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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 91% 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 43% 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 76% 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 77% 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 20% 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 22% 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 66% 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 87% 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 73% 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 15% 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 82% 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 48% 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 63% 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 55% 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 49% 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 69% 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 85% 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 36% 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 81% 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 51% 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 84% 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
3.5/4 72% Sleight (2017) Like Moonlight and Get Out, this is a non-traditional, multi-genre film with impressive cinematography, a smart screenplay with some creative twists - and brilliant performances from the lead players.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3/4 66% The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2017) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good movie with a great performance. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3/4 67% Free Fire (2017) Armie Hammer has a gift for deadpan humor, and it's put to great use here. Cillian Murphy is the closest thing to a hero (or at least anti-hero we can root for) in the movie. Brie Larson is a gamer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/4 88% The Lost City of Z (2017) Hunnam expertly conveys Fawcett's bravery, spirit and sometimes reckless nature. At times we sense even he knows he might never find absolute proof of the City of Z - but he'll die trying if he must.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3/4 50% The Promise (2017) Yes, The Promise veers into corny territory, and yes, it's derivative of better war romances - but it's a solid and sobering reminder of the atrocities of war, bolstered by strong performances from Isaac and Bale.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
3.5/4 89% Norman (Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer) (2017) Gere's work in Norman is to be treasured. It's one of the best performances in any movie this year.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2017
1.5/4 50% The Outcasts (2017) Before it was even over, I was already forgetting about it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/4 16% Queen of the Desert (2017) The result is a well-made invitation to nod off.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
2/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) One of these decades, Dom and company will be saving the world in turbo-powered wheelchairs.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/4 80% Colossal (2017) From its weird little prologue to a nearly perfect ending, Colossal is a trip in multiple meanings of that word.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
3.5/4 92% Win It All (2017) Win It All is just the latest stellar collaboration between Swanberg and Johnson.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
4/4 70% Gifted (2017) Gifted isn't the best or most sophisticated or most original film of the year so far - but it just might be my favorite.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
3.5/4 43% The Discovery (2017) Please. Get there in time for the first five minutes. And budget a lot more time than that for the after-movie discussion.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
2.5/4 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Just about every scene in Ghost in the Shell is a visual wonder to behold -- and you'll have ample to time to soak in all that background eye candy, because the plot machinations and the action in the foreground are largely of the ho-hum retread variety.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/4 80% Dig Two Graves (2017) Dig Two Graves makes some pretty nifty transitions from the 1940s to the 1970s, including one seemingly unbroken shot. Every trip to the past reveals something about the "present-day" journey.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
2/4 67% Life (2017) You really wish characters weren't saddled with dialogue such as, "It's so cold!" when we can see their breath as they shiver, and, "Calvin's trying to find a way through the airlocks!" as Calvin tries to find his way through the airlocks.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/4 78% T2 Trainspotting (2017) T2 Trainspotting has one foot firmly planted in nostalgia and the other rooted in the present, and thanks in great part to Boyle's unique, world-class talent, everything old feels new again.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/4 79% Personal Shopper (2017) I can't explain everything I saw in this film, but I was entertained and enthralled by every second of it.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017