Richard Corliss
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For 932 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 57% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 41% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Working Girl
Lowest review score: 0 W.E.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 932
932 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    The 70-minute movie -- which was co-written by the British-Pakistani commentator Tariq Ali, author of the 2006 study "Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope," and photographed in part by docu-doyen Albert Maysles -- is amateur night as cinema, as lopsided and cheerleadery as its worldview.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Another dreadful entry in the festering form of romantic comedy: the forced intimacy of two people who have nothing in common but hatred for each other.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Sanctum is a stinker, a horror movie without a visible monster.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Sucker Punch has vast empty patches, deserts of dead air.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    The movie is like a car wreck in which no one is injured but the onlookers.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    For a soul-sucking 83 minutes, you're trapped inside the film's tiny, ugly mind.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Crowe has made a meretricious weepie that rouges the facts and defeats the attempts of Matt Damon, with his considerable charm and skill, to breathe some emotional truth into it. There's a word for the strenuous, shameless plucking of an audience's emotions that this movie traffics in: cornography.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    By our count, three of the core SEALs are maimed or dead by the end. A new baby is left without her loving father. The picture ends not with a parade but with a funeral. And that may be the toughest, most lasting image in this cockamamie, Pentagon-approved war adventure.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Fumbles nearly every opportunity to be funny: the dialogue is flat, straining for wit it never achieves, and the pace is torpid when it should be bustling. But, the couture, darling, is hilariously divine.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    A triumph of bravado over self-regard, Brody's performance won't earn him a Oscar to place next to the one he earned for "The Pianist" nine years ago, but it's the only thing that makes High School marginally worth catching.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Though it has moments where it rises to fun-awful status, with a hideous giddiness that turns moviegoers into rubbernecking motorists at a crash site, it's mostly just awful.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Vapid, claustrophobic drama.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Many of D’Souza’s charges in his movie are either piffling (Obama returned a bust of Winston Churchill to the British Embassy), wrong (the U.S. is drilling for at least as much oil now as in the George W. Bush) or murky.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Roger Michell's movie is, pretty consistently, dreadful.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    So Broken City stokes a lot of hopes. Too bad for all of us, the makers and the watchers alike, that it's a grimy botch.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    It’s the lamest and most vacant of the quintet — though if you mistakenly think you’re buying a ticket to a demolition derby instead of a night at the movies, you’ll feel right at home.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    "Trash Humpers" at least had the artistic courage of its own lunatic convictions, but Spring Breakers is all surface and sham; it’s trash about humpers.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    The collision of violent spasms and art-film ennui leave the viewer’s brain bloody but unfilled.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Running, or stumbling, only 90 minutes, After Earth may lack the neck-swiveling awfulness of Shyamalan’s "The Last Airbender," but it quickly sinks in its logorrheic solemnity. The movie makes "Oblivion" seem as jolly a romp as "Spaceballs," and gives neither Shyamalan nor Smith much to smile about.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    The result is a grim and predictable adventure saga that is not nimble but leaden. Dystopia has rarely been so dysto-pointing.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Why did these talented folks decide to take on Carrie when they had nothing innovative to bring to it and, by refrying the same blood sausage, risked invidious comparison to the original? To put it another way: If the most modest expectations cannot be met, indeed must be crushed, then What Is Life?
    • 60 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Enemy is an arid parable, in which actors are neutered, zombified; they signify themes rather than occupying personalities.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Under the Skin falls in love with its bleak monotony. It is a melodrama with all the thrills surgically excised.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Edwards’ Godzilla dawdles toward its Doomsday climax; the movie could win a prize for Least Stuff Happening in the First Two-Thirds of an Action Film... It’s a concept lacking a magnetic story, a package without a product.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Except for Angelina Jolie, exemplary as the fairy badmother who laid a narcotic curse on an infant princess, this pricey live-action drama is a dismaying botch.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Nothing coheres. Movies usually try to come together at the end; this one falls apart. If that's Bay intention, then cinema has finally entered its Age of Extinction.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    This one is bad — a little comedy that flops in big ways.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    Did anyone have a good time making this movie? The actors seem to be reading their lines at gunpoint, in an enterprise whose mood is less summer camp than internment camp.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 20 Richard Corliss
    What aims at being terrifying is just loud and goofy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Richard Corliss
    Erin Brockovich is slick, grating and false. We bet it makes a bundle.
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