Richard Corliss

Richard Corliss

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Richard Corliss's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% The Sacrifice (1986) "In The Sacrifice, the cryptic Tarkovsky style helps create a towering cathedral. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 4, 2015
89% Mad Max (1979) "[The] film has been consigned to the grind houses, where audiences are responding as Miller wants them to. From there Mad Max will find its way to the film schools and revival houses, where its tough-gutted intelligence may be appreciated. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted May 11, 2015
89% Fresh (1994) "[Fresh is] made with a subtle precision that suggests a Vermeer landscape of the ninth circle of hell. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2015
92% Ex Machina (2015) "The year's most seductive high-IQ drama. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2015
81% Furious 7 (2015) "It's an enormous, steroidal blast, and as much ingenious fun as a blockbuster can be. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 1, 2015
29% Get Hard (2015) "Laughter trumps political fairness; and Get Hard made me laugh at, and with, situations I hadn't thought could tickle me. The movie has a warm heart beating under its seemingly scabrous shell. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 25, 2015
18% Serena (2015) "Filmed in 2012 and finally limping into theaters like a glamorous zombie, the movie has star wattage but zero emotional voltage. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 19, 2015
30% Insurgent (2015) "With its repeat itinerary, Insurgent is less a sequel than a remake. The movie has an ordinary middle-chapter scenario, and less The Empire Strikes Back than Attack of the Clones. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2015
85% Cinderella (2015) "Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a "classic" animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right -- for now and, happily, ever after. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2015
82% Talk Radio (1988) "Stone wants more. In Salvador and Platoon he found drama to match his message; here he must invent tragedy to suit his spleen. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 13, 2015
97% The Crying Game (1992) "In a style of agitated naturalism, Jordan examines poignant matters of life and death, sex and friendship, duty and loyalty, freedom and bondage, manhood and womanhood and all the ambiguous areas in between. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2015
57% Focus (2015) "The mix of longtime star and minx on the rise is one tasty element in the success of a movie that approaches the modest goals and effortless allure of a 60-year-old Hitchcock. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 27, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Creating a genteel R-rated film from a very X-rated book is like making a Mamma Mia! movie without the songs. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2015
77% Fury (2014) "Pitt, who at 50 still looks great with his shirt off, has the gruff charisma to play a dauntless soldier with killer courage and a vestigial streak of humanity. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
89% Obvious Child (2014) "Robespierre's direction of the many fine actors she assembled is assured, her sense of pacing nicely loose-limbed. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
98% Citizenfour (2014) "Poitras' movie works even better as a horror picture -- perfect for Halloween week. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
91% Locke (2014) "[Hardy's performance is] the reason you'd see Locke, and the reason you may remember it fondly, long after the ride ends. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
80% The Theory of Everything (2014) "The film both adheres to and gently upends the conventions of the Great Man genre. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "On the high-quality scale set by the Disney animated features in their latest Renaissance, this one doesn't quite measure up. But Big Hero 6 is sure to entertain millions of smart kids and their escort parents. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
90% The Imitation Game (2014) "The "action" here is Turing tinkering with his machine. Or simply thinking -- which, as Cumberbatch portrays it, is adventure of the highest order. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 4, 2015
98% Mr. Turner (2014) "Epic in breadth and length (2 1/2 hours), and gorgeously photographed (digitally) by Bill Pope, Mr. Turner is intimate in incident. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Grand isn't good enough a word for this Budapest Hotel. Great is more like it. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
72% American Sniper (2015) "It's a gritty, confident portrait of a man whose life may have been somewhat messier than this Hollywood version. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
99% Selma (2015) "If not quite in quality then certainly in import and impact, this is the film of the year - of 1965 and perhaps of 2014. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
27% Annie (2014) "A teeter-totter between O.K. and Meh. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2014
51% Unbroken (2014) "Jolie has made a grand, solid movie of the Zamperini story, but O'Connell is the part of Unbroken that was truly worth the wait. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2014
72% Big Eyes (2014) "The Keane story is a rich parable that deserves either a wilder or a more acute telling than Burton provides here. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2014
51% The Interview (2014) "Maybe you will love The Interview - if you can ever see the movie - as much as some people hate or fear it. But if you're hoping for any cogent political satire here, then the joke's on you. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2014
10% Revolution (1985) "[A] solemn, incoherent, brown film. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 17, 2014
61% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "If The Hobbit doesn't equal the achievement of Jackson's earlier Middle-earth movies -- and, honestly, what could? -- it is still, in sum, a thrilling effort. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2014
98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) "It's a foolproof scheme for picture making: take the plot elements of favorite movies, paint the concoction with bright colors so it looks like the zazziest customized car, set it running at NASCAR speed, and you have How to Train Your Dragon. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2014
90% Tangled (2010) "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. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 8, 2014
29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "I wish I could put as little thought into writing about Dumb and Dumber To as the Farrelly brothers did in making it. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2014
93% Blue Velvet (1986) "Lynch and his film will surely be reviled, but as an experiment in expanding cinema's dramatic and technical vocabulary, Blue Velvet demands respect. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 14, 2014
65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "The two-hour foot-soldier slog through Mockingjay Part 1 forces audiences into mostly wasteful waiting for something special to happen. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2014
77% Rosewater (2014) "The virtue of this movie is its commitment to political ambiguity and emotional truth. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 13, 2014
95% Nightcrawler (2014) "A mesmerizing cipher, Lou is a spiritual descendant of Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, and of the withholding protagonists in the existential French crime films of Robert Bresson and Jean-Pierre Melville " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2014
41% Horns (2014) "Anyone could imagine the better, cleaner, more coherent 90-min. film at the core of Horns: the one about the physics of apparent demonic possession. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 30, 2014
72% Interstellar (2014) "Double-domed and defiantly serious, Interstellar is a must-take ride with a few narrative bumps. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2014
85% John Wick (2014) "Action movies are about movement, and John Wick pursues that goal with remorseless verve. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 27, 2014
55% White Bird in a Blizzard (2014) "Beyond the prurient, there's not much of interest in this dour portrait of middle-class family values. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2014
92% Birdman (2014) "Birdman represents not just Keaton's fictional apologia but also his defiant, nearly heroic comeback. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
89% Wetlands (2014) "Even if Wetlands were far less entertaining, it would still be a calling card for Juri's star-is-born performance. The beguiled viewer watches her and thinks, "Bingo!" " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
39% Tusk (2014) "Nice as it would be to herald Tusk as a return to Smith's bold early period, the movie has a lurching tone and an airless atmosphere. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "Once in awhile, a reviewer's darkest suspicions about a film butt up against a sneaky pleasure in its incidental epiphanies. I confess to being conflicted. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
31% Men, Women & Children (2014) "Men, Women & Children attempts to achieve the tone of Reitman's early films, pirouetting between behavioral levity and dark melodrama, yet it often falls flat. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
73% Inherent Vice (2015) "Never quite transcending the sum of its agreeably disparate parts, IV is less groovy than gnarled and goofy, but in a studied way. Call it an acquired taste with a kinky savor. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
90% The Guest (2014) "The Guest ravels smartly; and, after too many herky-jerky entries in the faux-found-footage subgenre, it's nice to see a scare film with a pearly visual style, which gives the enterprise the patina of both elegance and plausibility. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
88% The Good Lie (2014) "If a moviegoer can't cry for the great tragedy of these Sudanese children, and be touched by their small victories, then who on earth deserves our tears and cheers? " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
89% The Drop (2014) "You have to sit through the slow parts to savor the cool parts. The movie's little surprise is that you didn't waste your time watching it; you were just being primed for an explosion of low volume and high impact. " ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 16, 2014
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