New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,718 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 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Lowest review score: 0 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Score distribution:
6718 movie reviews
  1. Director Oliver Schmitz's rhythms take a while to ease into, and admittedly, there is never a bright moment.
  2. Quale has brought this anemic franchise back to life, with an unexpected infusion of humor and energy.
  3. Well-acted and grounded in reality, Brick Lane is never overly emotional, even when it deals with the days after 9/11.
  4. It's hard to complain about a pop culture phenomenon built on unabashed innocence. And anyway, we might as well get used to it: Neither the movie nor the passionate tween squeals at a recent preview leave any doubt that "HSM 4" is on its way - or that the inevitable "College Musical" will be far behind.
  5. Sure, a lot of the dialogue is dopey, and the eternally stiff leads once again compete for blankest delivery. But Lin distracts us well, packing deftly-shot races, explosions, and getaways into every corner.
  6. Built on dry one-liners, off-kilter timing and self-conscious nostalgia, The Kings of Summer seems expressly designed to delight quirk-loving Sundance audiences.
  7. This well-made, elegant doc follows the British actress as she travels and discusses life, art, fashion, sex and death with various friends and collaborators, including novelist Paul Auster and photographer Peter Lindbergh.
  8. Enough Said doesn’t have the intimacy of Holofcener’s “Walking and Talking” or “Lovely & Amazing,” but it still cuts close the bone. Often so close we have to smile in self-defense.
  9. Burns has assembled such a fine cast that we leave feeling satisfied, as if we didn't get the iPad mini we wanted, but a pretty good novel instead.
  10. Trippy in the right way, and wholly enchanting.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    The movie reveals plenty about the budding relationship between Matt and Tom. In the end, the film offers a portrait of fraternal commitment that’s both strange and sweet.
  11. Though the leads do fine work, their efforts often feel slightly futile. Despite a few flashes of the darker tone percolating under the surface, the movie remains too well-mannered to truly pull us in.
  12. The persistent whimsy gets a bit wearisome, but it's hard to dismiss any film so determined to make us happy.
  13. A little more variation in the script, though, might have yielded something truly great.
  14. Director Lee Chang-dong's soulful, affecting film is as quiet as a tomb and has a disturbing, critical underside that's hard to shake off.
  15. Every foul-mouthed joke [McCarthy] cracks, every unexpected physical gag she underplays, is so funny you forget how often we’ve seen this setup. Or, when it comes to women, how rarely.
  16. Philip Roth turns 80 next week, and what better way to celebrate than to serve as the hero of his own story? It’s too bad, though, that this dully conventional biography doesn’t do justice to its subject.
  17. Colorful folks and cool stunts abound, but casual viewers may still utter a big "Why?"
  18. Predestination may have the trippiest, weirdest take yet on the time-travel concept.
  19. This beautifully observed drama creates an intimate feel and gently observed moments of connection and angst. Then things move forward with almost too heavy of a heart.
  20. Despite the hard lessons learned, King seems to have a pretty deep appreciation for Lyle and Nina’s drug of choice — and you’ll probably enjoy the movie a little more if you feel the same. Just think twice if you’re planning to sneak some homemade brownies into the theater when you see it.
  21. Some of Hyde Park on Hudson feels like lost scenes from "The King's Speech," the 2010 Oscar-winner about King George. It doesn't help that "Hyde's" own rhythms, appealing as they are, are often soporific.
  22. Davenport herself seems stunned by how complicated the story turns out to be, which just makes her movie all the more worthwhile.
  23. David Kaplan's sweet, if superficial, fairy tale won't change the world, but it makes nice use of its setting (Chinatown) and visual style (rotoscope animation).
  24. Wang Xiaoshuai’s gently engrossing coming-of-age tale isn’t strikingly unique, but it does possess the heartfelt confidence that comes from autobiographical influence — and natural talent.
  25. There is enough here — including the gifted Arena’s barely believable backstory — to keep your head spinning.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s the fun kind of crazy. And The Visit is undeniably, admirably intense when it needs to be.
  26. His first-person perspective is unexpectedly frank as he shares some extremely dark moments -- spurred by increasing anger and doubt -- that civilians rarely get to see.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    While it does fall victim to a number of genre tropes, it is fronted by a believable Keanu Reeves and a pleasantly deceitful Renee Zellweger. Plus, an agreeable performance from the defendant character, played by Gabriel Basso, keeps the story pulsating.
  27. If you watched "Project Runway's" first season and wondered what happened to winner Jay McCarroll, here's your chance to find out.

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