New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,727 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 The Insider
Lowest review score: 0 Awake
Score distribution:
6727 movie reviews
  1. Ill-timed "Hands" has a very limited grasp of comedy.
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  2. Desperate for a slice of Spanish soap opera? You might try this misguided romantic melodrama.
  3. This is the kind of misfire that can take everyone down with it. It's not just bad, it's mean-bad.
  4. There's no story to speak of - three cohabiting bachelors are dragged into adulthood by the simultaneous pregnancies of their girlfriends - but Anderson, Imperioli and Eddie Griffin are amiable company and there's an earned laugh here and there.
  5. It's hard to say which is worse: The fact that 20th Century Fox believes this sour, sexist fantasy reflects anyone's actual experience or that Hollywood is so woefully behind the cultural curve.
  6. A personal documentary on a family member. The question is, who -- outside of friends and family -- would want to watch it? The answer...is ... beyond me.
  7. Clumsily merges fiction and reality, biography and musical fantasy, and breaks the fourth wall in a way that allows Spacey to lamely address his own miscasting.
  8. Commits the cardinal sin of moviemaking: It leaves you bored.
  9. A slice of life that adds up to exactly the sum of its parts, no more, no less.
  10. Though there are giggles here and there, the film is inexcusably unfunny.
  11. There are a few funny jokes scattered throughout, but the halfhearted direction and clunky script are underscored by performances that feel like they belong in community theater.
  12. Wretch of a B movie.
  13. Brody does have a mesmerizing presence and is the only reason to see a film that likely would have gone straight to video if he hadn't won that Oscar for "The Pianist."
  14. At its best moments, the film offers a tender portrait of the park's youngest regulars, charmingly earnest performers from a nearby music school. But then, inevitably, their stories fade into a backdrop, as his camera turns to catch yet more women sunning in the square.
  15. Has a lot of nerve making fun of Olivia Newton-John's "I Honestly Love You," as the choice of newlyweds fated for divorce in 12 to 14 months. The Wedding Planner should have such a shelf life.
  16. Arnold's heart is in the right place, but somebody needs to save him from himself - and soon.
  17. May
    Novice director Lucky McKee wrote the first draft of this labored horror flick while he was in school, and for a student film, it's not bad. But it's not ready for the big time.
  18. Sadly, a film about betrayal is ultimately betrayed by the film maker's own lack of conviction.
  19. In documentary footage played over the closing credits, the real warrior is introduced to American fast food and returns to his people too fat and sluggish to spear himself a snack, let alone a missionary.
  20. For die-hard Ferrell fans, this could be the ultimate test. He has been playing variations of "Elf" for five years, and his antics have grown as stale as Jackie's socks.
  21. You'd have to go back to Blake Edwards' "10" and Bo Derek to find a mainstream movie that spends more time gawking at a star's body - or a more cooperative and alluring subject.
  22. A warmed-over ripoff, rather than the gritty urban drama it so desperately wants to be.
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  23. An underwritten drama.
  24. Oddly enough, given his limited role, the movie seems to have been made around Nelly; when he's not onscreen, everything falls apart.
  25. A dreadful animated movie stuffed with bad puns and little internal logic. More dangerous than the world icing over is the danger of eyeballs rolling back into the heads of parents accompanying kids to this.
  26. What's here is a glimpse not into how far people will go to win a reality TV show, but how far greedy writers and producers will go to degrade, debouch and enrich themselves.
  27. If karma exists, Alvin and the Chipmunks must be Lee's punishment for appearing in the likes of "Jersey Girl."
  28. Having mined England and Ireland dry, filmmakers are now turning to Wales for their quirkiness quota.
  29. It just goes to prove that in space, no one can hear you scream when the studio massacres your movie.
  30. Alternates between being amusingly pretentious and studiously dull.
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