Richard Corliss

Richard Corliss

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
Film Comment Magazine , Time Canada , TIME Magazine
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Circle
Total Reviews:
720

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
88% The Skeleton Twins (2014) " The characters and their anxieties are for the most part nicely judged. " — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 12, 2014
80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) " As the gags pile up remorselessly, and the viewer strains to keep up with the story line and the cutting subtext, a furious but benign apnea takes hold. You can't enjoy a good long laugh because you'll miss too much." — TIME Magazine
Posted Sep 2, 2014
75% Yol (The Way) (1982) " Güney is a firebrand of his country's intellectual left. His films -- slow, ruminative, defiantly indigenous -- smolder with an ideologue's indignation and a poet's ironic compassion." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 26, 2014
40% Life After Beth (2014) " Plaza, whose wide-eyed stare suggests a zombie as painted by Margaret Keane, plausibly navigates Beth's journey into full-throttle Linda Blair demonic dementia." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2014
37% If I Stay (2014) " You may wonder how Moretz landed in the Cartoonistan of this dewy melodrama, and chalk it up to alien abduction. Yet she almost convinces you, solely on the power of her commitment." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 21, 2014
86% Altered States (1980) " It opens at fever pitch and then starts soaring -- into genetic fantasy, into a precognitive dream of delirium and delight." — TIME Magazine
Posted Aug 16, 2014
78% Get On Up (2014) " Incarnating James Brown in all his ornery uniqueness, [Boseman] deserves a Pulitzer, a Nobel and instant election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2014
84% Scarface (1983) " It is a serious, often hilarious peek under the rock where nightmares strut in $800 suits and Armageddon lies around the next twist of treason." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 30, 2014
18% And So It Goes (2014) " And So It Goes may touch the frayed heartstrings of some older viewers, but it's pretty bad - the failed attempt to Heimlich a venerable movie genre." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
66% Lucy (2014) " The summer's best, coolest, juiciest, smartest action movie." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2014
0% Staying Alive (1983) " As always Travolta is urban gorgeous and very charming. The rest of the film is neither." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 24, 2014
18% Sex Tape (2014) " Preposterous yet boring. Sex Tape doesn't fall off the cliff of competence so much as it executes a slow, agonized mudslide of failed intentions." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 17, 2014
90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) " When it gets going, it's a pretty fine movie." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2014
99% Boyhood (2014) " Boyhood shimmers with unforced reality. It shows how an ordinary life can be reflected in an extraordinary movie." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 10, 2014
14% Howard the Duck (1986) " The movie is too scuzzy to beguile children, too infantile to appeal to adults." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2014
5% The Avengers (1998) " Some bad movies are bold outrages; many others become hits. This one hasn't the juice to be either." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 8, 2014
24% Tammy (2014) " [It] could be an artifact from some alternate universe: the creatures there resemble Earthlings but have an entirely different and debased idea of what's funny." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jul 2, 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) " Nothing coheres. Movies usually try to come together at the end; this one falls apart. If that's Bay intention, then cinema has finally entered its Age of Extinction." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 26, 2014
66% The Rover (2014) " Michôd not only stints on the big backstory but is sometimes weak on story." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2014
53% Jersey Boys (2014) " Why is the Jersey Boys film a turgid botch?" — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 19, 2014
20% I Love Trouble (1994) " Julia Roberts is the oddest of star commodities in Hollywood: a Lamborghini that few people know how to drive." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 17, 2014
84% 22 Jump Street (2014) " Nearly two hours of rationalizing repetition, even by winking at it, can get wearying." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 12, 2014
79% Pretty in Pink (1986) " First-Timer Howard Deutch is a nice surprise too. His precise, unexploitative direction is sympathetic to the awkward pauses in teen talk, to the mopery of first love, to the suicidal bravado of words spoken in heat." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 9, 2014
80% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) " Hazel and Augustus will live in film lore because of the young actors who play them." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2014
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) " Only toward the climax, when the live/die/repeat cycle is abandoned, does Edge of Tomorrow go logy. But it's two-thirds of a sensational ride -- one you can ride over and over without buying additional tickets." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 4, 2014
91% Diner (1982) " The film is wonderfully cast and played." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
78% Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) " Screen dreams are strangest and strongest when they hit close to home. In Terence Davies' searing [Distant Voices, Still Lives]... mystery resides in the vision of his mother, magically poised on the hall sill, washing the outside windows." — TIME Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2014
93% Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004) " The latest and loveliest alternative universe created by Charlie Kaufman, America's most -- we should probably say only -- intellectually provocative screenwriter." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 30, 2014
48% Maleficent (2014) " Except for Angelina Jolie, exemplary as the fairy badmother who laid a narcotic curse on an infant princess, this pricey live-action drama is a dismaying botch." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 29, 2014
90% Chungking Express (1996) " Wong made Chungking in just 23 days, and the film's mad-dash energy is nicely reflected in his quartet of stars. Wong, himself a star of cinema's future, has already shown that he possesses a uniquely '90s voice, eye and spirit." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 28, 2014
33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) " A sagebrush comedy whose visual grandeur and appealing actors get polluted by some astonishingly lazy writing." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 28, 2014
25% Lost River " It's an oneiric hymn to destruction, an Armageddon anthem - a movie to see, if at all, under the influence." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 21, 2014
73% Godzilla (2014) " Godzilla dawdles toward its Doomsday climax; the movie could win a prize for Least Stuff Happening in the First Two-Thirds of an Action Film." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 14, 2014
10% Grace Of Monaco " Often silly but never vivacious, Grace of Monaco fails as either a stately drama of the BBC provenance or an entertainingly trashy tell-all." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 14, 2014
82% The Double (2014) " Ayoade's new film makes little attempt to ingratiate. Simon's ordeal is a spectacle, not a tragedy meant to sear the viewer's soul; it's less psychological than satirical." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 8, 2014
88% Chef (2014) " All these actors, and the audience too, deserved a better, tighter, more daring film. The movie meal that Favreau whips up is easy to sit through but hardly memorable." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 8, 2014
86% The Naked Gun - From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) " Like the ZAZ lads' other films, this is a movie made for a VCR Saturday night. They supply the jokes; you bring the microwave popcorn and modest expectations." — TIME Magazine
Posted May 6, 2014
84% My Cousin Vinny (2001) " Nothing makes a moviegoer feel more isolated than sitting stony-faced through a comedy that makes the rest of the audience laugh and cheer." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2014
53% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) " Frantic and rote by turns, mislaying the power of the central love story and piling on the mutant adversaries. For at least this installment, Spider-Man is Amazing no more." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 30, 2014
50% Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) " Its ostensibly canny match of star and subject assures that Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves will fill theaters. But will it send moviegoers out enthralled? The message from this cracked crystal ball is: Naaah." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 25, 2014
24% The Other Woman (2014) " All three women are less watchable and amusing than Nicki Minaj as Carly's legal assistant Lydia." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2014
64% For No Good Reason (2014) " The salient, liveliest parts of For No Good Reason - the title comes from Thompson's reply when Steadman once asked him, "Why are we doing this?" - are to be found in the artist's display of his work and recollections of the eccentrics he met." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 24, 2014
97% Spirited Away (2001) " Artful but not arty, Spirited Away is a handcrafted cartoon, as personal as an Utamaro painting, yet its breadth and heart give it an appeal that should touch American viewers of all ages." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2014
90% The Elephant Man (1980) " This is a tale of redemption and transcendence, of the hunchback of London Hospital, of the noble phantom who wanted to go to the opera, of Beauty and the Beast." — TIME Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2014
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
48% 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
86% 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
75% 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
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