New York Daily News' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
For 5,869 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 5.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Hairspray
Lowest review score: 0 Filth and Wisdom
Score distribution:
5,869 movie reviews
  1. authentic as news footage, and far more intimate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A brilliant and astounding black comedy.
  2. It's a Master "Plan."
  3. A fascinating whirl of politics and palace intrigue.
  4. It's a slice of life, with all the trimmings, and one of the strongest films of the year.
  5. Even if The Mummy is imitation Spielberg, it offers more bang for the buck than we're used to getting.
  6. The movie elevated the basic gangster picture into what became known as the niche genre of poetic realism. And, aside from Garbo, never have key lights on a star's face caused so much swooning among fans.
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    Darkly hilarious.
  8. It has the most beautiful ending of any American film in years, a coda of reconciliation and remembrance set in a gentle L.A. rain.
  9. It's not so much good material as divinely inspired delivery.
  10. It's an amazing slice-of-life story that will make you want to rush home and hug the kids.
  11. Written, acted and directed so intelligently that it stands out from the pack, and is guaranteed to give you the warm glow of holiday movies past -- the kind that celebrated faith in human potential and the value of hard work.
  12. Working from his own original screenplay, Crowe builds a story line full of unexpected twists and digressions.
  13. Perversely funny.
  14. Wrenching performances and painstaking visual and thematic compositions.
  15. Strong stuff, compelling drama.
  16. One of the most inventive, funny and ultimately tragic coming-of-age movies in years.
  17. Harris convincingly creates one "Pollock" after another over the course of the movie.
  18. The whole system was sadistic and indefensible, and the church, looking the other way as long as profits rolled in from the laundries, deserves the scorn that Mullan and his fine cast heap on it.
  19. As inventive as "Being John Malkovich," as psychologically quirky as "Ghost World" and as honest as the day is long.
  20. What we need to remember, what Black Hawk Down reminds us, is that there are no safe missions when you're chasing bad guys. Especially when you have to chase them down a hole.
  21. The action is tightly focused and well-paced.
  22. The performances are all terrific, but Gene Hackman is close to a career best as the family patriarch Royal, the most useless man you can't help loving.
  23. The Trials of Henry Kissinger serves as both a prosecution brief on the above charges and an unauthorized biography.
  24. An amazingly self-assured movie, it percolates with themes and ideas, all held together by the gift of the bull's parts.
  25. One of the most honest and harrowing depictions of female adolescence ever put to film.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Critic Score
    A shocking and hilarious triumph.
  26. Haneke has made a masterly, disturbing movie.
  27. The actors are solid at every position, but Broderick, who seems to get better with each performance, is especially good at playing the impulsively self-destructive yet sympathetic loser.
  28. The power of the arts to transcend cultural differences is presumably what moves the German to spare Szpilman, and, perhaps, is the key to Polanski's salvation as well.

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