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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 72% Landline (2017) Landline is a very funny film about people dealing with very serious situations. Better the Jacobs family than us.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
1.5/4 6% The Last Face (2017) The Last Face spends so much time on the on-again, off-again romance between Bardem's Miguel and Theron's Wren, the African victims are all but nameless and faceless backdrops.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3.5/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) The visuals in Atomic Blonde pop right off the screen. Leitch periodically zooms in for tight close-ups of the stunning Theron, who conveys a world of emotions with a subtle movement of the eyes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 9% First Kill (2017) Get the 8-ounce Pinot Noir, settle in and have some mindless fun.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3/4 89% Girls Trip (2017) Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah are as reliable as ever onscreen. And Regina Hall gives one of her best performances as Ryan, who keeps on telling everyone you can "have it all" even as her own marriage tells a different story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
1.5/4 54% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) [A] bizarre and bloated and clunky pop sci-fi epic.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) Nolan has crafted a tight, gripping, deeply involving and unforgettable film that ranks about the best war movies of the decade.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
3/4 17% Blind (2017) Baldwin and Moore generate genuine heat and chemistry together, even in some ridiculous moments.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
2/4 50% Hickok (2017) My favorite performance in the film comes from Bruce Dern, enthusiastically loopy as the booze-soaked town doctor. You can rarely accuse Bruce Dern of phoning it in.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Serkis is brilliant and memorable and sometimes absolutely heartbreaking as Caesar. The supporting players excel, with each getting a moment or two in the sun.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/4 90% A Ghost Story (2017) The premise and the framework of the story and the photography are much more memorable than the performances, and that feels mostly by design.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/4 75% The Little Hours (2017) True, The Little Hours is essentially a one-joke comedy - but most of the jokes under the umbrellas of that one joke are pretty damn, I mean darn, funny.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) "Spider-Man: Homecoming" is breezy fun.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
4/4 98% The Big Sick (2017) All the best romantic comedies get even better upon repeat viewings. I'm fully confident The Big Sick will pass that test the next time I see it, which will be very soon.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
1/4 18% The House (2017) There's more character development (and more believable plot turns) in a typical "Saturday Night Live" sketch.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/4 85% Okja (2017) Okja is an uneven but never complacent mix of fantastic fairy tale; social satire; heavy-handed commentary on corporate greed and our consumer-crazed culture, and bizarro action film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/4 78% The Beguiled (2017) Of course, something's gotta give, and when it does, The Beguiled reminds us we haven't been watching a fairy tale all this time -- we've been watching a very fractured fairy tale.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
4/4 94% Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright's Baby Driver is one of the most entertaining thrill rides of this year, this decade.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/4 89% Maudie (2017) Hawkins disappears into the performance, capturing Maud's physical limitations but also the light in her eyes, the sly humor in her observations about life -- and her gift for seeing the greatest beauty in the simplest things.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2/4 44% The Bad Batch (2017) The Bad Batch has all the ingredients necessary for a minor cult classic, but it's tough to get that recipe just right.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
2.5/4 77% Beatriz at Dinner (2017) The menu for "Beatriz at Dinner" is more appetizer than main course.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 78% The Hero (2017) Of course the main selling point is Sam Elliott aka Lee Hayden. I don't even know who makes that barbecue sauce Lee is touting at the beginning of the film or whether it's really good or just mass-produced glop, but based on that voiceover, I'd buy it.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 22% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Of course Willis employs his trademark smirk and his familiar sarcastic line readings. Of course we've seen him play variations on this downtrodden, wisecracking cynic in better movies. But B-movie Willis is still kind of a hoot.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3.5/4 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) It's a relatively straightforward biopic using conventional framing devices (including the liberal use of flashbacks) to tell the story of an extraordinary artist who overcame tremendous odds to become an American icon.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/4 67% Cars 3 (2017) Cars 3 is a lovely, clever and entertaining generational tale with tons of heart, a simple and effective storyline, wonderful candy-colored visuals and winning voice work from the talented cast of returning regulars and welcome newcomers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
1.5/4 48% Rough Night (2017) Almost none of it feels original or fresh or spirited.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3/4 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The superb cast does a wonderful job of keeping us guessing as to everyone's motives.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4 75% Wakefield (2017) What a fine performance by Jennifer Garner, playing a character we see almost totally through the filter of her husband's viewpoint.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
1/4 16% The Mummy (2017) Sometimes it takes a disaster of this magnitude to leave us hoping a studio will take a long hard look at the universe they're about to expand.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/4 83% Megan Leavey (2017) Kate Mara delivers one of the best performances of her career in the title role. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2017
2/4 49% Churchill (2017) The problem is, the man we see onscreen only rarely comports himself like one of the greats. Far too often, he actually seems like the smallest man in the room.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
3.5/4 64% Dean (2017) Dean left me eagerly anticipating Martin's next projects.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) When Diana DOES spring into action, Wonder Woman rocks. It's as if we're learning exactly what she's capable of at the same time Diana is discovering the depths of her powers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 30, 2017
2/4 50% Black Butterfly (2017) Three stars! Well played! But wait, there's one more scene. Look children - it's a falling star.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3.5/4 54% War Machine (2017) I wouldn't be surprised if some observers say Pitt made huge miscalculations in his acting choices with the result being the worst performance of his career - but I found it to be a brazenly effective piece of work, well-suited to the material.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
1.5/4 19% Baywatch (2017) When you make films from junk TV, more often than not you're going to wind up with a junk movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
3/4 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) We have Oscar winners Geoffrey Rush and Javier Bardem hamming it up beneath all the makeup and CGI trickery, and that's a hoot. Bardem's Salazar is a genuinely frightening creation.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2/4 48% Paris Can Wait (Bonjour Anne) (2017) Paris Can Wait is Wealthy Empty Nester Porn ... The only missing ingredients are truly likable lead characters and something approaching an involving storyline.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant takes place prior to the events of the original Alien (1979), but since it was filmed in the mid-2010s, it's an impressive technical achievement, with amazing CGI special effects plunging us deep into outer space and deep into the future.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3/4 55% Lowriders (2017) Eva Longoria gives one of her most authentic performances as the strong and loving Gloria. Ross brings a wounded intensity to his character. Chavarria's narration is a tad low key, but his performance is natural and effective.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
3.5/4 79% Chuck (2017) Liev Schreiber is outstanding as the hulking, rough-edged, amiable and charismatic Wepner.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3/4 71% The Wall (2017) Like the killer in Phone Booth and the entity in Lights Out and so many villains of all forms through the decades, the longer we go without seeing the tormenter, the more terrifying he becomes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3.5/4 86% The Lovers (2017) Just about every step of the way, the dialogue crackles and the performances are electric.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/4 35% Snatched (2017) They should have just stayed home. There was plenty of comedy to be found right there.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur works best when the focus is on the bonds forged between Arthur and his future knights, the battles between the rebel forces and the obligatory faceless henchmen, and even the slightly sexual tension.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
3/4 82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Like many a sequel to a slam-bang, much-liked mega-hit, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 isn't quite as much fun, not quite as clever, not quite as fresh as the original - but it still packs a bright and shiny and sweet punch.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3/4 50% The Dinner (2017) In a movie world filled with intergalactic explosions, it remains a welcome thing to experience the kind of fireworks that take place between three-dimensional, deeply flawed characters grappling with major issues in a civilized setting.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
2/4 No Score Yet Illicit (2017) None of us learned anything.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
3.5/4 83% Risk (2017) We get scenes of great, nearly absurd theater.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
1.5/4 15% The Circle (2017) This is one of the most crashing letdowns of 2017.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017