New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,359 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 L.A. Confidential
Lowest review score: 0 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Score distribution:
6,359 movie reviews
  1. The overall result is a romantic comedy that indulges fantasies, calms insecurities (can an ordinary bloke stack up?), and breaks and mends hearts with surgical precision.
  2. Chimpanzee lets everyone feel like a mini-Jane Goodall.
  3. This amazingly beautiful, and amazingly frightening, documentary captures the immediacy of what climate change is doing to the Arctic landscape.
  4. A juicy noir stew of amorality that's the best thing since "Chinatown."
  5. Gyllenhaal is charming and makes unexpected choices in her performance, but this is Bridges' show, and he's as Best Actor-worthy as he's ever been.
  6. If a documentary can be both alarming and oddly reassuring, it's the gripping splash of cold cinematic water Racing Extinction.
  7. The story Stiller tells manages to float in a most peculiar, satisfying way.
  8. Strap in, load up and hang on because Mad Max: Fury Road is a freaky, ballsy, phenomenal ride.
  9. The focus in James Ponsoldt’s affecting, intelligent drama is a pair of teenagers, and in them is so much complexity and heart that this casually paced gem feels rich in scope. They’re two of the most carefully created figures on screen this year, and yet their normalness takes us by surprise.
  10. Noah Baumbach’s sensational satirical drama While We’re Young is, finally, a movie for grownups to run out and see.
  11. One of the best movies of the year.
  12. Universally appealing story that plays as well now as it did on opening day a half-century ago. Maybe better.
  13. Schrader and Nolte are both at the height of their expressive powers in a film that, in its concentration and sobriety, leaves a lasting impression.
  14. Rarely has any film, fictional or documentary, captured the hypnotic effect of voices on the airwaves like this chronicle of Bob Fass.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Each episode of director Leos Carax's film perfectly masters the exact tone of a different genre, finding precisely the saddest moment in each of its vignettes.
  15. Based on a true story, the movie has abundant humor and uplift - but it's a heartbreaker of extraordinary dimension.
  16. A film that is both deceptively modest and deeply resonant.
  17. When was the last time you had your mind blown by a movie? Because when Inception ends and the lights come up, you'll be sitting in your seat, staring at the screen, wondering what the hell just happened.
  18. It's a white-knuckler all the way, with most of that tension coming from the smallest facial expressions exchanged in uneasy silence between compatriots who knew what they were getting into, but were nevertheless unprepared for the moral and emotional fallout of their patriotic actions.
  19. Turns everything we know about the contemporary world on its head, and substitutes it with one in which spirits, monsters, magicians and animals mix it up in a carnival of energy, good humor and freewheeling illusion.
  20. The best movie I've seen this year.
  21. "Amadeus is about as close to perfection as movies get," I wrote in 1984. Now, it's 20 minutes closer.
  22. Small victories that turn into defeats, long walks to gain little ground, little wounds that get deeper every day - growing old is a war, and movies rarely go there. Michael Haneke's amazing, dignified Amour is the exception.
  23. One of the freshest, richest, most original films to come out of Hollywood in a very long time.
  24. For film buffs and Lynch fans, this is a glorious high.
  25. Her
    Will you relate more to the bitter, or embrace the sweet? The choice itself is Jonze’s ultimate gift to us: an invitation to leave his film ready to communicate, debate and, most crucially of all, connect.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The movie's Islamists aren't true believers but a bunch of thugs. A madwoman who dismisses them with a blunt word has much greater moral authority.
  26. Normally the sound in movie theaters is of popcorn crunching. But the sound at theaters where Central Station is showing is of hearts breaking.
    • New York Daily News
  27. An extraordinary, must-see examination of what humans do to killer whales so that these amazing creatures can become one more entertainment.
  28. Pure, eye-popping pleasure.

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