would be nice to say this predictable fantasy has such a big heart, we can forgive its excesses. But director Kirsten Sheridan overplays nearly every already-corny scene, and there is no chemistry between Russell and Rhys Meyers, who appear to be passing through on their way to better projects.
  16. A fascinating contrast in lifestyles.
  17. The story has a definite ick factor that detracts from even the small pleasures the movie might offer its teen audience.
  18. Ron Shelton's boxing pic is long on road work but strictly a flyweight.
  19. This preposterous adaptation of the Book of Esther is recommended viewing only for those impressed that it comes endorsed by the American Bible Society.
  20. Lighter on horror than it is on inadvertent humor.
  21. A flashy homage to a dozen better movies, this self-conscious Hong Kong action flick is so packed with visual thrills, you may not notice that there's absolutely nothing beneath its impressively slick surface.
  22. The movie veers so wildly between being zany and grim, we're left feeling more empty than entertained.
  23. A great idea that never gets off the ground.
  24. The sort of slick-looking indie that plays well at film festivals, this heavy-handed boxing drama is really just a flyweight bulked up on cliches and false sentimentality.
  25. The writing, directing and acting are all so sketchy, it's a mystery that Kattan didn't just try out this material the way he should have -- in a three-minute sketch.
  26. Competent in the extreme, the talented Jolie would make a great Jane Bond. But mired in this joyless orgy of preposterousness, her biggest challenge is simply keeping a straight face.
  27. The movie creaks and groans, weighed down by clichés.
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  28. Of this much I'm sure: It's an awful movie.
  29. Takes the worst and most annoying elements of the first film and treats them like grand assets.
  30. Sets out to be a social critique but settles for smug disdain.

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