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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 33% Equals (2016) "You admire the look and the performances, and some interesting ideas are presented, but everything feels muted and predictable and lacking in spark. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 22, 2016
3/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "What a load of fun. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/4 77% Lights Out (2016) "Even the most cynical, jaded, seen-it-all-before critic cannot deny certain visceral reactions to a film. Lights Out gave me the chills. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 77% Captain Fantastic (2016) "Despite a brave and edgy performance by Viggo Mortensen and some shining moments of sharp comedy and true emotion, writer-director Matt Ross' hippie fantasy Captain Fantastic suffers from terminal self-satisfaction. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 14, 2016
4/4 68% The Infiltrator (2016) "Mazur's story (and his book) is so compelling it was almost inevitable we'd see a movie one day -- and the movie we got is one of the best of the year. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 12, 2016
1/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "Ghostbusters is a horror from start to finish, and that's not me saying it's legitimately scary. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2/4 0% Cell (2016) "Not a polished work of filmmaking. Some of the nighttime scenes are so poorly lit it's difficult to tell what's happening. The editing is ragged and adds to the confusion. More than a few of the supporting performances are embarrassingly amateurish. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "There's too much dark, even mean-spirited cynicism. And the ending isn't nearly as heartwarming as it could have been because the writers and co-directors opted not to go with a certain (and seemingly pretty obvious) dramatic choice. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 65% Swiss Army Man (2016) "If you stick with it, there's a chance it'll grow on you as it grew on me - and you'll be rewarded with maybe the best ending of any movie so far this year. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 40% Marauders (2016) "It's pulp, but it has real actors doing real acting in a gritty story -- which is a lot more than can be said for some of the much more high-profile buddy cop movies of the last couple of years. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 1, 2016
2.5/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "While the talented cast and a solid director make for a serviceable and intermittently entertaining adventure, there's very little about this film that screams, YOU GOTTA SEE THIS. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2/4 73% The BFG (2016) "Exiting the theater after the technically impressive but listless and tedious The BFG, I wondered: Of the more than 50 films Steven Spielberg has directed, was this my least favorite? " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 29, 2016
1.5/4 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "Well that was unnecessary. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/4 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "Neon Demon is something to look at. It's gotta lot of bark and a little bit of a bite. It just never sinks in. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3/4 77% The Shallows (2016) "The Shallows is a great-looking film, peppered with overhead long shots of the amazingly clear water, and some terrific underwater photography as well. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/4 43% Free State of Jones (2016) "This is no history lesson, but it's mainstream Hollywood entertainment that respects the history and seems to invite discussion and debate. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 23, 2016
1.5/4 68% Central Intelligence (2016) ""Central Intelligence" is one of those slick, gunplay-riddled, stupidly plotted, aggressively loud buddy movies - so formulaic and dumb, even if you see it you'll probably forget you've seen it by the end of the year. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3.5/4 49% Genius (2016) "Perhaps the best advertisement for Genius -- not only did it make me want to revisit Berg's book, it had me lining up the Wolfe, Fitzgerald and Hemingway on the e-book runway. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) "It's a solid, entertaining, well-paced sequel featuring terrific voice work, a clever script and some ingenious action sequences. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 16, 2016
1.5/4 33% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "More than once, characters in "Now You See Me 2" make references to pulling back the curtain... And what's behind that curtain is just as much of an incomprehensible jab at the audience as everything else in this film. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Not a Stranger "While the kids and the supporting players do just fine, it's the veterans Russo and Walters who shine in searingly honest and raw performances. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2/4 17% Careful What You Wish For (2016) ""Careful What You Wish For" might have been a better film had the two leading ladies, McClure and Lucas, switched roles. But not that much better. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "It's just a shame the end of the movie wasn't lurking around the corner far sooner than when it finally turned up, by which time a considerable amount of my emotional investment in the film had been exhausted. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 9, 2016
3.5/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) "Front and center, carrying the film, is Samberg in what is easily the most winning film performance of his career. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
2/4 59% Me Before You (2016) "Me Before You is a beautifully filmed and well-intentioned weeper marred by an unfortunate performance from one of the leads, and a plot development that leaves us more angry and frustrated than moved in the final act. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 2, 2016
3.5/4 96% Weiner (2016) "You can't look away, but it's almost painful to watch. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 27, 2016
3.5/4 86% Maggie's Plan (2016) "I love movies like this. Movies where we eavesdrop on smart, self-involved, deeply flawed and consistently interesting people. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "Even the hardcore geeks who like to get their Comic-Con on might be feeling a little superhero fatigue right about now. Still. You owe it to yourself to see Quicksilver do his thing. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 26, 2016
1.5/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "The attempts at sentiment are heavy-handed. The Mad Hatter has Daddy Issues. Alice has Mommy Issues. The Red Queen has Sister Issues. Ugh. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 90% The Lobster (2016) "Farrell absolutely kills it as David. Weisz gives one of her best performances since her Oscar-winning turn in The Constant Gardener. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 87% All the Way (2016) "Director Jay Roach turns Robert Schenkkan's acclaimed Broadway play into an engrossing, powerful if slightly overcrowded movie that works as a biopic of LBJ and as a time capsule of a crucial period in the civil rights movement. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 99% Love & Friendship (2016) "Love & Friendship has the air of one of those movies where you sense the actors had the time of their lives on the set, what with getting to wear the garb of the time and reciting such sublime dialogue and performing such exquisitely choreographed scenes. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 83% Hockney (2016) "A rich if occasionally slight bio of one of the most well-known artists of the last half-century. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Crowe and Gosling save the day. They both look like hell for most of the film, with neither actor demonstrating a wisp of vanity as they throw themselves into this cheerfully nasty mess. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "I couldn't wait for this movie to end. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 19, 2016
1.5/4 30% How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town (2016) "Despite its provocative title, How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town isn't particularly sexy. More troubling, it's not very funny either. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 57% The Trust (2016) "Wood and Cage have a terrific dynamic together. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/4 23% Being Charlie (2016) "Better remembered as the vehicle to healing for the family than a movie that made an impact. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 12, 2016
2.5/4 62% High-Rise (2016) "High-Rise keeps hammering home the same points, and not even the wealth of strong performances from Hiddleston, Miller and Irons are enough to salvage the day. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 57% Money Monster (2016) "Sometimes very funny and occasionally legitimately tense. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 88% Francofonia (2016) "As Sokurov examines a pivotal point in the Louvre's history and gives us a virtual tour of the magnificent museum, he makes larger points about the vital importance of art throughout human history. This is one of the most beautiful films of the year. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/4 77% Elstree 1976 (2016) "A sweet, quietly funny, fascinating and contemplative study of 10 character actors and extras, none of whom had any idea back in the 1970s they'd forever be defined by the one or two days they spent on the set of a sci-fi movie. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/4 79% The Family Fang (2016) "Even when The Family Fang stretches credulity, we stay with it. Bateman knows how to tell a story. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 5, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Kudos to co-directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the team of writers for juggling more than a dozen comic-book characters and nearly that many plot lines, and only occasionally getting us (and by us I mean ME) lost in the Geek Weeds. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted May 3, 2016
3.5/4 84% The Meddler (2016) "Taken as a whole, Sarandon's performance is something to behold. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 29, 2016
0/4 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Like just about everything else in Mother's Day, the nod to the earlier movies are clumsy and pointless and obvious. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 28, 2016
3.5/4 80% Confirmation "Save for a few scenes that feel like overkill just to give us a little bit more intrigue and suspense, Confirmation feels true to the spirit of the events, which were bizarre, unsettling - and undeniably entertaining. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 91% Green Room (2016) "This is one smart chiller. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 77% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "Elvis & Nixon is one of the most entertaining movies I've seen this year - a whip-smart slice of strange history bolstered by pitch-perfect period-piece references, two excellent, offbeat performances and a brisk sense of pacing. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 21, 2016
3.5/4 69% A Hologram for the King (2016) "Writer-director Tykwer skillfully presents a series of fantastical scenes in a way that has us thinking: Sure, that could happen. This is quite simply a beautiful film to behold. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Apr 19, 2016
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