Richard Corliss
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For 918 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 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 A Bug's Life
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 91 out of 918
918 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    The film is one-note; misery is the only game in town.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    The real battle here is between two generations of acting styles: meticulous method vs. star quality.
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The impact of this sisterhood fable on viewers should be as warm and rapturous as Olaf the snowman’s dream of summer. Child, teen or septuagenarian, you’ll warm to Frozen.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Transcending Holo-kitsch, In Darkness is often a thrilling adventure picture - as if Anne Frank had found an "Inglourious Basterd" to help her make "The Great Escape."
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    It provides intimate glimpses of people usually seen, and then only briefly, as faces on a post-office wall or numbers in a cemetery.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Ward Serrill's feel-good doc, which covers seven years in the life of Resler's Roughriders, is hobbled by a narration so syrupy, it could be poured on pancakes. But the movie soars because of the sport's natural drama and its luck in finding a complex heroine.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The better class of moviegoers will love Billy Elliot. And I loved hating it.
    • Time
    • 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.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    This is the rough cut of a good movie, and a splendid opportunity wasted.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Sin City is brazenly, thrillingly alive.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Take this Shower and feel refreshed; it's a cool dip on a hot day.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Has a whirligig wit, and 11 songs crammed into its 67 minutes: that's more melodic content than in most Broadway musicals.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The 80 minutes it spends on the atoll alone with Hanks make for engrossing storytelling. The film is less sure-footed back in civilization.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Here's another warning: you may laugh yourself sick--as sick as this ruthlessly funny movie is.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Boyle's ingenuity with the camera gives this fraught journey plenty of menace and pizazz.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Corliss
    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is no "Fast Five."
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    Soderbergh slices, dices and Cuisinarts the script into flashbacks, scene shifts, stop motion and other distracting foolery.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's a bright, engaging bauble with half a dozen Elvis Presley songs for Mom and Dad, and just enough sass -- Stitch sticks his tongue into his nose and eats his snot -- to keep the tweeners giggling.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Sometimes engrossing, sometimes exasperating romance. In these scenes, Cotillard shows she doesn't need the validation of Cannes or the Academy. Her strong, subtle performance is gloriously winning on its own.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This film is as smart and funny as its topic and its stars.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    In an amazing year for animation, The Princess and the Frog is up at the top. Go on, give it a big kiss.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    The film causes no tremors, only a hemi-Demme-semiquaver.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Intoxicating. [19 Dec 1988, p.78]
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    A grand and poignant movie epic about what is lost in war and what's worth saving in life. It is also a rare blend of purity and maturity -- the year's most rapturous love story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The new picture provides a master coursed in cunning visual art and ultra-satisfying entertainment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    A cheerful entertainment, suitable for kids and parents of the brighter stripe. It's just not Nick Park great.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    To Western eyes, this meandering parable registers as a perplexity and a disappointment.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The pulse of Curtis Hanson's direction is lethargic; the comic bits are so slack and deadpan you could mistake the film for an earnest drama--an Afterschool Special for troubled kids and their pooped parents.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It blends tension and emotion, computer wizardry and dramatic skill in a vigorous climax--and the most impressive, haunting final shot of the movie year.