Richard Corliss
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For 929 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

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  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Hidden
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 929
929 movie reviews
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a serious filmgoer's treat: intelligence cloaked in elegance.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Apted...has the storytelling skills to weave a powerful and poignant snapshot of some decent folks who have become, collectively, Britain's first family.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This miniature epic is a film that, like its young hero, will enrich those who peer into its poignant heart.
    • Time
    • 62 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    An easy charm, a cleverly unforced sense of humor and a benignity toward all its genially oddball characters. If moviegoers skip this one, they'll be missing a real treat.
    • Time
    • 45 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The result is Soderberghs liveliest experiment since the strenuously weird "Schizopolis" six years ago -- except that this one works.
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Droll, reticent, flawlessly filmed fable of generosity.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Beetlejuice means something good: that imaginative artists can bring a fading genre back from the dead. [11 Apr 1988]
    • Time
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The sweetest and funniest of Guest's true-life fake-umentaries.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A banquet of creepy, gory or grotesque incidents is on display in Hannibal. but this superior sequel has romance in its dark heart.
    • Time
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The viewer almost has to be a journalist--or a good editor--to sniff out the meat under all the fat.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    But the carnage, like the sex scenes, is shot so pristinely that it becomes a nouvelle-cuisine feast; this is a splatter film Martha Stewart could love.
    • Time
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Redux is both a reminder of American cinema's last glory days and a rebuke to the timid present. Maybe Apocalypse Now wasn't the best movie of 1979, but Redux is surely the film to beat for 2001.
    • Time
    • 55 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    To their old fascination with Sunbelt pathology, to their side-winding Steadicam and pristine command of screen space, the Coens have added a robust humor, a plot that keeps outwitting expectations and a surprising dollop of sympathy for their forlorn kidnapers. [23 March 1987]
    • Time
    • 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
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Plenty of tech-noir savvy to keep infidels and action fans satisfied.[26 Nov 1984, p. 105]
    • Time
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The film is about joy--in conniving and surviving, in connecting with audiences, in its own fizzy, jizzy style.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The rhythm of rural life has rarely seemed so lucid and luminous.
    • Time
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    An exhilarating two hours of serious fun.
    • Time
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The next time you hear a director complain about the studio or his stars or the weather or whatever, think of what Jorgen Leth achieved with Lars von Trier as his boss -- when five obstructions became five splendid opportunities.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
    • 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.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This being a Tarantino film, the conversations are as long and lurid and finely choreographed as the martial-arts set pieces.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The film is a gorgeous garland on an unknown soldier's grave.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This enthralling, enigmatic, romantic drama from Asia's most influential auteur (Chungking Express) is an essay in appetite and inhibition.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The most mature and satisfying work in a glittering, consistently surprising career.
    • Time
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    For dinosaurs to rule the earth again, the monsters needed majesty as well as menace. And Spielberg got it all right. [14 June 1993, p.69]
    • Time
    • 60 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This darkly seductive, flawlessly acted piece is worlds removed from most horror films. Here monsters have their grandeur, heroes their gravity. And when they collide, a dance of death ensues between two souls doomed to understand each other.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Whatever city this one is showing in...move there.

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