For 458 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 60% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 37% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 0.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Roger Moore's Scores

  • Movies
Average review score: 60
Highest review score: 100 Belle
Lowest review score: 25 InAPPropriate Comedy
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 74 out of 458
458 movie reviews
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Moore
    56 Up feels like the most hopeful film of them all - amusing, entertaining, and touching.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Moore
    McQueen and his stellar cast take us on a difficult journey, an odyssey that will make you want to avert your eyes. It is to their great credit that we don’t.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Moore
    Dallas Buyers Club is one of the best pictures of the year.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Moore
    And Dern, a great character actor who made his mark opposite everyone from Redford and John Wayne to Jane Fonda, embraces the roll of a lifetime.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Moore
    Beautifully cast, touchingly played and handsomely mounted, Belle is as close to perfect as any costumed romance has a right to be.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Roger Moore
    Richard Linklater’s Boyhood is an amazing achievement in telling an unremarkably remarkable life story.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Using archival footage, inventive animated recreations of incidents and chilling aerial smart-bomb views of air strikes as they happen, Moreh creates a simple yet elegantly damning film.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    The dialogue is hard-bitten and Mamet-sharp.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Young Onata Aprile makes Maisie a passive wonder, a sweetly poker-faced, nonjudgmental and hopeful child, even as she’s being ditched at bars, forgotten at school or passed back and forth like a prize, or a bad penny.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    As with her best films, Coppola is utterly at ease in this milieu and it shows.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Doueiri has brilliantly and simply put a compassionate human face on a part of the world where ethnicity still trumps education, class and achievement, where even the successful face, at best, second-class citizenship in their own country.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    The funniest kids’ cartoon of the summer.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    It’s a pretty conventional “Lifetime Original Movie” sort of story. But co-writer/director Thomas Vinterberg (“Dear Wendy”) makes it work by building a sense of frustrating unease into it all.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    This is as thorough a take-down of a business and its practices as you’re likely to ever see.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Michael B. Jordan (“Red Tails”) is never less than riveting as Oscar, and he has to be.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Witty, warm and wistful and in just the right proportions, Spectacular is the best-acted film of the summer.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    A fine and fun film tribute to the milieu, the men, women and machines in a sport that was never deadlier or more glamorous than its Disco Decade incarnation.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Bullock and Clooney make their peril our peril in this absolutely gorgeous, moving and sometimes exultant reminder that the real terrors of space are scary enough, without invented bug-eyed monsters thrown in.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    To fans who know the tunes by heart, hearing their history is never less than thrilling. And if you’ve heard that line about “Swampers” and never new who they were, you should. They have been known to pick a song or two.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    The performances and Greengrass’s way with action immerse us and make Captain Phillips a tight, taut,edge of your seat thriller even if you remember the ending.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    This solo ordeal won’t be to every taste, but All Is Lost is a grand vehicle for the actor and for that viewer ready to consider his or her own mortality, the problems, conflicts, strengths and shortcomings you’re sure you leave behind when you just sail away.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Most credit goes to Coogan for the success of this odd coupling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    We’re taken back to a naive era, when the boundaries of “smut” were narrower, when even the images of an unlikely “adult” star (she never did sex films or “real” porn) seem now like good, clean fun.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    It was never going to be “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.” Reserve that honor for the film that inspired it. But Saving Mr. Banks is still one of the best pictures of the year.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    The disco decadence, the seedy era before Times Square became a theme park, the lowered expectations of an endless recession, everything that was then and is now makes up American Hustle. And that’s what makes this the best movie of this holiday season.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Her
    Is it better to have loved and lost than never to have logged on at all?
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    It’s an intimate, quiet and slow-paced romance, a simple, richly rewarding movie in the classic style of India’s greatest filmmaker, the late Satyajit Ray.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    We should all be so lucky as to live in a world designed, peopled and manipulated by Wes Anderson. His latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a dark, daft and deft triumph of design details.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Joe
    Joe is the movie that will make you remember how good Nicolas Cage once was and can be again.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    It’s more an instant cult film than a picture with any prayer of reaching millions.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    A true indie film roller-coaster ride, from moon-eyed romance to aching heartbreak, cerebral puzzle to incredibly moving, emotional resolution to that puzzle. In a season of the year where sci-fi is dumbed down and then dumbed some more for mass consumption, here’s a piece of speculative fiction that will stick with you long after the last Transformer’s battery has died.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 88 Roger Moore
    Hoffman is merely the first among equals in a stellar cast.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It's a celebration of great old actors set in a world of once-great singers, and Hoffman's affection for them and the material shows in every frame.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Horror is all about that short-circuit the screen's technical manipulations cause in our brain, so this isn't high art. But Mama is easily the most moving, most chilling ghost story since "Insidious," an emotional tale efficiently and affectingly told.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Take that sign at the entrance to his Tulbagh, South Africa compound seriously – "Beware of Mr. Baker."
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Gangster Squad is a gang war drama built on Western conventions, a rootin' tootin', Camel-smokin', whiskey swillin' shoot'em up.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It's a fine summation of this complicated story, one that focuses heavily on Echols and his sweeping declarations about the state of justice in Arkansas and America.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    A Royal Affair...is a lovely history lesson, but a film without the spark of invention that makes this modern parable feel modern.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Steven Soderbergh, rightly considered one of Hollywood’s smartest movie makers, is at his cleverest in Side Effects, a canny, cunning big idea thriller in a minor key, an engrossing zeitgeist whodunit about Wall Street, Big Pharma, prescription drugs and the power we give psychiatry and psychologists.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    There’s something so delicious when Brits such as Thompson and Irons sink their fangs – sorry – into Deep South dialect. Thompson devours scenery, supporting players and dialogue with every “Bless your heart, shooo-gah” in the script, and Irons curls his non-existent mustache with every syrupy zinger.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Roberta Grossman’s cute documentary gives weight to the tune, tracing its lineage to a town – Sadagora, in the Ukraine – and the 19th century. It bubbled to life as a “Nigun,” a wordless hymn or prayer, more hummed than sung.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    A down-and-dirty genre picture that manages a couple of decent plot twists, a couple of passable car chases and two epic shoot-outs.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The Hollywood debut of Korean filmmaker Chan-Wook Park (“Oldboy”) is a vivid, short exercise in tone, a movie lacking shocks and huge surprises, but one that makes up for that by creeping us out, from start to finish.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s a beautifully shot and reasonably balanced film, but one that struggles to find a hopeful note to end on.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    No
    Here’s a fascinating piece of history that escaped much of the world’s notice, when it happened back in 1988.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    What’s fresh here is the tone – rude, blunt and bordering on shrill. This is a less in-your-face Michael Moore-style take on this subject.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The cast, plainly packed with second or third choices, lets it down. Is there anything in James Franco’s past that suggests larger-than-life, a fast-talking, womanizing con-man? And the three witches – Theodora, Evanora and Glinda – are Bland, Blander and Blond Bland.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s still a passion project, in all the best ways, a jaunty, juicy ramble through music history from Johnny Cash to Nine Inch Nails, Neil Young to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    A well-crafted documentary variation on "Defiance," Ukrainian Jews saving themselves by going underground -- literally.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The documentary Room 237 is an ostensibly thoughtful deep reading, a deconstruction of Stanley Kubrick’s film of Stephen King’s 1980 novel “The Shining.” What it really is, is a bunch of obsessives obsessing about an obsessive movie maker’s obsessive movie.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The film reminds us that as amusing as he could be, he wasn’t the dazzling wit history packaged him as. “Relevant” is how he wanted to be remembered. And before he died, he got a filmmaker to remind us of exactly that.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s a smidge too cute and a bit too long, but Huard and Scott make this comical journey (in French and “Franglish” with English subtitles), a trip from indifference to kindness, incompetence to responsibility, a most rewarding reinvention of what “family” can mean.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The first pleasant surprise of spring, a gorgeous kids’ cartoon with heart and wit, if not exactly a firm grasp of paleontology.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    We’re reminded not just of sacrifice, but of those to whom service is a genuine calling and what that bandied-about word “hero” really means.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    For all its plot trickery, mind science and relationship square dancing, Trance doesn’t have the emotional tug or technical pizzaz of Boyle’s best films – “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Trainspotting” or “127 Hours.”
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s a blunt instrument of a movie, and often melodramatic. But it sometimes moves and often hits its target square on the nose.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    42
    Earnest, righteous, historically accurate and often entertaining.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Paris-Manhattan is an amusing little nothing of a movie built around the wit and wisdom of Woody Allen.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Mud
    It doesn’t trivialize Mud to label it Tennessee Williams lite — at least in its romantic notions. Nichols gets good performances out of one and all, but lets himself get so caught up in his sense of place that this potboiler hangs around more than a few minutes after that pot has come to a boil.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Beneath all the melodrama, beyond the fine performances, what sets At Any Price apart is the depiction of farming as it is today, the salesmanship, the traditions and ideals abandoned for greater profits and easier work and the ruthless world these patented “high yield” seeds have made.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    This is more “Something Mild” than “Something Wild.” But Firth and Blunt handle their characters’ many revelations with care and play with layers of hurt and disappointment with great sympathy and pathos.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It goes on too long, but this is personal essay filmmaking at its best, one that passes that ultimate test of such self-involved projects. It has a story worth telling.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    For all its pleasures, as Germaine nudges Claude toward that “ideal” ending that will make the reader say “I never saw that coming” and “It could not have ended any other way” at the same time, one only wishes this absorbing but melodramatic film had taken that advice.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Kon-Tiki is a grand old school yarn with enough drama and dramatic incidents to make even Indiana Jones envious at the adventure of it all.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The fact that Serena, ranked number one again this year — the oldest woman (31) ever so ranked — means that their story isn’t over, and that if a skeptic wants to finally appreciate their historic impact on the game, he or she still has time to come around.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    This movie hangs utterly on performance, and DiCaprio’s Gatsby is mesmerizing.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s a fanciful conceit and a well-animated parable about prejudice, standards of beauty and the shifting sands of the painters’ art.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Frances Ha turns melancholy and almost painful to watch in its last act as she and we see the dead end dead ahead. And the film doesn’t seem to earn the finale the two of them cooked up for us.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s too much a movie of “types,” and loses track of story elements that would seem important enough to warrant further exploration. The whole Christian conservative law-and-order mantle feels like a fuzzy afterthought on Jane, forgotten far too soon.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    A summer movie that staggers down that fine line between sentimental and snarky, a tale of nature and nurture and first love that manages to charm more than any R-rated movie about horny teens has a right to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    A winking comedy with dark underpinnings and some of Shakespeare’s most wicked wordplay.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Interns Wilson and Vaughn swap lines like veteran jazz musicians who still have a sense of play about them — an endless supply of nicknames, high-and-low fives, dated slang and goodwill — theirs for each other, and ours for them.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s still a welcome, entertaining and overdue delivery of credit where credit was and is due.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    An often hilarious/generally irreverent comedy.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The first 25 minutes or so of this “Contagion” meets “28 Days Later” thriller will leave you breathless. And the rest of it serves up novel and often entertaining solutions to the various “zombie problems” that this over-exposed genre presents.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Fill the Void’s greatest virtue is in the ways her characters take us beyond stereotypes even as she herself questions the value system of a culture that is so focused on religion, marriage and procreation that it holds few attractions to those not born into it.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The performances and the ready supply of one-liners make this an amusing look at a new generation getting lost down memory lane.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s a fascinating period in music and an equally fascinating story of promise, talent, expectations and failure. But you can’t help but feel that Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me won’t settle the most important argument of all to the unconverted — Were they as good as the hype?
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    There is absolutely nothing new in this variation on the time-honored creature-feature tropes. But the fun just builds and builds as our heroes and our Irish island come to a solution that seems — on the surface — awfully Irish in its logic.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    So many “lose my virginity over the summer” comedies, from “American Pie” to “Superbad,” “Can’t Hardly Wait” to “Girl Next Door.” But aside from the hilarious “Twilight Saga,” how many have told that torrid tale from the girl’s point of view? The To Do List is a summer romantic comedy dedicated to rectifying that imbalance in a single stroke.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s engrossing, violent, frightening and funny in the ways it captures the way kids speak with no adults around, and the way kids act when society’s rules take a back seat in time of war.
    • 36 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    You’d have to go back to the ’80s to find a film with this jaded a view of Hollywood, a town where every aspiring actor knows every yoga instructor who knows every producer and they all swap partners and dance. Constantly.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    We knew Livingston, Kendrick and Johnson (“Safety Not Guaranteed”) would work in this setting. But Wilde adds to the growing repertoire she showed off in “Deadfall” and “Butter,” films no one saw but which revealed that she’s a lot more than a pretty face.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    It’s a “Waiting for Godot” set in the solitary work and lives of two highway line-painters.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Appreciate Elysium for what it is, sci-fi that’s smarter, more topical and more invigorating than most of what passes through that genre these days, and another sign that its director is the most promising chap to enter the field since the inception of Christopher Nolan.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    In Spanish with English subtitles, has a lovely, big budget sheen (Shlomo Godder was the cinematographer) and a cast that plays this as documentary real.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    This is a movie that floats by on dazzlingly silly banter and well-slung slang.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Blue Caprice is a chilling portrait of motive, manipulation and mass murder.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Apparently at Holofcener’s urging, Dreyfus just tends to overwhelm the movie with her regular, if charming, bag of tricks, as if that’s enough. And it isn’t.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Prisoners is never less than engrossing. It’ll keep you guessing. It’s just too bad that the last thirty minutes make us feel like the prisoners, here.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    In Don Jon Gordon-Levitt hasn’t made a great movie. But he has made a fun one, short and sweet, with a third act punch that is so to-the-point it’ll take your breath away.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Parkland is a fascinating insider’s view of those fateful two days in November of 1963, when a president was murdered, his assassin was gunned down in custody and generations of conspiracies were born.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    The aloof, guarded Cumberbatch plays Assange as a mixture of brilliance, hucksterism, ego and naivete. He carries the baggage of an actor who plays “smart,” with a menacing edge.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Mark Jarrett’s amiable road picture has a morbid whimsy and a coming-of-age hook.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Exarchopoulos is a revelation, wearing her neediness, vulnerability and arousal with every muscle in her face, her posture, even her hair. It’s an utterly naked performance, literally and figuratively.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    A most romantic way to spend your time at the movies this fall, a “date picture” about do over dates that works, this time around.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Writer-director Jaco Van Dormael (“Toto the Hero”) spins flashbacks and time-lapse photography, stunning montages, whirling, circling cameras and stunning underwater, deep space and Martian landscape photography into a film that is as intentionally opaque as it is overlong.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    So even though this isn’t the greatest of “Expectations” — David Lean’s black and white version in the ’40s will your heart — it’s still a pretty grand one.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Look for Jackson’s cameo in the opening, which sets the tone. Call it another visual triumph for New Zealand’s vision of Middle Earth.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Roger Moore
    Like the characters in this inter-connected world, you may feel the need to let go of The Past, only to realize, after the credits, the hold it still has on you.