Olly Richards

Select another critic »
For 199 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 39% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 1 point lower than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Olly Richards' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Aladdin
Lowest review score: 20 Outlaw
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 71 out of 199
  2. Negative: 1 out of 199
199 movie reviews
    • 57 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Tom Hanks is more than enough to make this almost one-man show thrilling and heart-breaking. Prepare to weep. Doubly so if you’re a dog person.
    • 39 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    Further complicating the already indecipherable lore of the first film, The Boss Baby 2: Family Business is nice to look at but unfunny, unengaging and unintelligible. May it grow up soon.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It’s always fun, inventive and full of charm. If you have any concerns that Jason Reitman’s film might sully the legacy of his dad’s greatest creation, there’s nothing to be afraid of.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    A solid adaptation, even if its camp exuberance is a bit muted on the screen. It’s unlikely everybody will be talking about it, but its positivity is infectious.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    It might have worked better if it took itself a little less seriously.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    When Gunn took on Guardians Of The Galaxy, he turned nonsense into gold for Marvel. By giving The Suicide Squad the same sense of mischief and an equally surreal streak, he’s done the same for DC.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    The first film was so middle-of-the-road that most have probably forgotten it existed. Its sequel creates a more lasting impression, with vibrant animation and a wackadoodle sense of humour.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    If you thought the first Trolls movie was fine, you’ll probably find this fine too. It completely lives up to the watchable mediocrity of its predecessor.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Released at any time, The Platform, packed with ideas and moments to be endlessly debated, would have all the makings of a cult classic. Released in 2020, it is an astonishingly apt metaphor for our times.
    • 25 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    Maybe it’s fitting Playmobil: The Movie is old-fashioned, stiff and only suitable for those between the ages of four and ten, but it sure isn’t much fun.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    A sequel that feels less necessary than willed into being, but that doesn’t mean it’s not pleasantly entertaining. There are more fluffy animals than in the first movie, more set-pieces and about the same number of laughs.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    It’s impossible to overstate how much this film owes to Ryan Reynolds. Even if you don’t understand Pikachu’s world, everyone can understand a great joke superbly delivered.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    Efron gambles with his image, but he knows when to up the star power. It’s perhaps fitting that the film falls flat when he, playing a killer who loved the spotlight, leaves the screen.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Coogan and Reilly’s performances are among the best either has ever given. This film, which pays wonderfully funny tribute to two comic legends, richly deserves them.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Mary Poppins Returns has boundless creativity, stacks of charm and not a cynical second. If it’s not quite practically perfect, it comes close enough.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    One of von Trier’s most confrontingly horrible films is also one of his weakest. A story about a man disguising his lack of worthwhile contribution with violent self-interest is guilty of every point it’s making.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    For all his ambition, Serkis can’t find the right tone for Mowgli and it becomes a very confused beast, neither fun enough for all ages to enjoy nor complex enough to be the visceral, grown-up thriller he nudges at.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    Like Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody is three parts good but not terribly exciting, and one part absolute joyful, fabulous entertainment that makes you forget everything else around it.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A fascinating documentary that captures all the glamour and grubbiness of the 20th century’s most famous nightclub. All the thrill of being there with none of the hangover.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It’s way over the top in its style, which is a good thing, but grounded with realistic, loveable characters. This is a romcom milestone and the best thing to happen to the genre in years. It’s crazy good.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    The smart visual trickery lifts what might otherwise have been a fairly conventional thriller, but it also lets Chaganty say some interesting things about our online lives. Technophobes should stay away.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    If it’s surprisingly sweet-sounding subject matter for Albert Hughes’ first solo film, he treats it with respectful seriousness. It’s a family movie but one unafraid to show some very sharp teeth.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    It’s a promising idea that starts well, and although it starts to flounder by the end, Kunis and McKinnon do sterling work making sure it never completely runs out of energy.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    Zosia Mamet is the major selling point here. In a film that’s lovely but unlikely to prove memorable, she shows she can carry a film with immense charm.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    A sequel nobody needed, and very few demanded, but one that is nice to have anyway. Very daft and very childish and mostly very funny.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    An absolute treat of an interview with a man who has told other people’s stories wonderfully for decades and tells his own just as well.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    If you came for cute canines you’ll get them, but you’d get more entertainment from an hour of dog videos on YouTube.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    A well told, beautifully acted drama that offers nothing new but a comforting level of familiarity and cosiness.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    Ridiculous, of course, but not as ridiculous as it might have been. As much fun as it has with the idea of animals stomping cities to rubble, it seems shy of going completely over the top, and it’s the poorer for it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    As both teen comedy and mid-life crisis comedy it’s terrific. It feels honest and modern in a genre that so very often uses dick jokes and gross-outs to cover old-fashioned morals.

Top Trailers