The New York Times' Scores

For 9,371 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 49% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 47% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.9 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 59
Highest review score: 100 Fill the Void
Lowest review score: 0 Simon Birch
Score distribution:
9,371 movie reviews
  1. Has some funny, dirty-minded jokes, a few amusing cameos (including Julianne Moore in clown makeup) and a soundtrack loaded with juicy cuts of mid-70's vintage soul and funk.
  2. May have had the unintended effect of obscuring the original it meant to honor.
  3. Remains a sadly earthbound thing, mired in a dismal realism that lies far from its natural environment.
  4. A chilly machine-tooled comedy.
  5. As A Rumor of Angels reveals itself to be a sudsy tub of supernatural hokum, not even Ms. Redgrave's noblest efforts can redeem it from hopeless sentimentality.
  6. For much of the movie, the kinetic furor of the game sequences helps camouflage the weaknesses of a screenplay that is a mechanically contrived series of power struggles.
  7. Couldn't be more artless.
  8. The film dissolves into a series of diminishing anticlimaxes, ending on a note of portentous ambiguity. To the last, Mr. Levin maintains his uneasy balance of reportage and melodrama.
  9. Sergio's urban melodrama Under Hellgate Bridge suggests the contemporary equivalent of any number of 1930's B movies.
  10. Metamorphoses from a character study into a confusingly edited sampler of sexual possibilities that feels both programmatic and old-hat.
  11. Despite its sociological tidbits and flashes of musical vitality, Saudade do Futuro never goes anywhere.
  12. The product is so synthetic it has only attitude where its heart ought to be.
  13. Overplotted, hollow thriller.
  14. I don't know how much The Score cost, but it's pretty close to worthless.
  15. The re- enactments, however fascinating they may be as history, are too crude to serve the work especially well.
  16. Its bone-deep willingness to do anything to entertain is exhausting.
  17. Seems both overplotted and underimagined, though there is at least some creativity and a dose of realism, evident in the hairstyles themselves.
  18. Dramatically as well as visually, The Musketeer conflicts with itself by trying to blend grand old- school costume drama and MTV- style rhythm and attitude into the same movie. The juxtapositions are often preposterous.
  19. So narratively garbled and its screenplay so underwritten that you have to strain to piece together the story.
  20. A washout.
  21. Like a ham-fisted high-concept public service announcement, directed with stagy deliberateness and written with tin-eared vernacular speechiness.
  22. Feels like an early rehearsal for a play where all the movement is being coordinated but the underlying emotional notes have yet to be set.
  23. Like its title, it's a clumsy contraption.
  24. The movie doesn't turn out to be as benignly right-wing as it initially suggests, though the plot turns can be spotted a mile away.
  25. A modest but engaging mixture of comedy and drama that derives most of its energy from the performance of Callie Thorne.
  26. It's sad and misguided and boring.
  27. A muddled film with John Waters aspirations.
  28. A candy-colored, unabashedly sentimental movie.
  29. Forlorn melodrama, which is low on drama and high on mellow.
  30. Clearly, this is an affair to forget.

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