Richard Corliss
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For 921 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Never Let Me Go
Lowest review score: 0 Showgirls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 921
921 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This film's manifold pleasures come in a series of small packages, with treats inside as tasty as they are unexpected.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Up
    Extending the patented Pixar mix of humor and heart, Up is the studio's most deeply emotional and affecting work.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    District 9 proves that genre films, besides being a hell of a lot of fun, can say things you hadn't considered and show stuff you haven't seen.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A near-perfect movie about men in war, men at work. Through sturdy imagery and violent action, it says that even Hell needs heroes.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It's just possible that Tarantino, having played a trick on history, is also fooling his fans. They think they're in for a Hollywood-style war movie starring Brad Pitt. What they're really getting is the cagiest, craziest, grandest European film of the year.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    In an amazing year for animation, The Princess and the Frog is up at the top. Go on, give it a big kiss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Blending plot elements of "Double Indemnity" and "Natural Born Killers" with the ripe sensuality of Francis Coppola's take on "Dracula," the film should make audiences sit up in startled pleasure, as if they'd just received the most luscious neck-bite.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    An instant classic.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Reitman's blend of comedy and drama, romance and social observation make Up in the Air the ideal movie --- and maybe even a cure -- for the Great Recession blues.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A kind of mashup of "Our Town" and "Village of the Damned," the film is both draining and enthralling.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Inception is precisely the kind of brainy, ambitious, grand-scale adventure Hollywood should be making more of.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    His films will never be mainstream fare; audiences who wander into the theater may well find them derisive, needlessly shocking, perhaps unforgivable. But I'd call them, and especially Life During Wartime, unforgettable.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Poignant, troubling and altogether splendid new film.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The rewards for paying attention are mammoth and exhilarating. This is a high-IQ movie that gives viewers an IQ high.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is more than an Important Documentary: it is engaging and, finally, enraging - as captivating as any "Superman" movie, and as poignant as a child's plea for help.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    What explosive mischief might they create? That's the premise of Morris' brilliantly incendiary new comedy Four Lions.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Kidman, in a career-best performance, and Eckhart lend pitch-perfect calibration to the couple's shared and separate agonies. It's as if previous treatments of the subject were a series of failed experiments, and Rabbit Hole is the Eureka! moment.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is a true-life heist movie, and the thieves not only got away with their billions, they're still doing business. Pay attention and blow a gasket.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It's a cocktail-party movie with a Molotov-cocktail finish: a tribute to the 88-year-old auteur's artistry - and his con artistry as well.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    An expensive flop and the latest Iraq movie to be shunned by the mass audience, Green Zone was still the year's most visceral, thrilling entertainment.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    No goggles, no gloom. And no competition for the coolest, orneriest, funniest, best-looking movie of early 2011.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The year's most thrilling, FEELING mainstream movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    As both a simian simile and a wonder of technology, Rise of the Planet of the Apes deserves to be in the company of the great original "Kong." This year's sixth "origins" story of a fantasy franchise (after The Green Hornet, Thor, X-Men: First Class, Green Lantern and Captain America: The First Avenger) is also the year's finest action movie.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The movie is not just spectacle; it's got a tender, ultimately tragic love story and enough deadly political scheming to fill a Gaddafi playbook. Indeed, in its narrative cunning, luscious production design and martial-arts balletics, Detective Dee is up there with the first great kung-fu art film, King Hu's 1969 "A Touch of Zen." We'd call it "Crouching Tiger, Freakin' Masterpiece."
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Bursting with earned emotion, Hugo is a mechanism that comes to life at the turn of a key in the shape of a heart.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    In his most painterly film, Spielberg has appropriated the lavish visual palette of John Ford movies: "The Quiet Man" for the rural settings, "The Horse Soldiers" for the war scenes. Boldly emotional, nakedly heartfelt, War Horse will leave only the stoniest hearts untouched.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    However ripe A Separation might seem for being adapted into a smart American film, Hollywood shouldn't bother. Farhadi's movie is just about perfect as it is.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The movie is a museum of emotions, brought to contemporary life through the director's artistry and his leading lady's fire. Here, they show us, is how people felt, and hurt, in another time. Their love and pain can touch us today.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Mark down the date: June 27. That's when American moviegoers will see this perfect storm of a film, and the tiny force of nature that is Quvenzhané Wallis.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    "The Avengers" is kid stuff compared with this meditation on mortal loss and heroic frailty. For once a melodrama with pulp origins convinces viewers that it can be the modern equivalent to Greek myths or a Jonathan Swift satire. TDKR is that big, that bitter - a film of grand ambitions and epic achievement. The most eagerly anticipated movie of summer 2012 was worth waiting for.