Richard Roeper
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For 223 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 9.8 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The Fault in Our Stars
Lowest review score: 0 White House Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 223
223 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The Conjuring manages to place individuals in one isolated situation after another, where the editing and music are perfectly timed to capitalize on the payoff scare moment. We also get a level of writing and acting rarely seen in this genre, particularly when the mothers bond over the fiercely protective love that a parent feels for a child.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The Wolverine is one of the better comic-book movies of 2013, thanks in large part to an electric performance by Hugh Jackman.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    With a sharp and funny if sometimes convoluted script by Blake Masters and slick, pulpy direction from Baltasar Kormakur, and of course that first-rate cast, 2 Guns rises above standard action fare.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    We’re the Millers is just good enough to keep you entertained, but not good enough to keep your mind from wandering from time to time. This is an aggressively funny comedy that takes a lot of chances, and connects just often enough.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Perfectly capturing the tenor of the times and the grimy underworld of the porn industry, Lovelace is the kind of movie you’ll appreciate and respect but never enjoy.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a deliberately off-kilter, cheerfully violent, hit-and-miss effort with just enough moments of inspiration to warrant a recommendation — especially if you know what you’re getting into.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s a tribute to the script by Stuart Blumberg and Matt Winston, the directorial aplomb of Blumberg and the genuine performances of the cast that most of the time, we care about these people, we believe their problems are real and we want them to get the help they so desperately need.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Despite its considerable flaws, Salinger is a valuable and engrossing biography of the author.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Gordon-Levitt the writer-director delivers some great laugh lines and a couple of nifty plot pivots, and Gordon-Levitt the actor gives a winning performance.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    At times The Fifth Estate seems as cutting-edge as the 21st century techno-info revolution it portrays. On other occasions... it’s almost like an expensive “Funny or Die” bit.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    At times Ender’s Game throws so many metaphors and moral dilemmas our way, we almost forget to appreciate the stunning and gorgeous visuals covering every inch of the screen. Almost.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    There’s virtually nothing subtle or surprising about the story, and yet one can’t help but smile throughout watching five Academy Award-winning actors breezing their way through an obvious but lovely and funny adventure.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    There’s something pretty special about this cast, all of whom turn in excellent performances while alternating between light comedy and some seriously heavy dramatic lifting.
    • 34 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Teeming with familiar war-film clichés and at times almost unbearably melodramatic, Twice Born is nevertheless worth the effort, thanks in large part to a magnificent performance from Penelope Cruz and some fine work from the international supporting cast.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Even though “Smaug” moves at a faster pace than the first part of the journey, it feels overlong. I still feel this whole Hobbit tale could have been told in one great, three-hour movie.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a lovingly rendered, sweet film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Elba captures the fire and the passion of Mandela the young activist, the resilience of Mandela the political prisoner, and the wisdom and astonishing capacity of forgiveness of Mandela the elder statesman.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Lone Survivor is primarily about the unflinching bravery of SEALs executing their mission and looking out for one another, even as they’re coming to grips with the reality of how this thing is going to end.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Felicity Jones gives a fierce and moving performance as Nelly.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Writer-director Krauss embraces the spiritual elements of this story without turning it into a heavy-handed religious lecture.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a solid albeit slow-building film with few dull moments.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The four leads are enormously likable and there’s still enough sharp, raunchy, sexy humor for me to recommend this version.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    While Penn and Teller certainly know how to tell a story, Tim’s Vermeer is at times a chore to sit through, even with a brisk 80-minute running time. We’re literally watching paint dry.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Without Costner’s movie star equity, this thing could have fallen apart in the first 30 minutes. He keeps us involved, even as we’re thinking: Wait, WHAT just happened?
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    There’s a good measure of comedic relief doled out between the action sequences, e.g., Neeson coming up with an ingenious plan to placate the passengers when they’re on the verge of a rebellion. This is a movie that knows it’s not to be taken too seriously.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman” is a whip-smart, consistently funny and good-natured film with some terrific voice performances and one of the most hilarious appearances ever by an animated version of a living human being.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a weird, psychological sexual thriller clearly designed to get a rise out of audiences. It’s also pretty damn engrossing.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A sentimental, predictable, sometimes implausible but thoroughly entertaining, old-fashioned piece.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Sometimes The Railway Man is hard to watch. It’s also hard to imagine anyone watching it and not being deeply moved.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Director Marc Webb and his forces come up with some gorgeous special effects, and Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have terrific chemistry, but as is the case with far too many superhero movies, the plot is a bit of an overstuffed mess.

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