Richard Corliss
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For 929 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 6.6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Holy Motors
Lowest review score: 0 Two of a Kind
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 929
929 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Enjoy the savory witches' brew that Cuaron has cooked up in his Harry pot. For on its own terms, this one is truly wizard.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's a long drink of water at the fountain of pop-social memory.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A kind of mashup of "Our Town" and "Village of the Damned," the film is both draining and enthralling.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Beyond dark. It's as black -- and teeming and toxic -- as the mind of the Joker. "Batman Begins," the 2005 film that launched Nolan's series, was a mere five-finger exercise. This is the full symphony.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Has so much razzle-dazzle that viewers may end up both raised and dazed. It's remorselessly inventive, trying anything fast and sassy to keep you watching. In other words, it's the most honest display of showpeople's need to be noticed this side of a Madonna concert.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It stands, soars on its own. It moves to a seductive rhythm and vision.
    • Time
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It turns a hot topic into a pretty cool entertainment--one that satisfies the viewers' need for righteous revenge while leaving them a queasy little question on the way out: Does gun diplomacy make sense only in movies? Or do Americans want it to play out in real life?
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The sweetest and funniest of Guest's true-life fake-umentaries.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 30 Richard Corliss
    It's a startling, exhausting spectacle - and, like the rest of Leigh's performance, very, very bad.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    A British romantic comedy with not much inside its pretty head but the spinning out of an ancient Hollywood riddle.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Master and Commander is to movies what Russell Crowe is to acting. With subtlety and power, it explores the complexities of men at war, even with themselves. It puts the passion into action, and the thrill into thought.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    You can try not liking this adaptation of the Off-Broadway musical hit -- it has no polish and a pushy way with a gag -- but the movie sneaks up on you. [29 Dec 1986, p.71]
    • Time
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The best, surely the smartest, English-language movie of the year to date.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Rourke does strong, sensitive work here, which will cheer his old-time admirers and win him new fans...But the movie itself is pretty bad.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Cool, shiny, handsomely made and, in its compelling-repelling way, mordantly funny.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    This is a Bond with great body but no soul.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    District 9 proves that genre films, besides being a hell of a lot of fun, can say things you hadn't considered and show stuff you haven't seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The performances of these actors are reason enough to go. The reason to stay is Lawrence.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is more than an Important Documentary: it is engaging and, finally, enraging - as captivating as any "Superman" movie, and as poignant as a child's plea for help.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    For stretches of the film, von Trieria is as welcome as Siberia. You must stay to the end for a potent payoff, when the tragic magic of the opening scenes is reasserted.
    • 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
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Saraband makes for a powerful and poignant final roar from the grand old man of cinema--the movies' lion king.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The tense verbal comedy of Mattie's early negotiation with a Fort Smith merchant should win you over to this movie's high linguistic wit. If not, you may as well slip out of the theater and into "Little Fockers."
    • 80 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    This is a chase movie (Simon Legree after three Little Evas) across parched outback terrain, captured with rapturous authenticity by cinematographer Christopher Doyle.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    So, for those of you who were wondering if a great TV show could top itself at feature-film length, the good news is that The Simpsons did it! But "South Park" did it first.

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