Richard Roeper

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For 589 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 6.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 The Last Man on the Moon
Lowest review score: 0 Mother's Day
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 95 out of 589
589 movie reviews
    • 31 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Indeed Get a Job is an uneven, strange little movie with a hit-and-miss screenplay, some distractingly weird camera angles and a few subplots that never should have seen the light of day (or the dark of theater), but it also has an infectious charm, some genuinely funny set pieces and winning performances throughout.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Highly entertaining high camp.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Hardly the sporting-movie equivalent of a Hail Mary touchdown pass or a homer in the bottom of the ninth, yet McFarland, USA still has plenty of moments where you find yourself rooting hard for these kids, even though you know you’re watching a re-creation of events from the mid-1980s
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The Lady in the Van is about a talented young writer still wrestling with how to draw upon his own experiences without exploiting others — and it’s about the boundless talents of Maggie Smith, sometimes chewing up the screen, sometimes saying volumes simply by sitting very, very still, with a perfectly perfect expression on her face.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The Internship is the movie version of a goofy dog that knows only a few tricks but keeps on looking at you and wagging his tail, daring you not to like him. Down, boy. You win.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    What works: the brilliant dialogue, and the raw intensity of the performances. It’s a privilege to watch Washington and Davis lay it all on the line.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    While it has its moments of baffling plot development and the human characters aren’t exactly Shakespearean in depth, there’s some pretty impressive CGI monster destruction here, and the talented English director Gareth Edwards clearly respects the thought-provoking sci-fi roots of the original.
    • 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.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Al Pacino sells the heck out of his performance as Danny Collins.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is the 24th Bond film and it ranks solidly in the middle of the all-time rankings, which means it’s still a slick, beautifully photographed, action-packed, international thriller with a number of wonderfully, ludicrously entertaining set pieces, a sprinkling of dry wit, myriad gorgeous women and a classic psycho-villain who is clearly out of his mind but seems to like it that way.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Into the Woods rumbles on for too long and has some dry patches here and there — but just when we’re growing fidgety, we get another rousing musical number or another dark plot twist, and we’re back in business.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    We’ve yet to get a masterpiece-level film adaptation of the classic novella “The Little Prince,” but if and until that day comes, this will do just nicely, thank you very much.
    • 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?
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is not a movie you forget about as you’re heading for the exit. I’m not sure it’s a movie you’ll ever forget.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Smulders gives one of the most natural performances of her career, and Bean’s subtle, strong work announces her as a young actress to watch.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Hacksaw Ridge is faithful to the story of Desmond Doss in every sense of the word.
    • 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.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    We veer close to the edge of Precious, Indie-Hipster Cliche so often in Infinitely Polar Bear, but thanks to a gifted filmmaker and two brilliant lead performances, the voice-over narration and the home-movie footage and the flights of fancy aren’t as off-putting as they might have been in lesser hands.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is an immensely entertaining millennial B-Movie, made for summertime viewing.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Snowden works best when it’s just Edward and the three journalists in that hotel room, sweating it out, or when we see the pattern of events that led him to commit acts that exposed the shocking practices of our own government but also quite possibly created serious security breaches.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s a solid, entertaining, well-paced sequel featuring terrific voice work, a clever script and some ingenious action sequences. It just doesn’t quite reach the soaring heights of inspirational storytelling and elevated humor of the original.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    On balance, Rolling Papers is more about marijuana journalism than the big picture, and as such it’s a worthwhile endeavor.
    • 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.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is also one dark and wickedly funny comedy.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A powerful but often stilted drama bolstered by two great performances from accomplished actors and nearly sunk by an unfortunately (and surprisingly) off-key performance from another fine actor.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Neeson is in nearly every scene in the movie, and he carries it well. Yes, he’s played this nails-tough, world-weary, scotch-loving, ex-law enforcement type again and again — but he’s as good as anyone in the world at playing those types, and in this case he has some rich material to work with.

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