Time Out New York's Scores

  • Movies
For 2,629 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 32% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 66% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 6.8 points lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Movie review score: 55
Highest review score: 100 Another Year
Lowest review score: 0 Vampires Suck
Score distribution:
2,629 movie reviews
  1. All ye searching for Primal Fear redux, abandon hope. The character-driven drama he (Curran) offers viewers instead is something far more complex, cracked and unique for an American movie boasting big-name stars: an unblinking glare into the abyss.
  2. While the director doesn't hide her sympathies, she leaves remarkably few stones unturned in a dogged search for answers.
  3. This muted mobster story reminds us that the ties that bind can also gag you, garrote you and slowly deaden your soul.
  4. And by the time Thornton has deftly flipped the script regarding the titular Biblical parable's misogyny, you'll feel as if Aussie cinema has indeed discovered its next great voice.
  5. Both a baroque thriller set in New York's ballet demimonde and a portrait of artistry as schizoid perfectionism, Darren Aronofsky's new film percolates parallel lines of fine madness-but then, doubling down on duality is this movie's raison d'etre.
  6. It's a juicy story, though that doesn't excuse Jarecki from fixating above all else on the tabloid-ready twists and pop-psychological turns of Durst's story.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Rather than treat its subject as the sort of martyr to democracy that makes good copy in the West, Bhutto digs deeper.
  7. The first part of Deathly Hallows has plenty of invigorating imagery alongside the pro forma narrative elements.
  8. By the end, you feel curiously closer to the performer and her process without having any clue how you got there. It's exhilarating.
  9. Sally Hawkins cruises into her new movie the same way she did her breakthrough, "Happy-Go-Lucky."
  10. You still leave hoping he ultimately found peace and enlightenment, two things he graciously gave to those of us who hung on his every word.
  11. To make a Western now is in itself a subversive act. Improving, embellishing and reclaiming an old-fashioned oater from the vintage studio-cheese bin with such humor and vigor seems truly, truly ballsy.
  12. Phillips goes too far sometimes (border-jail breakout?), but his new direction is promising.
  13. There's a darker, fanatical side to blindness too-and this is the movie to show it. Leave all judgments behind.
  14. Chomet builds this beguiling symphony of sadness to a poignant finale that does ample justice to the many layers of Tati's tale, both in text and out.
  15. Summer Wars surprisingly celebrates togetherness and bravery as much as binary-mathematics expertise, all helped along by a kick-ass synthesis of traditional hand-drawn scenes and fluid, rainbow-explosive CG artistry.
  16. Uniting Sacha Baron Cohen's daredevilry with Werner Herzog's bombast, Brügger aims to expose "the evilness of North Korea" with a gloriously incoherent, kazoo-and-whoopee-cushion–inflected stage show starring a self-proclaimed "spastic."
  17. Suleiman can be criticized for failing, ever so slightly, at crafting an overall structure-his latest, based on his dad's diary and other memories, is an autobiographical story of exile and return that skips like a stone over water, fleetly but not so deeply. Still, this is a welcome example of kitsch wedded to serious indictment.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Critic Score
    Never saccharine, My Dog Tulip does justice to the rare experience of heartfelt, mutual love in any form
  18. Do you like movies about gladiators? Well, lend me your ears: The Eagle will more than gratify your sword-and-sandal cravings.
  19. Yun is quite simply spectacular as a woman who holds steadfastly on to her dignity and empathy, even in the face of unspeakable tragedy.
  20. Unpacks the man's story with a dramatic flair that might be mistaken for Zoolanderiffic, if it weren't so aptly accessible.
  21. What elevates The Sky Turns beyond a lovely little elegy and into the realm of greatness is Álvarez's refusal to shape the film as a tragedy.
  22. Though his results are sometimes raw, Dolan seems to be chronicling heartache as he discovers it. Indulge him.
  23. Godly as the monks are, they are still human-which makes their ultimate sacrifice all the more devastating.
  24. It's a quietly witty film, much like the dude himself.
  25. Her (Binoche) award-winning performance is reason alone to dive into such intellectual gamesmanship. (She can suggest an entire emotional arc with one facial tic.)
  26. New Yorkers and those who've been following the neighborhood's plight know exactly how this ends; at the very least, Paravel and Sniadecki have preserved the memory of what was. Sometimes, that's the most you can do.
  27. The film builds to a shattering climax that works precisely because all involved fully embrace the melodrama. Be sure to bring Kleenex.
  28. A moving meditation on history, knowledge and mortality.

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