Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
Tomatometer-approved critic
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Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
91% Promising Young Woman (2020) A smart, provocative, pitch-black dark comedy and revenge movie with an astonishingly powerful, deeply layered performance by Carey Mulligan as Cassie... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
4/4 87% News of the World (2020) A rough-and-tumble Texas road-trip movie finds the right balance of character insight and bare-knuckled action. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
4/4 98% One Night in Miami (2020) We don't know the details of that famous meeting of four legends more than half-century ago, but if it was anything like what plays out in One Night in Miami, oh what a night. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
3/4 91% Rock Camp: The Movie (2021) It's inspiring and occasionally touching to hear about amateurs living out their rock 'n' roll fantasies with Roger Daltrey, Alice Cooper and the like. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2021
3.5/4 76% Pieces of a Woman (2020) A heart-stopping beginning leads to an unforgettable character study... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
1.5/4 44% Fatale (2020) The tedious thriller starring Michael Ealy and Hilary Swank adds nothing new to the genre of female psycho movies... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2021
3/4 77% Shadow in the Cloud (2021) A wonderfully bonkers B-movie... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2021
4/4 96% Soul (2020) Music wallpapers every frame of Soul, with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross sure to be nominated for another Oscar for their jazz-infused score. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
3/4 72% We Can Be Heroes (2021) Though aimed at a young audience, this is one of those superhero adventures that will keep the adults entertained as well. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 25, 2020
3/4 75% Audrey (2020) While lacking new insights, the film provides ample evidence of her star power and a solid summary of her journey through show business and humanitarian work. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
4/4 98% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) This is a nearly perfectly constructed film with nary a wasted beat. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
3/4 73% Greenland (2020) Director Waugh has a keen sense of action drama pacing, and the special effects team does a fine job of providing CGI snapshots of the world bending to Clarke's will... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2020
3.5/4 81% I'm Your Woman (2020) With spare and precise dialogue, a labyrinthine story with a few heart-stopping twists and pitch-perfect performances by Brosnahan and the supporting cast, this is one of the best movies of the year. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
3.5/4 60% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) This is a throwback piece of pure pop entertainment. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2020
2/4 10% Songbird (2020) We'll eventually see dozens if not hundreds of projects using the pandemic as a plot point. "Songbird" will be among the least memorable. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2020
2.5/4 28% Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) This movie falls a few ounces short of a full pint. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2020
1.5/4 50% Elyse (2020) You'll hear the warning bells signifying a Category 5 Pretentiousness Alert right from the start of the ponderous and stiff psychological drama "Elyse," and it's not a false alarm. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
3.5/4 88% THE GODFATHER, Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone (2020) Coppola intended the third film to be an epilogue that serves to sum up and bring closure to the original saga, and this recut to breathe new life into the picture. He has achieved just that. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2020
1/4 4% Love, Weddings & Other Disasters (2020) The title gives fair warning. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3.5/4 92% Dear Santa (2020) A sprightly feel-good documentary that comes at a time when we could use a lift - and serves as a reminder there are an awful lot of truly good people in this world. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2020
3/4 87% Black Bear (2020) Suffice to say Levine has fashioned a twist-filled gem that leaves us a bit drained but also a little bit exhilarated by all its peaks and valleys and sharp curves. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
2.5/4 40% Wander (2020) Admirably ambitious albeit ultimately bonkers... - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2020
4/4 84% Mosul (2020) This is one of the best movies of 2020. - Chicago Sun-Times EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2020
3/4 64% 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 91% 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 89% 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 26% 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 67% 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 46% 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 82% 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 37% 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 52% 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 48% 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 82% 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 93% 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 47% 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 56% 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 44% 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 48% 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 86% 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 85% 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 49% 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 90% 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