Richard Propes

Richard Propes
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Richard Propes is an award-winning film critic based in Indianapolis and one of the country's leading disabled film journalists with an outreach that spans web, print, and broadcast outlets. He is founder/publisher of The Independent Critic and a founding member of the Indiana Film Journalists Association. In honor of his long history of community service, the Academy Award-qualifying Heartland International Film Festival annually presents the Richard D. Propes Social Impact Award to a narrative and documentary feature.
Publications: TheIndependentCritic.com

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3.0/4.0 46% Hubie Halloween (2020) The truth is that I loved Hubie Halloween , an entertaining gem of a film with a good heart, a kind message, an awful lot of laughs, and a few imperfections. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3.5/4.0 No Score Yet Rom Boys: 40 Years of Rad (2020) A warm and spirited journey with contagious personalities who have endearing stories. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet First One In (2020) First One In is so gosh darn endearing you can't help but feel at least a little bit better after watching it than you did before. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
2.0/4.0 57% Star Light (2020) A promising horror feature that never quite rises up to its potential. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet Five Women in the End (2020) Amidst disaster, Five Women in the End is ultimately a story about love and friendship and loyalty amidst that disaster. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2020
3.5/4.0 88% On The Rocks (2020) It's funny and sweet, mundane and meaningful, entertaining and, when needed, willing to simply be present. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2020
3.5/4.0 67% The Glorias (2020) May not be as radical as Ms. Steinem herself but it's an engaging, loving, and vibrant film and a powerful reminder that the revolution is far from over. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2020
2.5/4.0 4% Zoom (2006) The end result is really a film that more sputters than zooms, but survives mainly upon the strength of its committed cast with an obvious chemistry. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 86% Zoology (Zoologiya) (2016) A little gem that is worth your time. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 22% Zoolander 2 (2016) Filled with half-baked ideas that could use a whole lot more cooking. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 64% Zoolander (2001) In a world where so few comedies make me laugh anymore, this one made me hysterical. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 14% Zookeeper (2011) Likely contains enough humor to be a decent outing for most families with smaller kids. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 89% Zombieland (2009) In an extended cameo, Bill Murray shows up with his own brand of dry, yet over-the-top humor that may very well serve as the film's highlight. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 91% Zero Dark Thirty (2013) It very likely says quite a bit about Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty that the CIA has felt compelled to publicly disparage the film's accuracy. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet The Zero Boys (1986) An under-appreciated indie gem from 1986. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 66% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) The View Askew universe is growing and Smith is becoming quite the filmmaker. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) Merely a decent film. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.0/4.0 28% Your Highness (2011) I'm fairly certain Natalie Portman has to be wondering 'Can they make me give back my Oscar?' - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet Your American Teen (2013) A difficult documentary, but it's an important documentary. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 49% The Young Messiah (2016) The Young Messiah will warm your heart and, in all likelihood, bring you to your knees. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 89% Young@Heart (2007) An entertaining and frequently moving documentary. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 No Score Yet You'll Know My Name (2011) You'll Know My Name's almost manipulative intentionality will likely prove to be too tiring for most audiences and simply too pointless for others. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
4.0/4.0 89% You Were Never Really Here (2018) It's hard to describe what Phoenix does here, but what he does here is nothing short of masterful. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 20% You, Me and Dupree (2006) Hudson isn't quite able to carry the film alone. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) Laugh out loud funny, endearing, richly human, and with a touch of political intelligence. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 19% You Again (2010) Betty White is, well, Betty White. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 13% Yogi Bear (2010) How is it, by the way, that a park has actual talking bears and nobody seems to care? How is this park losing money, anyway? - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 46% Yes Man (2008) Carrey plays his humor closer to the bone and the result is funnier, more heartfelt and more believable. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 45% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) It's an action film. Nothing more. Nothing less. Okay, maybe a little bit less. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) The only truly solid performance comes from Liev Schreiber. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 86% X-Men: First Class (2011) A smarter and more stylish superhero movie. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) I can't help but think it's a film that would disappoint Apocalypse. We all know what happens when Apocalypse gets disappointed. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) Devoid of hardcore action scenes or graphic violence, the film instead offers genuine moments of psychological anxiety. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
4.0/4.0 98% The Wrestler (2008) It is powerful, yet it is graceful. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 87% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) It's a winner. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.0/4.0 27% Wrath of the Titans (2012) Wrath of the Titans doesn't exist to tell you a story, but instead to blow you away with the sheer awesomeness of its 3-D special effects. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 60% Wound (2010) A good majority of humanity will be, and perhaps should be, offended by the images that Blyth puts forth. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet Worth: The Testimony of Johnny St. James (2012) A film that is both inspired deeply by faith and by the harsh realities of everyday living. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 No Score Yet Worst In Show (2011) The film's most touching story may very well be that involving Kathleen, the proud owner of a seemingly unsightful chihuahua. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet Worm (2013) A feature-length project that started off as a 2011 48-Hour Film Project winner. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 No Score Yet World's Largest (2010) It's impossible to not admire the spirit, optimism, and drive of smalltown America. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) It features the finest, and most unique, performance by Anthony Hopkins in years and will leave you smiling long after you leave the theatre. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 89% The World's End (2013) Benefits greatly from the undeniable chemistry between Pegg and Frost. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 66% World War Z (2013) Clearly a passion project for Pitt. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 100% The World Before Your Feet (2018) The mundane, methodical commitment is part of the brilliance of Green's story. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 No Score Yet Works In Progress (2009) A light-hearted and life-affirming romantic comedy. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.0/4.0 93% Working Man (2020) A low-key gentle whisper of a film. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
1.5/4.0 24% The Words (2012) The film is about characters you are unlikely to care about living out a multi-layered story you're unlikely to care about. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
2.5/4.0 94% Wordplay (2006) Often brilliant yet ends up falling just a couple letters short of truly being a championship film. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020
3.5/4.0 88% The Woodsman (2004) It is not a perfect film, yet it is a powerful film that tackles one of the most difficult subjects a film could tackle. - TheIndependentCritic.com EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2020