Richard Corliss

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For 967 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 4.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Apocalypse Now Redux
Lowest review score: 0 Untraceable
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 97 out of 967
967 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Van Damme has been known as a martial-arts legend, movie star and pain in the ass. But never an actor -- until now.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    This is the animated film as art film. Coraline doesn't try to ingratiate; it just looms, like a cemetery gate, daring curious souls to tiptoe in and fend for themselves.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The picture is worth catching for the delicate and toxic nuances of Rudd's performance. And one of its funniest corollaries is that it shows how hilarious and instructive a star this perennial supporting player can be.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Any sentient viewer will be able to predict every lumpy twist of this ludicrous, fitfully enjoyable movie.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    As transparent as this device is, Angels has elemental satisfactions in its blend of movie genre that could appeal to wide segments of the audience.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Another crowd-pleasing, expert-babysitting vaudeville turn.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    A feel-good ending is mandatory, even in a comedy like this, which promises to be transgressive because it's the first major-studio job for a director with an underground reputation for being crazy-bold.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Because the emotional drama is so one-sided, I just can't love you.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Brothers isn't up there in the empyrean of classic movies, but it is a solid drama -- about a family at war with itself.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    When else has the obscenity of child murder been the cause of such gravity and grace?
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    It proves that, at the end, he was still a thriller. Fans and doubters alike can look at the gentle, driven singer-dancer at the center of this up-close document and say admiringly, This was him.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    We should hail a movie that recalls creepy political thrillers of the mid-'70s, back when some films were made for grownups and the comfortable catharsis of a happy ending was not required -- think of the panoramically cryptic worldview of "The Parallax View" and "Three Days of the Condor," and of course, "Chinatown."
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    As to the chief complaint about Clash of the Titans -- that the movie stinks -- what can I say? I liked it. This is a full-throttle action-adventure, played unapologetically straight.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    A fine copy.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    No masterpiece, Persia is fun for exactly as long as it takes to sit through it.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    On the way to this predictable conclusion, the movie offers plenty of smart entertainment. You'd be a schmuck to miss it.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Watching the film is like reading Playboy for the articles.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Like some silly summer song that can't be shaken from the mind, this is a catchy enterprise, no better than it tries to be and no less funny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    In Rapace, it has an actress who brings a memorable literary character to indelible movie life, as Vivien Leigh did for Scarlett O'Hara.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The perfect summation of Hollywood at this moment - an apotheosis of American male infantilism - and, on its own, a most likable mess.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    I finally surrendered to the script's breezy intelligence and the movie's relatively mature sensibility. As for Emma Stone, she didn't have to win me over. She conquered me from the first A.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Documentaries don't fly on figures, or even controversial arguments; they come to life with real, engaging people. And when this freakumentary hooks up with Urail King, it gets an A.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    So here's my second and final verdict on the movie: it's as captivating as its heroine.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The movie will divide some Eastwood fans, conquer others. The naysayers will be grateful that, from this healthy, workaholic actor-director, there is always the promise of a good movie - if not here, then hereafter.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Knoxville and his team bring a defiant cheerfulness to their venture; the gang's idiocy is both self-aware and somehow innocent. Their gags have the anachronistic simplicity of pre-CGI stunts, when daredevils risked their lives to make an audience go "Wow!"
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Yeah, well, I still like the film.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    I wish I found The Illusionist as pleasing to sit through (twice) as to write about. I'm glad there's a "new" "Tati" film to add to his small, important body of work, yet I wish that the creator of "The Triplets of Belleville" had made a true Chomet film instead. I'll be waiting for that, with a hope to be found nowhere in this handsome, airless movie.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Wright's performance is the key to a movie that pulses with the sick thrill of historical discovery. The Conspirator reminds us that. when we surrendered so many of our Constitutional rights and judgments after 9/11, it wasn't the first time.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Existing in a self-contained universe, Scream 4 is its own remake (Screamake), sequel (shriekquel), parody and critique. Thus it taunts and pleases audiences, mocks and justifies itself and makes any review redundant.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    At its best moments, Thor weaves a spot of magic from the complex science of $150-million fantasy-film technology.

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