Richard Corliss

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For 948 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 4.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Toy Story
Lowest review score: 0 Two of a Kind
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 948
948 movie reviews
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Under the suave direction of Jonathan Frakes, who also plays the Enterprise's second-in-command, the movie glides along with purpose and style.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Binoche is especially subtle and radiant in another splendid drama from Leconte.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    With Half-Blood Prince, again we have a stalwart, satisfying visualization of the Rowling cosmos.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Here's another warning: you may laugh yourself sick--as sick as this ruthlessly funny movie is.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Even when the movie sags and strains a bit in Act III, Clooney keeps it flying with old-fashioned movie-star allure. He's got it all: Cary Grant's looks and, inside, Bob Hope's snake-oil-salesman soul.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Constantine is a one-of-a-kind hybrid: a theological noir action film. And until it goes irrevocably goofy at the end, it's a smart ride--and smart-looking too.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    You could also say the picture lacks a coherent plot and complex characterization, but those are irrelevant to the genre. The movie is like a superior athlete who gets tongue-tied in a post-game interview but on the field is poetry in motion.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    If this riveting, repelling film is to be seen, it must be not at home but in a theater, where you are confined in a room, like Sandra and Becky, deciding whether to watch, and how you would react.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A small epic with subtle strengths.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Veronica Guerin paid with her life. This film would make her proud, for it is ultimately not depressing but -- we say without a shred of journalistic irony -- inspiring.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Boldly and gaily sustained the madcap momentum for the whole of its eighty-few minutes.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    If this sounds like an old-fashioned sex comedy, it is -- sexy, for sure, and funny, in wild spurts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's a long drink of water at the fountain of pop-social memory.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A movie like Selma should be a relic in a time capsule from 1965, a clue to how well we heeded King’s words and how far we have advanced. Instead it is a reminder that the “American problem” has yet to be solved.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    "Shrek," this film's prime competition for the first Animated Feature Oscar, is a synoptic parody of fairy tales. In Monsters, Inc. the gags aren't as spot-on but the technique is miles ahead. The vision is grander and warmer.
    • Time
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    [A] sexy, spiky love story.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Designed and destined to win no awards, Machete is expert, cartoon-violent, lighthearted fun. Just the thing to send Junior back to school in a good mood.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Indeed, the entire film is a kind of sock-hop benefit for Approaching Middle Age. This maturing generation never played Taps with such glamour or good humor. Play the music and let the big chill—the knowledge that "we're all alone out there, and we're going out there tomorrow"—melt away in the warmth of the feel-good movie of '83.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This documentary, a gallivanting time trip through a bolder film era, is Herzog's final collaboration with Kinski: an act of love and exorcism.
    • 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."
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    At times Dead Ringers also tilts out of coherence, with scenes that are dramatically stillborn. But Irons is splendid in both roles, and Cronenberg can create tour-de-force tableaux with his effortless black magic. [26 Sept 1988]
    • Time
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    As both harangue and movie tragicomedy, Sicko is socko.
    • 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.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Take a while to get their vehicle to sail and soar. But when it does, this Planet is a treasure.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A romantic comedy so smart and sweetly mature, it's liberating.
    • 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.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The real fun is in seeing Hong Kong pop cinema at its innocent, crowd-pleasing best. And for Jackie, that goes double.

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