Richard Roeper

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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 This Is the End
Lowest review score: 0 Jupiter Ascending
Score distribution:
716 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Trainwreck is my favorite romantic comedy of the year, and despite (or maybe because of) all its sharp edges and cynical set pieces, it’s a movie you want to wrap your arms around, or at least give a high five.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    [A] dark and wickedly funny and sometimes flat-out wiggy little number.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    While Southpaw will surprise almost no one who has seen a fair amount of boxing movies, Fuqua’s direction and the excellent performances keep the action humming.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The nice thing about Paper Towns is it’s as much about the friendship between Quentin, Radar and Ben as it is about Quentin’s love for Margo, and his quest to find her after she disappears yet again.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    At times the deception and the intrigue and the twists and turns make it nearly impossible follow every detail of the plot, but even when things get muddled, we know Ethan’s our hero.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The Stanford Prison Experiment is the kind of movie that raises as many questions as it answers. It’s also the kind of film where you want to budget some time for discussion afterward. You won’t be able to shake this one off easily.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a tense, nerve-wracking thriller of the mind, with first-rate performances by Bateman, Hall and Edgerton — a tightly spun thriller with a wicked sense of humor and a wonderfully warped take on long-range karma.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is one of the better musical biopics of the last 20 years.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Watts achieves a kind of early Coen brothers, early Tarantino feel.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Equal parts film noir, relationship drama, dark comedy and mood piece, Digging for Fire is a movie made by someone who clearly loves the art of movies.
    • 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.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The climbing sequences, the storms, the drama of broken equipment and nearly broken men — all great stuff, made even more compelling because the film does a wonderful job of letting us get to know and like each of the three adventurers.
    • 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.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    With some genuinely insightful dialogue, a number of truly funny bits of physical business, and small scenes allowing us to get know and like a half-dozen supporting players, The Intern grows us on from scene to scene, from moment to moment.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Goodnight Mommy is the kind of movie you should experience without watching the trailer or learning too much about it — and then experience again with the full knowledge of what happened, so you can admire the ways in which the puzzle was put together.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Damon is terrific. The movie lives and breathes on his performance, and he comes through in every scene.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Mississippi Grind is the cinematic equivalent of the unassuming, quiet player at the poker table who allows you to believe you have him pegged — and that’s when he springs the trap on you and shows you something you never saw coming.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Douglas Tirola’s Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead is a frenetic, rough-edged, unapologetic tribute to the Lampoon, featuring some amazing archival footage, nifty bits of animation and dozens of straightforward talking-head interviews that crackle and pop.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    As can be said of most Apple products, it’s a wonder to behold — despite a few irritating glitches.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Fukunaga is a dazzling stylist, and at times the shifting palettes of the cinematography and the brilliant camera moves (he’s also the DP on this film) are so impressive as to be marginally distracting.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a sweet, funny, smart, genuine all-ages movie with simple, timeless messages.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s not easy to make an emotionally involving film in which some of the most pivotal moments are about phone calls and making copies of documents and a source circling names on a document — but save for a few overly dry moments, Spotlight prevails.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    What DOESN’T get lost in translation is what made “El Secreto De Sus Ojos” so effective: the visceral, devastating empathy we feel when a horrible injustice is committed and it ruins multiple lives; the haunted looks in the eyes of a trio of characters who will never be able to shake off the events of long ago; the lush and lurid film noir touches; and the air of melancholy hanging heavy over a pursuit of justice because we know there’s no such thing as true justice, not in these circumstances.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to a charismatic, natural performance from star-in-the-making Michael B. Jordan, a script from writer-director Ryan Coogler that expertly navigates paying tribute to the franchise while creating an effective stand-alone film and fine work from Stallone...Creed is a terrific addition to the “Rocky” canon.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 95 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Director Haynes has a knack for framing his characters with just the right touch. There are no throwaway shots in this film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    With an eclectic soundtrack that features...well-timed editing and crisp cinematography — and of course that terrific cast led by the great Del Toro — A Perfect Day is a rough-edged gem.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Just when we think we’ve got it all figured out, Southbound serves up another deliciously bloody twist.

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