Richard Corliss

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For 952 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 4.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Corliss' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 67
Highest review score: 100 Russian Ark
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 93 out of 952
952 movie reviews
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Though this Nick and Norah have a lot more angst, they're just as worth watching, admiring and cuddling up to.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    An epic-size, largely entertaining parable of repression and awakening.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Kurylenko, a lovely Russian-Ukrainian hybrid who is oddly duskied up to look vaguely Latina, is a whiz at raising Quantum's temperature and gradually luring Bond out of his stolid shell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    It’s as if von Trier shot the main scenes while in one of his famous depressive funks, then edited the film in a more cheerful, impish mood. At times, the tantalizing mixture of sexual neurosis and wayward humor in this memoir of a woman of pleasure suggests a collision between "Fanny Hill" and "Annie Hall."
    • 66 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    So appealing is Gordon-Levitt that, for great stretches of his new movie, I suspended my disapproval of his character and just went with the nonstop flow. He almost persuaded me that the film is, if not a premium rush, then an economy high.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The Ides of March says that American politics, no less than Italian, is a beachfront property with sharks surfing the waves. That makes this skeptical, savory movie a fitting offering from Hollywood's suavest ambassador to Venice and the world.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The movie is best seen as straightforward, sometimes harrowing melodrama, packed with mistaken identities, beautiful villains, a kindly tourist who can outrace the bad guys, and a lost little girl whom the film brazenly sends onto a highway full of speeding cars. It's as if Dakota Fanning had wandered onto the streets of Ronin.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Savages isn't great cinema, but it's a very alive movie about people who probably ought to be dead.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The film bubbles with acid wit, in the tradition of Billy Wilder and Preston Sturges, while simmering with the ache of lust pursued and love lost.
    • 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.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Best to savor The Grifters for its handsome design -- the picture looks as clean as a Hockney landscape -- and its juicy performances. [11 Feb 1991]
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    While trading on viewers’ familiarity with the series’ venerable fetishes (a cheer rises at the sight of Bond’s old Aston Martin and the sound of Monty Norman’s guitar theme from Dr. No), Skyfall has the life, grandeur and gravity of a satisfying, stand-alone entertainment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Director Peter Berg cannily hypes the tension and the sentiment in the only one of the current Middle East political movies designed to appeal to the action crowd. Hard truths are absorbed while stuff blows up.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Not quite in the class of the first film, Underworld 4 is still the most enlightened girl-power film of the week, nosing out Gina Carano's "Haywire" by the length of Pinocchio's proboscis.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Wahlberg could be the actor that action movies have been looking for since Sly, Arnold, Harrison, Bruce, Jackie and Jean-Claude -- all in their 50s or 60s -- got too old to execute the leg lifts necessary to kick bad guys in the butt.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    The humor is gross-out but inoffensive, since it's rooted in whimsy, not malice. Smith finesses the sophomore jinx with sophomoric high jinks. [6 Nov 1995]
    • Time
    • 79 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    When it gets going, it’s a pretty fine movie.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    In a movie era remarkable for its reluctance to dramatize erotic intimacy, Shame merits praise for the dark energy of its sexual encounters.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Manages to make its point--that we are all impaired, short on that rarest quality, common sense--without being imprisoned by its complex format.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Another crowd-pleasing, expert-babysitting vaudeville turn.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    Not a great film but a warm one that pushes the viewer's emotional buttons so deftly it feels like a massage. My guess is that you will laugh and cry at all appropriate moments. Resistance is futile.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    In an era when films reduce the aged to comic cranks, Rifkin is heroic--the Lear of grumpy old men.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    A British romantic comedy with not much inside its pretty head but the spinning out of an ancient Hollywood riddle.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    It parades a screen chemistry rarely seen since the original Butch and Sundance.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 70 Richard Corliss
    For all its superpower simplifications, White Nights has discovered in Baryshnikov a keen and passionate movie hero. Giggle at the film's naiveté; then feast on Misha and dance down the steppes.

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