Olly Richards

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For 142 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 59% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Olly Richards' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 62
Highest review score: 100 WALL-E
Lowest review score: 20 Outlaw
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 142
  2. Negative: 1 out of 142
142 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    To call WALL•E Pixar's best film would potentially denigrate films that deserve no scorn. But this is their most ambitious undertaking since "Toy Story" and storytelling of such charm and visual wit that it can stand proudly alongside the studio’s best. Absolute heaven.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    A dazzling experiment that paid off immensely, this is cinematic pleasure at its purest. One caveat: If they ever make a sequel, we’re taking two stars back.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    An intense mix of horror, thriller and domestic drama, this is exquisite film making.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    To produce a coherent film from Martel's tricky novel would be achievement enough, but Ang Lee has extracted something beautiful, wise and, at times, miraculous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    Sum up the plot and it sounds interminable. Watch the film and it will spit you out elated, exhausted and cheering for an encore.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It’s a hugely enjoyable descent into epic gluttony.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A great debut from a promising talent.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    So quirky that it’s almost in danger of collapsing under the weight of its own antic whimsy at times, but a comic delight destined for cult adoration.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Eddie The Eagle turns a long-running joke of British sport into a crowd-pleasing story of inspiration. It’s a solid gold winner.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Potent and visceral in its depiction of street life and blinged-up excess alike, Straight Outta Compton delivers big beats of both kinds.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    The boys (now in blue) have done it again.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A great, big joy. Even if you're a bit bah humbug, just delight in the supremely clever Aardman comedy.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    As a director, this feels like Stiller’s moment. Mitty is a film that bravely rejects cynicism. In many ways, it’s the new Forrest Gump. Go with it and it is, in all senses, wonderful.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    There are thrilling flashes of Gilliam getting back to top form here. A scrappy movie with more ideas than it can control, but one born out of a passion and determination that are wholly infectious.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Rather than the cynical ‘one last grab’ of the series, Kung Fu Panda 3 might actually be the best. Also, and this is so rarely the case that it’s worth mentioning, it deserves to be seen in 3D.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Sharp, funny and feeling, this isn't just Juno-meets-Girls but a smart film that tackles real-life issues with rare frankness.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    The best animated movie of the year and only a whisker shy of the brilliance of Wallace and Gromit.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It may look like a documentary but Gibney's film is a horror film in every sense. Essential, uncomfortable viewing.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    The golden-larynxed franchise graduates with a merit.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A good old-fashioned horror in the best possible way, this is a beautifully told, terrifying ghost story that lingers with you long after the shivers have stopped.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Another Aardman triumph. The animation house's most technically ambitious project so far and, if not quite at the genius level of Wallace & Gromit, still a comedy treasure and far too good just for kids.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A wonderful comedy of romance, pain and getting it all wrong until somebody makes you do it right. The kind of film that makes you want to call someone the minute it's over, even if just to tell them to go see this movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Maclean has made a Western of such confident ease that it’s hard to believe this is the director’s first feature film.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    While cynics may find it twee, Mendes fans should greatly enjoy this (gently) surprising change of direction. Go in with the right frame of mind and you’ll leave with a big, goofy grin on your face.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It's a collection of cop-movie clichés but presented with sufficient flair and strong performances that the ride is enough, even if it's on rails.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    The Lego Movie is bursting out of its box with enthusiasm and excitement for the possibilities of a little pile of nubby plastic.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Just as with "Once" and "Begin Again," Sing Street will make you laugh, cry and leave you humming its songs for days.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Check behind the doors. Switch on all the lights. You won't be sleeping soundly for a while.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Made absolutely for grown-up fans, this is the Muppets as you fondly remember them: funny, smart and gleefully insane. Kermit, it's great to have you back.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Dazzlingly clever and hugely funny, it succeeds both as a broadening of the Monsters universe and as a film in its own right. Monsters University had a tough task, and it’s passed with honours.

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