Richard Roeper

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For 852 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 29% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.2 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 The End of the Tour
Lowest review score: 0 Why Him?
Score distribution:
852 movie reviews
    • 45 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    For all the visceral depictions of hatred and violence and human destruction, it feels as if the director is chasing his own tail and forgetting about making it all mean something.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    Shirley MacLaine is still a big-screen force. With a quick dismissive glance or a sharp-edged delivery of a one-liner, she creates a handful of genuine and genuinely funny moments.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s wildly entertaining and it has a sense of humor about itself.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    The Shack is a well-acted and sometimes moving but far too often slow-paced and unconvincing spiritual journey.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    For all its moodiness and melancholy, Logan is also a rip-roaring action film — and it’s wickedly funny at times as well.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    To its credit, Dark Night does not exploit or glamorize the gun culture, nor does it attempt to hammer us over the head with social or political views. Sutton is undeniably talented. Better, deeper, richer work is almost sure to follow.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Dying Laughing is a movie about stand-up with no performance footage. It’s like a documentary about baseball with no game footage — but it’s great and it’s valuable and it’s wonderful, because we love seeing and hearing these all-time greats talk about what they do with such passion and candor.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The real star of the film is writer-director Jordan Peele, who has created a work that addresses the myriad levels of racism, pays homage to some great horror films, carves out its own creative path, has a distinctive visual style — and is flat-out funny as well.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 0 Richard Roeper
    Had I been attending Fist Fight as a non-critic, any number of scenes might well have catapulted me out of my seat and out the door.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    The Great Wall is so fantastically misguided and so wonderfully bad, I could see some coming for the action and staying for the camp laughs.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Thanks in large part to the genuine movie-star charisma of David Oyelowo and to the breathtakingly beautiful on-location cinematography in Botswana, here we are with the arrow pointing up.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    When Alone in Berlin reaches the end of its journey, it’s the performances of Gleeson and Thompson that ensure we’ll never forget the bravery of Otto and Anna.
    • 33 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    This is one good-looking, occasionally titillating, mostly soapy and dull snooze-fest.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Just when we thought Keanu Reeves was destined for a career of mostly forgettable films piling up in our straight-to-video cues, the guy is headlining a bona fide, first-class action franchise. Whoa.
    • 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.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 25 Richard Roeper
    With The Comedian arriving in theaters, it’s safe to say I now have only nine spaces left on my list of the 10 Worst Movies of 2017.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The acting is the purest thing in Gold.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Sure, we get the obligatory slapstick dog-shtick in the form of overturned food carts and disastrous dinner scenes and wacky chases, and there are some uplifting moments — but the overall mood of Lasse Hallstrom’s pup-point-of-view film is … melancholy, sometimes even grim.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Director Adam Smith (shooting Alastair Siddons’ inventive script) doesn’t hit the mark with every chance he takes, but for the most part this is an admirable and successful effort.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Paterson is a fable, brimming with symbolism and inside literary references and nods to playwrights and authors from decades and centuries gone by — but it’s also authentic and plausible, in its own weird way.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    With the chilling, creepy, bold and sometimes bat-bleep absurd Split, the 46-year-old Shyamalan serves notice he’s still got some nifty plot tricks up his sleeve and he hasn’t lost his masterful touch as a director.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s some of Keaton’s finest work. It’s also the first great movie I’ve seen in 2017.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    There’s not a single false, “actor-y” note in Bening’s work. It is a master class in nuanced acting, and it is deserving of an Academy Award.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Overall, this is a Boston Strong film about one of the worst terrorist attacks ever on American soil, and a community’s resounding response.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    A curiously unfocused Prohibition-era gangster epic with some well-choreographed action scenes, a few provocative plot threads — but an increasingly meandering main story line that goes from intriguing to confounding to preachy to what exactly are we even watching here?
    • 25 Metascore
    • 25 Richard Roeper
    Arsenal is garbage. The cast includes familiar faces...but it’s still a trashy, blood-spattered, sadistic thriller with a goes-nowhere plot, overwrought dialogue and a throbbing soundtrack that’ll leave your ears ringing.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    It aims straight for our hearts, sometimes hitting the target, especially in some of the quieter scenes with Conor and his mother. But then the preachy tree rears its thorny head, and it keeps on talking and explaining, long after we get it, we get it, we get it.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    What beauty. What brutality. What madness.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination.
    • 79 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.

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