Richard Roeper

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For 732 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 69% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 30% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Pearl Jam: Let's Play Two
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
732 movie reviews
    • 94 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Directed with great flair and pitch-perfect timing, brimming with sparkling visuals, filled with first-rate voice performances, thrilling adventures and unforgettable moments, Inside-Out is an instant classic.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s a brilliant slice of life.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Edward Zwick’s Pawn Sacrifice is an enthralling piece of mainstream entertainment that captures the essence of Fischer’s mad genius, perfectly re-creates the tenor of the times AND works as a legit sports movie about the great game of chess.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s an unusual mix of big-picture issues, grindhouse pulp and pure, rough entertainment, bolstered by one of the better ensemble casts of the year. This movie is not, um, fussing around.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Spielberg has taken an important but largely forgotten and hardly action-packed slice of the Cold War and turned it into a gripping character study and thriller that feels a bit like a John Le Carre adaptation if Frank Capra were at the controls.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It just might be the most impressive piece of filmmaking I’ve seen in 2015, and it features a great lead performance by a rising star, a memorable supporting role by a familiar veteran — and one of the most amazing acting jobs by a child I’ve ever seen.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s impossible to fathom how writer-director Adam McKay has turned this material into one of the funniest and yet most sobering, not to mention one of the most entertaining movies of 2015.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    What a beautiful, thrilling, joyous, surprising and heart-thumping adventure this is.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    While it’s not as audacious or as provocative or as brutally violent as “Django Unchained,” it’s still an exhilarating moviegoing experience, filled with wickedly dark humor, nomination-worthy performances and a jigsaw puzzle plot that keeps us guessing until the bloody, brilliant end.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The Revenant is a visceral sensation, filled with unforgettable visuals and memorable set pieces.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Even though it is a highly stylized, stop-motion animation film featuring puppet-like human characters, it is a pinpoint-accurate encapsulation of some of the most banal AND some of the most exhilarating moments virtually all of us have experienced at some point in our lives.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This movie soars on the strength of the screenplay. Monahan gives Hedlund and in particular Isaac dozens upon dozens of rich, intricate lines, and they’re both up to the task and then some. Isaac is an actor who is not afraid to go big or go home, but in Mojave, his finest moments are relatively quiet and sublime. Every inch of his performance is pure excellence.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Son of Saul is lasting work of art — difficult to watch, impossible to forget.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Hail, Caesar! is pure, popcorn fun — a visual treat, a comedic tour de force and a sublime and sly slice of satire.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is a great documentary about a great man.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Zootopia is brimming with silly, slapstick humor and terrific one-liners — and yes, some simple yet valuable lessons about tolerance and prejudice and learning to embrace our differences. There’s nothing wrong with a lesson or two when those lessons are packaged within such a great and memorable film.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Linklater introduces us to an abundance of characters, but it’s a tribute to his writing (and the performances) that each of the baseball players has a distinct personality and story thread.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The Infiltrator is a great-looking, well-paced, wickedly funny and seriously tense thriller, bolstered by an ensemble cast as good as I’ve seen in any film this year.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    With electrifying, graceful direction by David Mackenzie...a rich, darkly humorous and deeply insightful screenplay by Taylor Sheridan...and no fewer than four performances as good as anything I’ve seen onscreen this year, Hell or High Water is an instant classic modern-day Western, traveling down familiar roads but always, always with a fresh and original spin.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Sully is an absolute triumph.
    • 99 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Moonlight is gorgeous and yet bleak, uplifting and yet sobering, exhilarating but also grounded in some unshakable realities.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s a beautifully filmed, wonderfully challenging, multi-layered tale of trickery upon trickery, short con upon long con, deception upon deception.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Keith Maitland’s Tower is a stunningly powerful and gripping documentary.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is one of the funniest films about coping with tragedy I’ve ever seen. Not that it’s a comedy, not for a second. It’s an immensely moving and beautifully resonant drama about the walking wounded and how they cope with a horrific event from many years past.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Chazelle’s script is hopeful and sweet and clever and rich. His direction is innovative and captivating.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    What beauty. What brutality. What madness.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s some of Keaton’s finest work. It’s also the first great movie I’ve seen in 2017.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s a brilliant character study, a devilishly confounding murder mystery, a legitimately haunting psychological thriller, a hell of a ghost story — and one of the most memorable viewing experiences I’ve had in the last few years.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    T2 Trainspotting has one foot firmly planted in nostalgia and the other rooted in the present, and thanks in great part to Boyle’s unique, world-class talent, everything old feels new again, and everything new has the blazing look of an original and blazing piece of art.

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