Richard Corliss

Richard Corliss

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

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

Movie Reviews Only

Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Grace Of Monaco (2014)

"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

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

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

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

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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 16, 2014

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

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

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 2, 2014

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

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

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

Need For Speed (2014)

"This is cinema reduced or distilled to its purest definition, of movies that move" ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2014

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

The Wind Rises (2014)

"It is vigorous, subtle, thematically daring, visually gorgeous." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2014

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

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 5, 2014

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

Stranger by the Lake (2014)

"A cautionary tale about finding love with an improper stranger." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 23, 2014

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"The year's first movie with a three-digit IQ." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014

Ride Along (2014)

"This is a movie you keep watching only from lethargy." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2014

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"Provides the familiar cheap thrills but with a salsa tang." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2014

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

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 25, 2013

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 25, 2013

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

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Wine connoisseurs would call this a new Burgundy with an old bouquet." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2013

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

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 12, 2013

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

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

Gremlins (1984)

"A wildly original roller-coaster ride of hilarious mischief." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2013

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

Oldboy (2013)

"A vivid yet academic remake, this Oldboy is shorter, leaner and lesser." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 28, 2013

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

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

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

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

The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1989)

"A lavish fairy tale for bright children of all ages." ‐ TIME Magazine
Posted Nov 15, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

Her (2013)

"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