New York Post's Scores

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For 7,400 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 43% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 55% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Tadpole
Lowest review score: 0 You Again
Score distribution:
7400 movie reviews
  1. Making a movie this warm, funny, and rigorously truthful about lovers trying to remain partners is even harder.
  2. Compared by some to “2001: A Space Odyssey,’’ Cuarón’s relatively intimate space epic is equally groundbreaking in the spectacular way it depicts space.
  3. Darkly hilarious, brilliantly acted.
  4. It's a wistful yet penetrating film, shot through with magic realism and life-affirming humor, that gets you deep down where you live.
  5. Sharp, funny and as mesmerizing as the master’s notoriously languorous suspense scenes.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    If she (Paltrow) were the only good thing about Shakespeare in Love, it still would have been worth seeing; that she is the crown jewel in a glittering tiara of a film studded with writing and acting gems testifies to the deep pleasures to be found in this remarkable movie.
  6. At turns sexy, ultra-violent and sweet, it will infiltrate your brain long after you've seen it.
  7. You'll laugh, you'll cry -- the year's best movie.
  8. It’s a creepy little gem, and its imagery will stay with you long after you’ve left the theater.
  9. No adventurous filmgoer will want to miss Tony Takitani.
  10. Vividly re- creates TV news icon Edward R. Murrow's historic face-off with Sen. Joseph McCarthy in devastatingly low-key detail -- is the right movie at the right time.
  11. An unqualified triumph.
  12. The cumulative impact is devastating, and very far from a simple Western condemnation of another country’s brutality. In forcing viewers to hear the boasts of genocide’s perpetrators, The Act of Killing puts a harsh spotlight on all celebrations of bloodshed, from Hollywood to the op-ed pages.
  13. Despite being set in the late 1970s, 20th Century Women feels like the perfect movie for this moment.
  14. This isn't a war movie. Rather, it's a powerful, heart-tugging portrait of the innocent victims of conflict.
  15. Without any preachiness, this magically beautiful film urges us to take better care of the bees, and honor the irreplaceable things that they do for us.
  16. It ranks among Robert Altman's best work ever, and that its many satisfactions derive in large part from a superbly written screenplay by Julian Fellowes that has no equal this year.
  17. Chance encounters and fated love are the stuff of fairy tales, which is what makes the deliriously romantic sequel Before Sunset a small miracle.
  18. It’s very funny and sweet and even a little weepy, and it has maybe the best scene ever filmed of dirty talk gone wrong. In other words, it’s a Schumer/Apatow production — may there be more of them to come.
  19. That the story has largely gone untold is a shame, and Kennedy (daughter of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy) has done a service to the country in reminding us.
  20. Take note, Lars von Trier: This is how you do a truly funny, subversive movie about a woman’s obsession with the human body and sex.
  21. Up
    An exquisite work of cinematic art that also happens to be the funniest, most touching, most exciting and most entertaining movie released so far this year.
  22. Like a bomb exploding in a fireworks factory: It's fierce and shocking and dazzling and wonderful.
  23. It's not a knock on Steven Spielberg to say he is history's finest maker of children's movies. His capacity to evoke simplicity, awe, beauty and unconditional love are his genius, and his vision of the children's story War Horse is a gorgeous, majestic fable about a boy who yearns to be reunited with his steed.
  24. One of the year's best films and so tapped into the zeitgeist that it's positively scary.
  25. From the Hitchcockian opening credits to the final frame, Almodovar has Hitch on his mind.
  26. Delightfully unpredictable, hilarious comedy with wonderful performances that tug at your heart in ways that utterly transcend gender labels.
  27. Deserved an end-of-the-year prestige release, is a true work of art in a marketplace filled with velvet paintings. It's positively magical, the reason we loved movies in the first place.
  28. An extraordinary experience: an original and brilliant combination of comedy, action and sophisticated political comment -- the best American movie of the year thus far.
  29. A majestic conclusion to a nine-plus-hours epic that stirs the heart, mind and soul as few films ever have.

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