Richard Roeper

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For 1,445 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 26% 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 It
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
1445 movie reviews
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    • 38 Richard Roeper
    Thorne’s performance as a college student and waitress with a hidden and perhaps nefarious agenda is the best thing in this howler of a wannabe psychological crime thriller, a nasty little film that requires every single one of the lead characters to behave in infuriatingly dopey fashion, just so the story can keep plodding along until we’re slapped with one of the most ridiculous and maddening twist endings in recent film history.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The thing about Ride the Eagle is we have a funny, sweet, insightful, low-key charmer of a story that’s all about making human connections, reconciling broken relationships and finding solace in the companionship of another fellow traveler on this planet — and yet the main characters are almost never in the same room with one another.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Director Jaume Collet-Serra (best known for the Liam Neeson actioners Unknown, Non-Stop and The Commuter) is far too enamored with the CGI possibilities of an epic fantasy adventure, while the team of writers sacrifice character development in favor of banter heavy on groan-inducing puns and recurring punchlines that actually don’t pack much of a punch.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Even when the story comes close to flying off the rails, Matt Damon holds steady and commands the screen.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The Green Knight contains some beautifully written passages, and cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo delivers one award-worthy visual image after another.
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    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The result is a comprehensive doc-biopic that works as an introduction to Del Close for those who might not know the name — but the comedy nerds who revere Close will certainly be geeking out over this deep dive into the man’s life and times.
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    • 75 Richard Roeper
    It’s a great American story of a great American life, and “The Blues Chase the Blues Away” does that story justice.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Ultimately, though, Settlers is more about setting a mood and painting a picture of hopelessness than explaining what happened before the story, what’s happening beyond the borders of the compound and what lies ahead for Remmy. It feels incomplete.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Old
    Despite an intriguing premise, some Hitchcockian camerawork and a few effective shock scares, this is a thudding disappointment with surprisingly wooden performances from fine actors, and some of the most excruciatingly awful dialogue in any movie this year.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Director Garret Price was right. This is no period-piece dark comedy. On many levels, it’s a horror film.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    My thoughts turn to the Giant CGI Anacondas in “Snake Eyes” and what their lives are like in between meals — and if that sounds ridiculous and outlandish and weird, welcome to this bombastic, slick, convoluted and unnecessary second-tier action franchise reboot.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Joe Bell never quite packs the dramatic punch the real-life story deserves.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Val
    Despite his health problems and a career that carried as many setbacks as triumphs, Kilmer comes across as a self-deprecating, thoughtful, likable and almost jovial figure with a wicked sense of humor and a deep appreciation of artists, writers, poets, actors, thinkers.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    As the documentary makes clear, Bourdain, who battled heroin addiction in his younger days, was a thrill-seeker, an obsessive personality, who always seemed to be in search of the next amazing experience, the next high, the next unforgettable adventure.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Pig
    It’s a rustic, poetic, occasionally funny, sometimes heartbreaking and wonderfully strange and memorable character study of a man who is in such tremendous pain he had to retreat from the world.
    • 37 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    Throughout the game, during the action sequences and especially during the timeouts and strategy sessions, the “celebrity” fans are a huge distraction — and making things even more bizarre, their numbers include Pennywise the Clown from “It” and the murderous, rapist gang known as the Droogs from “A Clockwork Orange.” Who in the name of Bugs Bunny thought this was a good idea?
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    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Fin
    For all its sobering reporting and imagery, Fin also has moments of pure beauty, as when Roth literally swims among sharks, who greet him with mild curiosity and a benign approach. Despite the handful of stories every year about a shark attacking a human, we know the truth: We’re the predators, and they’re the prey.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Please leave all logic and reality at the door as you settle in for a violent slice of Netflix original movie entertainment featuring an outstanding cast of first-rate actors clearly having a great time shooting up the joint.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    After a setup worthy of a John le Carre adaptation, the main storyline is an admittedly well-filmed and well-acted but disappointingly lightweight journey more akin to a lesser Bond movie (there’s more than one reference to “Moonraker” along the way), with a cartoonishly forgettable villain and far too much time devoted to domestic soap opera antics played for easy laughs and unconvincing sentimentality.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The One and Only Dick Gregory is a comprehensive biography of a mercurial, brilliant and wildly funny artist-activist.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    The Tomorrow War is an earnest effort to bring something new to the time-travel action genre, but this movie is a 2021 vehicle made of parts from the 2010s and the 1990s and 1980s.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thank the cinematic and music gods it was never destroyed or lost, as Summer of Soul is an absolute found treasure of golden onstage moments, interspersed with interviews from participants such as Gladys Knight as well as attendees and cultural commentators, along with celebrity artists such as Chris Rock and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to the stylish directing by Everardo Valerio Gout, a tight screenplay from series creator James DeMonaco and a terrific ensemble cast that elevates the material, The Forever Purge is a fast-paced jam that would play well on a drive-in movie screen. Take the whole thing with a big tub of popcorn and many grains of salt.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The result is a raw and sometimes chilling and often darkly funny adventure filled with just enough nods to social media, e.g., we sometimes hear the familiar Twitter sound effect when something is posted.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s yet another instantly immersive, richly layered and beautifully shot chapter in one of the most impressive directing careers of our time.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The Ice Road is what we used to call a B-movie, but there’s no shame in a B-movie that carries out its mission with such competence and star power.
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    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is a lovely tribute that will appeal to longtime fans and those who are just discovering the amazing Peanuts universe.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    With Ilana Glazer leading an outstanding cast, False Positive is not a movie you can easily shake off in a day or two. Or three.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Lansky loses steam every time the focus is on somewhere other than Lansky.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    F9
    F9: The Fast Saga isn’t the worst entry in the long-running and popular Fast & Furious franchise, but it just might be the silliest and the loudest and the most ridiculous — and while that might well have been the filmmakers’ intention, it’s not a compliment.

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