Richard Corliss
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For 933 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 Hugo
Lowest review score: 0 W.E.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 933
933 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The summer’s best, coolest, juiciest, smartest action movie.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    If you see him (Jake Gyllenhaal)onscreen in Nightcrawler, you’ll have a closeup view of one of the movie year’s most compelling sociopaths. He’s something you can’t turn away from.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Damon, beefed up for the occasion, makes Pienaar a stalwart yet courtly figure. Freeman infuses Mandela's speeches with the same gentleness and gravity he's brought to his numerous God roles and the Visa Olympics commercials. But the real deity here is Eastwood, still chugging away handsomely in his 80th year.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    To absorb God's body blows, this disquieting, haunting movie says, is to be fully alive. To do otherwise could kill you.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    An exhilarating ride, start to finish. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg set a high bar for this subgenre with "Shaun of the Dead," but Reese, Werner and Fleischer may have trumped them. This isn't just a good zombie comedy. It's a damn fine movie, period. And that's high praise, coming from a vampire guy.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Beyond the viral ingenuity of the marketing, what's cool about PA is that it's not just a fun thrill ride; it's an instructive artistic experience. A horror-movie revisionist, Peli follows a less-is-more strategy.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Watchmen has moments of greatness. It proves again that the action movie is where the best young Hollywood brains have gone to bring flesh to their fantasies.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Despite its elements of brutality, this is a buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    No kidding: this is the feel-good movie of the year and a cinematic soul massage.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Mirren, who won an Emmy playing Elizabeth I for HBO, may deserve an Oscar for this ripe appraisal of Elizabeth II.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    With Half-Blood Prince, again we have a stalwart, satisfying visualization of the Rowling cosmos.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Quite a good movie--a big, fat, rousing, intelligent, daring, retro, many-adjective-requiring entertainment.
    • Time
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It turns a hot topic into a pretty cool entertainment--one that satisfies the viewers' need for righteous revenge while leaving them a queasy little question on the way out: Does gun diplomacy make sense only in movies? Or do Americans want it to play out in real life?
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Where can mass-moviegoers find release for their tenderer feelings? Only at dozens of inspirational sports movies, where guys (on screen and in the audience) get to cry and cheer and win. And, this weekend, at Spider-Man 3.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Pummeling, exhilarating.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Constantine is a one-of-a-kind hybrid: a theological noir action film. And until it goes irrevocably goofy at the end, it's a smart ride--and smart-looking too.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Robots goes for a color scheme that is cool, muted, instantly aged. Director Chris Wedge wants the eye to concentrate on the gags he and his writers (including veteran comedy craftsmen Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) have stuffed into the film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The film doesn't scale Shakespearean heights, but it does give its star a nicely gnarled ogre to play.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Not a conventionally satisfying movie but a kind of illustrated journalism: an engrossing, insider's tour of the world's hottest spots, grandest schemes and most dangerous men.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This is no breathless film fantasy; its pulse is stately, contemplative. But anyone who has keen eyes and an open heart will surely go soaring and crashing with the lovers lost in Malick's exotic, erotic new world.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The film doesn't judge or prod its characters, just watches the long fuse of the plot dwindle, then explode.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This may seem too inside-cricket for a U.S. audience. And it's true that Cock and Bull is so postpostmodern, it's very nearly postmovie. But it's no less diverting for all that. It would be a shame if the great novel no one has read becomes the terrific film nobody bothers to see.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This film is as smart and funny as its topic and its stars.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Fetching little monument to the bard of rapturous bereavement.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The Road to Guantánamo is his (Winterbottom’s) most unsparing statement yet of war's brutalizing effect on both the prisoner and his jailer.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Chris Paine's documentary makes an unapologetic case for the car and an unofficial indictment of the forces allied against it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    By the end, the canniest viewers may not be fooled, but--and you can believe this--they may be mesmerized.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    As both harangue and movie tragicomedy, Sicko is socko.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Rescue Dawn is a tale of heroism untainted by political skepticism. In an age when U.S. soldiers are seen as villains or victims, the movie offers a GI who bravely, or madly, simply refuses to die.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's got power and depth, and two kings whose greatness is diluted by hubris, and a thrilling dragon fight, and the demon Grendel as a tortured outcast, and a naked monster who looks a lot like Angelina Jolie.

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