Richard Corliss, Time
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For 892 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 7.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Hannah and Her Sisters
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 85 out of 892
892 movie reviews
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Wings of Desire works hard to be both an essay and a love story, a mural and an intimate portrait. To savor this film, the viewer must work hard too. But when the artists behind the screen and the angels in the audience meet, it's like a smoke and coffee: fantastic! (1998 May 9, p. 79)
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The poise and passion in Eve's Bayou leave one grateful, exhausted and nourished. For the restless spirit, here is true soul food.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Because she also has a classical heroine's sense of quest, the picture's Pocahontas rises above stodgy old legend into the sky of myth... That's apt for a role model for any child, red or white. And it's perfect for a film romance that earns a place of honor among Disney's latter-day animated film stunners.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    But this Evita is not just a long, complex music video; it works and breathes like a real movie, with characters worthy of our affection and deepest suspicions.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    But the writer-director is canny enough to salt the stew with poignance, so that by the end these attitude machines have become human beings -- more than the sum of their chiseled jokes.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The movie hits every emotional button with a firm fist. It makes the phrase feel-good sound like a command from the industry's P.C. Patrol.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Both horrifying and hopeful.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A careful, finally powerful film.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It could as well be called Best Thing of Undetermined Species.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A gross-your-eyes-out horror movie that is also the year's most poignant romance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The film is wonderfully cast and played, right down to the bit player (Ralph Tabakin) who shops suspiciously for a TV set: "I saw Bananzo and it was not for me."
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Director Barry Levinson and screenwriter Paul Attanasio are great guys to waste time with. The latter has a real flair for writing strong, confrontational scenes -- brisk, needling, well shaped -- and the former stages them with coolly concentrated intensity. And the cast is terrific. [19 Dec 1994, p.75]
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    JFK
    Through his art and passion, Stone makes JFK plausible, and turns his thesis of a coup d'etat into fodder for renewed debate.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The movie, which drops the postcards but keeps the edge, is a show-biz mother-daughter film par excellence -- Terms of Endearment out of Gypsy. [17 Sept 1990, p.70]
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Big and pretty, vigorous, thoughtful, this Hamlet expands the story with helpful flashbacks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    In this judicious, irresistible romantic comedy, all the performers are tops. [14 Dec 1987, p.82]
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Wu is a fine, supple tabula rasa; McGregor (Trainspotting) shows again that he is one of the boldest, most charming young actors.
    • 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.
    • 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.