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 Flags of Our Fathers
Lowest review score: 0 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 92 out of 942
942 movie reviews
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    So, for those of you who were wondering if a great TV show could top itself at feature-film length, the good news is that The Simpsons did it! But "South Park" did it first.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Sexy, funny, sad and defiantly romantic, Feast of Love is the rare movie to cuddle up to.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A picture about war and politics that has manages to be both rational and inspirational. It is also the year's funniest smart movie.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Some of us knows that there's an American style -- best displayed in the big, smart, kid-friendly epic -- that few other cinemas even aspire to, and none can touch. When it works, as it does here, it rekindles even a cynic's movie love. So cheers to Downey, Favreau and the Iron Man production company. They don't call it Marvel for nothing.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The new picture provides a master coursed in cunning visual art and ultra-satisfying entertainment.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    If the film is just as strange and endearing as its glowing protagonist -- and it is -- that's because the director and co-writer (with Mignola) is Guillermo del Toro, 43, who has the wildest imagination and grandest ambitions of anybody in modern movies.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    No film with an ambition this large, and achievement this impressive, can be anything but exhilarating, a vital affirmation of the creative process.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Embrace the movie -- surely the most vivid and persuasive creation of a fantasy world ever seen in the history of moving pictures -- as a total sensory, sensuous, sensual experience.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Tom Ford -- the Texas-born fashion designer who for a decade was the creative director at Gucci -- financed this first feature himself. The producer couldn't have hired a smarter director.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Kick-Ass moves with such bloody assurance that you'd be forgiven for not seeing how smart it is. But smart it is. Smart, important and deadly.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A contemplative crime drama with a high startlement quotient.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a survival manual turned into an existential prison-break movie; it cuts deep and, at its ecstatic climax, soars high.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It's a cagey delight, and an imposing feature directorial debut for one of Britain's TV stalwarts.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    The Trip may have familiar elements - it's pretty much "My Dinner With Andre" pinned to the plot of Alexander Payne's "Sideways" - but the badinage provides an immediate and lasting kick, as well as the spectacle of two champion combatants at the top of their game.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It is indeed impressive; and we mean not just this solid, satisfying final film - in which the Potter saga reaches its climax, if not quite its emotional apex - but the entirety of producer David Heyman's blockbuster franchise.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Matthews brings to The Interrupters what every terrific documentary needs: an out-of-nowhere personality with the same magnetic watchability as any Hollywood star.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    His performance is a canny portrait of leadership - part genius, part crazy guts, part dumb luck - and worthy of moving Pitt up to the playoff round of Oscar finalists for Best Actor. We'd put money on it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Miss Bala is a tragedy rendered with the savviest, moviewise virtuosity. A young woman's despair, and a nation's, was never so damned entertaining.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A documentary as vivid as any horror film, as heartbreaking as any Oscar-worthy drama.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Solondz's most waywardly endearing film - his gentlest triumph.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Repressing its rage to tell an important story, The Invisible War identifies soldiers who are true heroes because they dared to fight for justice.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Frankenweenie has that youthful verve and the ghoulishness of strange kids who will some day be eccentric creators. This movie is an attic experiment for its makers to be proud of and for audiences to cherish.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A canny director and a top star decided to dig deep to find the core of a compromised hero. And when they reach that center of gravity, Flight soars.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Side Effects virtually demands a three-word review: Just see it.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a test, requiring rapt concentration and acute attention, and repaying a hundredfold. For spectators dulled by the midget movies of an arrtstically timid era, the film may be a chore. For those on Malick’s rarified wavelength, it’s a wonder.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    A devious mind game, Trance is also the most entertaining smart movie so far this year.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    This is a bold, drastic and utterly persuasive inhabiting of a doomed fighter by a performer who has graduated from the shirtless rom-com Romeo of the last decade to indie-film actor du jour.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Smaug is different: a really good movie, superior to the first in that it brings its characters to rambunctious life.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    It is vigorous, subtle, thematically daring, visually gorgeous.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 90 Richard Corliss
    Darren Aronofsky brings wild ambition and thrilling artistry to one of the Old Testament’s best-known, most dramatic, least plausible stories — Noah and the ark — with Russell Crowe infusing the role of God’s first seaman and zookeeper with all his surly majesty.

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