Richard Corliss

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For 948 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 5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Ratatouille
Lowest review score: 0 W.E.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 948
948 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Director Barry Levinson and screenwriter Paul Attanasio are great guys to waste time with. The latter has a real flair for writing strong, confrontational scenes -- brisk, needling, well shaped -- and the former stages them with coolly concentrated intensity. And the cast is terrific. [19 Dec 1994, p.75]
    • Time
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Miss Bala is a tragedy rendered with the savviest, moviewise virtuosity. A young woman's despair, and a nation's, was never so damned entertaining.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It could as well be called Best Thing of Undetermined Species.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Weird, beguiling premise.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A devious mind game, Trance is also the most entertaining smart movie so far this year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A documentary as vivid as any horror film, as heartbreaking as any Oscar-worthy drama.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Beyond the viral ingenuity of the marketing, what's cool about PA is that it's not just a fun thrill ride; it's an instructive artistic experience. A horror-movie revisionist, Peli follows a less-is-more strategy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Robots goes for a color scheme that is cool, muted, instantly aged. Director Chris Wedge wants the eye to concentrate on the gags he and his writers (including veteran comedy craftsmen Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel) have stuffed into the film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It stands, soars on its own. It moves to a seductive rhythm and vision.
    • Time
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Diane Keaton, directing her first fictional feature, gets us safely through a movie that could have turned to mush at any moment.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Despite its elements of brutality, this is a buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Sex, drugs and rack 'n' ruin; pretty people doing nasty things to one another...honestly, what more could you want in a movie?
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Chris Paine's documentary makes an unapologetic case for the car and an unofficial indictment of the forces allied against it.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    [Pfeiffer & Demme] and a gang of co-stars have created a coherent farce symphony.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    To absorb God's body blows, this disquieting, haunting movie says, is to be fully alive. To do otherwise could kill you.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The film's spare wit is as applicable to Broward County as to the Persian Gulf. Secret Ballot offers further evidence that an Islamic regime can foster humanist satires with a critical, political edge.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A pastiche that's nearly as funny as it is long (2hr. 45min.), and quite as politically troubling as it may be liberating, Django Unchained is pure, if not great, Tarantino.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Fetching little monument to the bard of rapturous bereavement.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    She's (Jolie) got what no other Hollywood woman even tries for, and which is embodied among recent international stars perhaps only by Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh: feminismo.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Writer-director Ramsay neither sentimentalizes nor garishes up the lost children in this observant and poetic drama.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Damon, beefed up for the occasion, makes Pienaar a stalwart yet courtly figure. Freeman infuses Mandela's speeches with the same gentleness and gravity he's brought to his numerous God roles and the Visa Olympics commercials. But the real deity here is Eastwood, still chugging away handsomely in his 80th year.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Niftily quirky.
    • Time
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's a real and rare pleasure to see Costner and Duvall together -- these masters of intense passivity, who know how to be watched when they're listening.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Isn't an audience that was nurtured on the doomsday screeds of art-house cinema entitled to vacation in the warmth of a superior film about a boy with almost too many people to love?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Well-made fictions like Fatal Attraction prosper because they seem more persuasive than fact.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    No kidding: this is the feel-good movie of the year and a cinematic soul massage.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    As director, Farmiga is a strong believer in cinematic democracy, allowing the other actors to seize the center of the action and the frame.

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