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
3/4 70% Unexpected (2015) "Smulders gives one of the most natural performances of her career, and Bean's subtle, strong work announces her as a young actress to watch. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/4 58% Southpaw (2015) "Even when we're aware our emotions are being manipulated, we're rooting hard for Billy Hope to beat the odds and climb the mountain, because have you seen how movie-adorable his daughter is? Don't they deserve some happiness? " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1.0 64% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Tatum has come a long way since his "Step Up" days (he was excellent in last year's "Foxcatcher"), but he makes a number of unfortunate choices here. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 3, 2015
2.0 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Of course the special effects are more impressive than ever. But nearly every curveball offered up in this new parallel-universe version of the Terminator world isn't as interesting or as original as the timeline we loved in the first place. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 3, 2015
92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) "At times I hated it for pushing my buttons so relentlessly and with such obvious touches, but I can't deny it: I found it entertaining as hell. " ‐ Richard Roeper.com
Posted Jun 30, 2015
90% Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) "This is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. " ‐ Richard Roeper.com
Posted Jun 27, 2015
3.0 82% Infinitely Polar Bear (2015) "Ruffalo does a magnificent job of conveying Cam's charm and undeniable love for his wife and children - as well as the devastating effects of serious, incurable mental illness. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3.0 74% Big Game (2015) ""Big Game" never once feels credible, and that's why it's so entertaining. Almost nothing that takes place in this movie could occur in the real world, and there's something comforting about that. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4.0 81% The Overnight (2015) "The delivery is unorthodox. You might think you know what's coming, but then comes another curveball that catches you by surprise. You're kept guessing throughout - and it's a real kick when you're wrong yet again. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
2.0 46% Ted 2 (2015) "Mostly though, "Ted 2" feels like far too many other sequels: born of box office expectations more than a bona fide reason to return to the characters we loved the first time around. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 25, 2015
3/4 86% Heaven Knows What (2015) "Heaven Knows What feels like an authentic, sometimes painfully accurate portrait of life in New York City as experienced by the homeless, ever-hustling teenagers. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4.0 71% Jurassic World (2015) ""Jurassic World" is pure, dumb, wall-to-wall fun. When they hand you your 3-D glasses, you can check your brain at the door and pick it up on your way out. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 10, 2015
3.5 90% Love & Mercy (2015) "After seeing "Love & Mercy," you'll find it nearly impossible to resist the urge to download (or re-listen to) a dozen Beach Boys classics. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 5, 2015
1.5 14% Aloft (2015) "Some movies practically dare you to give up. "Aloft" is a beautifully shot, frustratingly vague and deeply ponderous mystery/spiritual journey about terminally unhappy souls. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 5, 2015
3.5 95% Spy (2015) "What does work, in every scene, is Melissa McCarthy's performance. She's as funny and as winning as anyone in the movies these days. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2.0 33% Entourage (2015) "It's like catching up with an old friend and remembering why you don't hang out with him anymore: He's stuck in a rut and he has nothing new to say. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3.5/4 73% American Sniper (2015) "Although Cooper succeeds in resembling and sounding like the real Kyle, this isn't some cheap impersonation trick. Cooper gives maybe the best performance of his career. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 29, 2015
3/4 19% Aloha (2015) "Aloha is a great-looking movie with just enough bright spots to get us past the cloudy moments. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 29, 2015
83% Animals (2015) ""Animals" is a stark, brilliant, uncompromising, beautifully acted piece of work. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 22, 2015
3.0 76% 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 84% 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 65% 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 53% 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 8% 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 70% 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 74% 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 63% 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 61% 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 44% 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 31% 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 83% 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 53% 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 17% 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 45% 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 64% 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
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