Richard Roeper

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For 929 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 70% higher than the average critic
  • 2% same as the average critic
  • 28% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 5.9 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 A Most Violent Year
Lowest review score: 0 Fist Fight
Score distribution:
929 movie reviews
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a wall-to-wall smile of a movie: big of heart and large in scale, lavishly staged, beautifully photographed and brimming with show-stopping musical numbers.
    • 86 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    This is an inclusive, diverse, multi-level, multi-layered, funny, warm, cool, richly detailed, lovingly rendered, friendly neighborhood instant classic.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s a period piece with a wink. It’s also funny as hell and a true big-screen treat.
    • 96 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Cuarón’s artistry yields a film with the pinpoint authenticity of a docudrama, but also the intoxicating and lyrical poetry of memories as filtered through a perfect dream. Sometimes we go to the movies and we’re rewarded with a masterpiece.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Of course, the aging-hit-man theme is hardly original, and at times Asher feels almost TOO familiar — but thanks to the great performances by Perlman and the supporting cast; a knowing and literate script by Jay Zaretsky, and the slick direction of Michael Caton-Jones, this is a sparkling black diamond of film noir.
    • 52 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Dumplin’ sometimes takes the easy road.... But there’s so much more to enjoy, from the nuanced work by Jennifer Aniston that ensures Rosie’s never a caricature of a pageant mom; to the warm and natural best-buddy chemistry between Danielle MacDonald and Odeya Rush; to that instant classic of a soundtrack courtesy of Ms. Parton, with a little help from her friends.
    • 67 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The script by Stallone and Juel Taylor is solid, adhering to the time-honored “Rocky” formula of relatively intimate character scenes, training montages and of course a couple of big fights.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Dafoe’s Vincent is a tormented, almost childlike soul who is never comfortable in his own skin, and veers from being monumentally needy to frighteningly rash. It’s a mesmerizing performance in an inconsistent and uneven film.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    For such a sweet-natured, candy-colored, family-friendly animated adventure, Ralph Breaks the Internet serves up quite the mega-helping of meta material.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The Front Runner doesn’t hit us over the head with parallels to today’s political and media world. It doesn’t have to.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    If six people walked into a screening of the Coen brothers’ Western anthology The Ballad of Buster Scruggs at six different times, they too would come away with vastly contrasting impressions.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I’ve had at the movies this year.
    • 57 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Instant Family has heart and good intentions. It’s a shame the journey is such a bumpy ride as it takes us all over the map.
    • 84 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    As always, Steve McQueen is an original and bold storyteller, delivering the goods with dazzling creativity. Even when “Widows” delves into pulpy, blood-soaked material, everything is filtered through the lens of a true artist. This is one of the best movies of the year.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    At times The Girl in the Spider’s Web almost feels like a superhero movie, with Lisbeth as Bat Girl.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    From time to time you’ll laugh and maybe shed a tear But this isn’t the kind of “Grinch” you’ll want to see each year.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Despite the occasional moment where the depiction of newsroom procedures doesn’t quite ring true, or a supporting character delivers a line that’s a little too perfect and succinct for the moment, most of what transpires feels grimly authentic and true to the real-life characters and events.
    • 53 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    While the performances are solid and we do get a few touching moments, the film sinks under the weight of too many intersecting storylines and too many loud and fiery and surprisingly mediocre action sequences.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    A strong and steady drama from writer-director-actor Joel Edgerton, featuring yet another effective and authentic performance by Lucas Hedges as a teenager in crisis.
    • 49 Metascore
    • 25 Richard Roeper
    The only redeeming value of Bohemian Rhapsody is it’s so bad, there’s plenty of room left for a much better biopic about the one and only Freddie Mercury.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Despite some interesting performances and impressive art direction, director Luca Guadagnino’s take on the 1977, cult-favorite, supernatural horror film by Dario Argento is an arduous, overstuffed, convoluted and trashy piece — bloated and graphically blood-soaked, guaranteed to make you cringe at times, but not the least bit chilling or haunting.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Carey Mulligan is terrific, even when the script calls for Jeanette to make a quick, not entirely plausible transition from a repressed housewife from the Eisenhower era into a diva from an overwrought B-movie. It’s a great performance in an almost-good movie.
    • 43 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    From start to finish, Hunter Killer is all wet.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The original Studio 54 lasted for only 33 months. In 98 minutes, Studio 54 captures the club on its best nights and on its worst mornings.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    There’s something quite beautiful and quite melancholy and sometimes achingly relatable about the tone of writer-director Elizabeth Chomko’s lovely and memorable What They Had, which is based in part on the Chicago-born Chomko’s own family history.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    For most of the ride, Mid90s feels like an accurate time capsule — and a relatable journey even if you’ve never been on a skateboard in your life.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This movie had me smiling from start to finish. Murray can be a mercurial and elusive figure, but we come away from this doc convinced there is nothing cynical or self-serving or ego-driven about his interactions with “regular” folks.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    At times Can You Ever Forgive Me? is actually quite funny and of course McCarthy is great in those scenes — but she’s equally effective in the darkest, most dramatic moments. It’s one of the finest performances of the year.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    I found it to be the equivalent of a free-swinging slugger who is willing to strike out once, twice, even three times — but then hits one clear out of the park. It’s worth the risk-reward ratio.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Chalamet is asked to hit some big notes in this performance, but we never see him acting. That’s true greatness in the making.

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