Richard Roeper

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

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/4 62% Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square (2020) The national treasure Parton lends her songs and her luminescence to the feel-good family movie. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
2/4 90% Run (2020) Sarah Paulson camps it up as a disconcerting woman smothering her daughter in the farfetched Hulu movie. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2020
3.5/4 94% Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020) So much movie packed into one story, but the universally appealing performances and the show-stopping musical numbers carry the day. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
4/4 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) Director Howard isn't one for flashy tricks and gimmicks, but he displays his usual deft touch for the material... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 83% Freaky (2020) Vince Vaughn is convincing as both a serial killer and the teen who inhabits his person in the self-aware horror comedy. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3.5/4 68% Ammonite (2020) Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan make a fascinating couple in the well-spun period piece. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
2.5/4 45% Fatman (2020) Like reindeer on an icy roof, this experiment in blending fantasy and felonies never finds its footing. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3.5/4 89% Mank (2020) Arguably the best-looking movie of the year, David Fincher's richly layered biopic stars Gary Oldman, in peak form as the hard-living Herman Mankiewicz. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 32% Echo Boomers (2020) Director Seth Savoy displays real talent and infuses Echo Boomers with a kinetic flash that suits the material. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 55% That Good Night (2017) ....this is a lovely and old-fashioned character study with some sly humor and, of course, more than a couple of reach-for-the-tissues moments. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 50% Triggered (2020) There's a lot of running and shouting and double-crossing and triple-crossing, punctuated by crazy-funny B-movie dialogue... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3.5/4 79% Let Him Go (2020) Watching Diane Lane and Kevin Costner connect as a couple determined to retrieve their grandson is pure movie heaven. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 47% Operation Christmas Drop (2020) Erica and Andrew deserve their happily ever after, as does the Operation Christmas Drop endeavor. Mission accomplished. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 62% The Informer (2020) Joel Kinnaman is taking names in true action movie-star fashion. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 95% The Life Ahead (2020) Under her son's direction, Loren is fierce and funny...the 86-year-old commands the screen... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
2/4 78% The True Adventures of Wolfboy (2020) This is a good-looking film with some nice stylistic touches and even a nod to Turturro's legendary Jesus Quintana character from The Big Lebowski. But it never addresses some real behavioral problems... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2020
3/4 48% Spell (2020) Another cheery woman holds another injured man hostage, with a dark magic twist, in this mesmerizing little film. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2020
3.5/4 55% Come Play (2020) Writer-director Chase is clearly a student and fan of scary movies, and he's not shy about indulging in familiar yet effective clichés... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
2/4 45% Holidate (2020) An excruciatingly cheesy, hopelessly dated, profoundly unfunny and tone-deaf romantic comedy... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
3.5/4 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) "The Craft: Legacy" is a smart, edgy, wickedly funny and wild ride from the talented writer-director Zoe Lister-Jones... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
3/4 63% Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine (2020) Sarah Cooper is a comic force for our times, with a career that will last far after this madness finally subsides and is already expanding far beyond the boundaries of viral videos. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2020
3/4 81% Synchronic (2020) A great buddy relationship is at the center of a film full of big ideas and psychedelic journeys. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3/4 85% White Noise (2020) The value of this documentary is in seeing these how these hate hucksters operate. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2020
3.5/4 100% 537 Votes (2020) Corben recognizes this is serious business, but it's also something of a non-fiction heist movie and a character study of some fascinating figures. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 86% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Borat is an idiot, but "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" ends on a pretty smart note. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
2/4 50% The Witches (2020) The special effects are first-rate and the performances are way over the top yet entertaining, but "The Witches" is far too disturbing for young children and not edgy enough to captivate adults. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
3.5/4 85% Belushi (2020) Belushi profiles the great Chicago-born actor and singer with the help of animation, tapes of vintage interviews and even his personal letters to his wife. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 33% The Devil Has a Name (2020) [The Devil Has a Name] is not your average legal thriller... with an eclectic mix of actors playing the heroes and villains, most of them peculiar in some way. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
2/4 40% Honest Thief (2020) The romance is sweet, but the action is nowhere near plausible. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
3/4 64% Bad Hair (2020) [A] satirical horror film with big laughs and some genuine scares. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2020
2.5/4 40% Rebecca (2020) An overwrought and underwhelming psychological thriller. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 No Score Yet Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth (2020) Director-producers Martin Dunn and Marie McGovern know a good story and how to tell it. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
2/4 45% A Rainy Day in New York (2020) ...this is a superb cast that knows how to put the right spin on clever dialogue - even when they're playing thinly drawn characters in a dated and unnecessary story. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
1.5/4 51% Hubie Halloween (2020) Sandler surely knew this mildly offensive, juvenile celebration of cheap scares, slapstick gags and bodily function "jokes" was sure to land near the bottom of the large pile of terrible movies starring [himself]. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2020
3/4 88% Save Yourselves! (2020) Even the smaller touches in Save Yourselves! ring true...a wry social commentary... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2020
3/4 69% The Glorias (2020) ...there's much to be admired about The Glorias, including the very different but equally powerful performances by Vikander and Moore, and the staging of some landmark moments in Steinem's life... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 82% The Boys in the Band (2020) ...filled with stingingly vicious repartee as nearly every character depends on cleverness as a defense mechanism. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 86% On The Rocks (2020) The two great comic stars quip their way through some snappy dialogue and amusing screwball comedy. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/4 98% Spontaneous (2020) Dark but astute, the twisted high school romance is full of clever touches and ends on a surprisingly wise note. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
4/4 87% Kingdom of Silence (2020) ...as much about the complicated, co-dependent and sometimes toxic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia as it about the man himself. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet Dreaming Grand Avenue (2020) ...a highly original depiction of the city... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
3/4 84% Misbehaviour (2020) Keira Knightley and Jessie Buckley achieve both laughs and drama... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
2/4 19% Ava (2020) As the plot grows increasingly convoluted and borderline laughable, Chastain is steady as she goes, playing a character who's worthy of a film franchise in a movie nowhere near deserving a sequel. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2020
4/4 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) This is not a documentary; it's a dramatization of events that resonates with great power while containing essential truths, and it's one of the best movies of the year. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3.5/4 48% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) This is one of the better intimate dramas of the year. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/4 62% Blackbird (2020) The moving melodrama is bolstered by an outstanding cast... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 85% The Way I See It (2020) At times [it] comes close to sounding like a Democratic Party promotional video, especially in the late stretches, but Porter is a talented director who knows every picture tells a story, and boy does Pete Souza have a story to tell. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
2/4 28% Antebellum (2020) A well-made drama on slavery's horrors builds to an exasperating ending...After all the sadistic violence, the big twist is a big bust. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 88% The Nest (2020) There's beauty in the small moments of this downbeat and dark family drama. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3.5/4 67% Tom of Your Life (2020) Baize Buzan hits every acting note she reaches for in a memorably grounded performance as Jess. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020