Richard Corliss
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For 921 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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 War Horse
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 921
921 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Reitman's blend of comedy and drama, romance and social observation make Up in the Air the ideal movie --- and maybe even a cure -- for the Great Recession blues.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A kind of mashup of "Our Town" and "Village of the Damned," the film is both draining and enthralling.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    District 9 proves that genre films, besides being a hell of a lot of fun, can say things you hadn't considered and show stuff you haven't seen.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    In an amazing year for animation, The Princess and the Frog is up at the top. Go on, give it a big kiss.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It's just possible that Tarantino, having played a trick on history, is also fooling his fans. They think they're in for a Hollywood-style war movie starring Brad Pitt. What they're really getting is the cagiest, craziest, grandest European film of the year.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    One of the strongest movies in recent years.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Up
    Extending the patented Pixar mix of humor and heart, Up is the studio's most deeply emotional and affecting work.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Sideways is by far the year's best American movie.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Beyond dark. It's as black -- and teeming and toxic -- as the mind of the Joker. "Batman Begins," the 2005 film that launched Nolan's series, was a mere five-finger exercise. This is the full symphony.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It works; this is Pixar's most enthralling entertainment since "Nemo."
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Smartly crafted, impeccably acted, The Lives of Others packs a subtle punch, from its creepy first images to its poignant finale.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The subtle colors and textures of the food alone make Ratatouille a three-star Michelin evening.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This film's manifold pleasures come in a series of small packages, with treats inside as tasty as they are unexpected.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The second half of the film elevates all the story elements to Beethovenian crescendo. Here is an epic with literature's depth and opera's splendor -- and one that could be achieved only in movies. What could be more terrific?
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Blending plot elements of "Double Indemnity" and "Natural Born Killers" with the ripe sensuality of Francis Coppola's take on "Dracula," the film should make audiences sit up in startled pleasure, as if they'd just received the most luscious neck-bite.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The cast list is like a convocation of the Three Chinas: Taiwan's Kaneshiro, Hong Kong's Lau and the mainland's Zhang Ziyi. All are terrific, but the lady shines brightest.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The controversial film that is unbearable--and unmissable.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The movie is one continuous, exhausting, exhilarating chase.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Moviemaking doesn't get much smarter, funnier, handsomer, better than this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Saraband makes for a powerful and poignant final roar from the grand old man of cinema--the movies' lion king.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    We the viewers are its beneficiaries, watching and waiting for something awful to happen. Here it does, first subtly, then spectacularly. The twist is not revealed until the last shot--if you keep your avid eyes open.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The first great movie of the summer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The best Hollywood movies always knew how to sneak a beguiling subtext into a crowd-pleasing story. Superman Returns is in that grand tradition. That's why it's beyond Super. It's superb.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Clint Eastwood has crafted a bold and meticulous epic.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is high, and high-wire, melodrama. It's less soap opera than grand opera, where matters of love and death are played at a perfect fever pitch. And grand this Golden Flower is.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The best, surely the smartest, English-language movie of the year to date.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A final word for those of you who just don't care for musicals: The movie's true lyricism is less in its score than in its visual and emotional palette, and in watching Depp rise to the majesty of madness. So give Sweeney Todd a try. Even Victor, when he finally saw it, agreed: it's bloody great.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Three decades ago, Milk and his ilk were able to enlist President Jimmy Carter and future President Ronald Reagan in the gay fight against Prop. 6. But this fall, Barack Obama was all but mute on Prop. 8. Some community organizers, like the President-elect, are more cautious than others. It's a shame Harvey Milk wasn't around to recruit him.