New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,746 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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 In the Heat of the Night
Lowest review score: 0 The Watch
Score distribution:
6746 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    For all the star’s efforts, the movie itself ends up little more than an exploitation item, a sad place-holder until the real thing comes along.
  1. Greenebaum's tedious, film-school level exercise in self-indulgence and exploitation.
  2. Creates a hellishly evil portrait of a police department in which every white cop is either a racist thug or an enabler, and every black cop a disgusted observer or crusading hero.
  3. The film is lovely to look at, but makes not a lick of sense.
  4. This stripped-down premise made the first "Transporter" fun: It's all about driving skills and choreographed fights, not logic. Even with so few requirements, Transporter 2 runs on empty.
  5. A tormented dramatization of the exact same events, and it's as bad as the earlier film ("Dogtown and Z-Boys") was good.
  6. Will Smith may have run through every trick in his bag. In Focus, the one-time fresh prince and former box-office champ looks tired, bored and, even worse, uninspired.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    Is it so much to ask for dialogue that doesn’t make you roll your eyes throughout “F8”? Or, you know, a story that adds up?
  7. If there are Nazis fighting other Nazis in a movie and it's still boring, something's gone wrong. Valkyrie has a coterie of problems, and represents a whole new front in Tom Cruise's public relations war, but first and foremost there's the tedium.
  8. It’s slow, lethargic, utterly lacking in charm and undeserving of the Cold War setting that is its best trait.
  9. It doesn't help that Eastwood's laconic style is as torpid as it was in such misfires as "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and "Changeling."
  10. After 45 minutes of incomparable boredom, the movie gets slightly better when it stops reaching for cheap yuks and lets the actors do what they do well.
  11. Max
    A serious and thoughtful movie that probably does not mean to trivialize the Holocaust and blame the victim. But it is playing with fire nevertheless.
  12. When you name your movie Dom Hemingway and then require the titular antihero to repeatedly declare, “I am Dom Hemingway!” the filmmakers must be very confident that there is something special about their character. Too bad there isn’t.
  13. A perfect example of an "art" movie that is so lugubrious and soul-sucking that it's hell to sit through.
  14. Almost Christmas is frustrating in its failure to not surpass what's expected of it. It's shallow in its emotions and misses opportunities to develop more realistic characters with more relatable feelings.
  15. It tries to be more existential than gumshoe but falls way short.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    An overstuffed failure that mistakes sleight storytelling for dazzling entertainment.
  16. Safe arrives filled with bombast and sneers but barely any thrills.
  17. 3
    Rois has moments of desperate urgency and depth, but Twyker's love of parallels is finally done in by artsy shots of the threesome au naturel against stark white backdrops.
  18. Cusack is excellent as Joan, the only woman in the film who values a girl's brains over her body, so it's a shame Fywell treats her with amused scorn.
  19. Has warmed-over chills and a muddled, zombie-like execution.
  20. But look up the word "slight" in the dictionary and you could find a still from this film.
  21. If you're looking for cinema, skip this. But as a religion-based self-help workshop for victims of ­childhood abuse, it'sa deadly accurate button-pusher.
  22. The question is, can a Slovakian lawsuit against the filmmaker be far behind?
  23. In this dramatically disappointing comedy, Dan (Jack Black) is a loser. And not a lovable one, either.
  24. Unfortunately, the visuals are not compelling enough on their own to hold our interest, and a highly mannered Derek Jacobi is all wrong as the narrative voice of Nijinsky.
    • New York Daily News
  25. This time around, the cult director dispenses with the feminism, the satire, and even the issues, so he can concentrate on his true passion: the dissecting.
  26. Jovovich, Besson's 24-year-old ex-wife, hasn't a clue how to project shadings, interior emotions, character or personality. Everything's in a full screech.
  27. The movie is dismally organized, his (Keys) interviews are shallow and uninformative, and the project has a whole lacks a strong point of view.

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