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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 10% 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 90% 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 43% 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 30% 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 84% 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 74% 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 89% 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 81% 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 84% Silence (2017) What beauty. What brutality. What madness.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
2.5/4 88% 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 85% 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 92% 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 92% La La Land (2016) It's simply wonderful.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
1/4 13% 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 75% 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 14% 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 60% Allied (2016) Well THAT was different.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
3.5/4 96% 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
3/4 88% Christine (2016) Rebecca Hall gives one of the great performances of the year as the title character in Christine, an intense, stomach-churning, unblinking drama.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5 100% The 24 Hour War (2016) I'm pretty sure these guys could give us an entertaining doc about the fiasco of the 1971 Ford Pinto, the heartbreak of the Pontiac Aztek--or why Hot Wheels were always cooler than Matchbox Cars.‐ Richard Roeper.com
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 74% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Movies with characters who have so much at stake should not hang on the screen like works of modern art.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/4 71% Bleed For This (2016) Miles Teller gives the performance of his career as the indefatigable Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Pazienza, and writer-director Ben Younger delivers one of the best boxing movies of the decade in Bleed for This.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The result is an effective if not everlasting magical spell.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2016
3/4 47% Dog Eat Dog (2016) Dog Eat Dog occasionally positions itself as social commentary, but it's mainly a bloody, trippy, bare-fanged pulp thriller featuring terrifically entertaining performances from old dogs Cage and Dafoe.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
2.5/4 89% Loving (2016) The cinematography, the set design, the costumes, the overall feel of Loving: all first-rate. Negga and Edgerton are undeniably good. I was impressed. I just wish I'd been more deeply moved.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
1.5/4 49% Almost Christmas (2016) On a few, all-too-rare occasions, comedic sparks fly.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is not a linear adventure of the mind, and it is a film probably best seen twice.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2016
4/4 100% Tower (2016) The result is a remarkable film that deserves an Academy Award nomination for best documentary.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
3/4 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is faithful to the story of Desmond Doss in every sense of the word.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/4 95% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Park Chan-wook is a master of classy trash... There's artistry in his filmmaking, but also a lot of blood, plenty of sick humor and moments of sheer lunacy. The Handmaiden ranks among his best films yet.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
4/4 98% Moonlight (2016) "Moonlight" is gorgeous and yet bleak, uplifting and yet sobering, exhilarating but also grounded in some unshakable realities.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2016
1.5/4 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) The first one was a dud. This one's worse.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
2/4 61% Desierto (2016) Subtlety sits this one out.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3/4 76% Kevin Hart: What Now? (2016) If you think Kevin Hart is funny -- as I do -- you'll laugh frequently, as I did. If you don't, you're not going to this movie in the first place, are you?‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3.5/4 52% The Accountant (2016) Madness abounds in The Accountant, an intense, intricate, darkly amusing and action-infused thriller that doesn't always add up but who cares, it's BIG FUN.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 83% Denial (2016) Despite the drawbacks, the power of the story shines through.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3.5/4 79% American Honey (2016) This film is the real deal. It will bring you into a world that exists parallel to yours, right outside your car window as you run errands on Main Street.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016