Richard Corliss

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For 946 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 5.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Four Lions
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 946
946 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Ultimately, Titanic will sail or sink not on its budget but on its merits as drama and spectacle. The regretful verdict here: Dead in the water.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Hamlet 2 is as needy as its hero -- because it wants not to be probing or profound or even witty but, above all else, to be loved.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The Hundred-Foot Journey is on a mission to make you cry. Whether you oblige will depend on your fondness for, or immunity to, the gentler stereotypes of movie romance.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    In standard-narrative terms, Daybreakers suffers from tired blood. No question the Spierigs are prime film imagineers. What they needed here was a director.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    All these roles could have been found at a garage sale of comedy stereotypes. To the extent that 50/50 works, it is because of Gordon-Levitt, one of my favorite actors.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The blend of fairy-tale sentiment and knowing irony worked exactly once, in "The Princess Bride," and fails here. But there's enough visual ingenuity - eye candy, if you will - to make this Hansel & Gretel an intermittently tasty temptation.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    AP2 starts out bright and clever--shagnificent, we might almost say--before sinking into a swamp of shagnation.
    • Time
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    So put it this way: If the Altmans were a real family sitting shiva, I’d drop by to commiserate and give a cheek-kiss to a few of the mourners (Bateman, Driver, Fey, maybe Fonda). I enjoyed seeing them, but I’d hate to be sentenced to being with them for the full seven-day stretch.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    This is a good-natured retro romp that is truer to Golden Age movies than to golden oldies songs.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Clever ideas early on go rogue, or go missing, in the gallop toward an action-film climax that then, perversely, doesn’t materialize. The movie’s intelligence is artificial, its affect solemn.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    If the movie had been content to replicate the Taken formula, and left the fatherhood angle as a subtext, it would be easier to take. Instead, even for Costner admirers, it’s a hard 2 hours to kill.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    A wildly flawed but fitfully diverting picture.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    It's a clever idea that, around the mid-point, stumbles into absurdity as the movie itself makes too many lunatic choices.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    She (Blanchett) seems the only guardian of sanity in this good-old-boy Bellevue.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The pulse of Curtis Hanson's direction is lethargic; the comic bits are so slack and deadpan you could mistake the film for an earnest drama--an Afterschool Special for troubled kids and their pooped parents.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Keough is nearly worth risking life (Diane's) and limb (Martin's) for. The eldest grandchild of Elvis and Priscilla Presley, she has a pale, dreamy lusciousness that puts as viewer in mind of Amanda Seyfried, though without the overt sexuality. Her not-quite-there appeal matches both the opacity of Martin's intentions and the entire underhanded, underwhelming experience that The Good Doctor offers.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The result is a knockoff cinematic ceramic.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    It's strenuous, smartly-made and ordinary to an extraordinary degree.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    By buying the pitch that its central character’s escapades were the stuff of mesmerizing drama or comedy, Scorsese, Winter and DiCaprio reveal themselves as dupes — the latest in a long line of clever folks swindled by Jordan Belfort.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Corelli is a coffee-table movie: one leafs through the gorgeous vistas and nods through the narrative.
    • Time
    • 68 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Can The Hunger Games, in the movie version directed by Gary Ross, successfully navigate the crossing from page to screen? Our answer: Eh.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The archivist's meticulousness with which this movie was assembled defeats the starving-hysterical-naked urgency of its source material. Could the old Hollywood pharisees have been right? Maybe On the Road is unfilmable.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Theirs was a ruthless Cinema of Cruelty; this is whimsy with a coating of corrosion.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The new film is conflicted about its subject -- it both derides and adores what it means to parody -- and it's miscast at the top. Still, the Eve Ahlert -- Dennis Drake script has a gentle heart to humanize its sharp sitcom wit.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Che
    In the end, the Cuban newspaper was nearly right: it's not the Castro character but the whole of this grand, doomed experiment that lacks "charisma and depth."
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Ruby Sparks tries its damnedest to make a picture that seduces moviegoers into accepting it as their best imaginary friend forever. But the sweat shows more than the sparkle.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Never to be mistaken for a Christmas classic - or even, strictly speaking, a good movie - H&K 3D Xmas obeys one other solid comedy rule: that after things are broken, they must be repaired and restored.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    At the core, though, one finds a slacky, sappy film. The human mystery that breathed so easily in "Shawshank" is often forced here.
    • Time
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    This agitated comedy could be called "The Big Chillin'" if it had a smidge of the 1983 film's wit and charm.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Until a vigorous climax, the action scenes have little punch.

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