Olly Richards

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For 178 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 0.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Olly Richards' Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 63
Highest review score: 100 Stoker
Lowest review score: 20 Outlaw
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 178
  2. Negative: 1 out of 178
178 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    The animals are cute and Gleeson is extremely game. What keeps Peter from Paddington-style delight is a self-conscious need to distance itself from its source material.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A story with all the qualities of a classic LA noir is given a very effective spin by transposing it to politically charged Cairo. It’s angry, frustrated and thrilling.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    Describe it and this sounds completely weird and a bit creepy, like some extremely niche fetish porn with a budget. Watch it and it’s magical; fantastic in all senses. It’s the biggest risk of del Toro’s career and it could not have paid off more.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    It’s a classy weepy with some killer dialogue, but Bening is the big sell here. Given one of the juiciest roles of her career, she makes every moment count.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A very smart take on the stalker movie, which resists easy laughs for harder truths, and might make you think twice the next time you’re lining up a photo for social media.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    Paddington 2 is every bit as enchanting as the first, perhaps even more so, but it feels arbitrary to pick a winner. The film is a pure delight, as sweet and sharp as, well, marmalade, really.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Olly Richards
    A film that’s at once light, joyful and emotionally devastating, with deeply affecting central performances. A full-hearted romantic masterpiece.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    Una
    It’s a film to see for the performances, which are faultless, but while it’s sometimes riveting this play has been awkwardly translated to screen.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    Even if the film takes a moment to sheepishly acknowledge its more offensive gags, it’s still asking for laughs from them.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    Innately sweet, due to the high number of fluffy animals, but it has the gloopy emotion and silly plotting of a Nicholas Sparks novel. Nicholas Barks, if you will.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    To call it the most important movie of the year so far makes it sound possibly rather worthy. That’s not true at all. Get Out is a comment on a highly complex situation that’s also a total blast.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    A Hitchcockian Poltergeist meets Single White Female, it's exactly as confused as that sounds, but just as intriguing. Stewart shows she’s now one of the most interesting actresses of her generation.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 40 Olly Richards
    It’s glossy and at times goofily funny, mostly thanks to Johnson’s subtle comic skills, but the novelty of this messy relationship is really beginning to wear off.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    A sturdy by-the-numbers legal drama that really belongs on the small screen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    Jackie does what the very best biopics should: it makes you view someone you’ve seen countless times as if you were seeing them anew.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A very strong debut by writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig deals with all the usual teenage concerns — dating, family, school — in a way that tries to go beyond genre cliché, with a heroine who is often unlikeable but always believable.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    Eastwood’s message that no good deed goes unpunished feels misplaced, but for the crash sequences and Hanks’ turn it’s worthwhile. But for goodness’ sake, don’t watch it on a plane.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 80 Olly Richards
    A Molotov cocktail of laughs and anger, Chi-Raq is a powerful state of a nation address. The result is the most creatively exciting Lee has been in a decade.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 60 Olly Richards
    If you’ve asked yourself why on earth there needs to be a movie about Troll dolls, this doesn’t really provide a strong answer, yet for all its awkwardness and fluff-brained logic, its enthusiasm is infectious.

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