New York Magazine (Vulture)'s Scores

For 1,772 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 44% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 54% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 The Avengers
Lowest review score: 0 She Hate Me
Score distribution:
1,772 movie reviews
  1. The film starts out as a freewheeling farce and turns into a pitch-black burlesque with surprising depths of feeling.
  2. Has a poignant undertone: We may feel we already know in our bones just how suffocating this culture is; but the people who made this movie seem to be discovering each fresh horror for the first time. It's like watching a virgin sacrifice.
  3. There's a new sensibility at work here, wry yet lushly disaffected, and it will be worth watching what Martel does next.
  4. By the end of the movie, the characters are numbed, while the audience is sensitized to the mayhem to an almost unbearable degree.
  5. This time around, though, the Coens' usual arch deliberateness isn't quite as deliberate, and there's an appealing shagginess to some of the episodes and performances.... This is the Coen brothers' most emotionally felt movie, and that's not meant as faint praise.
  6. It's a frisky, funny roundelay starring Stefania Sandrelli, and it features enough shouting and arm-waving to power a windmill.
  7. At times it's plodding and inchoate, but there's certainly nothing else like it in the movies right now, and it has at least one great sequence.
  8. The dramatic arc of Roger Dodger may be banal, but Kidd manages some marvelous moments.
  9. Connery and Zeta-Jones not only look great together, they work well together.
  10. When it comes time for some of the girls to flee, the result is one of the most emotionally satisfying of all prison breaks.
  11. Refreshingly uncategorizable: It’s somewhere between a marital-discord drama and a mystery thriller, but it also has its madcap moments.
  12. Much more kid-oriented than any other computer-animated movie thus far. In other words, it's much more Disneyish. I enjoyed it.
  13. Harrowingly straightforward.
  14. Barrymore pulls off the neatest trick of the year: She makes all this pop schlock matter.
  15. This is not just a musicologist's dream; it's our dream, too.
  16. Bob is a marvelous creation--a faker who is also the genuine article. He’s the perfect hero for a movie about the world as one big scam.
  17. A hushed and powerful piece.
  18. It’s a hyper-aestheticized meditation on the meaning of history, visually astonishing, dramatically stilted. No masterpiece, but quite a feat (and quite effete).
  19. The real passion here is the almost erotic thrill that acting still holds for Moreau.
  20. Haneke is an exploitation filmmaker of the highest gifts. His movies are not to be entered into lightly.
  21. By the end of the film, everybody has been triple- and quadruple- and even quintuple-crossed, but the characters still standing all seem to be very pleased with themselves for a job well done. If only we could figure out what the job was exactly.
  22. Spacious, headlong entertainment.
  23. Trashy and lurid as this movie is, it’s certainly not boring, and it keeps its star in hog heaven throughout.
  24. Although Junge had consulted with a few historians and moviemakers over the years, she had never really unburdened herself, and this 90-minute documentary is a devastating act of personal confession.
  25. The mystery of the artistic process is left mysterious -- as it should be.
  26. On a purely visceral level, Training Day is easily the most exciting movie out there right now, but as a morality tale with anything large on its mind, it's a cop-out.
  27. Field made a thriller about what we are capable of in the name of hatred -- and of love.
  28. Office Space is so enjoyable that you wish it were even better...Once the scheme to bilk Initech is set in motion, the off-kilter humor flattens into a take-this-job-and-shove-it thing, and the ending seems pooped-out.
  29. If you've never experienced a Bollywood musical before, seeing Lagaan will be like watching "Gone With the Wind" without ever having seen a Hollywood movie.
  30. The film becomes cumulatively stranger as it goes along, and it has a lulu of a kicker.

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