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Rating Title/Year Author
2/4 Hotel Artemis (2018) Richard Roeper Positive points for trying to achieve something original, and for the quality of the cast. But after that bloody boldness, the analogies and the life lessons and the moments of closure are all too predictable and familiar. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2018
3/4 Lowriders (2016) Richard Roeper Eva Longoria gives one of her most authentic performances as the strong and loving Gloria. Ross brings a wounded intensity to his character. Chavarria's narration is a tad low key, but his performance is natural and effective. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2017
3.5 The 24 Hour War (2016) Richard Roeper 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. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4.5 Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman (2015) Richard Roeper For longtime fans of Paul Newman, "Winning" provides valuable insight into the sport he loved. For millennials that might be only vaguely familiar with this old-time movie star, it's a lesson in how one should live a life. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2016
Drag Me to Hell (2009) Richard Roeper At times I hated it for pushing my buttons so relentlessly and with such obvious touches, but I can't deny it: I found it entertaining as hell. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2015
Edge of Tomorrow (2014) Richard Roeper This is one of my favorite movies of the year so far. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2015
Annie Hall (1977) Richard Roeper This is Woody Allen's signature film, arguably his best and certainly his most popular. EDIT
Posted Mar 3, 2015
4.5/5 Predestination (2014) Richard Roeper As soon as the credits rolled on "Predestination," I wanted to watch it again. It was even more of a mind-dance the second time around. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 Inherent Vice (2014) Richard Roeper Joaquin Phoenix is perfectly cast as the perpetually befuddled Doc, a private detective of sorts who immerses himself in pot in the Los Angeles of 1970. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A The Fault in Our Stars (2014) Richard Roeper Led by the unforgettable work from a young actress who's among the best of her generation, "The Fault in Our Stars" is a lovely work. EDIT
Posted Jan 6, 2015
2.5/5 Unbroken (2014) Richard Roeper In a well-made, but one-note film. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 Into the Woods (2014) Richard Roeper Rumbles on for too long and has some dry patches here and there-but just when we're growing fidgety, we get another rousing musical number or another dark plot twist, and we're back in business. EDIT
Posted Dec 22, 2014
2.5/5 The Theory of Everything (2014) Richard Roeper A well-made, well-acted but unexceptional film about one of the most exceptional figures of the last half-century. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2014
4/5 Big Hero 6 (2014) Richard Roeper A big, gorgeous, consistently funny and touching animated adventure. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2014
1/5 Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) Richard Roeper 'Horrible Bosses 2' is so lazy it's not even about horrible bosses. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2014
3/5 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Richard Roeper A solid lead-up to the finale. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2014
4.5/5 Top Five (2014) Richard Roeper A seriously funny, semi-autobiographical film that might be the most accomplished work Chris Rock has ever done for the big screen. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2014
4/5 Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Richard Roeper 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' is spectacular. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2014
3.5/5 A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Richard Roeper This is a stylish and smart thriller. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2014
2/5 This Is Where I Leave You (2014) Richard Roeper What a wasted opportunity. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2014
4/5 The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2013) Richard Roeper Chastain delivers a brilliant performance that could earn her another Oscar nomination. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2014
4.5/5 The Skeleton Twins (2014) Richard Roeper This is a smart movie. Wiig gives maybe the most impressive performance of her career, and Hader is equally good. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4.5/5 The Guest (2014) Richard Roeper Completely ridiculous. And entertaining as hell. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
4/5 The Drop (2006) Richard Roeper James Gandolfini's final film role: quietly magnificent work. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2014
.5/5 Life After Beth (2014) Richard Roeper The movie is DOA from scene one and is never resuscitated. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 The Last of Robin Hood (2013) Richard Roeper A character study of an ultimately pathetic man. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2014
3/5 Life of Crime (2013) Richard Roeper Thanks to Leonard's source material and the outstanding cast, it works. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2014
4/5 Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) Richard Roeper This is one badass movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2014
.5/5 If I Stay (2014) Richard Roeper Plays like a high school version of 'Ghost.' EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2014
.5/5 The Expendables 3 (2014) Richard Roeper A wasted opportunity. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2014
1.5/5 The Giver (2014) Richard Roeper The magic gets lost in translation. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2014
2/5 Into the Storm (2014) Richard Roeper A more sophisticated version of "Sharknado." EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3/5 The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014) Richard Roeper Food porn with a sweet albeit predictable menu. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2014
3.5/5 Get On Up (2014) Richard Roeper Somewhat sanitized and over-directed biopic saved by Boseman's electric performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/5 Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Richard Roeper A fun, lighthearted confection that knows exactly what it wants to be and how to execute that mission. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2014
1.5/5 Magic in the Moonlight (2014) Richard Roeper This being a Woody Allen film, there's some pretty sharp dialogue. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2014
3/5 And So It Goes (2014) Richard Roeper This film is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 A Most Wanted Man (2014) Richard Roeper "One of the best spy thrillers in recent years." EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2014
4/5 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Richard Roeper This just might be the most engrossing, the smartest and the most daring "Apes" movie ever put on film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2014
5/5 Boyhood (2014) Richard Roeper One of the most remarkable moviegoing experiences I've ever had. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2014
4/5 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz (2014) Richard Roeper Deserves an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2014
1/5 Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) Richard Roeper It is one of the most relentless movies I have ever seen. It just refuses to end. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2014
2.5/5 Jersey Boys (2014) Richard Roeper At times the movie version of "Jersey Boys" captures the electric excitement of the musical, but for every soaring moment, there are 10 minutes of bickering or brooding. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2014
1.5/5 Think Like a Man Too (2014) Richard Roeper You want eye-rolling moments? This movie will detach your corneas. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2014
.5/5 Maleficent (2014) Richard Roeper 'Maleficent' is an admittedly great-looking, sometimes creepy. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2014
3/5 A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Richard Roeper One long joke about much it would have sucked to live (and die, at a relatively young age), in the Old West. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2014
4/5 X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Richard Roeper A mind-bending thrill ride with great special effects. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 Chef (2014) Richard Roeper A colorful, great-looking film, with an infectious soundtrack. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2014
3.5/5 Godzilla (2014) Richard Roeper Edwards and his team produce consistently stunning visuals. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2014
1.5/5 Devil's Knot (2013) Richard Roeper Comes across as a cinematic, slightly dramatized Cliffs Notes edition a story that's been told often. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2014