Richard Corliss
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For 942 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 The Lives of Others
Lowest review score: 0 The Last Airbender
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 942
942 movie reviews
    • 61 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Jaden may have to carry the burden of family celebrity, even as he carries his new film. Expertly.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Writer Shane Black mines his thriller premise while musing on issues of identity and redemption; he also shaped the itchy camaraderie of Davis and Jackson.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Spinning in that wedding dress, or glaring in wary repose, Lawrence catches fire on screen.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Pacino seems to recall, from his early Michael Corleone days, the power of whispered menace.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Sleepy Hollow may be late for Halloween, but this trick is a real treat.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It has many of A Separation’s strengths — the acute observation of complex characters in a story that keeps unpacking surprises — but they have become familiar. They lack the revelatory wallop of the first film.
    • 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
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Elegant, thoughtful film.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    It's got power and depth, and two kings whose greatness is diluted by hubris, and a thrilling dragon fight, and the demon Grendel as a tortured outcast, and a naked monster who looks a lot like Angelina Jolie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Despite some rough edges and language, this is at heart a beguiling fantasy of comradeship.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    If the Unbroken needle stops at Impressive and doesn’t quite rise to Enthralling, it’s because Jolie stints on exploring the doubts that tortured Louis nearly as much as Watanabe’s punishments did, and whose details so enriched Hillenbrand’s biography.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Elia Suleiman's Divine Intervention is a cure for nagging ethnic generalities. This Palestinian sort-of-comedy has a sly wit that amuses and disturbs in equal, salubrious measure.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Fast, witty, glamorous, with thrill piling on giggle atop gasp. [11 June 1990, p.85]
    • Time
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The impact of this sisterhood fable on viewers should be as warm and rapturous as Olaf the snowman’s dream of summer. Child, teen or septuagenarian, you’ll warm to Frozen.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The film doesn't scale Shakespearean heights, but it does give its star a nicely gnarled ogre to play.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    John Wells's The Company Men is a juicy, judicious drama, and one of the few current movies to address an issue that affects many of the people who will see it - or, because reality is too depressing, avoid it.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    McConaughey's fans might be shocked to see him in this role - more likely, they'd skip the opportunity - but they ought to give his performance a shot. The dimpled demon lover proves he can be just as seductive playing Texas's creepiest, craziest cop.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Spielberg has energized each frame with allusive legerdemain and an intelligent density of images and emotions.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    By the end, the canniest viewers may not be fooled, but--and you can believe this--they may be mesmerized.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Everything that happens in Happy Feet Two is good-to-great.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Bad 25 is an intimate view of a performer at his peak in the intense splendor of creativity.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Visually the most ravishing and complex Pixar movie, Brave evokes memories of Walt Disney's early experiments with the multiplane camera, but with the more persuasive intricacies available to CGI artists.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This is no breathless film fantasy; its pulse is stately, contemplative. But anyone who has keen eyes and an open heart will surely go soaring and crashing with the lovers lost in Malick's exotic, erotic new world.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    A ghost story, a bustling action-adventure and an example of the comedy tour-de-farce, in which the star validates his virtuosity by appearing in a plethora of funny disguises.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This is your basic, and very enjoyable, Disney princess musical, an empowerment tale to teach bright, dreamy girls how to grow to maturity - and outgrow the adults in charge.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    This high-IQ sermon is long but never lazy. Renouncing his tendency to make every movie take emotional flight, Spielberg sticks to the story as Kushner has artfully compressed it. Lincoln is brain food and, at another pivotal moment in American political history, an instructive feast.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    With Interstellar, Nolan’s reach occasionally exceeds his grasp. That’s fine: These days, few other filmmakers dare reach so high to stretch our minds so wide.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The cast is uniformly superb, and Marc Forster's attentive direction gives proper weight to each perplexing emotion. Strip away the strident melodrama, and you have this season's moodiest, most adult love story.
    • Time
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    Samantha Morton, as Emmet's "mute orphan half-wit" of a girlfriend, is the sweet revelation. Rarely has a performer mined such complex and potent emotion from such simple materials: a smile, a shrug, an attentive winsomeness.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 80 Richard Corliss
    The tense verbal comedy of Mattie's early negotiation with a Fort Smith merchant should win you over to this movie's high linguistic wit. If not, you may as well slip out of the theater and into "Little Fockers."

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