Richard Roeper
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For 230 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 0% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 10.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
Lowest review score: 0 White House Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 230
230 movie reviews
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to the first-class special effects, a star-packed cast, screenwriters who know just when to inject some self-aware comic relief without getting too jokey and director Bryan Singer’s skilled and sometimes electrifying visuals, X-Men: Days of Future Past is flat-out big-time, big summer movie fun.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a quietly gripping gem.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is an “Apes” for the ages.
    • 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.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is one badass movie.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Working from Justin Lader’s smart script, Moss and Duplass expertly portray a very typical couple going through a rocky time — and they’re just as effective when the weirdness kicks in during their getaway weekend.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    To Be Takei is a celebration of a man of great resilience, infectious humor, a voracious appetite for the richness of the human experience, and the best laugh in the history of laughing.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The Drop is filled with many such small, near-perfect moments where there’s so much more going on beyond the simple exchanges of dialogue.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a smart movie about complicated people in search of something approaching inner peace.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Even though we’re trafficking in mostly melancholy territory about lost souls trying to regain their footing, it says something about the tender artistry of the filmmaking, and the beautiful work by the actors, that I’m actually keen to spend more time with these characters and see this story unfold from different perspectives.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The Equalizer features some gruesomely creative violence, but it’s equally memorable for the small, gritty moments set in that diner, or on the rough-and-tumble streets of Boston. And most of all, it’s got Denzel going for it.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    At times Reitman (adapting Chad Kultgen’s 2011 novel) can be a bit preachy and scolding about the pitfalls of surrendering one’s “RL” (real life) to one’s online existence, but just about any parent or any teenager seeing this film will empathize with any number of the interconnecting plot lines.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    For the most part, thanks in great part to Benson’s rich screenplay and Chastain’s nomination-worthy work, I was immersed in this story no matter who was telling the tale.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    I Am Ali serves as further testimony Ali wasn’t simply a great boxer, he was a great man who happened to be a great boxer as well.
    • 87 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Nearly every scene is contrived, but Melfi has a nice way with dialogue, and the cast is uniformly outstanding.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Regardless of Crudup’s ranking as a box-office draw, he’s every inch the movie star in Rudderless, a rather strange but engrossing film with one of the more jarring twists of any film in recent memory.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    While The Good Lie certainly doesn’t shy away from scenes designed to make us shake our heads at man’s inhumanity to man and scenes designed to make us dab at our eyes, it’s the kind of movie that earns those moments.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Although there are moments when the characters in Dear White People sound as if they’re reciting different sections of a thesis, overall Simien’s screenplay is tight, funny, smart and insightful, and his direction has just enough indie feel without becoming too self-conscious or preachy.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me is a poignant, stark, lovely and sometimes devastating film — a tribute to one of the great crossover stars of his time, and an unblinking look at how Alzheimer’s relentlessly chips away at one’s memories and thought process, brick by brick. It is worthy of an Academy Award nomination.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Foxcatcher is a disturbing and memorable film.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The Homesman is not an easy, comfortable viewing experience. That’s part of what makes it unique.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is the scariest movie of the year.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s funny as hell, sometimes too self-consciously “indie” — but it leaves us with a final shot as perfect as anything I’ve seen to close a movie in quite some time.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s a visually arresting movie. But as the plot layers are peeled back, and we’re given one answer after another, Oblivion actually becomes less interesting.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Even though Pain & Gain does indeed mine laughs from some very violent acts, there is nothing in this movie that glamorizes those three meatheads. Kudos to Bay and his screenwriters for making sure we’re laughing at them, not with them.

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