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 6.5 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Russian Ark
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 943
943 movie reviews
    • 73 Metascore
    • 40 Richard Corliss
    The film causes no tremors, only a hemi-Demme-semiquaver.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    On its bright face, The Imitation Game, written by Graham Moore and directed by Morten Tyldum, fits into that cozy genre of tortured-genius biopics that sprout like kudzu just in time for the Oscars. But that’s not fair to the film, which outthinks and outplays other examples of the genre.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The new picture provides a master coursed in cunning visual art and ultra-satisfying entertainment.
    • 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
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Intoxicating. [19 Dec 1988, p.78]
    • Time
    • 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
    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
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    To Western eyes, this meandering parable registers as a perplexity and a disappointment.
    • 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.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The first great movie of the summer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    An exhilarating ride, start to finish. Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg set a high bar for this subgenre with "Shaun of the Dead," but Reese, Werner and Fleischer may have trumped them. This isn't just a good zombie comedy. It's a damn fine movie, period. And that's high praise, coming from a vampire guy.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Even Galifianakis's pervy charm, and a deeply weird cameo by Mike Tyson, can't save The Hangover. Whatever the other critics say, this is a bromance so primitive it's practically Bro-Magnon.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 20 Richard Corliss
    Erin Brockovich is slick, grating and false. We bet it makes a bundle.
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    If Michael Lehmann's direction were a bit more astute, the movie could be the classic genre mutation it aims to be: Andy Hardy meets "Badlands." [17 April 1989]
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Ray
    If there were an Oscar for ensemble acting, Ray would win in a stroll.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    Raimi directs the film at Maguire's pensive pace. Some scenes are just inert.
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Shelton has written the wittiest, busiest screenplay since Moonstruck, and his three stars do their very best screen work. [20 June 1988]
    • Time
    • 73 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    The new film is a toss-up with George Pal's very watchable 1953 version: the special effects are even better here, the drama even lamer.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    Blending plot elements of "Double Indemnity" and "Natural Born Killers" with the ripe sensuality of Francis Coppola's take on "Dracula," the film should make audiences sit up in startled pleasure, as if they'd just received the most luscious neck-bite.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    It shows Eastwood, at 84, in his finest directorial effort since the 2008 "Gran Torino," while painting on a much broader canvas. Utterly in command of his epic material, he films the Iraqi action in terse, tense panoramas with little cinematic editorializing, as if he were an old Greek or Hebrew God who is never surprised at man’s ability to kill his fellow men, or to find reasons to do so. Directing 34 films over 44 years, Eastwood has honed his craft to its essentials: make it seem as if the story is telling itself.
    • 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
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a serious filmgoer's treat: intelligence cloaked in elegance.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    [Murray] has the natural actor's charm of making manners matter. He carries Groundhog Day with his uniquely frittery nonchalance and makes the movie a comic time warp anyone should be happy to get stuck in. [15 Feb 1993, p.63]
    • Time
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Rambunctious, disturbing, often hilarious new documentary.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    JFK
    Through his art and passion, Stone makes JFK plausible, and turns his thesis of a coup d'etat into fodder for renewed debate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The best Hollywood movies always knew how to sneak a beguiling subtext into a crowd-pleasing story. Superman Returns is in that grand tradition. That's why it's beyond Super. It's superb.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    This series will survive as well, until 2016 — when, you can bet, there will be a third Star Trek to celebrate the TV show’s 50th anniversary. Here’s hoping that those three years will bestow a measure of maturity on all concerned: Kirk and his bright curators too.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Corliss
    All these roles could have been found at a garage sale of comedy stereotypes. To the extent that 50/50 works, it is because of Gordon-Levitt, one of my favorite actors.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    The year's most thrilling, FEELING mainstream movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Corliss
    In his most painterly film, Spielberg has appropriated the lavish visual palette of John Ford movies: "The Quiet Man" for the rural settings, "The Horse Soldiers" for the war scenes. Boldly emotional, nakedly heartfelt, War Horse will leave only the stoniest hearts untouched.

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