New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,681 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 6.6 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Inception
Lowest review score: 0 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Score distribution:
6681 movie reviews
  1. For Hobbitués and adventure fans of all other ages, it's the year's best thrill ride -- maybe the best film.
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  2. When it comes to sports movies, there's nothing like the real thing, and there's never been anything quite as real as the documentary Murderball.
  3. This powerful, compact trilogy speaks volumes about women in Iran.
  4. First-time filmmaker Edet Belzberg may be the first person to assign any value to the lives of the homeless Romanian youngsters featured in her harrowing documentary.
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  5. A droll gem that celebrates movie love with feeling and deadpan humor.
  6. The sniper's life is a lonely one, full of shallow breathing and delayed gratification. Solitary as it is, Jude Law manages to get a little action in the bunkers of wartime Stalingrad in the ambitious but sometimes inadvertently silly Enemy at the Gates.
  7. This is likely the fastest-moving intentionally funny action movie ever made. It's as if the 21 Bond movies and four "Die Hards" had been distilled to remove their body fat (that is, character development, buildup, rest stops, etc.) and left us with only the killing and the punch lines.
  8. Fascinating, amusing and ultimately disturbing.
  9. This winning documentary about fifth-graders who learn ballroom dancing is one of those movies that make the world a brighter place.
  10. Each man winds up owing the other -- and the enormity of the sacrifices they make on one another's behalf are quite moving and have not been duplicated in the movies since.
  11. If there is any justice in the world, Farnsworth will be remembered at Oscar time.
  12. The darkest, most thrilling entry yet in the movie franchise.
  13. As tawdry as this may seem, Bertolucci is not trying to one-up himself. He was 27 when the student riots occurred and very much a participant in a revolution that was both complex in its implications and naive in much of the behavior. He has caught that perfectly
  14. Based on the true story of the first emperor of unified China, could be downsized and told as an American Western.
  15. The film is too sprawling in extent, too noisy as to background music and voices and much too obvious in the application of its social significance notes. But while it isn’t the best picture to come out of Hollywood this year, nor is it Capra’s masterpiece, it tells a good story and its conclusion has a heart-warming effect on the audience.
  16. Goldfine discover so many fascinating themes within their seemingly narrow subject that anyone with the slightest interest in history or human nature will find it absorbing.
  17. It's as harrowing as moviegoing gets.
  18. The strength of McKay's film is not in identifying a cultural period, but in giving voice to so many great theater people. Their passion is infectious, their stories are priceless and their humor is boundless.
  19. A beautifully rich performance by Meryl Streep, [18 September 1998, p. 57]
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  20. As strong on action as it is weak on the interpersonal stuff. If Bond can get a new car for each episode, how about some new pickup lines?
  21. The naturalistic dialogue is a masterful bit of writing, credited to Linklater and his "Sunrise" co-writer Kim Krizan, as well as to the two stars.
  22. Makes hoops look like the sexiest game in town.
  23. "Chocolat" was just a warmup for the stunning display of the male form against National Geographic settings in her new Beau Travail.
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  24. Gripping documentary.
  25. I wouldn't recommend the movie to anyone, but if the families of the victims take something positive from it, as their cooperation with Greengrass suggests they do, that's justification enough.
  26. When boy meets girl in Steven Soderbergh's jaunty, sexy Out of Sight, it happens with a bang.
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  27. The inexplicably terrifying ending is good for a month's worth of nightmares -- no small thing for a movie in such a saturated field.
  28. Gives moviegoers a funny, observant, evanescent approach to the mysteries of human desire.
  29. Bernie Mac gives surprising wisdom and heart - along with the laughs - to what could have been just another generic baseball comedy.
  30. Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology.

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