New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,719 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 6.7 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Lowest review score: 0 I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell
Score distribution:
6719 movie reviews
  1. A fascinating and informative, if sometimes stodgy, documentary about the most secret wing of Israel's anti-espionage unit.
  2. Amid all the hokey hill stuff, Lawrence's hard eyes and manner draw us in.
  3. Can’t-look-away stuff, though it’s tough to believe your eyes and ears.
  4. The result is a film almost too reliant on its players to push it through.
  5. Overlong and dramatically thin.
  6. A charming coming-of-age drama.
  7. The result is fascinating. That goes both for acting students, since we get insights into Brando’s craft, and those looking for gossip.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The animated feature The Red Turtle is about as far as you can get from a typical cartoon movie musical. Except for a few tsunami crashes and howls, this lovely but tortoise-paced work from the celebrated Japanimation house Studio Ghibli is basically a silent film.
  8. Ten
    The already minimalist filmmaker has gone positively threadbare with Ten, a movie that feels as if there was no director on the set. For the most part, there wasn't.
  9. Sitting through the film is punishing work. The jittery closeups create a response that is more physical (I'm thinking nausea) than emotional, and there are no respites.
  10. Trippy in the right way, and wholly enchanting.
  11. Winds up feeling like a form of emotional tourism. The images recall Terrence Malick, but the film fills "atmosphere" into dry narrative holes where a story should reside.
  12. Like a more personal, less pretentious version of Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Babel," this spiraling dissection of circumstance, choice and fate is more about thoroughness of vision than tricky storytelling.
  13. Director Samuel Maoz's gripping you-are-there feel does for tanks what "Das Boot" did for submarines, and that chokehold only gets tighter as this taut drama about the 1982 Israeli-Lebanese war goes on.
  14. Tangerine offers a warts-and-all depiction of a subculture seldom treated with respect by straight society. The movie handles it in a sincere way that’s entertaining, too.
  15. There’s visual poetry here and haunted performances from Mezzogiorno and Timi -- who plays two roles, and is especially gripping as Dalser’s grown son.
  16. Even after experiencing the film, what they've gone through - and how they deal with it - deliberately remains a mystery.
  17. The beginning is awkwardly earnest, but the play matures considerably while retaining its youthful energy and enthusiasm
  18. In this visually and emotionally severe landscape, Reichardt has created the sort of film that will inspire grad students to write passionate thesis papers - and casual moviegoers to feel as lost as her would-be settlers.
  19. Director Lee Chang-dong's soulful, affecting film is as quiet as a tomb and has a disturbing, critical underside that's hard to shake off.
  20. The final result somehow undersells a man whose life and death were watershed moments in the gay rights movement.
  21. Features some of the year's most beautiful scenery and two of its most wooden characters.
  22. The film features plenty of elements that seem familiar from previous cinematic dystopian visions — class warfare, decrepit living, a feeling of terminal velocity — yet you can’t help but admire director Bong Joon-ho’s high-wire act.
  23. Is it possible to enjoy the company of the world's most irritating woman? Mike Leigh's surprisingly sunny dramedy makes a pretty good case that, in fact, it is.
  24. The movie adds nothing to the political dialogue, and the love story is mood-killingly sad. The lure of the exotic can be deceptive, it says. The moody, murky atmosphere leaves nothing clear except that mixed intentions will always yield mixed results.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 60 Critic Score
    It never ever falls into painting him as a victim of anything but his own hubris, neurosis and psycho-sexual issues. Never once do we hear Weiner complain about anything except how easy it is for headline writers to make fun of his name. He knows who got him into all this trouble — himself — which is also refreshing to watch.
  25. Wiseman films it all without comment, letting the rhythm of the place tell the story.
  26. Avatar clears the hurdle in terms of being optical candy. Its story, though, is pure cheese.
  27. Early on, it seems that The Witch is tapping a higher metaphor for coming of age...or religious intolerance...or man's uneasy balance with nature...or something. It doesn't take long into the film's hour and a half running time, however, to break that spell.
  28. The movie’s spell is solid, even if it doesn’t soar to the heights it could.

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