Richard Corliss
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For 941 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 6.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 66
Highest review score: 100 Thirst
Lowest review score: 0 Cocktail
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 941
941 movie reviews
    • 91 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Mirren, who won an Emmy playing Elizabeth I for HBO, may deserve an Oscar for this ripe appraisal of Elizabeth II.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The film doesn't judge or prod its characters, just watches the long fuse of the plot dwindle, then explode.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The fascinating film equivalent of a humane execution.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Watchmen has moments of greatness. It proves again that the action movie is where the best young Hollywood brains have gone to bring flesh to their fantasies.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The message to take from Jodorowsky’s Dune: movies once had brains and balls, and lost them.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Hazel and Augustus will live in film lore because of the young actors who play them.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    You may leave the movie with Seussian anapests dancing in your happy head. Here's mine: A treat for the eye, an epic event/ This film is delightful, one hundred percent.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A savory cocktail with a bitter twist.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This film is as smart and funny as its topic and its stars.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Knightley embodies Anna as a girlish woman who has never felt erotic love; once smitten, she is raised to heavenly ecstasy before tumbling into the abyss of shame. It's a nervy performance, acutely attuned to the volcanic changes a naive creature must enjoy and endure on her first leap into mad passion. She helps make Anna Karenina an operatic romance worth singing about.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Seduction is more important than deduction in this chic display of star quality to the eighth power.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Directing with a cool, steady hand that renounces shaky-cam the way Fletcher would denounce rock ‘n roll, and getting strong performances from his two leads, Chazelle provides a potent metaphor for artistic ambition as both a religion and an addiction.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A tortured testament from a true believer.
    • Time
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The Avengers doesn't aim for transcendence, only for the juggler's skill of keeping the balls smoothly airborne, and in 3-D too (converted after production). At that it succeeds.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The Merchant-Ivory attention to period detail often seems like the movie equivalent of good penmanship. But here it accrues a kind of ethical eloquence.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A furiously time-looping joy ride and the smartest action film of the early summer season.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Rio
    If you don't go in panting for a Pixar-level masterpiece, you should have a blast at this cartoon carnaval.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The purity of Dequenne's performance inspires awe.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    So here's a tip for those attending this handsomely acted, epic-length little film. Ease into the sleaze, stare at the party animals, look but don't touch, and, oh, boogie all night. [October 6, 1997]
    • Time
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The Coens are artists too, and their cool dazzler is an elegy to a day when Hollywood could locate moral gravity in a genre film for grownups. [24 Sept 1990, p.83]
    • Time
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Well acted and acutely observed, the film doesn't try to be a conventionally satisfying coke-land action film.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A.I. will beguile some viewers, perplex others. Its vision is too capacious, its narrative route too extended, the shift in tone (from suburban domestic to rural nightmare to urban archaeology) too ornery to make the film a flat-out wowser of the E.T. stripe.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    In its pagan fervor, this is an almost religious experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Rescue Dawn is a tale of heroism untainted by political skepticism. In an age when U.S. soldiers are seen as villains or victims, the movie offers a GI who bravely, or madly, simply refuses to die.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Where can mass-moviegoers find release for their tenderer feelings? Only at dozens of inspirational sports movies, where guys (on screen and in the audience) get to cry and cheer and win. And, this weekend, at Spider-Man 3.
    • 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?
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Nettelbeck is a sharp observer of life's surprises, and Gedeck has an appraising, intelligent beauty. Her Martha is like the film: tart on the outside, sweet on the inside, with a delectable aftertaste.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    An enthralled and mostly enthralling guided tour of what Herzog describes as "one of the greatest art discoveries in the history of human culture."
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Like the virtual game he plays on us, the film is weird, it's addictive, and Lord, it's alive!
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It is pristinely acted; and its range and heart dwarf other summer films, so cogent is it about our common aches and dreams.

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