New York Post's Scores

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For 7,431 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 6.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 56
Highest review score: 100 Project Nim
Lowest review score: 0 Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed
Score distribution:
7431 movie reviews
  1. Linklater ambitiously shot his new effort over a period of 12 years with the same cast, showcasing what turns out to be an astonishing performance by newcomer Ellar Coltrane, who grows up from 6 to 18 before our eyes over the course of 164 minutes.
  2. There is so much pain in Moonlight that it’s a little hard to breathe at certain moments. But there are others, of connection and redemption, that positively glow.
  3. Lino Ventura is grand as a solemn resistance leader. He's backed by a knockout cast that includes Simone Signoret.
  4. Nothing this year comes close to being as utterly unforgettable as Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, an extremely dark and disturbing fairy tale for audiences say, ages 12 and up.
  5. It is filmmaking as it should be but usually isn't.
  6. Well-meaning films like “Lincoln’’ and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler’’ merely scratch the surface compared to the deep and painful truths laid bare by 12 Years a Slave. It’s about time, Scarlett O’Hara.
  7. Affleck eschews all the actors’ clichés — burning intensity, soulful suffering, haunted brooding. It’s a magnificently interior performance, the sort of acting that doesn’t call attention to itself but draws us in to peer closer.
  8. If there is a genius working in Hollywood today, it's animation director Brad Bird, who tops the delightful "The Incredibles" with arguably the finest 'toon in the Pixar canon, Ratatouille.
  9. Bursting with energy and originality even after 36 years, A Hard Day's Night is easily the best show in town.
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  10. Compared by some to “2001: A Space Odyssey,’’ Cuarón’s relatively intimate space epic is equally groundbreaking in the spectacular way it depicts space.
  11. A Japanese cross between "Alice in Wonderland" and "The Wizard of Oz" -- is such a landmark in animation that labeling it a masterpiece almost seems inadequate.
  12. This is in many ways a companion piece to Haynes’ “Far From Heaven” (2002), which remains one of my favorite films so far this century.
  13. Quite possibly the first truly great fact-based movie of the 21st century.
  14. Like the fictional Clarice Starling in "The Silence of the Lambs,'' Maya is a consummate professional who brilliantly performs her job in an often hostile work environment.
  15. In the compelling but slow-moving Iranian film A Separation, a downbeat family drama of no particular distinction gradually turns into a mystery that raises painful moral questions. There may be several guilty parties.
  16. A charming, hilarious robot love story aimed at the entire family.
  17. Making a movie this warm, funny, and rigorously truthful about lovers trying to remain partners is even harder.
  18. At some point in her 50-year career, Rampling became one of the world’s great actresses. Driven by her and Courtenay’s work, and by director Andrew Haigh’s limpid style, the film is devastating.
  19. Dunkirk satisfies as a brisk, gripping survival story. At only 107 minutes, it’s also astonishingly short in an era when most movies needlessly run on long beyond the two-hour mark.
  20. Timothy Spall, a character actor best known as Wormtail in the “Harry Potter’’ series, delivers an Oscar-caliber tour de force as eccentric British landscape painter J.M.W. Turner in the exquisite Mr. Turner.
  21. Stretched both timewise and for plausibility.
  22. A hilarious and touching animated masterpiece that takes a gloriously imaginative, sometimes scary leap into the mind of a girl on the cusp of adolescence.
  23. A sublime variation on the buddy road movie, infusing the midlife crises of the two main protagonists with hope and poetry.
  24. A majestic conclusion to a nine-plus-hours epic that stirs the heart, mind and soul as few films ever have.
  25. Carlos is exciting entertainment, even if its subject's two-decade reign of terror is reprehensible.
  26. All great films have imagination; this one also has the sense of experience.
  27. You have never seen a movie like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon because there has never been a movie like it.
    • New York Post
  28. Brilliantly acted by the year’s most carefully assembled cast, Spotlight is one of the year’s best films, showing just how hard it is to uncover painful truths.
  29. Presents an intelligent, profound and at times heartrending slice of Taiwanese middle-class existence - as seen by characters at different stages of life.
  30. La La Land deserves credit for high spirits even if it’s essentially a collection of glamorous throwback music videos for so-so songs.

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