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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% Call Me by Your Name (2017) Call Me by Your Name is a perfect, lazy, worry-free day, practically devoid of any real-world concerns and absolutely dripping with intellectual and artistic stimulation, and all manner of sexual enticement.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/4 93% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Still, this is no mere placeholder of a story. Huge, important things happen to characters secondary and primary. Surprises big and small abound.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3/4 54% Bullet Head (2017) Mostly, though, "Bullet Head" is about the characters and the crackling dialogue, and the first-rate actors giving just the right spin to their lines.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/4 84% Darkest Hour (2017) As played by [Gary] Oldman, Churchill has perhaps never seemed greater. Or more human‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
3/4 93% The Newspaperman: The Life and Times of Ben Bradlee (2017) Mostly, though, this is a solid tribute to one of the most commanding forces an old-school newsroom has ever seen.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/4 94% The Shape of Water (2017) Guillermo del Toro's "The Shape of Water" is like a beautiful painting you keep visiting at your favorite museum, because it continues to reveal its brilliant magic in new and different ways.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
1.5/4 30% Wonder Wheel (2017) All hokum. All window dressing for a limp, underwhelming, irritating soap opera. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3/4 75% Thirst Street (2017) So no, it's not a sly, dark, romantic deadpan comedy after all. It's dark all right - but it looks more like a train than a light at the end of the tunnel.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3/4 77% Voyeur (2017) Uneven but often strangely compelling. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3.5/4 94% Gilbert (2017) In Neil Berkeley's fascinating, very funny and sometimes quite melancholy "Gilbert," we get to see the hunched-over, eccentric, surprisingly thoughtful man behind the comedic myth...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 93% The Disaster Artist (2017) "The Disaster Artist" is a breezy, entertaining and even affectionate movie about the making of "The Room."‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
3/4 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) It's filled with so many theatrical flourishes and fantastical touches, one can envision this material as a work for the stage, or even an animated film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
2/4 50% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) Roman J. Israel, Esq. has pockets of intrigue, and writer-director Gilroy and Washington have teamed up to create a promising dramatic character. We just never get full delivery on that promise.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) "Coco" is full of life, especially when we're hanging out the with the dead.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
3/4 85% Wonder (2017) Unrecognizable under the prosthetics and the makeup, Jacob Tremblay is indeed wondrous as Auggie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
37% I Love You, Daddy (2017) I Love You, Daddy is a technically impressive film ... And all rendered meaningless by the unmistakable stench of creepiness, narcissism and hypocrisy permeating the story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 97% Mudbound (2017) Redemption and hope eventually shine through here and there, and when that happens, it's a beautiful thing.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
4/4 93% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) This is the best movie I've seen this year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
3.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) It's a putting-the-band-together origins movie, executed with great fun and energy. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3.5/4 80% Tragedy Girls (2017) In the meantime, I don't want to oversell a near-great B-movie that is nonetheless a B-movie. Suffice to say Tragedy Girls has great fun with myriad horror movie tropes.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
1/4 18% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) All right. This time I'm POSITIVE we're not going to see a holiday comedy this sour and cynical and profoundly unfunny for a very long time. At least that's my Christmas wish.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4/4 99% Lady Bird (2017) It's unique and original and fresh and wonderful, and can you tell I loved it?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 73% Last Flag Flying (2017) It's a stand-alone film. Maybe a sequel in terms of some themes, and the general plot device of a transformative train trip. This is one of the best movies of 2017.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 No Score Yet All the Queen's Horses (2017) Kudos to director Kelly Richmond Pope for applying just the right mix of "What the Heck?" whimsy and respectful, serious reporting to this incredible tale.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
3.5/4 82% Mayhem (2017) Joe Lynch's fantastically creative, subversive and Tarantino-esque Mayhem stands alone as an entertainingly bloody and dark and twisted social satire - but it's even more satisfying for those of us who loved Steven Yeun's Glenn on The Walking Dead.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/4 100% Requiem for a Running Back (2017) The end result is a brilliant and brave and beautifully honest film.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
2.5/4 58% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) My dear. It could have been done in a dozen or more so much simpler ways.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2017
3.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The only thing I enjoyed more than the comedy in Thor: Ragnarok was a climactic battle sequence synced perfectly to Led Zeppelin's "Immigrant Song."‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
3/4 54% LBJ (2017) It's a well-calibrated performance, with Harrelson convincingly conveying how Lyndon Johnson felt the weight of the world on his shoulders and took on that challenge in mostly admirable ways.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
1.5/4 28% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) You know a comedy is in trouble when it resorts to the Funny Montage multiple times.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/4 79% The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) The Killing of a Sacred Deer never hedges its bets, never takes its foot off the gas. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/4 76% Thank You for Your Service (2017) This is a powerful and valuable addition to the coming-home war movie canon.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3/4 71% Wonderstruck (2017) Wonderstruck is a smart and interesting and well-acted film. We're just never really struck with ... wonder.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/4 88% Wheelman (2017) Make sure you hit "Pause" if you have to walk away from the Netflix stream for a moment, because you don't want to miss a trick here.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 50% Killing Gunther (2017) Schwarzenegger has a great time hamming it up, and we have almost as much fun watching him have fun.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 66% Breathe (2017) Thirty minutes in, we're pretty sure we know how the movie is going to turn out - even if we're unfamiliar with Robin's remarkable journey and his lasting impact. That doesn't mean Breathe isn't worth seeing.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
2/4 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Like a tap that was turned on, the sadness and anger never stopped pouring out.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/4 89% Only the Brave (2017) Through the ups and downs of training, a few moments of comedic relief and partying, detours into family drama, Only the Brave marches slowly and with increasing intensity.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3.5/4 93% The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (2017) We enjoy the Meyerowitz clan, even as we praise the heavens we're not like them and we don't live next door to any of 'em.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/4 83% Marshall (2017) Marshall reminds us that before the legend, there was the badass young warrior.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/4 91% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) Vince Vaughn is so intimidating in "Brawl in Cell Block 99," even the back of his head seems to be glaring at us and asking, "Do we have a problem here?"‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/4 95% The Florida Project (2017) It's film that'll make you wince at times, and you'll most likely not want to see twice, but seeing it once is an experience you'll not soon forget.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
1.5/4 41% The Mountain Between Us (2017) At one point you almost start rooting for the elements to win out, just so these two [characters] would just shut up.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
2.5/4 33% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) This is a paint-by-numbers procedural that expects the audience to know the history of Watergate, hits the ground running-but then feels more like a steady jog through the past than a fast-paced thriller.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4/4 93% Spielberg (2017) This is a fitting and thorough tribute to a director whose work has left an enormous footprint on the popular culture.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3.5/4 91% Our Souls at Night (2017) These are good people, and these are great actors portraying these good people, and if you not rooting for Louis and Addie to find comfort and love and peace with one another in their last years, then I just don't know what to tell you.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
1/4 18% Woodshock (2017) The directors of Woodshock are Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the sibling founders of the Rodarte brand. They clearly have an eye for fashion. As filmmakers, they clearly have an eye for fashion.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/4 87% American Made (2017) Mostly, there's Cruise, who at 55 looks a decade and a half younger, and can still fill a cockpit with star power some 30 years after Top Gun.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2/4 82% Brad's Status (2017) We knew this guy was a forgettable jerk not worth our time five minutes into this movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3.5/4 86% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Emma Stone does the best work of her career. Her Billie Jean King is a champion on multiple levels. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017