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Adjusted Score: 92553%
Critics Consensus: Featuring an atmospherically grimy futuristic metropolis, Escape from New York is a strange, entertaining jumble of thrilling action and oddball weirdness.
A hardened criminal is offered a pardon if he rescues the president from convicts in the prison city of Manhattan.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92007%
Critics Consensus: Sergio Leone's epic crime drama is visually stunning, stylistically bold, and emotionally haunting, and filled with great performances from the likes of Robert De Niro and James Woods.
Sergio Leone's portrait of the friendships, loyalties and betrayals among Jewish gangsters in the 1920s and '30s.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89231%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Two New York police detectives chase leads and grill suspects in their relentless search for a playgirl's killer.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90574%
Critics Consensus: As violent as it is stylish, The Warriors is a thrilling piece of pulp filmmaking.
Gang members blamed for the murder of a charismatic street leader are forced to fight their way back to their... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92401%
Critics Consensus: Poignant and piercingly honest, While We're Young finds writer-director Noah Baumbach delivering some of his funniest lines through some of his most relatable characters.
While grappling with the changes brought by middle-age, a filmmaker (Ben Stiller) and his wife (Naomi Watts) find their stagnant... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92616%
Critics Consensus: This post-Watergate thriller captures the paranoid tenor of the times, thanks to Syndey Pollack's taut direction and excellent performances from Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.
A CIA bookworm (Robert Redford) reports mayhem to his boss (Cliff Robertson), then hides out with a woman (Faye Dunaway)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93125%
Critics Consensus: This is the man that would risk his neck for his brother, man. Can you dig it?
A Harlem mob boss (Moses Gunn) hires a private eye (Richard Roundtree) to find his kidnapped daughter.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93341%
Critics Consensus: Smart, tightly wound, and solidly acted, Margin Call turns the convoluted financial meltdown of '08 into gripping, thought-provoking drama.
When an analyst uncovers information that could ruin them all, the key players (Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany) at an investment... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93248%
Critics Consensus: The divorce subject isn't as shocking, but the film is still a thoughtful, well-acted drama that resists the urge to take sides or give easy answers.
A New York adman (Dustin Hoffman) fights for custody of his son (Justin Henry) after his wife (Meryl Streep) walks... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92000%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A wealthy young man causes a stir within his family when he decides to purchase a tenement house in the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94210%
Critics Consensus: Bursting with frantic energy and tinged with black humor, After Hours is a masterful -- and often overlooked -- detour in Martin Scorsese's filmography.
A Manhattan yuppie (Griffin Dunne) enters dark SoHo, led by strange women (Rosanna Arquette, Teri Garr) into the urban unknown.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92782%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
A playwright/actor (Wallace Shawn) and a playwright/director (Andre Gregory) have a deep discussion in a restaurant.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93255%
Critics Consensus: Featuring state-of-the-art special effects, terrific performances, and a majestic sense of spectacle, Peter Jackson's remake of King Kong is a potent epic that's faithful to the spirit of the 1933 original.
Members (Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody) of a film crew encounter prehistoric beasts and a gigantic ape on mysterious... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93092%
Critics Consensus: With She's Gotta Have It, Spike Lee delivered his bracing first shot across Hollywood's bow -- and set the template for the groundbreaking act to follow.
Spike Lee won wide acclaim for this portrait of a black woman who shares an unconventional relationship with three men.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94425%
Critics Consensus: An engrossing, immediate depiction of early '70s New York, Serpico is elevated by Al Pacino's ferocious performance.
Based on the true story of Frank Serpico, who sacrificed his career to expose widespread corruption in the NYPD.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93389%
Critics Consensus: Set It Up follows the long-established outlines of the rom-com template -- and in the process, proves there's still substantial pleasure to be wrought from familiar formulas.
Two overworked and underpaid assistants come up with a plan to get their bosses off their backs by setting them... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93784%
Critics Consensus: A perfectly light, warmly funny romantic comedy that's kept afloat by Ron Howard's unobtrusive direction and charming performances from Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah.
A produce supplier (Tom Hanks) finds love in New York with the mermaid (Daryl Hannah) he met as a boy... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91795%
Critics Consensus: Jill Clayburgh is wondrous as a woman who loses her marriage -- only to find herself -- in this acutely observed and lived-in portrait of New York City life.
A New Yorker (Jill Clayburgh) tries dating and analysis after her husband (Michael Murphy) of 16 years walks out on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95200%
Critics Consensus: Remixing Roger Corman's B-movie by way of the Off-Broadway musical, Little Shop of Horrors offers camp, horror and catchy tunes in equal measure -- plus some inspired cameos by the likes of Steve Martin and Bill Murray.
A clerk (Rick Moranis) in a Skid Row flower shop feeds people to Audrey II, his talking plant from outer... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95508%
Critics Consensus: Tootsie doesn't squander its high-concept comedy premise with fine dialogue and sympathetic treatment of the characters.
The Oscar-winning tale of a temperamental actor who becomes a sensation while posing as a woman on a hit TV... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94810%
Critics Consensus: Largely misunderstood upon its release, The King of Comedy today looks eerily prescient, and features a fine performance by Robert DeNiro as a strangely sympathetic psychopath.
A desperate would-be comic (Robert De Niro) hounds a late-night talk-show host (Jerry Lewis) for a break.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94070%
Critics Consensus: It contains some ugly anachronisms, but Blake Edwards is at his funniest in this iconic classic, and Audrey Hepburn absolutely lights up the screen.
New York playgirl Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) puzzles a writer (George Peppard) who lives in her building.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96608%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, thrilling, and giddily kinetic, John Wick serves as a satisfying return to action for Keanu Reeves -- and what looks like it could be the first of a franchise.
New York City becomes the bullet-riddled playground of a former assassin (Keanu Reeves) as he hunts down the Russian mobsters... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95268%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Before a Harlem cocaine dealer (Ron O'Neal) retires with his girlfriend (Sheila Frazier), he wants to make just one last... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95483%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Married New Yorkers (Woody Allen, Diane Keaton) explore wild theories surrounding the death of a next-door neighbor.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94356%
Critics Consensus: Penetrating Rivers' coarse image, this compelling documentary offers an honest, behind-the-scenes look at her career -- and at show business in general.
Filmmakers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg document a year in the life of the comedy pioneer as she works tirelessly... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95708%
Critics Consensus: Bracingly intense, passionate, and wildly melodramatic, Black Swan glides on Darren Aronofsky's bold direction -- and a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.
A ballerina (Natalie Portman) begins to lose her fragile grip on reality as a sultry newcomer (Mila Kunis) threatens to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96714%
Critics Consensus: Trainwreck drags commitment out of all but the most rom-com-phobic filmgoers with sharp humor, relatable characters, and hilarious work from Amy Schumer.
A promiscuous magazine writer (Amy Schumer) considers monogamy for the first time when she starts to fall in love with... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95023%
Critics Consensus: Metropolitan gently skewers the young socialite class with a smartly written dramedy whose unique, specific setting yields rich universal truths.
A West Side loner gets a taste of high society when he becomes involved with a group of privileged young... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97554%
Critics Consensus: Brittany Runs a Marathon is an earnest and hilarious dramedy that finally gives Jillian Bell a role worthy of her gifts.
A hard-partying woman receives a startling wake-up call when a visit to the doctor reveals how unhealthy she is. Motivated... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99193%
Critics Consensus: A simple story well told, The Little Fugitive presents a kid's-eye view of the city that feels refreshingly authentic.
A Brooklyn boy (Richie Andrusco) runs away from his big brother (Rickie Brewster) to an afternoon of fun, food and... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96492%
Critics Consensus: Marc Singer's documentary about a group of homeless people living beneath the streets of New York City is haunting and uplifting in equal measure.
Filmmaker Marc Singer documents the homeless who live in makeshift shelters in an Amtrak railway tunnel under Manhattan.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97267%
Critics Consensus: Smart, tender, and funny in equal measure, Hannah and Her Sisters is one of Woody Allen's finest films.
Hannah's (Mia Farrow) husband (Michael Caine) has an affair with one sister, and her ex-husband (Woody Allen) marries the other.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96578%
Critics Consensus: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson uses its belated investigation into an activist's murder as the framework for a sobering look at the ongoing battle for equal rights.
Filmmakers re-examine the 1992 death of transgender legend Marsha P. Johnson, who was found floating in the Hudson River. Originally... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97411%
Critics Consensus: Overflowing with infectious enthusiasm, On the Town is an exhilarating musical ride across the real streets of New York featuring another graceful performance from Gene Kelly.
Sailors Gabey (Gene Kelly), Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie have 24 hours to meet pretty women and see the sights... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96978%
Critics Consensus: Rob Reiner's touching, funny film set a new standard for romantic comedies, and he was ably abetted by the sharp interplay between Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan.
Two Manhattan careerists (Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan) first hate, then like and eventually love each other over the course of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96487%
Critics Consensus: This is a piercingly honest, acidly witty look at divorce and its impact on a family.
A teenager (Jesse Eisenberg) and his younger brother cope with the fallout from their parents' (Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney) shattered... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98181%
Critics Consensus: Donald Sutherland is coolly commanding and Jane Fonda a force of nature in Klute, a cuttingly intelligent thriller that generates its most agonizing tension from its stars' repartee.
A detective (Donald Sutherland) ties a friend's disappearance to a Manhattan call girl (Jane Fonda) and a killer pervert.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97655%
Critics Consensus: Brooklyn Castle is a warm, engaging, and even uplifting documentary about chess-playing whiz kids.
Chess helps transforms a New York school into one of the city's best, but recession-driven budget cuts threaten to undermine... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98631%
Critics Consensus: Barbara Streisand elevates this otherwise rote melodramatic musical with her ultra-memorable star turn as Fanny Brice.
Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice (Barbra Streisand) falls for gambler Nicky Arnstein (Omar Sharif).... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98284%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a smart script, spectacular set pieces, and charismatic performances from its leads, Men in Black is an entirely satisfying summer blockbuster hit.
A veteran agent (Tommy Lee Jones) and a rookie (Will Smith) protect mankind from dangerous extraterrestrials roaming the Earth.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98122%
Critics Consensus: Ang Lee's funny and ultimately poignant comedy of manners reveals the filmmaker's skill across genres.
Homosexual partners (Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein) living in Manhattan try to fool one's nagging Taiwanese parents with a fake wedding.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99355%
Critics Consensus: On the Rocks isn't as potent as its top-shelf ingredients might suggest, but the end result still goes down easy -- and offers high proof of Bill Murray's finely aged charm.
A New York woman and her impulsive, larger-than-life father try to find out if her husband is having an affair.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99757%
Critics Consensus: A hilarious satire of the business side of Hollywood, The Producers is one of Mel Brooks' finest, as well as funniest films, featuring standout performances by Gene Wilder and Zero Mostel.
A Broadway producer (Zero Mostel) and his accountant (Gene Wilder) back a sure-fire flop: "Springtime for Hitler."... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97340%
Critics Consensus: Nail-bitingly tense and brilliantly acted, Wait Until Dark is a compact thriller that makes the most of its fiendishly clever premise.
Intruders search a blind woman's (Audrey Hepburn) Greenwich Village apartment for a heroin-filled doll.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98702%
Critics Consensus: John Schlesinger's gritty, unrelentingly bleak look at the seedy underbelly of urban American life is undeniably disturbing, but Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight's performances make it difficult to turn away.
Texas hustler Joe Buck (Jon Voight) works 42nd Street with ailing con man Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman).... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97731%
Critics Consensus: King Vidor's dynamic direction brings expressionist style to the American Dream in The Crowd, a powerfully humanist picture about the struggle for self-actualization.
Though confident that he's destined for success, a young man (James Murray) becomes an anonymous failure.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99207%
Critics Consensus: Pulsing with authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signals the arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees.
Though not yet out to her parents, a Brooklyn teenager (Adepero Oduye) embraces her identity as a lesbian and searches... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100195%
Critics Consensus: Driven by populist fury and elevated by strong direction, powerful acting, and an intelligent script, Network's searing satire of ratings-driven news remains sadly relevant more than four decades later.
A TV executive (Faye Dunaway) boosts her ratings with a mad anchorman (Peter Finch) who thinks he speaks for God.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98347%
Critics Consensus: A Bronx Tale sets itself apart from other coming-of-age dramas thanks to a solid script, a terrific cast, and director Robert De Niro's sensitive work behind the camera.
The son (Lillo Brancato) of an honest bus driver (Robert De Niro) looks up to a local mob boss (Chazz... [More]