Richard Roeper

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For 990 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 71% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 27% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 The Last Man on the Moon
Lowest review score: 0 Dirty Grandpa
Score distribution:
990 movie reviews
    • tbd Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This is one of those wonderfully convoluted guilty-pleasure actioners with so many WTF moments.
    • 31 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    The new Hellboy lands with a thud that’s loud and dark — but almost instantly forgettable.
    • 48 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Despite the best efforts of McGovern et al., The Chaperone is lightweight trifle.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Of course, Gilliam’s quest to make his Don Quixote film mirrors the original novel, and the movie he finally made is like a funhouse mirror version — filled with wonderfully, sometimes disturbingly strange imagery as tragedy meets comedy meets romance meets the noble glory of the artist sacrificing nearly everything in the quest to make lasting art.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Despite the strong performances and more than a few audience-pleasing moments where peace and love triumph over stupidity and bigotry, the film travels such an obvious path and falls into such a predictable rhythm, it doesn’t quite carry the emotional resonance such a powerful true-life story should convey.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Thanks in great part to the staying power of the source material, and the blistering work by Ashton Sanders and KiKi Layne, Native Son leaves a lasting imprint.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    It’s ugly but not scary. It’s creepy but not chilling. It’s one of the least successful adaptations of a Stephen King story since …The last Pet Sematary.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    I loved the spirit and the heart of this film.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    The talented director Billy Corben swings for the fences and takes a decidedly creative approach, but unfortunately, he devotes far too many at-bats to one particular stylistic choice. Either you’ll find it original and funny and suitably outlandish, or, like me, you’ll grow weary of the technique.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A chilling and valuable reminder of acts of madness, and acts of heroism, that should never be forgotten.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Fortunately, Dumbo is so awesome and so determined and so brave, and the heartwarming aspects of the story are so impactful, we never stop caring.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    An admittedly distinctive but ultimately mediocre movie that provides far more empty calories of exploitation than genuine food for thought.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Writer-director Nguyen cleverly unspools the story like a heist film, with Vincent wheeling and dealing every step of the way.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    From the moment Rachael and Stefan look into each other’s eyes while we roll OUR eyes, The Aftermath is a runaway train of cornball cliches.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Even if you’ve somehow never even heard of the story upon which this film is based, it’s a crackling good lawman tale.
    • 81 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Us
    This is an unforgettable dance with the devil.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Though Captive State has plenty of action, it’s not a blood-and-guts sci-fi thriller. It aims for a more cerebral, social-commentary approach.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Finding Steve McQueen is a combo platter of crazy-but-true history mixed with creative fiction. The result is an entertaining if sometimes overly self-conscious 1970s period piece, bursting with pop culture references.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A well-made, rough-edged and solid frontier fable with a distinctive look and fine performances all around.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a quiet film, moving at its own pace, reflecting life with such realism it’s as if we’re invisible guests in Gloria Bell’s life. And yet there’s something thrilling about watching such a great actress hitting all the right notes every step of the way.
    • 45 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    What a magnificent presence is J.K. Simmons. What an authentic, weathered, world-weary face he has. What a tremendous gift he has for conveying so much with such little dialogue in the stark and unsettling I’m Not Here.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Alas, with the notable exception of the empathetic Boutella, the cast of “Climax” consists primarily of dancers who are not actors. And as actors, they’re really good dancers.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    First-time director D’Onofrio has as an admirable visual style, whether we get medium-long-shot takes or intimate close-ups. This is a good-looking period piece film, percolating with top-tier performances.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    From the direction to the script to the production elements to the performances, Triple Frontier is a first-class ride.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This isn’t the greatest Marvel movie ever made, but it’s definitely one of the funniest — and one of the sweetest.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Despite the first-rate production values and the game performances from the cast, “Greta” can’t escape from the formulaic screenplay that dogs it at every turn. It’s almost as if it’s being stalked by mediocrity itself.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Directed by Alex Lehmann with a deft and indie-casual touch from a script by Lehmann and Mark Duplass, Paddleton is a low-key, sweet and heart-tugging buddy movie.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Fighting With My Family works as a cheeky but never condescending story of one of those “chin-up” working-class British families so often featured in the movies, and of course primarily as the story of an undersized, overmatched outcast who is determined to succeed against all odds.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Directed and co-written by Shawn Snyder, To Dust is a dark but not bleak comedy, an oddly effective love story and also a classic buddy movie, albeit presented within a framework I don’t we’ve ever seen before in the genre. It’s also lovely and offbeat and kind of wonderful.
    • 54 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    All the cutting-edge pyrotechnics in the universe can’t overcome the uneven (and ultimately unsatisfying) screenplay.

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