Richard Roeper

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For 1,174 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 1% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6.1 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 La La Land
Lowest review score: 0 Rambo: Last Blood
Score distribution:
1174 movie reviews
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is lovely little gem.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It feels as if about 50% of this movie accurately captures the music business, while the other half is a fluffy confection of pure fantasy — and that’s a formula that works perfectly in an escapist film such as this.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to the sure-handed, fast-paced work and creative framing by director Michael Showalter (an alum of “The State” who helmed the Nanjiani-starring “The Big Sick”); a clever screenplay by Aaron Abrams and Brendan Gall, and the impeccable comedic timing of Nanjiani and Rae, The Lovebirds is one of the funniest movies of 2020.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Even though there’s a tragic offscreen death and a devastatingly brutal confrontation scene between the two leads, Military Wives is like that one friend of yours who’s always in a good mood and is forever lifting everyone’s spirits, even at somber occasions and during the toughest of times.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    The occasionally clever dialogue and the peppy voice performances are the best things about Scoob!, but not nearly enough to overcome the loud and convoluted overall tone.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    It’s potentially fresh and unique material, but from the first scenes through the tone-deaf conclusion, Capone is a noxious film about a noxious man — a gruesome and grotesque viewing experience that tells us nothing new about Capone while rubbing our noses in one detestable scene after another. By the time we get to a typically overblown scene in which a diaper-wearing Capone wields a gold-plated Tommy Gun while on a shooting spree, we surrender.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    For every sobering note, Becoming has a dozen uplifting moments.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Gerety delivers a performance that is simply great.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Working from a clever if occasionally convoluted screenplay by David Golden, director Michael M. Scott has fashioned a classic cautionary tale about two seemingly good and smart people who make some dumb decisions when greed and opportunity come knocking.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Jackman does a magnificent job of portraying a man who has been lying so long on so many fronts, even he isn’t sure of the truth any longer.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s a shame this real crowd-pleaser won’t be playing to crowds, but it still works as a Friday night, pop-the-popcorn, living room entertainment.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    As the quarantine continues, this is a great time to revisit or introduce yourself to some of the most iconic cult films ever, and the three-part series “Time Warp” (the first episode debuts Tuesday on multiple streaming platforms) is a breezy and insightful look at dozens of wonderfully strange, sometimes campy, often hilarious, exceedingly endearing favorites.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The screenplay packs a punch and a sharp bite, the visuals are dazzling, the camerawork captures the fever-dream madness of the story — and the performances from the young cast (and a few solid veterans) are spot-on.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    One of the pure joys of this job is experiencing a breakout performance or discovering a new director destined for great things. Saint Frances gives us both.
    • 35 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    It’s almost astonishing how unfunny this movie is, given the talents of primary cast members Ed Helms, Taraji P. Henson, Betty Gilpin and David Alan Grier. They’re all troupers and they dive headfirst into the material, but the dialogue they’re delivering and the situations they’re mired in make it impossible to wring even a smile, let alone a legitimate laugh, from the material.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Corny? Absolutely. Sincere and spiritual? Yes.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Sean Hayes is a droll delight as Susan, who uses cynicism and snappy put-downs as a defense mechanism but has a real heart.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    We forgive Elephant its conceits because it’s such a joy to observe the rituals of these incredible, amazing creatures.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    To the credit of Orley’s screenplay and Davidson’s smiling-devil performance as the charming but toxic Zeke, we can understand how a vulnerable teen could mistake a loser for a legend — and we’re rooting like hell for the kid to realize that mistake before it’s too late.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Directors LeBrecht and Newnham do a nimble job of threading the stories of a number of campers into a compelling narrative, deftly moving back and forth from the newsreel-style footage from the 1970s and the interviews and life updates on the campers many decades later.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Nearly every step of the way, Stargirl finds just the right notes to find the right side of the line between precious and lovely, between arbitrary and plausible, between serendipitous and condescendingly magical.
    • 44 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Frantically overcooked, bursting with headache-inducing, rapid-cut action sequences and only half as clever as it fancies itself, Bloodshot is an ambitious and intermittently entertaining minor-league superhero film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The breezy and cheeky Extra Ordinary (that’s how they’re spelling it and you’ll find out why if you check out the movie) is a romcom/possession movie with some of the biggest laughs in any film this year — and some pretty nasty and cool special effects as well.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The gifted director Kelly Reichardt (“Old Joy,” “Wendy and Lucy,” “Meeks Cutoff”) adds to her impressive canon of minimalist, Oregon-set treasures with an immersive and deceptively simple and uniquely original frontier morality play set in the unforgiving Pacific Northwest of the 1820s.
    • 50 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Nothing incendiary to see here, folks. Just a mostly forgettable, slow-season splatter movie.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s a fantastically over-the-top, drive-in B-movie for the streaming generation.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    All the players in The Misogynists sound as if they’ve been handed talking points instead of a screenplay.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    To Annette Bening’s credit, she finds just the right notes to illustrate Grace’s capacity for love, as well as her special gift for never letting up and driving you a little bit crazy.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Michael Winterbottom (“The Claim,” “24 Hour Party People,” “Code 46”) is a wonderfully gifted and versatile director, so it comes as no small surprise Greed is such a thudding. one-note takedown of a fictional avaricious fashion mogul.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    The story fluctuates between the uninspired and the just plain weird — and then gets even weirder. It’s too basic and familiar to keep parents and older children consistently entertained, and too trippy and existential for the little ones.

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