Richard Roeper
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For 291 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 8.4 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 68
Highest review score: 100 12 Years a Slave
Lowest review score: 0 White House Down
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 48 out of 291
291 movie reviews
    • 68 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The music, the cinematography, the acting choices, the daring plot leaps — not a single element is timid or safe...The Place Beyond the Pines earns every second of its 140-minute running time.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Even when Disconnect follows the path we expect it to follow, it does so in a way that keeps us intensely engaged. There wasn't a moment during this movie when I thought about anything other than this movie.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    In its own sloppy, raunchy, sophomoric, occasionally self-pleased and consistently energetic way, This Is the End is just about perfect at executing its mission, which is to poke fun at its stars, exhaust every R-rated possibility to get a laugh, and even sneak in a few insights into Hollywood, the celebrity culture and the nature of faith.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Here is the best American movie of the year so far.
    • 82 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s one of the best movies of the year and one of the truest portrayals I’ve ever seen about troubled teens and the people who dedicate their lives to trying to help them.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Rush ranks among the best movies about auto racing ever made, featuring two great performances from the leads, who capture not only the physical look of the racing legends they’re playing, but the vastly different character traits that made their rivalry, well, made for the movies.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Even as Greengrass’ signature kinetic style renders us nearly seasick and emotionally spent from the action, it’s the work of Tom Hanks that makes this film unforgettable.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Unflinchingly directed by Steve McQueen, led by Ejiofor’s magnificent work, 12 Years a Slave is what we talk about when we talk about greatness in film.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    The Counselor achieves the almost unheard-of daily double of giving us the most outrageous sex scene of the year AND the most unforgettably brutal murder of the year. This is a badass journey from start to finish.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    It’s an expertly paced thriller that never misses a note.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is one of the best movies of the year, featuring one of the most perfect endings of any movie in recent memory.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Shot in beautiful tones of black and white (and silver and gray), Nebraska is steeped in nostalgia, regret and bittersweet moments. Yet it’s also a pitch-perfect cinematic poem about the times we live in.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Bale has given a number of memorable performances, but this just might be his best work to date.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    American Hustle is the best time I’ve had at the movies all year, a movie so perfectly executed, such wall-to-wall fun, so filled with the joy of expert filmmaking on every level I can’t imagine anyone who loves movies not loving THIS movie.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Weird. Brilliant. Stunning. Under the Skin is by far the most memorable movie of the first few months of 2014.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Transcendence is a bold, beautiful, sometimes confounding flight of futuristic speculation firmly rooted in the potential of today’s technology.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    In writer-director Steven Knight’s mesmerizing jewel of film titled Locke, Tom Hardy is so brilliant we readily watch him drive a car and talk on the hands-free phone for virtually the entirety of the film — and it’s one of the more effortlessly intense and fascinating performances I’ve seen any actor give in recent memory.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Edge of Tomorrow is the ultimate metaphor about Tom Cruise’s career. You can’t kill this guy. He’ll just keep coming. And he remains arguably the biggest movie star in the world for a reason. He brings it.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Director Josh Boone does a wonderful job of celebrating the sentimentality without shying away from the tough moments. The pacing, music and editing are all first-rate.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is a film that left me marveling at Swartz’s beautiful mind, and shaking my head at the insanity of the system he knew was badly fractured.
    • 100 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Once in a great while I see a movie I know I’ll be listing as one of my all-time favorites for the rest of my days. So it is with this remarkable, unforgettable, elegant epic that is about one family — and millions of families. It’s a pinpoint-specific and yet universal story.
    • 73 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    A Most Wanted Man works as a crowd-pleaser and as a believable reflection of how these fictional events might well play out in the real world.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is a strange and beautiful and unique film, one of the best movies of the year.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    What a beautiful and epic film is Interstellar, filled with great performances, tingling our senses with masterful special effects, daring to be openly sentimental, asking gigantic questions about the meaning of life and leaving us drained and grateful for the experience.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    As a fictional, big-budget, 3-D, epic interpretation of Moses’ journey, Exodus: Gods and Kings is spectacular.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Working from a script by Paul Webb and aided by stark, beautiful, sometimes startlingly realistic cinematography by Bradford Young, DuVernay has delivered a powerful and moving portrait of Martin Luther King Jr.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Nearly every scene in A Most Violent Year is pitch perfect. Chandor the writer comes across as a big fan of David Mamet’s, and Chandor the director invokes stylistic touches reminiscent of Sidney Lumet, among others, but Chandor is no cover artist.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    A candy-colored fever dream is the most unforgettable movie of the year so far.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to Downey’s genius, Iron Man 3 is equally terrific, whether Tony’s fending off an army of villains or bantering with a kid in a shed on a cold, snowy night.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Deliberately ambiguous, The Reluctant Fundamentalist provides just enough answers while leaving us with more than enough questions. It's a film that demands discussion afterward.

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