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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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2/4 43%

Office Christmas Party (2016)

"Have you ever worked for a company that failed miserably, despite all the wonderful and talented people working there? Office Christmas Party is the holiday comedy movie version of such a business." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/4 87%

Jackie (2016)

"Portman's performance carries the day." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/4 64%

Miss Sloane (2016)

"While "Miss Sloane" is by no means even a minor classic of the genre, it's fantastic, wall-to-wall entertainment, brimming with movie-movie lines." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 8, 2016
1/4 9%

Man Down (2016)

"The final sequence, when all is revealed, is overwrought, excruciatingly shrill, manipulative, and exploitative -- and hardly a surprise to anyone even halfway paying attention." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 2, 2016
1.5/4 23%

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

"No doubt some critics will slam Bad Santa 2 as a lump of coal in our holiday movie stockings. To which I would say: why be so rough on lumps of coal?" ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 60%

Allied (2016)

"Well THAT was different." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 96%

Moana (2016)

"Temuera Morrison and Nicole Scherzinger are terrific voicing Moana's loving parents. Dwayne Johnson shines as Maui. First and foremost, though, is Auli'i Cravalho, winning the day and carrying the movie as the wonderful and quite lovable Moana." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/4 85%

Christine (2016)

"Rebecca Hall gives one of the great performances of the year as the title character in Christine, an intense, stomach-churning, unblinking drama." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5 No Score Yet

The 24 Hour War (2016)

"I'm pretty sure these guys could give us an entertaining doc about the fiasco of the 1971 Ford Pinto, the heartbreak of the Pontiac Aztek--or why Hot Wheels were always cooler than Matchbox Cars." Richard Roeper.com
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 72%

Nocturnal Animals (2016)

"Movies with characters who have so much at stake should not hang on the screen like works of modern art." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 71%

Bleed For This (2016)

"Miles Teller gives the performance of his career as the indefatigable Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, and writer-director Ben Younger delivers one of the best boxing movies of the decade in Bleed for This." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 75%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"The result is an effective if not everlasting magical spell." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 44%

Dog Eat Dog (2016)

"Dog Eat Dog occasionally positions itself as social commentary, but it's mainly a bloody, trippy, bare-fanged pulp thriller featuring terrifically entertaining performances from old dogs Cage and Dafoe." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/4 89%

Loving (2016)

"The cinematography, the set design, the costumes, the overall feel of Loving: all first-rate. Negga and Edgerton are undeniably good. I was impressed. I just wish I'd been more deeply moved." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
1.5/4 50%

Almost Christmas (2016)

"On a few, all-too-rare occasions, comedic sparks fly." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/4 93%

Arrival (2016)

"Arrival is not a linear adventure of the mind, and it is a film probably best seen twice." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 100%

Tower (2016)

"The result is a remarkable film that deserves an Academy Award nomination for best documentary." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 87%

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

"Hacksaw Ridge is faithful to the story of Desmond Doss in every sense of the word." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/4 94%

The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016)

"Park Chan-wook is a master of classy trash... There's artistry in his filmmaking, but also a lot of blood, plenty of sick humor and moments of sheer lunacy. The Handmaiden ranks among his best films yet." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/4 98%

Moonlight (2016)

""Moonlight" is gorgeous and yet bleak, uplifting and yet sobering, exhilarating but also grounded in some unshakable realities." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 27, 2016
1.5/4 38%

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)

"The first one was a dud. This one's worse." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 59%

Desierto (2016)

"Subtlety sits this one out." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 76%

Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016)

"If you think Kevin Hart is funny -- as I do -- you'll laugh frequently, as I did. If you don't, you're not going to this movie in the first place, are you?" ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 51%

The Accountant (2016)

"Madness abounds in The Accountant, an intense, intricate, darkly amusing and action-infused thriller that doesn't always add up but who cares, it's BIG FUN." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 81%

Denial (2016)

"Despite the drawbacks, the power of the story shines through." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/4 81%

American Honey (2016)

"This film is the real deal. It will bring you into a world that exists parallel to yours, right outside your car window as you run errands on Main Street." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/4 72%

The Birth of a Nation (2016)

"Parker reaches with both hands for greatness and falls short - but this is nevertheless a solid and strong and valuable piece of work." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2/4 43%

The Girl on the Train (2016)

"It's shiny trash that begins with promise but quickly gets tripped up by its own screenplay and grows increasingly ludicrous and melodramatic, to the point where I was barely able to suppress a chuckle at some of the final scenes." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Oct 5, 2016
1.5/4 63%

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016)

"This is a messy, confusing, uninvolving mishmash of old-school practical effects and CGI battles that feels... off nearly every misstep of the way." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 84%

Deepwater Horizon (2016)

"In the hands of director Berg, who specializes in quick-cut, adrenaline-pumping action, it's a well-made, sometimes horrifyingly realistic re-creation of events -- but it often feels like a formulaic disaster film." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 28, 2016
3/4 63%

The Magnificent Seven (2016)

"Over all, this is a rousing, albeit sometimes cheesy, action-packed Western." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"It's a team effort, and even though we know this playbook by heart, cheers all around." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1.5/4 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"From start to finish, this film seems strangely out of touch, never more so than when it tries to come across as enlightened." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/4 61%

Snowden (2016)

"Credit Joseph Gordon-Levitt -- first, for even playing Snowden, and also for attempting to mimic Snowden's unique cadence as well as his physical appearance." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3.5/4 87%

Other People (2016)

"Smart, lovely, funny, occasionally edgy, slightly cynical and ultimately heart-tugging." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4.5 85%

Sully (2016)

""One of the best movies of 2016."" ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2.5/4 88%

Mia Madre (2016)

"The biggest reason to see the Italian dramedy "Mia Madre" can be summed up in two words: John Turturro." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
1.5/4 43%

The Hollars (2016)

""The Hollars" is an uneven, ineffective and self-conscious dysfunctional family comedy/drama with a Sundance-y vibe, and scene after scene in which the greatly talented and usually quite likable cast members keep stepping in big piles of wrong choices." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
1/4 40%

Morgan (2016)

"This is one of the worst movies of 2016." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 59%

The Light Between Oceans (2016)

"I'm just not sure anyone could have turned this soap opera material into anything other than a sweeping, credibility-stretching, overwrought... soap opera." ‐Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Aug 30, 2016
3.5/4 45%

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 92%

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 83%

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 25%

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 83%

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 98%

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
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