Richard Roeper

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For 650 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: 68
Highest review score: 100 Zootopia
Lowest review score: 0 Mother's Day
Score distribution:
650 movie reviews
    • 67 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a sweet, funny, smart, genuine all-ages movie with simple, timeless messages.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    As we’re enjoying the beautiful cinematography and the fine acting and the dark humor, Benjamin Dickinson is delivering a signature work announcing his arrival as a filmmaker to watch for years to come.
    • 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.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Woody is still capable of writing and directing one of the liveliest, funniest and sharpest movies of the year.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Director Chris McKay keeps things zipping along, alternating between smart and often hilarious rapid-fire exchanges of dialogue, and big, big, BIG action sequences that fill every inch of the screen with brightly colored, fantastically kinetic action.
    • 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.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    In Abel Ferrara’s lurid, sometimes grotesque, train-wreck-watchable Welcome to New York, Depardieu almost literally fills the screen as an enormous bear of a man with insatiable appetites for money, sex and power.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Café Society is a gorgeous and lightweight confection, a love letter to the Hollywood of the mid-1930s, as well as the New York of the same era.
    • 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.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Just about every scene features an Oscar winner or an Oscar nominee or an Emmy winner and/or a first-rate character actor — and just about every scene is a bloody mix of taut thriller and utterly implausible noir plot point. This is a sordid but slick and gutsy mess that comes across like a cover-band version of a Michael Mann movie.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Ferrell and his longtime collaborator Adam McKay have a unique gift for creating characters that are human car wrecks yet somehow win our affection.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The Homesman is not an easy, comfortable viewing experience. That’s part of what makes it unique.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is one of the most stunning visual treats of the year and one of the most unforgettable thrill rides in recent memory.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Watts achieves a kind of early Coen brothers, early Tarantino feel.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The chemistry between Rockwell and Kendrick drives the movie. They’re fast and wonderful together. But Mr. Right has an abundance of strong supporting performances as well.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    For the bulk of the ride, it’s a wickedly funny interpretation of the one of the great confounding moments in American pop culture and political history.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is the type of adventure that transports you to a world so exotic and lush and mysterious and dangerous, it feels as if we’re on a different planet.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The cinematography, the set design, the all-important soundtrack, the editing: all first-rate. This is one smart chiller.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s deliberately over the top, and I wouldn’t be surprised if some observers say Pitt made huge miscalculations in his acting choices with the result being the worst performance of his career — but I found it to be a brazenly effective piece of work, well-suited to the material.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Gandolfini is effortlessly, quietly great.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s refreshing to find yourself immersed in a film that zigs and zags between genres — and occasionally zaps your senses with an electric charge of shock and awe.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Amidst all the fireworks and the cascading champagne and the insanely over-the-top parties, we’re reminded again and again that The Great Gatsby is about a man who spends half a decade constructing an elaborate monument to the woman of his dreams.
    • 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.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Avengers: Age of Ultron is a sometimes daffy, occasionally baffling, surprisingly touching and even romantic adventure with one kinetic thrill after another. It earns a place of high ranking in the Marvel Universe.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is just sheer, escapist entertainment from start to finish.
    • 38 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.

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