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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 46% Hands of Stone (2016) "Hands of Stone is a rousing, well-filmed and solid (if at times overly generous to Duran) biopic with a bounty of charismatic performances, two of the sexier scenes of the year, some welcome laughs and a few above average fight sequences. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) "In what is shaping up to a banner year for scary movies, this is another solid and memorable entry. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3.5/4 93% Southside With You (2016) "Of course this is a stylized -- and yes, on occasion, idealized -- version of the launching point of a lifelong romance between two young Chicago residents who would go on to make history. That's pretty much the point. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 86% Imperium (2016) "Imperium is a well-spun, tight thriller, thanks in no small part to Radcliffe's excellent, sharply focused performance. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
2/4 28% Ben-Hur (2016) "Ben-Hur struggles to find an identity and never really gets there. The well-intentioned efforts to achieve moving, faith-based awakenings are undercut by the casually violent, PG-13 action sequences. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/4 59% War Dogs (2016) "This is a solid example of the Sobering Comedy, where we laugh consistently at the madness onscreen, all the while lamenting how it's rooted in real-world reality. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 17, 2016
3/4 81% Sausage Party (2016) "Despite all the cursing and envelope-pushing and bat-bleep crazy sexual stuff, Sausage Party isn't mean-spirited. It's just... stupid. But also pretty smart. And funny as hell. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
4/4 99% Hell or High Water (2016) "You could freeze nearly any frame of Hell or High Water and you'd be looking at a work of art. It's stark and breathtaking and gorgeous to behold. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 93% The Little Prince (2016) "We've yet to get a masterpiece-level film adaptation of the classic novella The Little Prince, but if and until that day comes, this will do just nicely, thank you very much. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) "What a waste of a perfectly twisted Suicide Squad. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 2, 2016
3/4 90% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) "We appreciate the unique personalities of these two kids, and we're glad they found each other. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/4 83% Tallulah (2016) "Tallulah is such a funny, insightful, engrossing and slightly twisted dysfunctional family drama. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/4 57% Jason Bourne (2016) "Jason Bourne is the best action thriller of the year so far, with a half-dozen terrific chase sequences and fight scenes. At one point the action swings to Vegas, and while some of what transpires is almost cartoonishly over-the-top, it's great fun. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 61% Bad Moms (2016) "Something tells me a lot of good moms will find some real truths contained within the bawdy antics of Bad Moms. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/4 62% Nerve (2016) "Emma Roberts and Dave Franco are just fine, but there's no huge onscreen spark between them. Most of the supporting roles are thinly drawn and forgettable. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 28, 2016
2/4 32% 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 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "What a load of fun. " ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jul 21, 2016
4/4 76% 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 79% 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 66% 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 6% 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 33% 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 75% 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 45% 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 69% 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 48% 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 34% 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 76% 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 58% 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
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