Richard Corliss
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For 943 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 943
943 movie reviews
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a bold, drastic and utterly persuasive inhabiting of a doomed fighter by a performer who has graduated from the shirtless rom-com Romeo of the last decade to indie-film actor du jour.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The perfect e-ticket for a flight of fancy into a world far more gorgeous than our own. The film doesn't halve itself to appeal to two generations. At its best, it turns all moviegoers into innocent kids, slack-jawed with wonder.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    In this judicious, irresistible romantic comedy, all the performers are tops. [14 Dec 1987, p.82]
    • Time
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Viewers will feel as though they've just finished a great meal but aren't sure what they've been served. Behind them, the chef smiles wickedly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It is vigorous, subtle, thematically daring, visually gorgeous.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Hoffman and the film are terrific. Supported by the eminent Catherine Keener (as author Harper Lee) and Chris Cooper (as detective Alvin Dewey), Hoffman begins with a dead-on impersonation of Capote that soon becomes a kind of channeling as the audience comes to see this American tragedy through his eyes.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Can a movie have too much good stuff? Not when it's stuffed like this one.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    An exhilarating two hours of serious fun.
    • Time
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Kick-Ass moves with such bloody assurance that you'd be forgiven for not seeing how smart it is. But smart it is. Smart, important and deadly.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The Trip may have familiar elements - it's pretty much "My Dinner With Andre" pinned to the plot of Alexander Payne's "Sideways" - but the badinage provides an immediate and lasting kick, as well as the spectacle of two champion combatants at the top of their game.
    • 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
    Both horrifying and hopeful.
    • 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
    Droll, reticent, flawlessly filmed fable of generosity.
    • 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
    • 59 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    If The Hobbit doesn't equal the achievement of Jackson's earlier Middle-earth movies -- and, honestly, what could? -- it is still, in sum, a thrilling effort.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    In this arid landscape, the edifice of Ghost World, with all its acute insolence, stands out like the Taj Mahal.
    • Time
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Plenty of tech-noir savvy to keep infidels and action fans satisfied.[26 Nov 1984, p. 105]
    • Time
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Most of the movie is Actors Acting: gifted guys (Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Steve Buscemi, Chris Penn) running nattering riffs on familiar lout themes. [16 Nov 1992]
    • Time
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A gross-your-eyes-out horror movie that is also the year's most poignant romance.
    • 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
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A careful, finally powerful film.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    No film with an ambition this large, and achievement this impressive, can be anything but exhilarating, a vital affirmation of the creative process.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It is indeed impressive; and we mean not just this solid, satisfying final film - in which the Potter saga reaches its climax, if not quite its emotional apex - but the entirety of producer David Heyman's blockbuster franchise.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    His performance is a canny portrait of leadership - part genius, part crazy guts, part dumb luck - and worthy of moving Pitt up to the playoff round of Oscar finalists for Best Actor. We'd put money on it.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Rich in humor, pained or frolicking.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    JFK
    Through his art and passion, Stone makes JFK plausible, and turns his thesis of a coup d'etat into fodder for renewed debate.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    But the writer-director is canny enough to salt the stew with poignance, so that by the end these attitude machines have become human beings -- more than the sum of their chiseled jokes.

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