New York Post's Scores

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For 6,645 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 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty
Score distribution:
6,645 movie reviews
  1. Despite the lingering aroma of Victorian rot shrouding 1961, An Education is excitingly young.
  2. Thanks to his (Oldman) mastery, and Alfredson's, no film this year left me hungrier for a sequel.
  3. Too bad there is only about half an hour's worth of story here. Mostly, we just watch the teacher get high, and his classroom talks about civil rights are nothing but filler.
  4. Daniele Cipri's highly stylized lensing and Carlo Crivelli's bold score add to the movie's flamboyant aura. But then, the story of a bombastic dictator deserves a bombastic telling.
  5. In an era when documentaries are looking more and more glossy, it's almost refreshing to see the austere approach taken by veteran Frederick Wiseman.
  6. You are left with two emotions - despair and hope - after watching producer-director Jennifer Dworkin's disquieting documentary.
  7. A must-see for Nicholson's mesmerizing performance, which would probably hold interest even if the sound were turned off.
  8. Though far too long for its wisp of a plot, this stylish film has a nerve-cinching grip that makes it more alarming than most horror flicks, let alone most movies about a couple having a tiff.
  9. A schmaltzy filmed record of a Nashville concert given by the legendary former rocker, who has morphed into the new Kenny Rogers.
  10. It's a positive hat trick by John Cameron Mitchell.
  11. So, should you see The Intruder? Yes -- but only if you're willing to ignore bothersome concerns about narrative and let the poetic images take over your mind.
  12. It would be possible to appreciate Shannon's fabulous work in Take Shelter far better if the filmmaker lost a quarter of the two-hour running time -- there are many overlong scenes that make this a needlessly tough sit.
  13. Fives us behind-the-scene looks at Hirohito, the man and the ruler. The diminutive leader comes off sympathetically, as a man concerned with the welfare of his people.
  14. If The Past doesn’t equal the masterpiece that preceded it, it’s still an exceptional film from a man who is clearly one of the best working directors.
  15. This wonderful party of a movie, as totally original as its hero, stamps on a smiley face that will linger for hours.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 63 Critic Score
    In most respects, The Iron Giant is one of the better animated children's films in recent memory, which makes its strident political correctness all the more frustrating.
  16. What might seem like showing off in another movie is dazzling storytelling here, packing in an hour's worth of human misery.
  17. A fantastical genre-buster.
  18. A gut-wrenching, politically neutral documentary that spends more than a year with a platoon of American GIs in a valley that's been called the most dangerous spot on Earth.
  19. For all its flaws, The Tree of Life is a stunning exception to the rule that you can safely check your brain at the popcorn counter until after Labor Day. That's enough to place it among the year's best movies, or at least most-talked-about ones.
  20. Basically canned musical theater, but this is one Tony-winning Broadway show that's well worth preserving and seeing.
  21. A Western, but any similarities between it and, say, a Gene Autry or Hopalong Cassidy shoot-em-up are nonexistent.
  22. The film, then, places a heavy hand on the scales of justice as it winds up with a fuzzy plea — an implied demand for a second, federal civil rights trial for the cop, who got a light sentence. But the shooting wasn’t a racist one.
  23. A worthy addition to the growing canon of Holocaust documentaries.
    • New York Post
  24. This film is fighting the good fight, albeit in a rather heavy-handed way.
    • New York Post
  25. Extremely well-made (and evenhanded) film.
    • New York Post
  26. The best actress currently on New York screens is Esther Gorintin, a 90-year-old Pole who provides the emotional center for Julie Bertucelli's delicate, bittersweet comedy-drama, Since Otar Left, which is set in Paris and Tbilisi.
  27. The sort of enigmatic movie that many critics embrace because it's open to endless interpretation.
  28. Darkly hilarious, brilliantly acted.
  29. It's a stirring reminder of a time when anything seemed possible - these American heroes boosted morale eroded by the Vietnam War, as well as bringing the whole world together to celebrate their success.

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