New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,617 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 Kundun
Lowest review score: 0 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
Score distribution:
6617 movie reviews
  1. Australian director Cate Shortland’s straightforward approach to the blinders worn by Hitler Youth creates a disconcerting and eerie film, made even more memorable since it’s seen through the prism of childhood’s end.
  2. Boasts an unusually strong cast of actors, who boost the slick screenplay into a satisfying popcorn picture.
  3. Throughout, Hollyman rings true . She’s heartfelt, freaked-out and never too way out.
  4. An emotionally devastating drama that isn't for the squeamish.
  5. It's amazing that in an era of oversharing and reality TV, a doc consisting mostly of cable TV clips and personal reminiscences can be so resonant.
  6. Even with no wood sprites, witches or spells, there’s plenty of magic in this coming-of-age charmer.
  7. Hans Petter Moland's dry Scandinavian wit is just amusing enough to keep us interested in this dramedy.
  8. The truth is, almost everyone planning to see Eclipse will know how things end before the opening credits even appear. So Slade and his cast can be proud that they consistently keep us involved anyway.
    • 29 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It’s undeniable that the good-natured “Afterschool Special” vibe here plays to the film’s corny strengths, and the dancing is impressive. So much so that it’s almost impossible not to cheer during the final round.
  9. The result is cool and semi-comical, but also serious.
  10. His years of success aren't as gripping as Kapadia, and Senna's legend, would have us believe. He had no demons besides fame, and no hurdles besides a recklessness that went with the territory.
  11. A committed cast and pensive insights into family and self-expression help make this indie drama work.
  12. It doesn't try too hard, but what The Lie is working at, in its unassuming, amusing way, is a mini-portrait of growing pains in a time of extended adolescence. The truth is, that kind of thing is never easy, no matter what age.
  13. The fine cast pushes beyond the script’s limits, even if some, like Hope Davis as Ben’s mom, are mostly wasted.
  14. "2" works harder to land punches, but when it does, it provides the kind of fun it's fan base hopes for. But expectations, and targets, are lower all around.
  15. No, there’s nothing new here. But sometimes it’s enough to be merely entertained, rather than amazed.
  16. Director Andrew Dosunmu’s film is big-hearted and rich, frequently using slow motion to underscore an artful intimacy.
  17. Peter Mullan and Olivia Colman give such hard-as-nails, lived-in performances in this stark drama directed by Irish actor Paddy Considine ("In America," "Cinderella Man") that it's impossible not to be pulled in.
  18. The rhythms of this comedy-drama may be familiar, but besides its fratty title, it's surprisingly sophisticated.
  19. Boote's ambitious goals include finding out how plastics are made and how they're messing with our bodies and our planet.
  20. This uneven but often charming movie produced by Spielberg gets so many things right, including its practiced naivete. What's missing, however, is a crucial sense of connection to itself.
  21. Alison Klayman's chronicle of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is so straightforward that one can't help wishing the subject would make his own, more complex cinematic self-portrait. But for now, Klayman has provided a valuable introduction to a man everyone should know.
  22. This lovely, low-key debut from Aurora Guerrero doesn't aim to make any grand statements. It doesn't need to. The sweetness and sincerity Guerrero and her leads infuse into their intimate coming-of-age story is more than enough.
  23. With the combo of Neeson’s natural solemnity and his action chops, “Tombstones” treads compellingly amongst lesser thrillers.
  24. Twisty, engaging thriller.
  25. It's cute and funny and sweet, which - as any woman can attest - puts it way ahead of most Friday night options.
  26. The story does feel a little threadbare, and much of the pacing is far too slow for a suspense thriller. But Perez and Leguizamo make an entirely believable couple.
  27. Perry also spices things up with two of his most reliable fallbacks: music, and Madea. Having packed his cast with singers, he allows them all a moment to shine, with songs that deliver his patented lessons (trust in yourself, trust in others, trust in God).
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    For much of its running time, Jurassic World plays like a great theme park ride. In an age of blockbusters that lumber like herbivores, it’s refreshing to see a movie as lean and mean as a velociraptor.
  28. The highlights, of course, are the competitions and duels, choreographed by Sammo Hung.

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