Richard Corliss
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For 938 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 6.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Working Girl
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 938
938 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Weird, beguiling premise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A devious mind game, Trance is also the most entertaining smart movie so far this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A documentary as vivid as any horror film, as heartbreaking as any Oscar-worthy drama.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It stands, soars on its own. It moves to a seductive rhythm and vision.
    • Time
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Diane Keaton, directing her first fictional feature, gets us safely through a movie that could have turned to mush at any moment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Despite its elements of brutality, this is a buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Sex, drugs and rack 'n' ruin; pretty people doing nasty things to one another...honestly, what more could you want in a movie?
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    [Pfeiffer & Demme] and a gang of co-stars have created a coherent farce symphony.
    • 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.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The film's spare wit is as applicable to Broward County as to the Persian Gulf. Secret Ballot offers further evidence that an Islamic regime can foster humanist satires with a critical, political edge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A pastiche that's nearly as funny as it is long (2hr. 45min.), and quite as politically troubling as it may be liberating, Django Unchained is pure, if not great, Tarantino.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Fetching little monument to the bard of rapturous bereavement.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    She's (Jolie) got what no other Hollywood woman even tries for, and which is embodied among recent international stars perhaps only by Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh: feminismo.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Writer-director Ramsay neither sentimentalizes nor garishes up the lost children in this observant and poetic drama.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Niftily quirky.
    • Time
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's a real and rare pleasure to see Costner and Duvall together -- these masters of intense passivity, who know how to be watched when they're listening.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Isn't an audience that was nurtured on the doomsday screeds of art-house cinema entitled to vacation in the warmth of a superior film about a boy with almost too many people to love?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Well-made fictions like Fatal Attraction prosper because they seem more persuasive than fact.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    No kidding: this is the feel-good movie of the year and a cinematic soul massage.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    As director, Farmiga is a strong believer in cinematic democracy, allowing the other actors to seize the center of the action and the frame.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Quite a good movie--a big, fat, rousing, intelligent, daring, retro, many-adjective-requiring entertainment.
    • Time
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This remake hits the jackpot with Wasikowska (pronounced VashiKOVska) and, not far behind, Fassbender.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    In this vigorous, stalwart epic, they blend martial breadth and emotional intimacy, honor and obsession, romance and machismo to show the glamour and folly of war.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's a bright, engaging bauble with half a dozen Elvis Presley songs for Mom and Dad, and just enough sass -- Stitch sticks his tongue into his nose and eats his snot -- to keep the tweeners giggling.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Jaden may have to carry the burden of family celebrity, even as he carries his new film. Expertly.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Writer Shane Black mines his thriller premise while musing on issues of identity and redemption; he also shaped the itchy camaraderie of Davis and Jackson.

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