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
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The film is a gorgeous garland on an unknown soldier's grave.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    But the carnage, like the sex scenes, is shot so pristinely that it becomes a nouvelle-cuisine feast; this is a splatter film Martha Stewart could love.
    • Time
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The most mature and satisfying work in a glittering, consistently surprising career.
    • Time
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead. [11 Apr 1988]
    • Time
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The film is about joy--in conniving and surviving, in connecting with audiences, in its own fizzy, jizzy style.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Viewers will feel as though they've just finished a great meal but aren't sure what they've been served. Behind them, the chef smiles wickedly.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Hollywood's smartest media satire in years--and a breakthrough for Jim Carrey.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    An exhilarating two hours of serious fun.
    • Time
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Spielberg's sharpest, brawniest, most bustling entertainment since "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and the finest of the season's action epics.
    • Time
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A banquet of creepy, gory or grotesque incidents is on display in Hannibal. but this superior sequel has romance in its dark heart.
    • Time
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    For dinosaurs to rule the earth again, the monsters needed majesty as well as menace. And Spielberg got it all right. [14 June 1993, p.69]
    • Time
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Droll, reticent, flawlessly filmed fable of generosity.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Weird, beguiling premise.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This daring, perhaps confusing declaration of irrelevance suggests that the epic is a form a director like Scorsese must subvert even as he invokes it. But it doesn't erase the sordid splendor of Scorsese's congested, conflicted, entrancing achievement.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This darkly seductive, flawlessly acted piece is worlds removed from most horror films. Here monsters have their grandeur, heroes their gravity. And when they collide, a dance of death ensues between two souls doomed to understand each other.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    In this arid landscape, the edifice of Ghost World, with all its acute insolence, stands out like the Taj Mahal.
    • Time
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Nemo, with its ravishing underwater fantasia, manages to trump the design glamour of earlier Pixar films.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is an original work in an antique mood. The actors and authors all have fun with the genre without making fun of it. Rather, they revive it.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The sweetest and funniest of Guest's true-life fake-umentaries.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Watch Murray's eyes in the climactic scene in the hotel lobby: while hardly moving, they express the collapsing of all hopes, the return to a sleepwalking status quo. You won't find a subtler, funnier or more poignant performance this year than this quietly astonishing turn.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Has a whirligig wit, and 11 songs crammed into its 67 minutes: that's more melodic content than in most Broadway musicals.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Plenty of tech-noir savvy to keep infidels and action fans satisfied.[26 Nov 1984, p. 105]
    • Time
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Kaufman may be counting on the audience's will, insistence and yearning to create a coherent love story from the shards and shrapnel he provides us.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This being a Tarantino film, the conversations are as long and lurid and finely choreographed as the martial-arts set pieces.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The next time you hear a director complain about the studio or his stars or the weather or whatever, think of what Jorgen Leth achieved with Lars von Trier as his boss -- when five obstructions became five splendid opportunities.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The performances are daring and assured, especially Lansbury's holy terror of Momism and Harvey's snide, pathetic pawn, brainwashed by both KGB AND CIA. [21 March 1988, p.84]
    • Time
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    As bustling and impassioned as the best Sturges and Capra movies, this one captures both the purposeful edginess of Administration Pooh-Bahs (Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, David Paymer and Samantha Mathis--nice jobs, all) and the isolation of the President. [20 Nov 1995, p.117]
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Ray
    If there were an Oscar for ensemble acting, Ray would win in a stroll.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Can a movie have too much good stuff? Not when it's stuffed like this one.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Funny, hurtful, splendidly acted.

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