New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,583 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 American Hustle
Lowest review score: 0 Dumbbells
Score distribution:
6583 movie reviews
  1. At its best moments, the film offers a tender portrait of the park's youngest regulars, charmingly earnest performers from a nearby music school. But then, inevitably, their stories fade into a backdrop, as his camera turns to catch yet more women sunning in the square.
  2. On the bright side, Ivan Reitman's disappointing new comedy isn't just cheap and formulaic, but so forgettable few people will even remember she (Portman) was in it.
  3. Juices up the visuals with fancy camerawork and split screens, but it can't distract enough from the vulgarity of the material.
  4. It's a romantic comedy, though neither funny nor romantic. It's a ghost story, though not scary. It's a satire about publishing, but without teeth.
  5. This is the kind of misfire that can take everyone down with it. It's not just bad, it's mean-bad.
  6. Save your breath, and your money.
  7. Never gives us what it promised: a glorious, totally new sense of horror.
  8. 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.
  9. An epic example of muddled storytelling, chintzy excitement and scatter-brained execution.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 20 Critic Score
    The film’s “What if?” scenario takes the germ of an interesting social-science idea and lets it rot in a nasty, ethically questionable cesspool of junk cinema.
  10. South Korean director Kim Ki-duk does a bizarre riff on the twisted macho ethos of abusing women until they learn to love you.
  11. Subtlety has never been Perry's strength, but his previous films balanced the sermonizing with good humor and sincerity. Perhaps next time, he'll ease up on the lectures, and bring back the love.
  12. As clichés trot through their sessions - it's like "In Treatment" as bedroom farce - we check out. Huppert, though, is as fearless as ever.
  13. Perhaps this is just a bad performance by Bana; he's not shown me anything yet. But there's a more basic problem. If money is just a way of keeping score, and Huck doesn't care whether he's flush or busted, why should we?
  14. A really lame attempt to expand the marketing reach of the PBS-TV series.
  15. Shows that there's a limit to how much mileage one can get from offbeat, creepy and symbiotic.
  16. A waterlogged bagel, hardly the valentine to New York it imagines itself to be.
  17. Add two more stars here if zoning out to weirdo-dreamy, '80s public-access TV with a synthesizer soundtrack is your idea of midnight fun. Because this ambitious, but not uninteresting, failure has that in its DNA.
  18. No one has been too naughty to be subjected to this reindeer poop.
  19. Rote, dull and point-blank obvious.
  20. These actors know how to liven up a room, yet here they're forced to perform in Miller's Theater for the Overwritten.
  21. If the point of this umpteenth posttraumatic stress drama is that war is hell, even years after it's over and you're sitting in a movie theater, Big Bad Love makes it.
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  22. The movie eventually chokes on its own pretensions.
  23. Von Trier ("Breaking the Waves," "Dogville") has no barriers, which absolutely can be a good thing. Here, though, his uninhibited nature is an omen of the pretentious butchery to come.
  24. Ever been on a blind date that you knew would be dismal from the start? Well, this is the movie version of that date, stretched out over the slowest two hours imaginable.
  25. Throughout, Davidson's intentions are honest but become lost in a haze of overly familiar story beats.
  26. The story feels like quicksand. Riddick, which couldn’t even qualify for proper summer movie placement, moves like Martian molasses and can’t present an action scene to save its life. You’ll wish you had Uncle Martin’s ability to speed people — not to mention awful movies — up.
  27. With the exception of one masterfully choreographed - and improbably bloodless - martial-arts gang fight, the new version of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days is one of the lamest remakes of a classic film I've ever seen.
  28. For a much better film about a similar story, rent "The World's Fastest Indian," with Anthony Hopkins on a motorcycle.
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  29. Unfortunately, the rest of writer-director Eran Creevy’s film just shows that the Brits, too, make good-looking but empty thrillers, just like in Hollywood.

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