New York Post's Scores

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For 6,675 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 6.3 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Lowest review score: 0 Masked and Anonymous
Score distribution:
6,675 movie reviews
  1. Suspenselessly directed by Robby Henson, Thr3e commits the eighth deadly sin - boredom.
  2. Thirty years after "Annie Hall," the beloved actress is scraping below the bottom of the barrel with this desperately unfunny farce, in which she mugs and pratfalls in the worst performance of her entire career.
  3. It's nicely photographed but slow-moving, dull and utterly predictable.
  4. Would that somebody had fired Gurwitch before she could have finished Fired!
  5. Dull and dreary prequel.
  6. While there are some scattered laughs, the flimsy and nonsensical script - combined with the sledgehammer direction by Brian Robbins, make the similarly themed "Big Momma's House" look like Noel Coward.
  7. The movie's last words are "This is how legends are born." Make that stillborn, because when the makers of this one pitch the sequel, the only answer is going to be, "Ah HA HA HA!"
  8. They go on a biker trip from Cincinnati to the West Coast because they are tired of being bored and would prefer to bore us instead.
  9. All the film provides is this bulletin: Lefties are angry about the things Lefties are angry about, chiefly corporate profits.
  10. Rock appears to have edited I Think I Love My Wife with a roulette wheel.
  11. The characters are too cliched to be funny, and Jensen's script can't stay focused long enough to make an impression. Where is Lars von Trier when we need him?
  12. The movie takes us on a journey to an ugly, contentious period in our misty, ancient past - all the way back to four months ago, when "Apocalypto" came out.
  13. Have you ever seen a movie without a single believable moment? Perfect Stranger, a convoluted and altogether risible thriller with Halle Berry and Bruce Willis, manages this difficult feat.
  14. In the Land of Women is one of those films informed by intimate personal experience - the experience of seeing "Garden State."
  15. A depressing and tedious movie.
  16. A wan effort at "Annie Hall"-style comedy, has about as much Manhattan sophistication as a gas station in Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  17. Larry the Cable Guy channels both Moe and Curly in the Three Stooges-go-to-war comedy Delta Farce.
  18. A clueless Mundhra tackles the subject with a heavy hand and a contrived script. The result is a daytime soap mixed with a second-rate women-behind-bars flick.
  19. Despite solid contributions by vets such as Michael Lerner and Daniel Stern, Caleo isn't able to sell The Last Time - not the affair and especially not the ludicrous twist ending.
  20. The silliness of Moore's oeuvre is so self-evident that being able to spot it is not liberal or conservative, either; it's a basic intelligence test, like the ability to match square peg with square hole. His documentaries are political slapstick that could have been made by a third Farrelly brother or a fourth Stooge.
  21. Vanessa Redgrave spends Evening dying, and so does Evening.
  22. Watching Robin Williams as a pastor giving premarital counseling to lovebirds John Krasinski and Mandy Moore in License to Wed is like having a laugh chastity belt cinched up tight around your funny bone.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Captivity is torture porn without the sex. Cuthbert squirms, screams, weeps and pleads for her life with great conviction. Slick, sick sleaze.
  23. Proves, if anything, that sappy feel-good movies aren't restricted to Hollywood.
  24. As much as we like Alec as an actor, it's hard to imagine that any amount of editing and reshooting under his supervision could salvage his complete ineptitude as a director.
  25. The Spanish Inquisition was better summed up in an eight-minute musical number by Mel Brooks than in the entirety of Goya's Ghosts, an across-the-board disaster from one of my favorite directors, Milos Forman.
  26. The movie isn't insulting to homosexuals but to comedy.
  27. Hot Rod started to go wrong at about the time someone in casting said, "You know what? I'll bet America's just about ready for the comedy stylings of Sissy Spacek."
  28. Remember how "Double Indemnity" featured smart criminals and a smarter investigator? The indie film If I Didn't Care, with its dumb criminals and dumb cops, is a sort of "Double Stupidity."
  29. Say hello to my leetle dagger! Shakespeare meets "Scarface" in an Aussie adaptation of "Macbeth" gone gangsta.
  30. Well, it smells, all right, but authentic isn't the word I'd use for this maudlin male weepie, a compendium of the worst clichés of sports and journalism movies.
  31. In the fourth and by far the worst screen version of "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers," Nicole Kidman's character struggles to stay awake - as will the audience.
  32. Mostly unfunny, extremely silly pingpong comedy.
  33. A very belated and very silly follow-up to "Death Wish."
  34. Featuring eyeball-rolling performances by Vivica A. Fox, Patti LaBelle, Clifton Davis and the singularly named Leon, Cover would be a candidate for the year's most unintentionally funny movie so far - if it weren't also the most homophobic.
  35. You can see better stuff on TV any night of the week.
  36. Apart from a heart-tugging plot twist, some lesson learning and more random football talk ("no more buttonhooks in the kitchen"), that's about it. Oh, except for the scene in which Kyra Sedgwick - who plays Joe's agent - farts. Be sure to update your résumé, Kyra.
  37. This movie's heart is in the right place, which is one way of saying it's terrible.
  38. The movie approaches the final scene with a straight face, but it left the audience giggling spasmodically. This script probably should have gone all the way and thrown in a few quips: If your movie is a joke, at least be intentionally funny.
  39. In the mood for some dead-child entertain ment tonight? Reservation Road has what you're looking for. It's "In the Bedroom" crossed with, um, "Fever Pitch."
  40. There isn't enough revealing material in the tedious documentary Jimmy Carter Man From Plains to sustain an 800-word magazine profile, let alone a two-hour film.
  41. The only conceivable reason for Warner Bros. to (barely) release this mush is as a favor to Clint Eastwood, whose daughter Alison directed.
  42. P2
    This is one of those thrillers where the person on-screen is often the only person in the theater who can't guess what'll happen next. Lots of laughable moments provide camp value, though, and Bentley ("American Beauty") makes for a charismatic creep.
  43. How can it be that a movie as beautiful to look at as Saawariya is so . . . boring?
  44. The movie falls into all the usual rhetorical traps.
  45. There are many new Japanese movies that deserve a stateside release. Why this hapless mess beat them out is a question that deserves an answer.
  46. Unfortunately, it doesn't work. None of the talking heads is as interesting as Yu thinks they are; and it's difficult to build sympathy for any of them.
  47. Most of the comedy comes from dull situations like a fat guy trying to put on a fat suit for no reason.
  48. I've had root canals that were more enjoyable than Margot at the Wedding, Noah Baumbach's hugely pretentious, ugly and annoying follow-up to "The Squid and the Whale."
  49. A protracted piece of schmaltz, P.S. I Love You looks like a hand-me-down from Sandra Bullock and Drew Barrymore.
  50. What they say is superficial. They never really explain why they risk their lives. In the end, Steep plays like a TV infomercial - and who wants to hand over $11 to watch one?
  51. Holmes, with Alice Cooper hair and crazy Jim Carrey eyes, looks terrible and acts worse, unless this movie is unintentionally a lobotomy documentary. Whatever could have happened to her in the last couple of years to zap the talent out of her like this?
  52. The movie chides us for being a sick voyeuristic society, hungry for the sight of violence. The purity of this moral stance is somewhat clouded by the movie's habit of staging sick violent acts.
  53. It boggles the mind to think that Elite Squad won the top prize at the prestigious Berlin Film Festival in February.
  54. Excruciatingly lame and laughless romantic comedy.
  55. Great actors make the craft look easy. In the Paris Hilton comedy The Hottie and the Nottie, acting looks very, very difficult.
  56. A 2 1/2-year-old collection of mediocre stand-up routines and dull backstage chatter, Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show demonstrates why comedy clubs require you to have a couple of drinks.
  57. A totally ridiculous and incoherent sci-fi adventure.
  58. Goes up for the dunk and misses the hoop, the backboard and the point. Instead, it manages to both strike out and get sacked. Whose idea was it to remake "Slap Shot" a la Jerry Lewis?
  59. I was kind of rough on "Apocalypto," which in retrospect seems like a minor classic compared to 10,000 BC.
  60. Flash Point comes loaded with cliches and immediately starts blasting them in every direction.
  61. A formula flick that should have tapped out in the script stage.
  62. Draggy and incoherent.
  63. Proves that what might be (but probably isn't) worth five minutes of your time while you're passing through the Times Square subway station really isn't worth a 1 1/2-hour movie.
  64. This boring, torpid movie notices its own flaws and unwisely underlines them.
  65. As phony as a re-enactment with finger pup pets.
  66. Lazy, shallow and repetitive, Phil Donahue's Body of War is one of the most incompetent documentaries to emerge from the Iraq war.
  67. An overwrought and patently offensive anti- abortion drama from the director of the accomplished "House of Sand and Fog."
  68. One of my critical brethren opined that this sort of dumbing-down and low comedy may be the only way to sell the public a movie about the Iraq war. If that's true, God help us.
  69. The audience, if any, for Chaos Theory is going to be hit with a little puff of celluloid flatulence. The movie won't linger in the air, but that doesn't make it any less embarrassing.
  70. Quickly devolves into a nonprescription alternative to Ambien.
  71. Occasionally there is a striking image or a moment of wounded sweetness, but mainly the film provides ample proof that it's possible to be bizarre and boring at the same time.
  72. The film is an exposé only of a filmmaker's senseless contempt for the military.
  73. I'd call it a depressing soft-core porn flick, but that overstates its titillation factor. Mainly it's just icky.
  74. Let the French stick to love stories and leave stupid comedies to Tinseltown.
  75. At last: Uwe Boll has made his first intentionally funny film.
  76. The Love Guru is even funnier than "Wayne's World" or "Austin Powers." Not.
  77. There is, of course, a maximum of blood and gore. Sometimes the director's ideas work; often they don't.
  78. Nothing happens that hasn't been done better in other films, among them Thomas Vinterberg's excellent 1998 "The Celebration."
  79. The misleading documentary Trumbo paints a golden nimbus of holiness around the onetime highest-paid screenwriter in Hollywood, Dalton Trumbo, an on-the-record hater of democracy, defender of authoritarian rule and avowed Communist.
  80. If Young ever converses with the gentlemen from al Qaeda, I expect his comments to be along the lines of "Please don't cut my head off."
  81. Someone describes his writing as "snarky, bitter, witless." The last part pretty well sums up this movie.
  82. A total disaster.
  83. A slow-moving, ridiculous police thriller that would have been shipped straight to the remainder bin at Blockbuster if it starred anyone else.
  84. Sounds like a great idea for a gay porno, but the soapy Save Me actually takes itself seriously.
  85. Fanning gives a sensitive and fairly impressive performance. But like her over-the-top movie family, Hounddog is still trailer trash of the worst kind.
  86. Cheap, ignorant, tone-deaf and condescending, but what's strangest about it is that it actually thinks it's pro-soldier even as it portrays vets home on leave as foolish (Rachel McAdams), desperate (Tim Robbins) and dishonorable (Michael Pena) while playing all three situations for laughs.
  87. Watching the film, I did manage to retain my empathy for the narrator, though: I was as desperate as he was to escape the situation I was in.
  88. The entire script, which boils down to a hopelessly embarrassing lesson about "this beautiful place that can make people live again," seems to have been written within arm's reach of a bong.
  89. Mary is a mess. An interesting one, yet still a mess.
  90. A documentary that uses against Atwater images of lynch mobs, decades-old racist comments of his onetime boss Strom Thurmond, and a clip of Bryant Gumbel calling him "the architect of the evil campaign."
  91. Mostly The Matador romanticizes a brutal tradition that has no place in the 21st century.
  92. Rickman has fun playing a lecherous old bastard of a professor in Nobel Son, a pulpy would-be comic thriller, but the movie doesn't deserve him.
  93. One of those Deep Dark Secret movies, the dull indie Lake City combines a wholly uninteresting family mystery with a wholly unconvincing crime drama.
  94. A few magic rocks and tepid battle scenes do little to inspire interest in the goings-on as Malcolm McDowell and Eric Idle spout villainy and punch lines, respectively.
  95. What's Spanglish for "oy"?
  96. Directed by Susan Montford, While She Was Out is a straight-to-DVD movie making a brief stop in theaters.
  97. Sandler's bizarrely clunky kiddie flick, is a sort of upside-down "Princess Bride."
  98. A good cast can't save The Lodger, the utterly wrongheaded fourth movie version of a 1910 novel inspired by Jack the Ripper.
  99. Exceedingly lame.

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