Richard Corliss
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For 916 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 56% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 42% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Saraband
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Airbender
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 916
916 movie reviews
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Master and Commander is to movies what Russell Crowe is to acting. With subtlety and power, it explores the complexities of men at war, even with themselves. It puts the passion into action, and the thrill into thought.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Triplettes is terrific…there's no competition for the fall's most imaginative delight. In that race, Triplettes can already take its victory lap.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The second half of the film elevates all the story elements to Beethovenian crescendo. Here is an epic with literature's depth and opera's splendor -- and one that could be achieved only in movies. What could be more terrific?
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is spellbinding reality cinema about duplicity and, worse, ignorance at the highest level.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A grand and poignant movie epic about what is lost in war and what's worth saving in life. It is also a rare blend of purity and maturity -- the year's most rapturous love story.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    At the end, the movie tops itself with comic outtakes, undoubtedly the funniest finale of any cartoon feature. “Antz” may have amused viewers with its sidewise wit, but as a comprehensive vision of computerized moviemaking, Pixar's dream works. And when A Bug's Life hits its stride, it's antastic.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Hero is the masterpiece. It employs unparalleled visual splendor to show why men must make war to secure the peace and how warriors may find their true destiny as lovers.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Sideways is by far the year's best American movie.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The cast list is like a convocation of the Three Chinas: Taiwan's Kaneshiro, Hong Kong's Lau and the mainland's Zhang Ziyi. All are terrific, but the lady shines brightest.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The result is that rare Hollywood achievement, an adventure of the intelligent spirit. From lift-off to splashdown, Apollo 13 gives one hell of a ride. [3 July 1995]
    • Time
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is a declaration of love: The Opposite of Sex is the smartest, edgiest, most human and handsomely acted romantic comedy in elephant years.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Moviemaking doesn't get much smarter, funnier, handsomer, better than this.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Saraband makes for a powerful and poignant final roar from the grand old man of cinema--the movies' lion king.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    We the viewers are its beneficiaries, watching and waiting for something awful to happen. Here it does, first subtly, then spectacularly. The twist is not revealed until the last shot--if you keep your avid eyes open.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The controversial film that is unbearable--and unmissable.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The first great movie of the summer.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The best Hollywood movies always knew how to sneak a beguiling subtext into a crowd-pleasing story. Superman Returns is in that grand tradition. That's why it's beyond Super. It's superb.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Clint Eastwood has crafted a bold and meticulous epic.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Smartly crafted, impeccably acted, The Lives of Others packs a subtle punch, from its creepy first images to its poignant finale.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is high, and high-wire, melodrama. It's less soap opera than grand opera, where matters of love and death are played at a perfect fever pitch. And grand this Golden Flower is.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    "How perfectly goddamned delightful it all is, to be sure." Irony aside, that's how to respond to this magnificent study in ink and blood.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The best, surely the smartest, English-language movie of the year to date.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The subtle colors and textures of the food alone make Ratatouille a three-star Michelin evening.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The movie is one continuous, exhausting, exhilarating chase.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A final word for those of you who just don't care for musicals: The movie's true lyricism is less in its score than in its visual and emotional palette, and in watching Depp rise to the majesty of madness. So give Sweeney Todd a try. Even Victor, when he finally saw it, agreed: it's bloody great.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    One of the strongest movies in recent years.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It works; this is Pixar's most enthralling entertainment since "Nemo."
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Beyond dark. It's as black -- and teeming and toxic -- as the mind of the Joker. "Batman Begins," the 2005 film that launched Nolan's series, was a mere five-finger exercise. This is the full symphony.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Three decades ago, Milk and his ilk were able to enlist President Jimmy Carter and future President Ronald Reagan in the gay fight against Prop. 6. But this fall, Barack Obama was all but mute on Prop. 8. Some community organizers, like the President-elect, are more cautious than others. It's a shame Harvey Milk wasn't around to recruit him.