Richard Roeper

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For 697 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 6.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 69
Highest review score: 100 Wind River
Lowest review score: 0 Mother's Day
Score distribution:
697 movie reviews
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Writer-director Krauss embraces the spiritual elements of this story without turning it into a heavy-handed religious lecture.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The special effects are of course top level (though again, I wouldn’t say they’re breathtakingly special); the sets are amazingly rich in detail; the cinematography is fluid and vibrant. The result is an effective if not everlasting magical spell.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Despite its considerable flaws, Salinger is a valuable and engrossing biography of the author.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Dane De Haan’s borderline-irritating portrayal of James Dean, with all the self-conscious cadences and high-pitched deliveries, almost dares you to reject the work — until you realize he’s encapsulating Dean’s charisma AND his selfishness as an actor.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    At its core, “Covenant” is a glorified monster movie, with some great “gotcha!” scare moments and, yes, a number of scenes in which a number of supposedly super-smart characters do some really stupid things that get them killed dead-dead-dead.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Thanks in large part to Elliott (and Offerman and Prepon and Ritter, among others), The Hero survives some bumpy, well-worn clichés.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The characters in Girls Trip aren’t always three-dimensional and their actions aren’t always completely believable — but even in their worst moments, their humanity shines through and they are consistently likable.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    And So It Goes is the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. The pleasure comes from experiencing the fine performances and semi-frequent smile-inducing dialogue, bolstered in no small fashion by the wonderful comedic timing of Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    McFarlane goes as goofy as you’d expect, but there’s a fairly soft and traditional center lurking inside this hard-R candy.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is one of the most ridiculous thrillers I’ve ever seen, and yet even with a running time that stretched well beyond two hours, with so many repetitive moments I almost began to wonder if I had missed something and the movie had started again, I have to admit I was entertained by the sheer audacity of the car chases and battle sequences — and there were even some genuinely touching moments.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A provocative, visceral, sometimes heartbreakingly relevant drama/thriller.
    • 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.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A sequel that’s never subtle, rarely surprising — and as rich, syrupy, sweet and satisfying as a tray of homemade baklava.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Spy
    Spy is a foul-mouthed, often hilariously disgusting, slightly padded comedy that soars on the strengths of writer-director Paul Feig’s wonderfully idiotic script and nimble camerawork, and the bountiful comedic talents of Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Jason Statham.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s wildly entertaining and it has a sense of humor about itself.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The acting is the purest thing in Gold.
    • 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.
    • 28 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    At times it’s funny as hell. At other times it’s pretty much a disaster. But it never commits the crime of being tedious.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a monster movie disguised as a war movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    That’s when It Comes at Night is most effective — when we’re trying to figure out these characters and what exactly is creating those weird noises and jolting thumps beyond the locked doors.
    • 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.

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