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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 33% The Bronze (2016) The problem with The Bronze isn't that Melissa Rauch's Hope Ann Gregory is such a nasty, foul-mouthed, terrible little human being. It's that she's not as funny as the film thinks she is.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
2/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) A ponderous affair, never taking 30 seconds to make a point when four minutes is available.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
1.5/4 25% London Has Fallen (2016) Like the original, London Has Fallen features a top-notch cast and some crackling good action sequences. And, alas, like the original, this is a cliché-riddled, aggressively violent, laughably plotted exploitation flick.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
3/4 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) If this role isn't remembered as THE signature moment when we came to think of Tina Fey as an award-level dramatic actor as well as an iconic comic force, it's a substantial step in that direction.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
4/4 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is one of my favorite animated movies. Not one of my favorite animated movies of the last year or two, or of the last decade, or in recent memory. It's one of my favorite animated movies, period.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2016
4/4 93% The Last Man On The Moon (2016) This is a great documentary about a great man.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/4 80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Director Dexter Fletcher paints Eddie's story in broad, bold strokes, never missing an opportunity to milk a suspenseful dramatic turn or go for the relatively easy laugh -- but it's a style well-suited to this wonderfully ridiculous story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
3.5/4 53% Triple 9 (2016) If you're in the right frame of mind for a lurid, blood-soaked B-movie with an A-list cast, Triple 9 is just the ticket.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
4.5 90% Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman (2015) For longtime fans of Paul Newman, "Winning" provides valuable insight into the sport he loved. For millennials that might be only vaguely familiar with this old-time movie star, it's a lesson in how one should live a life.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/4 61% Race (2016) "Race" tells the story of a brave and gifted and determined man who accomplished great feats during a pivotal moment in world history - but it's a by-the-numbers sports biopic with little nuance and a penchant for saccharine-soaked dramatic moments.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
2/4 51% Risen (2016) Fiennes sticks with the brooding, stoic performance, even when Clavius is undergoing some major changes. It's not his best work.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 61% Rolling Papers (2016) On balance, "Rolling Papers" is more about marijuana journalism than the big picture, and as such it's a worthwhile endeavor.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2016
2.5/4 79% Where to Invade Next (2016) Occasionally poignant but ham-handed and only semi-funny.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
3.5/4 79% Bad Hurt (2016) Although Bad Hurt traffics in tough material, it is filled with little moments of heart.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2016
1.5/4 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Some people find Derek Zoolander funny and likable and endearingly dumb. I don't. I find him grating.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) Lovely stuff all around.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 84% Deadpool (2016) If only Deadpool were as clever, dark and funny as it believes itself to be.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
3.5/4 81% Southbound (2016) Just when we think we've got it all figured out, Southbound serves up another deliciously bloody twist.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Director Burr Steers... does a nifty job of rocketing from period-piece romance to gory bloodshed, with sprinkles of dark humor here and there.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
4/4 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) This is one of my favorite movies ever made about making movies.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
2/4 28% Anesthesia (2016) A grand gesture going nowhere.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 63% The Finest Hours (2016) The heroism of that small-boat crew from 1952 deserves a special film. This is not it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/4 96% Son of Saul (2015) You will never shake this film off, ever, and that is a powerful and enriching thing.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
4/4 32% Mojave (2016) Monahan gives Hedlund and in particular Isaac dozens upon dozens of rich, intricate lines, and they're both up to the task and then some.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
3/4 91% The Lady In The Van (2015) It's about the boundless talents of Maggie Smith, sometimes chewing up the screen, sometimes saying volumes simply by sitting very, very still, with a perfectly perfect expression on her face.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
3.5/4 72% A Perfect Day (2016) With an eclectic soundtrack, well-timed editing and crisp cinematography - and of course that terrific cast led by the great Del Toro - A Perfect Day is a rough-edged gem.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
2.5 25% The Benefactor (2016) Gere delivers a performance so self-consciously ACTORISH it often takes us right out of the film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 15, 2016
2/4 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Hart has the talent and the charisma to take it to the next level and do stellar work in more challenging fare. In "Ride Along 2," he's on cruise control all the way.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Lacking in nuance and occasionally plagued by corny dialogue, "13 Hours" is nonetheless a well-photographed, visceral action film, and a sincere and fitting tribute to those secret soldiers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
3/4 41% Moonwalkers (2016) [A] cheerfully insane, comically violent, often confounding, sometimes tedious but ultimately entertaining trip through the looking glass.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
2.0 27% Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) It's a well-photographed story with an intriguing setup, but soon we're mired in a meandering, stilted story with forced dialogue and some surprisingly subpar performances from the talented cast.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2/4 31% Daddy's Home (2015) That's one problematic comedy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
5.0 81% The Revenant (2015) The enormously talented Alejandro G. Iñárritu ("Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Birdman") strikes again with this 19th century American fable, one of the most brutally beautiful movies I've ever seen.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/4 93% Anomalisa (2015) It is a pinpoint-accurate encapsulation of some of the most banal AND some of the most exhilarating moments virtually all of us have experienced at some point in our lives.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 94% Carol (2015) Haynes directs with a subtle precision, the script by Phyllis Nagy is a well-crafted gem, and Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara make for one of the most intriguing and memorable movie couples of the year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) This is one of the best movies of the year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 23, 2015
1.5/4 60% Sisters (2015) It's with no small reluctance I report Sisters is a depressing, overlong, repetitive slapstick disaster in which two of the most appealing stars around wallow in the muck AND the mire, figuratively and literally.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 18, 2015
4/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens pops with memorable battle sequences, gives us chills with encore appearances by stars from the original trilogy and introduces more than a half-dozen terrific Next Generation characters.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3/4 60% Concussion (2015) Concussion is a sobering, sometimes infuriating look at one doctor's discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and his crusade to tell the country its favored game was causing the deaths of many a former hero.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3/4 60% Joy (2015) [Lawrence gives] a wonderfully layered performance that carries the film through its rough spots and sometime dubious detours.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 15, 2015
1/4 0% The Ridiculous 6 (2015) Thanks for nothing, Netflix.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 15, 2015
3.5/4 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) With Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, we're getting the best Bond movie since Casino Royale in 2006.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
3/4 69% The Danish Girl (2015) A well-told, well-acted, well-photographed period piece.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 74% Youth (2015) How much better is it to experience a film overflowing with so many elements than one that has to stretch its content just to get to the finish line?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/4 88% The Big Short (2015) Some movies contain one or two scenes you always think about when you think about that movie. With The Big Short, there are a dozen such scenes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/4 100% Movement And Location (2015) Movement and Location has some clear-cut parallels to the stories of immigrants who are in the States illegally and are trying to live quiet, productive lives... But it also works as a Rod Serling-esque sci-fi adventure of the mind.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 61% Life (2015) I loved Ben Kingsley's over-the-top work as studio head Jack Warner, who in one scene explains the lay of the land to Mr. Dean in a manner that would inspire envy from Don Corleone. This guy isn't messing around.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3/4 88% Tab Hunter Confidential (2015) Tab Hunter Confidential is a well-crafted if not particularly deep bio-documentary of the genial actor, who is now 84 years old and provides a number of on-camera recollections.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 1, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Takin' Place (2014) There's a lot of raucous humor, some chilling moments and some insightful glimpses into the lives of special people navigating everyday life in neighborhoods where survival is always on one's mind.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Posted Dec 1, 2015
2.5/4 61% Legend (2015) Legend is a bad title for a film that doesn't quite succeed in relating how these brothers became legends.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015