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 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 921
921 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Pi is a giant leap forward, outward and upward in expanding the resources of the evolving medium of movies. Magical realism was rarely so magical and never before so real.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It's an exhilarating trip of movie madness and sadness.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The word docudrama doesn't hint at Boal's achievement. This is movie journalism that snaps and stings, that purifies a decade's clamor and clutter into narrative clarity, with a salutary kick.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Gravity shows us the glory of cinema’s future. It thrills on so many levels. And because Cuar‪ón is a movie visionary of the highest order, you truly can’t beat the view.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A document that is raw, eloquent, horrifying and essential.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Reveling in its ’70s milieu and in the eternal abrasion of sexy women and covetous men, American Hustle is an urban eruption of flat-out fun — the sharpest, most exhilarating comedy in years. Anyone who says otherwise must be conning you.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Her
    Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The funniest, cleverest, most exhaustingly exhilarating animated feature in ages.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A home movie of a fictional home life, an epic assembled from vignettes, Boyhood shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    In 2007, Jamie Foxx won Best Actor for his subtle performance as Ray Charles. Boseman exceeds that solid standard. Incarnating James Brown in all his ornery uniqueness, he deserves a Pulitzer, a Nobel and instant election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The result is Soderberghs liveliest experiment since the strenuously weird "Schizopolis" six years ago -- except that this one works.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Most of the movie is Actors Acting: gifted guys (Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn) running nattering riffs on familiar lout themes. [16 Nov 1992]
    • Time
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This enthralling, enigmatic, romantic drama from Asia's most influential auteur (Chungking Express) is an essay in appetite and inhibition.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This miniature epic is a film that, like its young hero, will enrich those who peer into its poignant heart.
    • Time
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a serious filmgoer's treat: intelligence cloaked in elegance.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    An easy charm, a cleverly unforced sense of humor and a benignity toward all its genially oddball characters. If moviegoers skip this one, they'll be missing a real treat.
    • Time
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Whatever city this one is showing in...move there.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The rhythm of rural life has rarely seemed so lucid and luminous.
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It blends tension and emotion, computer wizardry and dramatic skill in a vigorous climax--and the most impressive, haunting final shot of the movie year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Apted...has the storytelling skills to weave a powerful and poignant snapshot of some decent folks who have become, collectively, Britain's first family.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Like Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams. No surprise here.[31 July 1999, p.65]
    • Time
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Green shoots his groping lovers in the art-film style -- long takes, static frame -- but his tone isn't at all minimalist; it's achingly, breathtakingly romantic, like the old Hollywood love stories his kids have never seen.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Rambunctious, disturbing, often hilarious new documentary.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Campion has spun a fable as potently romantic as a Bronte tale. But The Piano is also deeply cinematic. [22 Nov 1993]
    • Time
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A gravely beautiful fairy tale of longing and loss. [20 Sept 1993, p.82]
    • Time
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Redux is both a reminder of American cinema's last glory days and a rebuke to the timid present. Maybe Apocalypse Now wasn't the best movie of 1979, but Redux is surely the film to beat for 2001.
    • Time
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The viewer almost has to be a journalist--or a good editor--to sniff out the meat under all the fat.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a surprising dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers. [23 March 1987]
    • Time
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The film is a gorgeous garland on an unknown soldier's grave.