New York Post's Scores

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For 6,548 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 6.2 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Babel
Lowest review score: 0 Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector
Score distribution:
6,548 movie reviews
  1. For all of its homicidal aliens and toothy beasts, I Am Number Four did contain one element that genuinely unsettled me: the line "produced by Michael Bay." Nooooooo!
  2. A labored romantic farce whose only asset is Carlos Leon, best known as the father of Madonna's daughter Lourdes.
  3. The dialogue is banal and the acting, especially Wortham's, is unconvincing. Even the sex and nudity, of which there is a lot, grows tiresome after a while.
  4. With its poky pacing, thin characters, obvious message and predictable plot, the movie amounts to a cinematic sermon that, like many of those given in houses of worship, has a good-hearted message that will be difficult to deliver to a snoozing audience.
  5. A tediously unfunny comedy.
  6. I have no idea how to blow up a two-page fairy tale into 100 minutes of blockbuster, but frankly I was hoping for more backstory about the titular cape in Red Riding Hood. Thread count? Machine washability?
  7. Aside from a relatively brief appearance by Joan Cusack's avatar as the kidnapped mother, there are no involving characters or situations.
  8. The movie, a sequel to 2009's much more sprightly and amusing indie "Women in Trouble," seems to be reaching for Robert Altman territory. Instead of offering many intriguing stories, though, it can't come up with even one.
  9. Combining narrative heavy-handedness with an airy disdain for the details of the situation, director Julian Schnabel gives us a one-sided view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Miral.
  10. Far too childish to intrigue adults yet too slow and dull for kids.
  11. Strands a good cast in a sea of stereotypes and clichés.
  12. The script is blaring and obvious at all times, and in his second directorial effort, David Schwimmer doesn't have a clue how dull it is for the audience to endure scene after scene of anguish, crying and screaming matches
  13. At its best, the movie is an unbearably precious slice of stale imitation Wes Anderson. But at its worst, it's dull and strangled by its own would-be jaunty deadpan.
  14. The praise for this static, overlong, stagebound work is a mystery to me.
  15. If I weren't already being paid to watch this movie, I'd feel entitled to compensation for having to sit through this many product plugs.
  16. If there's a fresh idea in When Harry Tries To Marry, I couldn't find it.
  17. This genre flat-lined a long time ago. Why won't it stay dead?
  18. Japan's Takashi Miike has the formula down pat, but Eisener has no idea how to give violence a touch of class.
  19. Except for Brolin as an unlikely born-again Jew, nobody fares well under Mulroney's ham-fisted direction.
  20. The American Muslim comedian Ahmed Ahmed does lots of jokes about how he isn't a terrorist. How odd: As I sat through his tepid act, I could have sworn he was bombing.
  21. There's still no good reason to suffer through a half-baked little movie that proves indies can be every bit as boringly formulaic and artistically bankrupt as their big-budget brethren.
  22. In the appalling documentary If a Tree Falls, a narrator referring to an arson attack by the Earth Liberation Front solemnly intones, "In one night, they had accomplished what years of picketing and writing had never been able to do." Well, yes -- terrorism does make short work of red tape, doesn't it?
  23. A dull, by-the-numbers psych-ward horror thriller that's sadly a lot closer in quality to "Sucker Punch" than "Shutter Island."
  24. Really it's just a trashy bid to be the "Scarface" of Mesopotamia.
  25. A pointless drama that trafficks in cliché.
  26. You'd be better off renting "Eddie and the Cruisers" (1983) than slogging through this latest, far more dire recycling of the same rock clichés.
  27. Little more than a rehash of old news.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 25 Critic Score
    Family Tree, which seems to have been written using indie-film Mad Libs, devolves into way too many quirky subplots.
  28. The real mystery is this: Even if you find this guerrilla art project utterly fascinating, why would anyone bother to release an incomplete film about it?
  29. The latter is played by Parker Posey, who looks baffled throughout. As well she should.

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