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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 63% 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.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
4/4 76% 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
3.5/4 82% Mean Dreams (2017) While the plot often travels familiar paths and even the impressive camerawork is evocative of other films, "Mean Dreams" has a few story tricks up its sleeve.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Bill Condon's take on Beauty and the Beast is almost overwhelmingly lavish, beautifully staged and performed with exquisite timing and grace by the outstanding cast.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
1/4 21% The Ottoman Lieutenant (2017) We can smell the rancid coats of paint on this attempt to whitewash history.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3/4 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It's wildly entertaining and it has a sense of humor about itself - and it doesn't hurt when a great big monster movie features an A-list cast including John Goodman, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston and John C. Reilly.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1.5/4 34% The Last Word (2017) Let the plausibility-stretching contrivances begin!‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
1.5/4 36% Brimstone (2017) For all the visceral depictions of hatred and violence and human destruction, it feels as if the director is chasing his own tail and forgetting about making it all mean something.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
2.5/4 19% Table 19 (2017) You've been to worse weddings -- and just as many that were more memorable.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
2/4 21% The Shack (2017) The Shack is a well-acted and sometimes moving but far too often slow-paced and unconvincing spiritual journey.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Logan (2017) Hugh Jackman sharpens his claws in every sense of the word and delivers killer work.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 80% Dying Laughing (2017) It's great and it's valuable and it's wonderful, because we love seeing and hearing these all-time greats talk about what they do with such passion and candor.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
3.5/4 99% Get Out (2017) [Peele] has created a work that addresses the myriad levels of racism, pays homage to some great horror films, carves out its own creative path, has a distinctive visual style - and is flat-out funny as well.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
0/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) So ugly, so mean-spirited, so bereft of laughs, I found myself rooting for a technical malfunction if only to catch a momentary breather.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) Director Yimou is an amazing visual stylist and he delivers a few wonderfully outrageous sequences, but what we're getting here is basically a pricey monster movie with uninteresting monsters, and [one-dimensional] human characters.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/4 82% A United Kingdom (2017) Oyelowo and Pike have solid chemistry together. Oyelowo gets the big, speechifying, showcase moments -- but Pike shines in quieter scenes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
3/4 41% Alone in Berlin (2017) When Alone in Berlin reaches the end of its journey, it's the performances of Gleeson and Thompson that ensure we'll never forget the bravery of Otto and Anna.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3.5/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Who would have guessed Keanu Reeves' stoic, black-clad, one-man killing machine would become THE go-to bad guy/action hero of the 2010s?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
2/4 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Pull down all Fifty Shades. This movie made me sleepy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) I'll take Lively Plastic Animation over Wooden Live Action any day.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
1/4 25% The Comedian (2017) What's more painful than watching a comedian bomb onstage in a live performance? Watching one of the greatest actors of all time bomb playing a comedian who is shockingly unfunny onstage, and an offensive boor offstage.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2017
3/4 42% Gold (2017) It's McConaughey's great big performance and the fine work by the outstanding cast that carries the day in Gold, an uneven and overlong but nonetheless entertaining American Dream saga.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
2/4 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) A Dog's Purpose just wears you down.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
57% Trespass Against Us (2017) Director Adam Smith doesn't hit the mark with every chance he takes, but for the most part this is an admirable and successful effort.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/4 83% The Founder (2017) It's a great slice of Americana... with Keaton embodying everything admirable and not so admirable and despicable about Ray Kroc's climb to the top of Hamburger Mountain. It's some of Keaton's finest work.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 76% Split (2017) I went with it. I got back on that M. Night bandwagon, and the finish line in particular was just spectacularly fantastic.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/4 96% Paterson (2016) Jarmusch is a next-level storyteller with an amazing ability to deliver a scene that works on face value and as a metaphor‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 88% 20th Century Women (2017) There's not a single false, "actor-y" note in Bening's work. It is a master class in nuanced acting, and it is deserving of an Academy Award.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
3.5/4 80% Patriots Day (2017) Overall, this is a Boston Strong film about one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, and a community's resounding response.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
2.5/4 34% Live By Night (2017) Misgivings aside, I was enjoying Live by Night as a guilty pleasure of sorts and was on the verge of giving it a qualified recommendation until the last 10 minutes, which are equal parts predictable and way, way over the top.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/4 85% Silence (2017) What beauty. What brutality. What madness.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) This makes for one overcrowded assemblage of issues.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/4 100% Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds (2017) t's a beautifully filmed, whip-smart, perfectly edited love letter to a legendary mother-daughter duo that respects and honors their relationship without sugarcoating their troubled and checkered history.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
3.5/4 86% Lion (2016) Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 93% Fences (2016) It's a privilege to watch Washington and Davis lay it all on the line.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/4 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Junior high and high school classes across the country should take field trips to see this movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
3/4 80% Barry (2016) Ashley Judd provides emotional depth as Barack's mother, and Jason Mitchell and Ellar Coltrane deliver stellar work as friends of Barry's who remind of us of the multiple worlds he inhabits -- and the multiple worlds he will have to navigate.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
1.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) This is a well-designed, initially intriguing, visually interesting sci-fi romance torpedoed by a premise -- and a payoff -- so creepy and misogynistic, it's amazing nobody... raised concerns about [it].‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
0/4 40% Why Him? (2016) Not funny, not funny, not funny, not funny, not funny.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2016
4/4 93% La La Land (2016) It's simply wonderful.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
1/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) It's quite possible "Collateral Beauty" will move you to tears. Then again, it's quite possible you've been moved to tears by commercials about dogs that befriend horses.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
3.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is a bright light in the Star Wars canon.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
2/4 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Have you ever worked for a company that failed miserably, despite all the wonderful and talented people working there? Office Christmas Party is the holiday comedy movie version of such a business.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3/4 89% Jackie (2016) Portman's performance carries the day.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/4 71% Miss Sloane (2016) While "Miss Sloane" is by no means even a minor classic of the genre, it's fantastic, wall-to-wall entertainment, brimming with movie-movie lines.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
1/4 11% Man Down (2016) The final sequence, when all is revealed, is overwrought, excruciatingly shrill, manipulative, and exploitative -- and hardly a surprise to anyone even halfway paying attention.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
1.5/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) No doubt some critics will slam Bad Santa 2 as a lump of coal in our holiday movie stockings. To which I would say: why be so rough on lumps of coal?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3/4 61% Allied (2016) Well THAT was different.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 95% Moana (2016) Temuera Morrison and Nicole Scherzinger are terrific voicing Moana's loving parents. Dwayne Johnson shines as Maui. First and foremost, though, is Auli'i Cravalho, winning the day and carrying the movie as the wonderful and quite lovable Moana.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016