Critic Review - Ebert & Roeper

The animation's ok. I didn't like Jim Carrey. I thought he was a distraction.

March 17, 2008 | Comments (11)
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Tedski

Ted Jones

Once again another Roeper hacked out review remind us of why we miss Gene Siskel . Roeper isn't so much a critic as whiner who hates animation , hates kids and hates stars .

The basis of his review ? He didn't like Jim Carrey , he "thought" he was a distraction . 80 of the critics here aren't as fragile or petty but in classic Roeper style he whines like a spoiled child denied ice cream . He ignores that 99.999999999999903 % of this movie is made by other people. His review isn't even up yet at Roger Eberts site yet but we must patiently wait for the whining to come.

To Rotten Tomatoes, I think that critics should have to submit written text for their reviews and not give us links to overblown flash sites where you spend 20 minutes having to search for a review . No written review, no access to RTC . We hope Ebert returns but if not someone please remove Eberts name from that site. Roeper is in no way close to the class act Roger Ebert is and the association irks us , nay , we find it a "distraction".

Mar 17 - 11:14 AM

Tedski

Ted Jones

Once again another Roeper hacked out review remind us of why we miss Gene Siskel . Roeper isn't so much a critic as whiner who hates animation , hates kids and hates stars .

The basis of his review ? He didn't like Jim Carrey , he "thought" he was a distraction . 80 of the critics here aren't as fragile or petty but in classic Roeper style he whines like a spoiled child denied ice cream . He ignores that 99.999999999999903 % of this movie is made by other people. His review isn't even up yet at Roger Eberts site yet but we must patiently wait for the whining to come.

To Rotten Tomatoes, I think that critics should have to submit written text for their reviews and not give us links to overblown flash sites where you spend 20 minutes having to search for a review . No written review, no access to RTC . We hope Ebert returns but if not someone please remove Eberts name from that site. Roeper is in no way close to the class act Roger Ebert is and the association irks us , nay , we find it a "distraction".

Mar 17 - 11:15 AM

JMMovies

J.M. M.

Alright, let me just preface my comment by saying that I am not a hateful or bitter person, and that I certainly don't go around the internet raging on things just because I can. Now that that's over with, let me say that Richard Roeper should not be allow on television. Let me go one step further and say that this guy should not be sought after for any film critique at ANY level. Listening to him is like listening to your stupidest friend talk about why he hates a great movie. In fact, I finally registered with RT just so I can join in on this comment chain.

I agree with Tedski completely.

Last night (Sunday) I saw Roeper recommend "Don't Back Down" because, although he agrees it's trash, it has hot people and cool camera angles. Seriously. Then he tears into guest co-host Michael Phillips for enjoying "10,000 B.C." This should prove with out a doubt why Roeper is an idiot, at least when it comes to movies. 10,000 B.C., although trashy and non sensical, is an epic, classic hollywood-esque film that strives only to amaze and entertain. It might be unrealistic (understatement) but at least it is carefully crafted insofar as it provides Wolly Mammoth stampedes and crazy dino bird drama. Highflying graphics (which Roeper called "ok"...although they're great,) epic scale, and pure old fashion fantasy, are why I fell in love with movies, not to see some hot body teenoe boppers pretend to take part in the latest fighting fad, ultimate fighting.

WHERE ARE YOUR PRIORITIES ROEPER?

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR JOB?

I am doing my part by boycotting anything Richard Roeper is a part of. I can't support someone who takes his position as a film critic as a license to ignore the craft and art of filmmaking and replace it with his own personal idiocy.

Mar 17 - 07:03 PM

Burgershirt

Tony Chinnici

When I saw the first scene's water rolling slowly off a leaf I thought, "Do we need live-action films anymore?"
These two are boobs. It's as though each had determined what they would think of this film before watching it, or even thinking. This is the only possible explanation, besides getting paid to give positive reviews, for being so far off the mark. After all these years of complete failure to be fair and conscious, how can Roeper (and by association this new larval-stage friend of his) be considered a "top critic?"

Mar 30 - 06:58 PM

Max the Movie Kid

Max Chittock

Horton Hears A Who got tons of fans, including me, who would've been unhappy when Roeepr and his idiot partner Michael Phillips killed the magic of what I think is the best Blue Sky film I ever saw.

Jul 23 - 08:40 AM

FinalDestination019

Olivia Prongrer

Oh my, one person hates a movie you people like and he's automatically a bad critic? Get over yourselves, it's called a damn opinion. Roeper's a fine critic, if he didn't like it, so what? He's one man.

Dec 16 - 04:38 PM

Daniel H.

Daniel Huntington

Glad you're not cruel on Roeper

Sep 1 - 03:33 PM

Daniel H.

Daniel Huntington

I disagree with you. I thought this was the best Dr. Seuss film. Okay, everyone who posted their comment here is WAYYY TOO CRUEL on Roeper here. I admit I didn't exactly like Roeper when I started watching the Ebert & Roeper reviews on movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) and Lilo & Stitch (2002), etc, but then I realized his 'rotten' reactions to positive-reviewed films are part of what's interesting about him. I mean think about it. If one critic got a positive reaction to every positive-reviewed film, that would be creepy. Your comments really hurt.

Sep 1 - 03:30 PM

Samuel H.

Samuel Huston

are you serious Roeper? you gave the lorax a positive review but you give horton hears a who a rotten review? jeez

Mar 3 - 03:12 PM

Alec Low

Alec Low

Maybe he thinks Lorax is better. Sheesh! People on Rotten Tomatoes are stupid. Nobody can even have an opinion on film on this site.

Aug 22 - 10:58 PM

Ocram Immorto

Ocram Immorto

I liked Lorax more, every minute of this film was cooky and Lorax was actually more serious during the second half.

Oct 31 - 06:55 AM

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