New York Post's Scores

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For 7,048 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: 56
Highest review score: 100 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
Lowest review score: 0 Goodbye to Language 3D
Score distribution:
7,048 movie reviews
  1. Moves in a predictable path that includes some remarkable coincidences.
  2. Perhaps this year’s timeliest film — as well as, unfortunately, one of the hardest to sit through.
  3. All this is loads of fun, but after a while sensory overload sets in, dulling the mind. Even in a kung-fu flick, more isn't always better.
  4. Spy
    Alas, “sad case” is not how we want to see McCarthy; it’s frustrating to see her spend more than half the movie being the pathetic target of jokes rather than the dominating figure she was in “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat,” both of which are far funnier than this one.
  5. Most of the best gags are in the early going and the film seems ever more stretched and thin as it goes on. It would have made a brilliant eight-minute sketch, though.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Critic Score
    The dialogue is dubbed into English by generic actors, whose phony, emotionless rendition undermines what's on the screen.
  6. Sadly, with the Soviet Union gone, the art faces a new enemy: Islamic extremists.
  7. Will Marcela (wonderful Ana Geislerova) opt for brains or brawn? The answer might surprise you.
  8. At best, mildly entertaining.
  9. Treads an awfully thin line between the provocative and the exploitative.
  10. Neither bad enough to be a complete waste of time nor good enough to remember past next Tuesday, the film co-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie staples together one routine action piece after another with cutesy dialogue and lots of merciless pounding away at iPad screens.
  11. The documentary Tabloid shows that an oddball lead character and a smirky style do not necessarily add up to a complete movie.
  12. This is a fine idea for a PSA TV commercial, but (a) they already did it back in the ’70s and (b) it goes on well past the 30-second mark.
  13. Thereare moving moments in this over-hyped satire by the Israeli-Arab writer-director-actor Elia Suleiman, and it's fascinating to get a picture of daily life in prosperous Palestinian neighborhoods.
  14. If you can't be original, why not borrow from something no one has seen, like Ben Affleck's last five movies?
  15. Raja, which is basically a dark comedy about how this odd couple manipulate each other, is extremely well acted, though the direction by Jacques Doillon is on the leisurely side.
  16. Mongol really isn't worth leaving your yurt for.
  17. In mashing together story elements from Terrence Malick’s “Badlands” with the look of Malick’s “Days of Heaven,” Lowery put 90 percent of his energy into the atmosphere and 10 percent into the script.
  18. As directed by Ole Christian Madsen, the thriller features well-choreographed shootouts and assassinations. But the script is too melodramatic and complicated for its own good.
  19. Despite a remarkable performance by Suliman, who’s almost never off-camera, events become increasingly pat and implausible, with one explanatory scene played like a shadowy variation on Kevin Spacey’s monologue in “Se7en.”
  20. You could say the 3-D animated kidpic How To Train Your Dragon is "Avatar" for simpletons. But that title is already taken, by "Avatar."
  21. Big Hero 6 even has a title that sounds like a product ordered off the takeout menu of the type of restaurant that recombines a few elements in many ways. That could work fine, if any of the ingredients were particularly flavorful.
  22. Even on that happy 2005 election day, which was so successful that it led to a December round of elections in which the Sunnis did participate, Poitras takes a break to show us a close-up of someone slitting the neck of a rooster.
  23. Joe
    David Gordon Green’s Joe largely succeeds in immersing us in a rural world of cruelty, ugliness, decay, neglect and aggression, but if there is a point to it all, I couldn’t find it.
  24. The visual effects are amazing, but they don't make up for acting that is restrained to an uninsightful fault.
  25. The static, claustrophobic movie is very much a filmed play.
    • New York Post
  26. The quality of the acting, Cave's hellfire score and the heavy atmospherics of the directing merely dress up a cliché: Violence leads to more violence.
  27. It’s mainly instructive in that it shows how liberals believe the end always justifies the means.
  28. This atmospheric, cool-looking but gimpy thriller based on a John le Carré novel makes “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” look like “22 Jump Street.”
  29. Every episode of "Law & Order" I've ever seen has a more complicated and plausible plot, punchier dialogue and more New York authenticity, all in less than half the time consumed by this poky would-be finance thriller.

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