New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,646 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 The Hurricane
Lowest review score: 0 Mortdecai
Score distribution:
6646 movie reviews
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    National Geographic meets the WWE in this brutal, brawling revenge tale set in pre-Colonial New Zealand, mixing insight into indigenous Maori culture with barked dialogue and vicious arterial sprays, making for a simple but exciting adventure.
  1. Saldana has a harder lift, as Maggie is striving for something better yet has to often be reactive. In scenes with the adorable Wolodarsky and Aufderheide, she listens and acts intently. But there are too many times when she’s forced to just look worried. Still, Saldana, like so many things in Forbes’ likable but tricky film, does her best in a tough situation.
  2. Often static and follows a familiar trajectory. Yet it has power, partly because Simmons does a fine job of showing how hurt Henry is that his taste didn't imprint on Gabe beyond grade school; what was their music became, simply, dad's music.
  3. Lars von Trier's end-of-days drama Melancholia feels as if it's something from another world...but even by his standards this remote yet lovely funereal dirge is in its own orbit.
  4. You'll want to see Eytan Fox's acclaimed 2002 drama "Yossi & Jagger" before watching this intimate, often-moving sequel.
  5. Burrell doesn’t quite capture the wry deadpan of the original, but then, neither does the movie. That’s okay.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Marc Silver’s documentary is mostly hands-off in terms of gun politics. There’s no voiceover other than the Greek chorus of talk radio, as footage from the trial is used to document the case. Mixed in are interviews with Davis’ friends and family, plus recorded phone calls from Dunn while he was awaiting a verdict.
  6. Bertino does an excellent job building dread, especially during the first half of the movie. Every silence, pause and sudden noise startles - and the results, frankly, are more frightening than the graphic torture scenes in movies like "Hostel" and "Saw."
  7. Riveting, especially since these animals' population has horrifyingly dropped from 450,000 to 20,000 in a half-century.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The tone is fast and funny, with a modern “Risky Business” or “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” vibe, but there’s an additional layer that stems from the violence of the neighborhood.
  8. Falls short of being revelatory, yet has a mysterious, sturdy power that grows on you.
  9. His outlandish story feels only half-told - though still twice as fascinating as most.
  10. The script relies on too many unlikely twists, but Bleibtreu manages to sell them all.
  11. There are certain films - let's call them Road Map Movies - that drive you directly from point A to point B to point C, with barely a stop for gas. Cadillac Records is such a film: You see all the major landmarks, but how enlightening can a road trip be if you never even get off the highway?
  12. So with a wink, a nudge and a heaping portion of Midwestern charm, Thin Ice reels us in. Comparisons to "Fargo" and other convoluted little capers like "House of Games" are fair, but when taken on its own terms, this quirky drama thrums along in a low-blood-pressure way.
  13. The filmmakers' motivation couldn't be clearer: They needed to capture a way of life that may soon exist only on film and in memory.
  14. Winstead and director James Ponsoldt add something gripping and modern to the cinema of recovery, a well-mined genre that can still, it seems, yield thoughtful surprises.
  15. Director Nick Hamm's movie is sparky and fun, and full of affectionate pokes at the '80s music scene. It's also, in terms of music biopics, probably better than the real thing.
  16. The young cast is generally okay. The real pleasure is the rare appearance by Oscar winner Faye Dunaway, who plays as a woman who may know how to defeat this spirit.
  17. Real-life geopolitical blunders aside, The Interview generally hits its marks. And every time it does skid into juvenile idiocy — with too much scatological humor, for instance, and an overuse of “you-go-bro!” attitude — it follows it with a stride or two toward uproarious meta-satire.
  18. Avila has a tough task, visualizing violent and complicated events through a child's eyes. The calmer scenes are staged in staid and somewhat clunky fashion, but the graphic animation depicting the worst moments is starkly effective.
  19. Like the politicians it skewers, it knows the real winner is the stupidity, stupid.
  20. The movie itself is an intriguing but ultimately unspecial Feds-vs.-hoods drama. But as the sinister, snakelike South Boston criminal Whitey Bulger, Depp delivers.
  21. As a wry, knowing narrator guides us in and out of their symphonic affair, there’s no doubt the trip is worth it.
  22. More serious-minded than expected, with a unique and savvy point of view.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    This is dark stuff, but a striking humanity shines through.
  23. Owing a debt to Albert Brooks’ early comedies, Red Flag might be too much if it weren’t just right.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Director Andy Capper crafts a surprisingly moving story, particularly in Snoop’s reactions to the deaths of Biggie Smalls and Tupac Shakur.
  24. Fanning's Currie grabs the spotlight immediately, and never lets go.
  25. Director Oliver Schmitz's rhythms take a while to ease into, and admittedly, there is never a bright moment.

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