Richard Corliss
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For 942 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 Flags of Our Fathers
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 942
942 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The word docudrama doesn't hint at Boal's achievement. This is movie journalism that snaps and stings, that purifies a decade's clamor and clutter into narrative clarity, with a salutary kick.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    One of the strongest movies in recent years.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A kind of mashup of "Our Town" and "Village of the Damned," the film is both draining and enthralling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The first great movie of the summer.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Gravity shows us the glory of cinema’s future. It thrills on so many levels. And because Cuar‪ón is a movie visionary of the highest order, you truly can’t beat the view.
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Unforgiven questions the rules of a macho genre, summing up and maybe atoning for the flinty violence that made Eastwood famous. [10 Aug 1992]
    • Time
    • 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.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    What explosive mischief might they create? That's the premise of Morris' brilliantly incendiary new comedy Four Lions.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 94 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The performances are daring and assured, especially Lansbury's holy terror of Momism and Harvey's snide, pathetic pawn, brainwashed by both KGB AND CIA. [21 March 1988, p.84]
    • Time
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Director Gillian Armstrong and writer Robin Swicord have fashioned an entrancing film from this distinctly unfashionable classic.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Ray
    If there were an Oscar for ensemble acting, Ray would win in a stroll.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Embrace the movie -- surely the most vivid and persuasive creation of a fantasy world ever seen in the history of moving pictures -- as a total sensory, sensuous, sensual experience.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Has a whirligig wit, and 11 songs crammed into its 67 minutes: that's more melodic content than in most Broadway musicals.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Like Harry and Sally, the movie is hardworking, spot on; it winepresses its conversation into epigrams. No surprise here.[31 July 1999, p.65]
    • Time
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Green shoots his groping lovers in the art-film style -- long takes, static frame -- but his tone isn't at all minimalist; it's achingly, breathtakingly romantic, like the old Hollywood love stories his kids have never seen.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Not just a ripping yarn but a powerful, poignant coming-of-age story.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Frankenweenie has that youthful verve and the ghoulishness of strange kids who will some day be eccentric creators. This movie is an attic experiment for its makers to be proud of and for audiences to cherish.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The sweetest and funniest of Guest's true-life fake-umentaries.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is rapture in pictures. [22 December 1997, p. 81]
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The new picture provides a master coursed in cunning visual art and ultra-satisfying entertainment.
    • 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.

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