New York Post's Scores

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For 6,583 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 Amour
Lowest review score: 0 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Score distribution:
6,583 movie reviews
  1. A groundbreaking, highly influential film, A Man Vanishes is a fiercely brilliant piece of work, but it's more intellectual challenge than pleasure.
  2. A rousing indictment of a barbaric practice.
  3. It is an important, thoroughly bewitching work of art.
  4. Chomet's wacky tale is so crammed full of eye-popping images, it's impossible to forget afterward.
  5. All hail the great Helen Mirren, who after her triumph in HBO's "Elizabeth," delivers the performance of a lifetime as that monarch's frumpy, 20th century namesake in Stephen Frear's witty, touching and engrossing The Queen.
  6. The various witnesses tell contradictory tales that turn this into a real-life “Rashomon." The fact that two of the principals — Sarah and Michael, who delivers touching and eloquent on-camera narration that he wrote himself — are accomplished actors adds another level of confusion and interest that help make this compelling storytelling.
  7. So minimalist in characterization and dialogue that the plot all but evaporates -- and so does any dramatic power.
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  8. Haunting is the best word for Waltz With Bashir, a striking animated documentary - not an oxy moron, despite how it sounds - from Israel.
  9. The first movie I've seen in a very long while that deserves to be called a masterpiece. It's such a stunning achievement in storytelling.
  10. The filmmaker doesn't speculate about why these men are talking, but he leaves you with an excellent guess.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    A film of such cyclonic visual and emotional power, of such dazzling virtuosity and shattering humanity, that it is difficult to endure, yet alone describe. Savagely beautiful and savagely true, Saving Private Ryan is an excruciating masterpiece.
  11. The main reason for Winter's Bone to exist is that it delivers a little voyeuristic thrill -- a bit of poverty porno -- for the critics who awarded it their highest honors at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
  12. The breathtaking visual and aural restoration by Coppola and Murch makes the film's original glories even more intense than you remember them.
  13. An astonishing re-creation of the Londonderry massacre of January 1972.
  14. Her
    Jonze seems to be heading for a far quirkier ending than the one he actually delivers, but he does tap into the zeitgeist with his unlikely romantic fable.
  15. Daring and unique, La Commune makes perfect viewing for the Fourth of July, which commemorates America's own revolution.
  16. Summer hasn't even started, but you won't likely find a better catch this season than Finding Nemo, a dazzling, computer-animated fish tale with a funny, touching script and wonderful voice performances that make it an unqualified treat for all ages.
  17. So there is courage and cheekiness here. What there is not is a story, or much insight or even anger; anyone expecting an indictment of Iran will be sorely disappointed.
  18. Revels in the sensual pleasure of music while capturing brilliantly the tension that grips any theater company before the curtain goes up.
  19. Being John Malkovich, which contains not a frame of extraneous footage, is more than a must-see movie: It's a must-see-more-than-once event.
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  20. Chance encounters and fated love are the stuff of fairy tales, which is what makes the deliriously romantic sequel Before Sunset a small miracle.
  21. A spectacularly rendered tale of a family of superheroes, takes the art form to a whole new level.
  22. An unqualified triumph, the year's best movie so far.
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  23. Davis, a hugely underrated actress..., is deadpan perfection as Joyce, wearing oversized glasses and a wig that makes her look like an older version of Thora Birch's character in "Ghost World."
  24. 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.
  25. It's a long, brutal and honest look at a shattering event some Americans would apparently prefer not to see depicted - but also a respectful, inspiring one that's in no way exploitative or emotionally manipulative.
  26. An unforgettable and complex portrait of a nuclear family in meltdown.
  27. American Hustle is a movie that was built backward, or inside out: It puts actors’ needs before the audience’s. There’s no heart under those polyester lapels, and what all that Aqua Net is pasting together is a few sparse strands of wispy story.
  28. It is a vivid, at times heartbreaking, portrait of a life and a nation in crisis.
  29. 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.

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