New York Daily News' Scores

For 6,552 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 Son of the Bride
Lowest review score: 0 Ted Bundy
Score distribution:
6552 movie reviews
  1. La Promesse believes that decency is an innate human quality that can surface from any rubble. [16 May 1997, p.47]
    • New York Daily News
  2. Tony Gilroy, co-author of the superb Jason Bourne film trilogy, makes a stunning directorial debut with Michael Clayton, an out-of-courtroom drama that helps solidify George Clooney's acting bona fides.
  3. The very thought of humanizing Hitler makes me queasy. If he had a good side, I don't want to know about it.
  4. 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.
  5. Alfredson makes the most of every detail, carefully crafting an atmosphere of haunting alienation. These two lost souls may come together under unusual circumstances, but their connection feels universally human.
  6. Alex Gibney's forceful documentary starts with a single tragedy: the torture of an Afghani prisoner at Bagram Air Base. By the time it's over, he's broadened his focus into a documentary so damning of the U.S. government, it's hard to believe he even got it made.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Though the course of the movie, viewers learns a lot about the star's generosity, sense of justice and power in Jamaica, but also about his naivete.
  7. Haneke's superb cast provide beautifully measured hints at the disconnect between the ribbon's symbolism and the entire town's unspoken atrocities.
  8. A daring, teeth-grinding experience that doesn't let the viewer rest easy.
  9. Simpson and Yates give a good idea why individuals are drawn to extreme sports.
  10. Until he was shot to death in 2000, Haitian radio journalist Jean Dominique was a lone voice for truth and freedom in his politically riven country.
  11. A film that is both deceptively modest and deeply resonant.
  12. No one looks at the world quite like Kaurismäki, and his deadpan sentimentality is worth discovery. This is a good place to start.
  13. This brisk but full documentary about students at a Bronx high school taking a class that promotes literacy and poetry slams is, like its subjects, multifaceted, sometimes sad but ultimately inspiring.
  14. Director Joe Berlinger mixes archival footage, concert scenes, interviews and present-day reunions to meld a harmonious, fair-minded, energetic and enlightening portrait of one masterpiece's moment in time.
  15. Film enthusiasts especially will appreciate this wonky but fascinating documentary about the process of making movies.
  16. Conventional, but intensely passionate, war movie.
  17. Travels so deeply into the confusions of female adolescence that you'd never know this deceptively languid British film was directed by a Polish-born man.
  18. A gritty thriller on the theme of the con man conned. It works as well as it does thanks to a captivating lead performance by Emmanuelle Devos and the superb direction of Jacques Audiard.
  19. a despairing movie that you can't look away from, though you'll wish you could.
  20. A haunting, melancholy work.
  21. Twisted, tortured, terrifying - and terrific.
  22. Anyone who doubts that a single individual can make a political impact should see Anders Østergaard’s gripping documentary.
  23. The result is a dull, high-minded soap opera.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    The film will stay with its audience long after the closing credits — and inspire a deep hope that a film of its kind never has to be made again.
  24. Has moments of honesty, but more often the barren landscape - both outside and inside - drains the emotions out of the film.
  25. After a summer of robots, mutants and explosions, the beautifully honest, grownup Love is Strange is a treat.
  26. Whether this smart, sexy and unsparing film is a hilarious comedy or a poignant drama is a matter of personal opinion — and experience. But if you've ever felt both baffled and blessed by your own family, this "Marriage" is one event you won't want to miss.
    • New York Daily News
  27. Linklater's ravishing new movie represents a bold leap into the possibilities of technology.
  28. A gripping thriller whose terror -- unfortunately -- comes from real life.

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