Olly Richards
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For 113 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 58% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Olly Richards' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 61
Highest review score: 100 Cloverfield
Lowest review score: 20 Outlaw
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 113
  2. Negative: 1 out of 113
113 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    An intense mix of horror, thriller and domestic drama, this is exquisite film making.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Clever, original and terrifically witty.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Witty, wonderful and wildly imaginative, Burton’s first proper ‘family movie’ since "Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure" delivers a sugar rush that’ll last for days.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    If you're a novice, this is a plucky introduction to Whedon's world and the most fun sci-fi of the year. If you're a devotee, this is the magnificent return you've been praying for.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Crediting its audience with emotional intelligence, this rises well above your usual rom-com-dram. But if you’re planning on seeing it with your other half, be warned: it might invite some uncomfortable discussions afterwards.
    • 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
    Intelligent, classy and skin-crawling. You won't see a better acting masterclass this year.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    The boys (now in blue) have done it again.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    You don't need to understand anything of baseball to get behind this, a chest-swelling story about second chances and flipping a finger up (even a giant foam one) to The Man.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    21 Jump Street has that "Anchorman" experimental-chaos vibe, with all the hit-and-miss moments that implies. It's completely lunatic and sort of a mess. It's also the funniest high-school comedy to come out of Hollywood in ages.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    As thrilling and smart as it is terrifying. There have been a number of big-gun literary series brought to screen over the past decade. This slays them all.
    • 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
    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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It's gorgeously designed, deftly written and frequently laugh-out-loud funny. For child or adult, this is a fantasy to get lost in.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It's the kind of silly you can only get away with when your writing is very smart. A little bit odd and very, very funny.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    In trying to tell an enormous amount of story it can spread itself too thin and leave some strands feeling unfinished, but when it’s at its best, this is beautiful and bold filmmaking.