Richard Corliss

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For 970 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 4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Kill Bill: Vol. 1
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 970
970 movie reviews
    • 44 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    "Wanna see something really scary?" asks Guest Star Dan Aykroyd at film's end. The Miller and Dante episodes are. So is the epic waste that informs much of this movie. [20 June 1983, p.73]
    • Time
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The enterprise is sluggish when it's not grinding toward the preposterous.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    Until The Raven almost literally loses itself during a chase in the city sewers, it nicely balances its literary gamesmanship with a R-rated thriller's mandatory gross-out tableaux.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    So put it this way: If the Altmans were a real family sitting shiva, I’d drop by to commiserate and give a cheek-kiss to a few of the mourners (Bateman, Driver, Fey, maybe Fonda). I enjoyed seeing them, but I’d hate to be sentenced to being with them for the full seven-day stretch.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    The film's payoff raises more questions than it answers, which may be Shyamalan's intent in this political parable of fear.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    A decent sampler for Americans who've never seen a full-out Bollywood musical, since it goes heavy on the action scenes and light on the big dance numbers.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Neither lurid nor especially compelling. This is the triumph, and the limitation, of 9 Songs: it makes explicit movie sex ordinary--as ordinary as the sexual activities of most of the folks watching it.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The new PG-13 movie is a fairly close adaptation of the Verhoeven, and lacks not just the earlier film's newness but its vigor, density, humor and R-rated juice. It's like the dinner-theater revival of a classic play, whose single asset is to remind those present how good the original was.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    The Lady is still titled away from the churning melodrama of Suu Kyi's country and toward the intimate dilemma of a loving couple forced apart by circumstance.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    360
    No scene lasts more than a few minutes, but the overall is effect is being subjected to 105 mins. of YouTube vignettes that someone has chosen. 360 is probably best appreciated or endured on a long flight similar to the one Hopkins takes in the movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    M. Butterfly, the David Cronenberg film of David Henry Hwang's Broadway play, fumbles its romantic and political metaphors and loses the game.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    A film that's fun to argue with.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    It’s wandering, not urgent, while indicating that all-Shailene-all-the-time can be too much of a pretty good thing.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Clever ideas early on go rogue, or go missing, in the gallop toward an action-film climax that then, perversely, doesn’t materialize. The movie’s intelligence is artificial, its affect solemn.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    This movie exists wholly in the realm of metaphor, whose messages stick out like placards: Find joy through pain. Reunite with estranged loved ones. Keep hope alive.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    The movie is less ho-ho-ho than uh-oh, or oh-no. Emitting a stale odor from the first reel, Fred never engaged the audience of kids and adults that I saw it with.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The scorekeepers at the various sites that rate critics' enthusiasm for a film shouldn't even try to elicit a Pass or Fail grade from me on T3. I'm a fascinated, stupefied outsider. Just mark me Present.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    Watching this is like flipping channels randomly between a Masterpiece Theatre drama and a splatter film on Cinemax. If you're like me, you'll stick with the splatter.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    If the film is to work at all - and it eventually does - the two 27-year-old leads must radiate enough star quality to obviate the ramshackle plot. They just about do.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    Too bad that Ride Along never makes it to Ordinary; it sinks into sub-. This is a movie you keep watching only from lethargy.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    There's a point at which movies become only merchandise, and the Paranormal franchise may be heading for that nexus, that nadir.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    If the movie had been content to replicate the Taken formula, and left the fatherhood angle as a subtext, it would be easier to take. Instead, even for Costner admirers, it’s a hard 2 hours to kill.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    X-Men Origins: Wolverine is an O.K., not great, Marvel movie...Wolverine doesn't rise above the level of familiar competence.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Apart from some spiffy visual effects, which create coherent, scary textures and architecture for outer space, Green Lantern is the most generic of summer time wasters.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    This is cinema reduced or distilled to its purest definition, of movies that move. If you want dewy humanity in your entertainment, watch Lifetime.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    A wildly flawed but fitfully diverting picture.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    And yet, all three women are less watchable and amusing that Nicki Minaj as Carly’s legal assistant Lydia.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    The Rite is all windup, weak delivery.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    All three give performances that would suit a better movie than this pallid shocker with little heart and no bite.

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