Richard Corliss

Richard Corliss

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
Film Comment Magazine , Time Canada , TIME Magazine
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
676

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
19% Transcendence (2014) " Clever ideas early on go rogue, or go missing, in the gallop toward an action-film climax that then, perversely, doesn't materialize. The movie's intelligence is artificial, its affect solemn." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 17, 2014
47% Rio 2 (2014) " Even when it's coarse and calculating, this is an eager entertainment machine that will keep the kids satisfied. Just don't tell them that the Rio movies are musical comedies about an avian genocide." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 10, 2014
85% Under the Skin (2014) " Under the Skin falls in love with its bleak monotony. It is a melodrama with all the thrills surgically excised." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2014
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) " The Winter Soldier is no labored treatise on political science; it fulfills all the expectations of a Marvel movie. But this time the danger doesn't emanate from a fantasy villain like Neutron or an imaginary realm like Asgard." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2014
77% Noah (2014) " Aronofsky brings wild ambition and thrilling artistry to one of the Old Testament's best-known, most dramatic, least plausible stories... with Russell Crowe infusing the role of God's first seaman and zookeeper with all his surly majesty." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2014
76% Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) " Thurman is the one blast of the life force in this handsome, sometimes funny, oddly remote film." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 21, 2014
98% Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) " The message to take from Jodorowsky's Dune: movies once had brains and balls, and lost them." — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 20, 2014
23% Need For Speed (2014) " This is cinema reduced or distilled to its purest definition, of movies that move" — TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2014
60% Non-Stop (2014) " Why demand logic of an action movie released in February, when audiences just want a nice, bumpy ride?" — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 28, 2014
88% The Wind Rises (2014) " It is vigorous, subtle, thematically daring, visually gorgeous." — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 20, 2014
33% The Monuments Men (2014) " Rather than juicing each element to blockbuster volume, Clooney has delivered it in the tone of a memorial lecture, warm and ambling, given by one of the distinguished academics he put in his movie." — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2014
96% The Lego Movie (2014) " Take the kids to The LEGO Movie - the funniest, cleverest, most exhaustingly exhilarating animated feature in ages - then leave them to play with their toys and see it again for your own wicked amusement." — TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 6, 2014
33% Labor Day (2014) " Suddenly Labor Day is not a movie but a Harlequin book cover, and Frank is a felonious Fabio." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 30, 2014
95% Stranger by the Lake (2014) " A cautionary tale about finding love with an improper stranger." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 24, 2014
56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) " The year's first movie with a three-digit IQ." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014
18% Ride Along (2014) " This is a movie you keep watching only from lethargy." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014
39% Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) " Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2014
54% Oblivion (2013) " In space, Jack hopes, someone may hear you dream. But in a movie theater, no one will see you yawn." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 31, 2013
76% The Invisible Woman (2013) " A delicate counterpoise of passion and restraint, The Invisible Woman is a major work in a minor key." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 26, 2013
76% Lone Survivor (2014) " That these events actually happened doesn't necessarily make it plausible or powerful in a movie, or keep it from seeming like convenient propaganda." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 26, 2013
50% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) " Mitty pays tribute to people who cherish the past and, in the face of extinction, are devoted to preserving it." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 24, 2013
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) " Wine connoisseurs would call this a new Burgundy with an old bouquet." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2013
19% Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas (2013) " The one fascination of A Madea Christmas is how little care the country's most popular and powerful indie filmmaker takes in shaping his own material." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2013
79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) " The picture finally succeeds as the kind of fantasy that its two main characters consorted in, individually and, on one project, together." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2013
74% The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013) " The Desolation of Smaug satisfies both as a Saturday-matinee serial and as a tempting fanfare for the climactic There and Back Again, due next December." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 10, 2013
79% 8 Women (8 Femmes) (2002) " Seduction is more important than deduction in this chic display of star quality to the eighth power." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 9, 2013
84% Gremlins (1984) " A wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2013
93% American Hustle (2013) " Reveling in its '70s milieu and in the eternal abrasion of sexy women and covetous men, American Hustle is an urban eruption of flat-out fun - the sharpest, most exhilarating comedy in years." — TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 5, 2013
42% Oldboy (2013) " A vivid yet academic remake, this Oldboy is shorter, leaner and lesser." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 29, 2013
89% Frozen (2013) " It's great to see Disney returning to its roots and blooming anew: creating superior musical entertainment that draws on the Walt tradition of animation splendor and the verve of Broadway present." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 25, 2013
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) " Spinning in that wedding dress, or glaring in wary repose, Lawrence catches fire on screen. She'll make a superb La Pasionaria when Panem has a real war in the Mockingjay films." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 20, 2013
60% Ender's Game (2013) " While the picture loses some plot tension by assuring the viewer that Ender is basically an okay kid, it gains by showing the growth of the boy into his destiny as "the One."" — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2013
78% Brave (2012) " By the climax, at which all right-thinking viewers will have dissolved in a puddle of warm appreciation, the new Pixar film has earned two cheers and a big bear hug." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2013
94% The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1998) " A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013
46% The Book Thief (2013) " Judicious and well acted, with some fine details of human strength and frailty. But its ultimate asset may be to lead young audiences back to the book ..." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 8, 2013
65% Thor: The Dark World (2013) " The clutter makes your head feel like it's about to explode - and not in a good way, with wonders upon wonders. Instead it seems like arcana that might show up on the midterm final: the next Marvel movie." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 7, 2013
82% Excalibur (1981) " Give Boorman credit for the loopy grandeur of his imagery and imaginings, for the sweet smell of excess, for his heroic gamble that a movie can dare to trip over its pretensions -- and still fly." — TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 6, 2013
69% About Time (2013) " The film left me feeling simultaneously amused and used. Could Richard Curtis go back in time and make a slightly less strenuously adorable movie?" — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2013
90% Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013) " The film is like a tough exam that everybody aced. The director, the actresses, the moviegoer - we all deserve a très bien." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 25, 2013
94% Her (2014) " With his new movie her... Jonze creates the splendid anachronism of a movie romance that is laugh-and-cry and warm all over, totally sweet and utterly serious." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 24, 2013
37% The Fifth Estate (2013) " This is the film equivalent of celebrity journalism. Which, some would say, is no journalism at all." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 17, 2013
93% Captain Phillips (2013) " Greengrass floods the moviegoer's eye with enormous amounts of assimilable detail. Those gifts are on offer here too, but in a scenario lacking in suspense." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2013
87% 28 Days Later (2003) " The movie's craft makes the dread of a killer virus contagious: viewers may feel they have come down with a case of secondhand SARS or sympathetic monkeypox." — TIME Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2013
82% Prisoners (2013) " Prisoners has got more pedigree than a Westminster dog-show winner. It's just not very good. In fact, it's worse than not-very-good; it's could've-been-really-good-and-isn't." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 20, 2013
86% Only Lovers Left Alive (2014) " Less a drama than a miniature double portrait, Jarmusch's film creates two people whose joy, not pain, is to be together forever. C'est l'amour." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
46% Child Of God (2014) " So, did all that industry pay off? With Child of God (pictured), from Cormac McCarthy's 1973 novel, the answer has to be: Eh. " — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " In the epic form of 12 Years a Slave, his most approachable, emotional film, McQueen escalates the tension. " — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
84% Joe (2014) " Rough-hewn and sometimes too garrulous, Joe may not be quite the equal of Green's earlier films. But it's nicely judged and, like Joe's bad dreams, can't be ignored. " — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 13, 2013
94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " If the camera occasionally suffers a fashionable case of the jitters, the movie transcends its agitated verismo to impart dramatic and behavioral truth." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2013
64% August: Osage County (2013) " Among Wells' actors, six have earned Oscars or Oscar nominations, and most of the others deserved to somewhere along the line. As a company, they're swell here." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2013
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