Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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T-Meter Title | Year
2/4 24% Men in Black International (2019) A self-referential Thor joke comes across as forced. The plot about a mole buried deep within the MIB organization offers up a very short list of candidates, and it's beyond easy to decipher which one will turn out to be the turncoat. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/4 86% 16 Shots (2019) As Rowley's film reminds us, there was no huge public outcry in the immediate aftermath of Laquan's death, no major media surge to investigate the official police line. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/4 35% Shaft (2019) Middle generation Shaft looks good roaring around in his souped-up Monte Carlo SS. It's too bad the characters as a whole didn't have a better vehicle. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 80% Late Night (2019) Humor can be a great equalizer, and Thompson and Kaling are terrific as two women who are funny as hell and should never be underestimated. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3/4 53% The Dead Don't Die (2019) The Dead Don't Die is delivered in one long, deadpan note. Some of the sight gags and quips are gold; others are just filler, but still kind of interesting in a wacky sort of way. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
3.5/4 95% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) This is a gorgeously shot film, alternating between images of San Francisco at its most beautiful and promising, and visuals of the lost and the homeless and the forgotten, who might as well be invisible to the techies... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2019
4/4 100% Toy Story 4 (2019) If this movie doesn't touch your heart, you'd have to be as lifeless as the toys pretend to be when humans are in the vicinity. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
3/4 77% Halston (2019) Unusual framing device aside, Halston is on balance a solid and affectionate tribute to an American original. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2019
3/4 75% Loopers: The Caddie's Long Walk (2019) Murray plays it straight as the narrator, demonstrating true respect for the honorable vocation of caddying. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
3/4 87% Pavarotti (2019) Clip after clip reinforces the image of Pavarotti as a robust man who loved life, loved food, loved wine, loved women - and loved himself, sometimes at the expense of others' feelings. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/4 23% Dark Phoenix (2019) Despite the frequent verbal confrontation scenes in which characters lash out at one another, soap opera style, for lying or serving their selfish interests, Dark Phoenix doesn't come close to carrying the emotional impact of so many Marvel films... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2019
2/4 46% The Tomorrow Man (2019) For all its eccentricities, The Tomorrow Man plays it too safe. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 31, 2019
1.5/4 40% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) From its heavy-handed lectures to its beastie battles filmed in Winterfell-level darkness, the new 'MonsterVerse" entry takes this stuff way too seriously. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
3.5/4 89% The Souvenir (2019) Beautiful work from Honor Swinton Byrne. Her future is unlimited. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
1.5/4 57% Brightburn (2019) The premise is intriguing, but this gruesome origin story plays like just another slasher film with idiots for victims. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3/4 57% Aladdin (2019) Marwan Kenzari snarls it up as the villainous Jafar, while Nasim Pedrad is endearing and funny as Jasmine's handmaiden and best friend Dalia... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 89% Rocketman (2019) Rocketman manages to be campy and yet sincere, serious and yet ridiculous, profound and yet silly, and quite wonderful. Just like Elton himself. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/4 97% Booksmart (2019) In virtually every scenario, director Wilde and the team of screenwriters serve up the material in a fresh and original manner. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
1.5/4 6% 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 90% 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 53% 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 66% 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 51% 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 31% 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 31% 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 76% 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 94% 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 84% 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 79% 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 17% 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 61% 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 56% 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 27% 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