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
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The summer’s best, coolest, juiciest, smartest action movie.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a “classic” animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right — for now and, happily, ever after.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It’s an enormous, steroidal blast, and as much ingenious fun as a blockbuster can be.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Miller suggests violence; he does not exploit it. He throws the viewer off-balance by mixing the ricochet rhythms of his chase scenes with tableaux of Walpurgisnacht grandeur.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The Coens are artists too, and their cool dazzler is an elegy to a day when Hollywood could locate moral gravity in a genre film for grownups. [24 Sept 1990, p.83]
    • Time
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The cast is uniformly superb, and Marc Forster's attentive direction gives proper weight to each perplexing emotion. Strip away the strident melodrama, and you have this season's moodiest, most adult love story.
    • Time
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Gives its fine actors room to breathe and behave--and in Michelle Rodriguez's case, glow.
    • Time
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Cecil B. proves how a dose of smart bad taste can be jolly good fun.
    • Time
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It stands, soars on its own. It moves to a seductive rhythm and vision.
    • Time
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A tortured testament from a true believer.
    • Time
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A film worthy of being displayed on a screen eight stories high.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A small epic with subtle strengths.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's best to see this as a drug buffet. Graze through the vignettes... and you'll find three or four tasty bits to snack on.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The purity of Dequenne's performance inspires awe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    From its first shot, of a mangled car high up in the branches of a tree, this cool, handsome thriller proceeds with an elliptical elegance.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The fascinating film equivalent of a humane execution.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Nichols and his once and current partner, screenwriter Elaine May, can make a funny, knowing, ultimately judicious film from the deliciously satyric satire.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A savory cocktail with a bitter twist.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The real fun is in seeing Hong Kong pop cinema at its innocent, crowd-pleasing best. And for Jackie, that goes double.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Like the virtual game he plays on us, the film is weird, it's addictive, and Lord, it's alive!
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Toss in enough gorgeous bluegrass music to make the movie's CD a must-have, and you have prime, picaresque entertainment.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Go
    Here is a picture that has wit, a hairpin-turn narrative, high pizazz and ensemble star quality. Ready, set, Go.
    • Time
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Despite some rough edges and language, this is at heart a beguiling fantasy of comradeship.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    In its pagan fervor, this is an almost religious experience.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Niftily quirky.
    • Time
    • 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?
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Fast, witty, glamorous, with thrill piling on giggle atop gasp. [11 June 1990, p.85]
    • Time
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    "Shrek," this film's prime competition for the first Animated Feature Oscar, is a synoptic parody of fairy tales. In Monsters, Inc. the gags aren't as spot-on but the technique is miles ahead. The vision is grander and warmer.
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