Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
Tomatometer-approved critic
Official Websites: richardroeper.com/

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
1.5/4 No Score Yet The Professor (2019) Poof! No doubt this movie will disappear quickly before our very eyes. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
3/4 61% Trial by Fire (2019) There's that masterpiece of a micro-performance by Jeff Perry, in that single scene. That alone is worth the price of admission. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2019
4/4 93% What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019) The greatness of [it] is that if you're young and you know very little of Muhammad Ali, this would be the perfect place to start learning about him - but if you remember Ali in his prime and you're well-versed in his history, it's STILL a must-see... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
4/4 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) It's a hard-R live action cartoon, and it is superb, wall-to-wall action entertainment. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 52% Charlie Says (2019) While well-intentioned and thoughtful, "Charlie Says" is too ambivalent and too safe to deliver much in the way of original insight. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 69% Wine Country (2019) ...if you saw this group of friends in a restaurant or at a wine tasting or walking down the street, you'd either feel grateful you have a similar crew, or you'd sure as heck wish you did. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
1/4 15% The Hustle (2019) Even with a running time of 93 minutes, The Hustle felt about an hour too long. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 50% Tolkien (2019) If you're going to tell the story of one of the most imaginative writing minds of the 20th century, why not infuse it with more ... imagination? - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
2/4 45% Mary Magdalene (2019) This is a noble effort, but ultimately Mary Magdalene isn't much less of a mystery than she was at the start of the journey. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
0/4 30% The Intruder (2019) Nearly every scene is practically an invitation for the audience to talk back to the screen and ask these people if they've lost their minds. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
3/4 72% Stockholm (2019) If you're going to skim along the surface of a story such as this, you'd be hard-pressed to cast someone better suited to the role of the clearly doomed but still irresistible charmer than Ethan Hawke. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2019
2/4 29% Red Joan (2019) ...most of Dame Judi's scenes are quick and a criminal waste of her talent. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
3/4 75% Family (2019) Props to Steinel, Schilling and company for putting such a fresh twist on a familiar tale. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2019
4/4 95% Avengers: Endgame (2019) The Motion Picture Academy never recognizes great acting if it comes attached to a costume or a cape. That doesn't mean Downey isn't deserving of an Oscar. It's great acting in a great film. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2019
2.5/4 85% Her Smell (2019) Stretched over 135 minutes and overloaded with shout-to-the-rafters confrontations, Her Smell has too much talking and squawking, and not enough rocking and rolling. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3/4 72% Teen Spirit (2019) As we've learned from Daniel LaRusso and a host of other underdogs in any manner of competitions, it's not impossible for heart to triumph over technique. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
3.5/4 80% Fast Color (2019) This is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
1.5/4 30% The Curse of La Llorona (2019) ...we were cursed with the annoying and shrieking but not even close to terrifying La Llorona. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/4 98% Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (2019) Homecoming is one of the best concert films ever made. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2019
3/4 20% Crypto (2019) Rarely do I advocate seeing a movie at home over the full theater experience, but Crypto is the exception. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
1.5/4 16% Hellboy (2019) The new Hellboy lands with a thud that's loud and dark - but almost instantly forgettable. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2/4 44% The Chaperone (2019) Despite the best efforts of McGovern et al., The Chaperone is lightweight trifle. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
3/4 63% The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2019) Adam Driver brings a Nicolas Cage-esque zeal to his terrifically loony performance as Toby. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2019
2.5/4 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) The film travels such an obvious path and falls into such a predictable rhythm, it doesn't quite carry the emotional resonance such a powerful true-life story should convey. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3/4 63% Native Son (2019) Thanks in great part to the staying power of the source material, and the blistering work by Ashton Sanders and KiKi Layne, Native Son leaves a lasting imprint. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2019
3.5/4 90% Shazam! (2019) I loved the spirit and the heart of this film. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/4 57% Pet Sematary (2019) It's ugly but not scary. It's creepy but not chilling. It's one of the least successful adaptations of a Stephen King story since...the last tPet Sematary. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2019
2/4 93% Screwball (2019) When the grown men often act like children, it feels like overkill to have children portraying the grown men. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
3/4 76% Hotel Mumbai (2019) Hotel Mumbai is a chilling and valuable reminder of acts of madness, and acts of heroism, that should never be forgotten. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2019
2/4 73% Dragged Across Concrete (2019) Dragged Across Concrete is an admittedly distinctive but ultimately mediocre movie that provides far more empty calories of exploitation than genuine food for thought. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 52% The Hummingbird Project (2019) The Hummingbird Project runs a lot thicker and deeper than that fiber-optic cable. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
2/4 28% The Aftermath (2019) From the moment Rachael and Stefan look into each other's eyes while we roll OUR eyes, The Aftermath is a runaway train of cornball cliches. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
3.5/4 57% The Highwaymen (2019) Even if you've somehow never even heard of the story upon which this film is based, it's a crackling good lawman tale. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2019
4/4 94% Us (2019) This is an unforgettable dance with the devil. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
3/4 45% Captive State (2019) Goodman, Dunn and Farmiga play even the more ridiculous elements straight, as if they're in a cop movie. The younger actors are all terrific as well. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/4 91% Never Grow Old (2019) Cusack delivers suitably chilling work... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3/4 50% Finding Steve McQueen (2019) The result is an entertaining if sometimes overly self-conscious 1970s period piece, bursting with pop culture references - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
3.5/4 91% Gloria Bell (2019) This is a quiet film, moving at its own pace, reflecting life with such realism it's as if we're invisible guests in Gloria Bell's life. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2019
3/4 43% I'm Not Here (2019) What a magnificent presence is J.K. Simmons. What an authentic, weathered, world-weary face he has. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2019
2/4 71% Climax (2019) Alas, with the notable exception of the empathetic Boutella, the cast of Climax consists primarily of dancers who are not actors. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3/4 45% The Kid (2019) First-time director D'Onofrio has as an admirable visual style, whether we get medium-long-shot takes or intimate close-ups. This is a good-looking period piece film, percolating with top-tier performances. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2019
3.5/4 71% Triple Frontier (2019) From the direction to the script to the production elements to the performances, "Triple Frontier" is a first-class ride. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2019
3.5/4 78% Captain Marvel (2019) It's a real treat to see Carol Danvers find her footing and her wings, so to speak, while at the same time Nick Fury is taking the first steps toward becoming NICK FURY. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
2/4 59% Greta (2019) Despite the first-rate production values and the game performances from the cast, Greta can't escape from the formulaic screenplay that dogs it at every turn. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Hunter (2019) Jason Kellerman delivers strong work as Hunter and gives us a screenplay that's uncompromising, unflinching - and a little bit bat-bleep nuts. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2019
3.5/4 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) It's quite a trick to pull off such an authentic sports movie about a world in which every match really IS fixed. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
1/4 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) The only redeeming value of Bohemian Rhapsody is it's so bad, there's plenty of room left for a much better biopic about the one and only Freddie Mercury. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2019
3/4 88% To Dust (2019) Beneath the sometimes grisly visuals and the pitch-black humor and the general weirdness, this is the story of two men with precious little in common who become friends against all odds... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
1.5/4 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Basically, we're talking about a lot of human heads doing a lot of insulting and quipping and grunting and groaning while atop all manner of fighting cyborg bodies - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2019
3/4 73% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2019) [A] strange and original and at times surprisingly lovely bit of folklore... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019