Richard Roeper

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For 862 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 I, Tonya
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
862 movie reviews
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Writer-director Bo Burnham’s Eighth Grade is a sweet and intelligent and sometimes absolutely heartbreaking slice of modern-day, eighth-grade life, which, in some ways (hello social media), is radically different from the eighth-grade experience of 1998 or 1978 or 1958, but in many ways is absolutely relatable to audiences of any age or gender.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    In The Equalizer 2 the great Denzel Washington hits a variety of notes reprising his role as McCall, in a brilliant performance that often rises above the pulpy, blood-soaked material.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    We’re not supposed to think about a movie like Skyscraper. This is superficial summer popcorn fare, given a PG-13 because when innocents are mowed down, the camera lingers on the smugly smiling sociopathic villains, not the carnage.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    In the alternately exhilarating and heartbreaking documentary Whitney, the Oscar-winning director Kevin Macdonald (“Touching the Void,” “The Last King of Scotland”) does a magnificent job of taking us through the paces of Houston’s life and times.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    We’re hardly in original territory when a movie relies not once, but twice, on truth-serum humor — but even when things get ultra-corny, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” keeps merrily buzzing along.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    The only thing less satisfying than the build-up is the finale, which goes from mind-boggling to you’ve got to be kidding me.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Nearly every scene takes a sideways turn, and nearly every expectation we have doesn’t work out the way we anticipate it working out, and that’s what makes the journey so much fun.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Even though Uncle Drew is outlandish and predictable and downright corny, I loved the positive energy of this film, I got a kick out of the winning performances from a cast of All-Star comic actors and All-Star, well, All-Stars — and I laughed out loud at a steady diet of inside-basketball jokes.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is one of my favorite movies of 2018.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    How bad is “Fallen Kingdom”? How terrible is a movie that pounds us with a pretentious, nearly operatic score while indulging in B-movie clichés and calling for the main characters to make idiotic decisions just to keep the story rolling? I have to dig deep into the Awful Sequel Playbook to draw parallels to this exercise in wretched excess.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    The long-delayed biopic Gotti is an entertaining and well-acted but uneven B-movie.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    Tag
    We’re not even halfway through 2018, but when it comes time to compile my list of the worst movies of the year, I have a strong sense there will be a moment when I’ll be saying to Tag: You’re it.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s a solid double and that’s just fine, but I’ll admit to a feeling of mild disappointment it wasn’t a grand slam, given the greatness of the first adventure and the grand and creative mind of Mr. Bird.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Superfly succeeds at it what it wants to be: an action-packed, sexy, violent, 21st century blaxploitation crime thriller with a stylish look, a downloadable soundtrack, a great-looking and talented cast, a few slick twists and even some genuinely funny moments.
    • 21 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    211
    It’s just a muddled, overcrowded, trigger-happy heist movie brimming with clichés while constantly trying our patience.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Positive points to the Hotel Artemis 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The shock moments here (including one that might send one or two viewers running for the exit) are truly stunning, and grotesque, and bizarre — and they will stay with you long after you’ve gone home for the night.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    While the spectacularly gifted and enormously likable cast has the firepower and charisma to match the testosterone-fueled ensembles of those earlier films, Ocean’s 8 is more of a smooth glide than an exhilarating adventure.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    On more than one occasion, this looks and feels like a parody.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is director Atsuko Hirayanagi’s feature-length debut (based on her own short film), and it is a most impressive first effort. Oh Lucy! is quirky and offbeat and strange and sometimes quite dark — and yet oddly lovable.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Even when Mary finally gets her due, the film badly fumbles the moment.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Woodley is a stronger screen presence than the low-key Claflin, but they have a lovely and natural chemistry together.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    What a remarkable performance by Laura Dern. It’s a beautifully nuanced portrayal of a smart, accomplished, independent woman who finds the courage and strength to confront the past — and to understand that the demons poking at her subconscious all this time were not of her own making.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    With First Reformed, Schrader delivers his most impactful work in years, with Ethan Hawke’s haunting and brilliant work as Ernst Toller joining the ranks of great lead performances in Schrader films. This is an inescapably memorable and at times almost unbearably sorrowful piece of work.
    • 24 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    This is a well-made, well-acted and sometimes intriguing but also coldly cynical and manipulative murder mystery.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    [An] insightful and occasionally revealing look at the 88-year-old Manhattan institution where the rich and famous enjoy being rich and famous.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    What a waste of some perfectly wonderful legends.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The real treasures, though, are all those pre-iconic moments, all those launching points for beautiful friendships and future conflicts. In some ways this is one of the “lighter” of the “Star Wars” adventures, as we know beyond any doubt Han, Lando and Chewy will live to fight another day.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Deadpool 2 is wicked, dark fun from start to finish, with some twisted and very funny special effects, cool production elements, terrific ensemble work — and for dessert, perhaps the best end-credits “cookie” scene ever.
    • 27 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Even when it doesn’t work, Terminal is a film with never a dull moment.

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