Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper

Agrees with the Tomatometer 74% of the time.

Richard Roeper's reviews (from any publication) always count toward the Tomatometer because this critic is a Tomatometer-approved critic.

Movie Reviews Only

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 40%

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 58%

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 78%

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 74%

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 64%

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 83%

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 63%

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 82%

Sully (2016)

""One of the best movies of 2016."" ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 7, 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 39%

Morgan (2016)

"This is one of the worst movies of 2016." ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Sep 1, 2016
2/4 58%

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 44%

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 82%

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 26%

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 60%

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
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 84%

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 56%

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 60%

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 64%

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 31%

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 82%

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 69%

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 72%

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 7%

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 75%

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 67%

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 31%

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 31%

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

"Well that was unnecessary." ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jun 24, 2016
2/4 54%

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
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