Richard Corliss
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For 931 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 The LEGO Movie
Lowest review score: 0 W.E.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 931
931 movie reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    In a movie age when there's hardly a garde, let alone an avant-garde, Maddin proves there are many languages to cinema, including the dead one of antique film. And in that language, he sings, he soars.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Fincher, whose work on "Fight Club" and "Panic Room" displayed his expertise in melding the suspenseful and the lurid, plays it cool here. He lets his stars do their thing.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Body Heat is full of meaty characters and pungent performances...a film to be seen at a drive-in, on a heavy summer night, with someone you trust.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The fascinating film equivalent of a humane execution.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    But it also has enough buoyant '70s music to shake anybody's tail feather, and a kind of easy jubilance of narrative and character. Bet it makes you wanna dance. [11 Oct 1993]
    • Time
    • 78 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Even if a Chinese movie doesn't sound like your idea of summer fun, give 2046 a chance. Its pearly artistry and gorgeous faces should put you quickly, deeply, in the mood for love.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Moviemaking doesn't get much smarter, funnier, handsomer, better than this.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    As you watch this enchanting fantasy, feel free to be thrilled or to giggle, as you wish. This time, Happily Ever After lasts 98 minutes. [21 Sept 1987]
    • Time
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Despite its star's heroic efforts, The Aviator is a gorgeous jet, flying on automatic pilot.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Rescue Dawn is a tale of heroism untainted by political skepticism. In an age when U.S. soldiers are seen as villains or victims, the movie offers a GI who bravely, or madly, simply refuses to die.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The result is that rare Hollywood achievement, an adventure of the intelligent spirit. From lift-off to splashdown, Apollo 13 gives one hell of a ride. [3 July 1995]
    • Time
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    Invigorating and annoying, Lola could use a dose of Ritalin. Best to take this 76-minute riff on alternate destinies as an antidote to Europe's minimalist art-house cinema and to enjoy Potente's sweaty radiance.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    See Hairspray. It's light and airy, but it will stick around: the first aerosol movie. [29 Feb 1988, p.101]
    • Time
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    We should hail a movie that recalls creepy political thrillers of the mid-'70s, back when some films were made for grownups and the comfortable catharsis of a happy ending was not required -- think of the panoramically cryptic worldview of "The Parallax View" and "Three Days of the Condor," and of course, "Chinatown."
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    At the end, the movie tops itself with comic outtakes, undoubtedly the funniest finale of any cartoon feature. “Antz” may have amused viewers with its sidewise wit, but as a comprehensive vision of computerized moviemaking, Pixar's dream works. And when A Bug's Life hits its stride, it's antastic.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Tom Ford -- the Texas-born fashion designer who for a decade was the creative director at Gucci -- financed this first feature himself. The producer couldn't have hired a smarter director.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    Don't ask us why this minimalist drama won prizes last year at Cannes or why it is getting raves in its U.S. release.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    In its pagan fervor, this is an almost religious experience.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The purity of Dequenne's performance inspires awe.
    • 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
    • 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
    This remake hits the jackpot with Wasikowska (pronounced VashiKOVska) and, not far behind, Fassbender.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Not a conventionally satisfying movie but a kind of illustrated journalism: an engrossing, insider's tour of the world's hottest spots, grandest schemes and most dangerous men.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A canny director and a top star decided to dig deep to find the core of a compromised hero. And when they reach that center of gravity, Flight soars.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Shine a Light isn't the record of a unique event, so it's not on the exalted level of "The Last Waltz." But it has its own fascination. The film is less about the music than about the dedication of show-biz troupers--about doing your job, year after year, as if it's your joy.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Can a movie have too much good stuff? Not when it's stuffed like this one.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Writer-director Ramsay neither sentimentalizes nor garishes up the lost children in this observant and poetic drama.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Because the emotional drama is so one-sided, I just can't love you.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    It’s a bit of a botch.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    In his third consecutive Cronenberg film (after playing the righteous killers of A History of Violence and Eastern Promises), Mortensen is a happy surprise. Never has this tightly-wound actor seemed so relaxed in a difficult role; he is the charming papa Jung hates to overthrow but knows he must.

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