Richard Corliss
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For 929 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 The Fast Runner (Atanarjuat)
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 929
929 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The movie is not just spectacle; it's got a tender, ultimately tragic love story and enough deadly political scheming to fill a Gaddafi playbook. Indeed, in its narrative cunning, luscious production design and martial-arts balletics, Detective Dee is up there with the first great kung-fu art film, King Hu's 1969 "A Touch of Zen." We'd call it "Crouching Tiger, Freakin' Masterpiece."
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A document that is raw, eloquent, horrifying and essential.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Mark down the date: June 27. That's when American moviegoers will see this perfect storm of a film, and the tiny force of nature that is Quvenzhané Wallis.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The funniest, cleverest, most exhaustingly exhilarating animated feature in ages.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It's an exhilarating trip of movie madness and sadness.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    On its bright face, The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldum, fits into that cozy genre of tortured-genius biopics that sprout like kudzu just in time for the Oscars. But that’s not fair to the film, which outthinks and outplays other examples of the genre.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Embrace the movie -- surely the most vivid and persuasive creation of a fantasy world ever seen in the history of moving pictures -- as a total sensory, sensuous, sensual experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Tom Ford -- the Texas-born fashion designer who for a decade was the creative director at Gucci -- financed this first feature himself. The producer couldn't have hired a smarter director.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    No film with an ambition this large, and achievement this impressive, can be anything but exhilarating, a vital affirmation of the creative process.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Some of us knows that there's an American style -- best displayed in the big, smart, kid-friendly epic -- that few other cinemas even aspire to, and none can touch. When it works, as it does here, it rekindles even a cynic's movie love. So cheers to Downey, Favreau and the Iron Man production company. They don't call it Marvel for nothing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Fincher, whose work on "Fight Club" and "Panic Room" displayed his expertise in melding the suspenseful and the lurid, plays it cool here. He lets his stars do their thing.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It's a terrific movie. I love the look and the verve of the thing, the confidence of its epic design, its smart use of half a dozen noted British thesps, lending weight and wit to the supporting roles.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    If this madly entertaining movie has a fault, it's that it's too ingenious for the genre it ostensibly inhabits.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Hoffman and the film are terrific. Supported by the eminent Catherine Keener (as author Harper Lee) and Chris Cooper (as detective Alvin Dewey), Hoffman begins with a dead-on impersonation of Capote that soon becomes a kind of channeling as the audience comes to see this American tragedy through his eyes.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The perfect e-ticket for a flight of fancy into a world far more gorgeous than our own. The film doesn't halve itself to appeal to two generations. At its best, it turns all moviegoers into innocent kids, slack-jawed with wonder.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Proof is on the side of the lost, blessed souls. Paltrow, as alluring and reassuring as ever, emphasizes the blessedness in the isolation of genius, giving a new dimension to a complex role. New, true and thrilling--she is the Catherine that Proof was waiting for.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The Squid and the Whale is domestic tragedy recollected as comedy: a film whose catalog of deceits and embarrassments, and of love pratfalling over itself, makes it as (excruciatingly) painful as it is (exhilaratingly) funny.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The whole rollicking adventure zips along a mile a minute.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Both horrifying and hopeful.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Not just a ripping yarn but a powerful, poignant coming-of-age story.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    So, for those of you who were wondering if a great TV show could top itself at feature-film length, the good news is that The Simpsons did it! But "South Park" did it first.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Sexy, funny, sad and defiantly romantic, Feast of Love is the rare movie to cuddle up to.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A picture about war and politics that has manages to be both rational and inspirational. It is also the year's funniest smart movie.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The new picture provides a master coursed in cunning visual art and ultra-satisfying entertainment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    If the film is just as strange and endearing as its glowing protagonist -- and it is -- that's because the director and co-writer (with Mignola) is Guillermo del Toro, 43, who has the wildest imagination and grandest ambitions of anybody in modern movies.

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