Richard Roeper

Select another critic »
For 716 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 Wind River
Lowest review score: 0 Fist Fight
Score distribution:
716 movie reviews
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It all works. All of it. The music, the performances, the twists and turns in the plot, the sheer energy and life force of the movie.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Gifted isn’t the best or most sophisticated or most original film of the year so far — but it just might be my favorite.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Weird. Brilliant. Stunning. Under the Skin is by far the most memorable movie of the first few months of 2014.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The Revenant is a visceral sensation, filled with unforgettable visuals and memorable set pieces.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Arriving in theaters almost exactly 50 years since the Detroit riots of late July 1967, Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit is a searing, pulse-pounding, shocking and deeply effective dramatic interpretation of events in and around the Algiers Motel.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Keith Maitland’s Tower is a stunningly powerful and gripping documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Catching Fire makes only the occasional misstep.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s a shattering, thunderous wake-up alarm, a call to lay down arms, a gutsy social satire and a highly stylized work of fiction that sometimes feels as accurate and sobering as the crime reporting you see on the front page of this newspaper.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Stillman has done a marvelous job of adapting Austen’s novella Lady Susan and capturing the author’s tart and rapier-sharp sense of humor.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s entertaining as hell.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Sudeikis and Brie make for one of the most endearing pairings of the year, and Headland has delivered one of my favorite romantic comedies in recent memory.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Though stylized and eccentric and non-linear in its narrative path, and filled with dazzling non-sequiturs and oddly cryptic storylines, Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth is indeed set on this Earth, and these characters are very much alive.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    As for Witherspoon, there’s not a shred of her America’s Sweetheart persona in this work. She strips naked, literally and otherwise, in a raw, brave performance.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The music is brilliant, Chazelle’s writing and directing are something to behold, Teller is really good — and Simmons delivers one of the most memorable performances of the year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s filled with a kind of giddy energy that leaps off the screen. It’s corny, it’s dopey, it’s sincere, it’s romantic, it’s thrilling and it leaves one anticipating the next adventure of these heroic goofballs.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Disney’s Frozen works beautifully as a timeless fairy tale with a modern twist.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    At times Grandma overdoes it with the stand-alone scenes in which crusty ol’ Elle causes a scene or sticks it to some jerk. It’s a little too neat. Mostly, though, Weitz’s screenplay strikes sharp note after sharp note.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is an important film presented as mainstream entertainment. It’s a great American story.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a smart, savvy film with sabre-sharp one-liners, a half-dozen terrific supporting turns, one of the best scores of the year, a winning romance and a heartfelt and authentic performance from Rock.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    You might just find yourself applauding during certain moments of dramatic triumph in Theodore Melfi’s unabashedly sentimental and wonderfully inspirational film, and yes, some of those moments feature people working out high-level math problems.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Even as I was rolling my eyes, I was digging just about every stylized visual flourish, every big performance, every overly dramatic confrontation featuring first-rate actors letting loose with unabashed gusto and veracity, even when they were bellowing lines stating the obvious.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    While the subject matter is often bleak, this isn’t a depressing journey. Seeing great actors at the top of their game working with such rich material is never a downer.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    For all its moodiness and melancholy, Logan is also a rip-roaring action film — and it’s wickedly funny at times as well.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Landline is a very funny film about people dealing with very serious situations.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Damon’s everyman workhorse is tragically sympathetic, plodding ahead against all odds. Copley is brilliant as the sadistic villain. Foster is … well, you gotta see it to believe it. In the meantime, you’ll be treated to one of the most entertaining action films of the year.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Nearly every scene is contrived, but Melfi has a nice way with dialogue, and the cast is uniformly outstanding.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to the superb screenplay by Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack and the brilliant, brave performances by the cast, Dallas Buyers Club gets just about everything right, save for a few over-the-top scenes that hammer home points that have already been made.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The editing, with so many twists and turns and so many supporting characters needing their due, is without hiccups. And thankfully, there’s plenty of dark humor.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Movement and Location has some clear-cut parallels to the stories of immigrants who are in the States illegally and are trying to live quiet, productive lives without anyone asking too many questions. But it also works as a Rod Serling-esque sci-fi adventure of the mind, devoid of special effects but convincing us of its dimension-breaking elements through the use of dialogue, performance and music.

Top Trailers