Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Richard Roeper'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
83% Animals (2015) ""Animals" is a stark, brilliant, uncompromising, beautifully acted piece of work. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 22, 2015
3.0 75% Good Kill (2015) "But the visuals pack a visceral punch. Every time Tom zeroes in on a target, every time he pushes that button, what we see on those monitors is brutally authentic. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 22, 2015
2.0 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "This is the first major disappointment of the summer movie season. (Box office aside, I wasn't really expecting "Pitch Perfect 2" to be the "Godfather 2" of a cappella musicals.) " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 19, 2015
3.5 85% I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story (2015) "These sobering moments aside, the great bulk of "I Am Big Bird" is a Sunny Day, Sweepin' the Clouds Away, brightly colored tribute to the man and his art. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 14, 2015
2.0 26% Every Secret Thing (2015) "Despite those credentials from the filmmakers and an excellent cast that includes Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Nate Parker and Dakota Fanning, "Every Secret Thing" feels flat and unfocused. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 14, 2015
2.0 67% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "For a movie about the cheerfully bizarre world of competition a cappella singing, "Pitch Perfect 2" seems just as obsessed, if not more so, with characters who seem to be sexually confused. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 13, 2015
4.0 98% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "It speaks volumes for the sheer ferocious awesome insane greatness of "Mad Max: Fury Road" that I'm not even ticked off about Tom Hardy getting stuck wearing a face mask for a good chunk of the film. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 13, 2015
2.0 59% 5 Flights Up (2015) "Sometimes you see a play and you can imagine it being a movie. Sometimes you see a small movie like this, and you can imagine it working better as an intimate stage play. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 8, 2015
1.0 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) ""Hot Pursuit" features one of the worst and most forced performances of Reese Witherspoon's career, an irritating performance by Sofia Vergara(whom I love on 'Modern Family') and a seemingly endless parade of lazy and arbitrary plot twists and turns. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 8, 2015
1.0 43% The D Train (2015) "Nothing about "The D Train" feels the least bit authentic, and worse, little about it is funny. That's a deadly recipe for a dark comedy. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 8, 2015
4.0 69% Welcome to Me (2015) "It's a tricky business playing someone who is mentally ill and perhaps should be confined for observation, especially in a dark comedy. Wiig manages to make Alice funny as hell, endearing, sad and sometimes a little frightening. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 8, 2015
4.5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) ""Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 4, 2015
1.0 54% The Age of Adaline (2015) "This is one of those movies that have you wondering: Long before the actors signed up and the locations were chosen and the sets were built and the filming began, how did someone not say, "Um, we have a big problem with this story"? " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 26, 2015
4.0 61% The Water Diviner (2015) "Indeed, this is the 51-year-old Crowe's first time as a movie director, but he's hardly a novice actor stepping behind the camera for some sort of vanity project. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 26, 2015
1.0 6% The Forger (2015) "What is happening! If you check out "The Forger," you might well find yourself saying that time and again, as the entertainingly terrible performances keep piling up while the plot dares you not to chuckle at the audacity of it all. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 26, 2015
3.0 44% Adult Beginners (2015) "In other words, we're getting a nice, well-written, solid movie about people we believe would actually exist in real life. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 26, 2015
4.0 74% Welcome To New York (2015) "Few actors in the world are better suited to play a gluttonous pig than Gerard Depardieu, and I mean that in the best possible way one can make such an assertion. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 26, 2015
2.0 62% Unfriended (2015) "Perhaps director Gabriadze and writer Nelson Greaves intended to create a Social Media "Scream" and a commentary on cyber-bullying, but "Unfriended" comes across as disdainful of millennials. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 18, 2015
3.5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "The Swedish actress Alicia Vikander ("The Fifth Estate") infuses Ava with the just the right mixture of iciness, vulnerability and mystery. It's a star-making performance. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 18, 2015
4.0 89% Clouds of Sils Maria (2015) "Stewart's blazing, blunt, pitch-perfect performance in this film serves as a reminder she's actually one of the best actresses of her generation. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 18, 2015
4.0 49% True Story (2015) "It's as good as any work I've seen in a film in 2015, and "True Story" is one of the better movies to come along this year. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 18, 2015
2.0 27% Marfa Girl (2015) ""Marfa Girl" was filmed in 2012 but is only now reaching theaters, and as we've seen with the recent "Serena" and so many other delayed releases, that's almost never a good thing. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
2.0 28% The Longest Ride (2015) ""The Longest Ride" treats us to a twist that's so ridiculous I think we're almost supposed to laugh. It's not quite on the "Are you KIDDING ME!?" level of awfulness as the big reveal in "Safe Haven," but it's close. It's close. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 9, 2015
3.0 81% Furious 7 (2015) ""Furious 7" could have come across as ghoulish, but it's not until the very end that we're reminded of Walker's fate, and the filmmakers handle it with taste and respect. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 4, 2015
3.5 84% While We're Young (2015) "For about an hour, "While We're Young" was one of the most exhilarating times I've had at the movies in many a month. It played like razor-sharp Woody Allen in his prime. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 4, 2015
3.0 52% Woman in Gold (2015) "Simon Curtis' "Woman in Gold" is a shamelessly sentimental fictionalization of this true story, but it's a fascinating story nonetheless, beautifully photographed and greatly elevated by a brilliant performance from the invaluable Helen Mirren. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 31, 2015
3.0 97% An Honest Liar (2015) "Anyone who can challenges faith healers, psychics and mediums who claim a special bond with the dead - and often wins those challenges - deserves a standing ovation. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2.0 16% The Gunman (2015) "Rarely, though, have two Academy Award-winning actors been so stunningly off the mark in the same movie. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2.0 47% Home (2015) "Anyone over 10 will see the plot twists a mile away. Kids will probably enjoy the goofy Boovs, the rainbows of colors and the music. Call me a traditionalist, but I still say the world was a better place before those darn Boovs invaded. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.0 67% A Girl Like Her (2015) "Hunter King is believably despicable as the prototypical Mean Girl, but we DO feel empathy for Avery as she begins to realize the depths of the destruction she caused. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.0 18% Serena (2015) "In other words, a lot of people realized they had an epic clunker on their hands. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2.0 29% Get Hard (2015) "From its juvenile double entendre title to its fascination with prison rape and homophobic humor, "Get Hard" practically announces itself as an offensive, tired and unimaginative comedy in nearly every scene. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/4 79% Danny Collins (2015) "Legendary as Al Pacino's skills are, he wouldn't be the first actor I'd cast to play a 70ish pop star who still fills mid-sized arenas some 40 years after he last charted a hit single. Yet Al Pacino sells the heck out of his performance as Danny Collins. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3.5/4 84% Cinderella (2015) "The world didn't need yet another "Cinderella" story, but the one we got is one of the best versions ever put on film. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 12, 2015
1.5 11% Unfinished Business (2015) "Vince Vaughn, continuing his decade-long streak of mediocre comedies plays another variation on his fast-talking, slightly oafish but goodhearted regular guy. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4.0 62% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) "I'd love to see a third "Marigold" adventure. Better yet, a "Masterpiece Theater"-type TV series, where we get to spend an hour every week with the regulars at the hotel and various newcomers who stop in. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.0 61% Maps to the Stars (2015) "This isn't a lousy film; it's a mediocre, ugly film about lousy people. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
3.5 52% Road Hard (2015) "The truth is, I found "Road Hard" to be a low-key gem, a consistently funny albeit conventional story about a guy who's almost always the funniest person in the room, and is almost always his own worst enemy. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
2.0 20% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) "The true story of Freddy Heineken's kidnapping is fascinating, but "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is a disappointingly superficial film in which neither the kidnappers nor their captives are particularly interesting. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Mar 5, 2015
98% Annie Hall (1977) "This is Woody Allen's signature film, arguably his best and certainly his most popular. " ‐ Richard Roeper.com
Posted Mar 3, 2015
1.0 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) ""The Lazarus Effect" is nothing but a cheap horror film cloaked in scientific mumbo-jumbo. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 27, 2015
0 25% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Where were the Guardians of the Galaxy when we needed them? If only they had prevented the disastrous atrocity that is "Jupiter Ascending" from infiltrating Earth's movie theaters before it was too late! " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1.5 13% Seventh Son (2015) ""Seventh Son" moves at a fairly quick pace and has a sense of humor about itself. That doesn't mean it's thrilling, or funny. Just that it's a quickly forgotten pile of junk. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
3.5 64% The Rewrite (2015) "A full two decades after "Four Weddings and a Funeral," Hugh Grant still does that stammering, understated, witty and dashing thing as well as anyone in the business. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
4.0 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "On Day One of filming, they must have thrown away the moral compass and taken a group vow to splatter our sensibilities with stylish, gratuitous violence and one "Wait, what?!" moment after another. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1.5 37% Da Sweet Blood of Jesus (2015) ""Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" is a bold but wildly uneven, bloody mess of a film, sunk in large part by the subpar performances by nearly every major character in nearly every major role. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1.0 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "Basically, they made a lousy, mid-2000s-era Katherine Heigl romance with a handful of explicit sex scenes spliced throughout the familiar clich├ęs. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.0 60% The Last 5 Years (2015) "It doesn't help that the songs, while solid, become repetitive in melody. And there's not a home run in the bunch. I walked out humming ... nothing from this movie. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
2.5 71% The DUFF (2015) "This is a well-intentioned and sometimes quite sharp high school movie that falls just short of the mark due to a few way-off-the-mark scenes and too much heavy-handed preaching. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
1.0 14% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) "It's a dull, lazy, scattershot would-be comedy about a group of mostly unlikable characters who have all the depth of the Three Stooges in the Curly Joe era. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Feb 26, 2015
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