New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,630 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 Toy Story 2
Lowest review score: 0 Pompeii
Score distribution:
6630 movie reviews
  1. Based on a true story, co-writer/director Claude Miller ("A Secret") gets points for using a bit of narrative sketchiness to good effect.
  2. When Anderson allows the experts - or simply those most deeply impacted by the changes - to speak, the film has a powerful urgency.
  3. La Promesse believes that decency is an innate human quality that can surface from any rubble. [16 May 1997, p.47]
    • New York Daily News
  4. Before going off in conventional directions, "Circus" is terrifically weird, funny and garish. Bozo and Clarabelle it ain't.
  5. And now, just as Bella Swan (Stewart) embraces her own eternal power, Breaking Dawn, Part 2 expands with a full intensity of force, stronger and more epic than the films that led to this impactful finale.
  6. This is an unashamedly old-fashioned children's movie, and a predictable message is part of the mission. But that's okay; what the movie lacks in surprises, it makes up for in whimsical fun.
  7. This material could so easily have tipped over into false sentimentality, but everyone works with a steady hand. Rebecca Thomas makes an assured debut as both writer and director, the gifted Culkin is excellent as always, and Garner finds lovely shades of nuance in Rachel’s innocent faith.
  8. Much is left undeveloped, from Jane's ghostly anxieties to Rochester's evolving complexity. Wasikowska and Fassbender lack chemistry, and the latter never finds his character's depth.
  9. It's hard not to wonder if Press might have offered a similarly impactful portrait in a more concise manner.
  10. Grohl has a longstanding reputation as one of the nicest guys in rock. So it should come as no surprise that this may be the most positive music documentary you'll ever see.
  11. Roth prefers sentimentality to subtlety and cutesiness to complexity. Fortunately, Molina balances Port's precocity, bringing a welcome gravitas to this simply told tale.
  12. This one could have flown over the cuckoo's nest, or smacked into a glass pane, but instead lands in the middle of the road where quirky and popular meet.
  13. Those who've read and loved the book should be satisfied, but it's reasonable to hope for more from the final entry.
  14. With costumes taking precedence over character, the movie ultimately seems more concerned with atmosphere than action.
  15. Why does the movie waste so much time on empty adoration from celebrity fans and skim past the significant tragedies that contributed to her complex life? Parental neglect, sexual assault, severe mental illness — all of these factors shaped the woman Page became. But perhaps even today, no one wants to consider the sadness behind her 1,000-watt smile.
  16. This is really the kind of movie that was made to be watched in a haze after midnight, at which point it would all, no doubt, make perfect sense.
  17. Eastwood's performance is the movie's centerpiece, and as you might expect, it's just tough enough to hold everything together.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    Unfortunately, for all the beauty, director Gilles Bourdos goes no further than simply observing surfaces.
  18. Granted, it's a far cry from the Pixar classics. But Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud's nicely quirky, animated comedy has just enough edge to entertain every member of the family.
  19. As narrated by Mickey Rourke and with appearances from Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno, the movie captures the men who mix “sports, entertainment, art and a way of life” — as the former Governator describes body sculpting. It’s their honesty that looms large.
  20. It's strange to call a film with so much nudity and simulated sex "old-fashioned," but The Sessions nicely bridges that gulf.
  21. Looking for something unusual to see this weekend? Try this cool time capsule, which premiered in 1972 and then disappeared for decades.
  22. There are big special effects, of course, but refreshingly, this third (and final?) movie in the franchise is like a pleasant stroll through familiar halls.
  23. Without giving anything away, much of the excruciatingly teased-out tension here echoes the first movie without upping the ante.
  24. It tends to get lost in its own delirium, which will enchant some and drive others bonkers.
  25. Kekilli sensitively portrays Umay's conflicted despair, and the relationship with her son is beautifully rendered.
  26. Almodovar makes some missteps in his icky mélange of melodrama and mischief, but the end result is playfully devious.
  27. Martin starts at the outrageous accent and spins out from there, and that's fine for this. And there are a few snicker-worthy scenes.
  28. He does accomplish his main task, to take us into places civilians rarely go, and give witness to the immense challenges soldiers like his brothers face every second they’re required to be at war.
  29. Lively and affectionate, Matt Tyrnauer's documentary is made for those who believe, as he does, that the work of fashion designer Valentino is worthy of the most respectful chronicle.

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