Richard Roeper

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For 962 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 6 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average review score: 70
Highest review score: 100 Inside Out
Lowest review score: 0 White House Down
Score distribution:
962 movie reviews
    • 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.
    • 56 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A cheerfully twisted horror/comedy/sci-fi mash-up with a surprisingly sweet heart lurking beneath all the bloody-rinse-and-repeat hijinks, which aren’t all that bloody anyway.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    With a combination of bone-dry wit and blood-drenched horror, writer-director Dan Gilroy’s Velvet Buzzsaw skewers some of the most pretentious denizens of the art world you’d ever want NOT to meet — and does so with precision and flair and pitch-black humor.
    • 41 Metascore
    • 38 Richard Roeper
    Gina Rodriguez: You deserve much better than this.
    • 74 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Egg
    There’s much truth and food for thought contained within even the most over-the-top moments.
    • 65 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part doesn’t quite match the original’s spark and creativity, but it’s a worthy chapter in the ever-expanding Lego movie universe.
    • 58 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Cold Pursuit moves forward with the assured and deliberate force of Nels’ massive snowplow. And with Neeson/Nels at the wheel, Cold Pursuit is one fantastically hot mess of a movie.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    An Acceptable Loss is a B-movie with some A-level acting, particularly by Tika Sumpter.
    • 38 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The spiritual angle in Serenity is just one of the many elements making this one of the most ambitious, one of the most challenging — and one of the most entertaining thrillers in recent years.
    • 63 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    From its opening moments through its pitch-perfect closing notes, Don’t Come Back from the Moon is a stunning and stark and beautiful thing to behold.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Director and co-writer Rhyan LaMarr’s made-in-Chicago indie film Canal Street is a work of fiction, but it contains so many essential truths, so many recognizable situations and characters, so many (sadly) familiar moments of heartache, it rings as true as a documentary.
    • 76 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    As Fyre makes painfully clear, just about everyone involved with the project — including the co-founders — had to have known they were tumbling down a mountain at rapid speed and headed for almost guaranteed scandal and disaster, yet everyone kept on working, as if the denial would somehow soften the blow.
    • 42 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Shyamalan being Shyamalan, Glass does have a distinctive look and some pretty cool moments, and a half-decent twist or two. Mostly, though, it’s an underwhelming, half-baked, slightly sour and even off-putting finale.
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    Hart delivers a sincere and relatively low-key performance as Dell, but he’s playing an all-too-familiar movie stereotype.
    • 75 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to the subtle brilliance of Reilly and Coogan, even someone who’s never heard of Laurel and Hardy would likely see how magical these two were together.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Gaffigan’s a regular guy holding up a mirror to our everyday world, and turning those reflections into laughs and bigger laughs — and sometimes best of all, smiles of recognition.
    • 47 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    At times Shock and Awe is reminiscent of journalistic procedurals from “President’s Men” to “Spotlight” to “The Post,” and it gets the nitty-gritty details of an early 2000s newsroom just right.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The mission of Eating Animals isn’t to get you to swear off meat (though I’m sure the filmmaker and the narrator would applaud that). It’s to raise your consciousness about the good, the bad and the ugly of animal agriculture.
    • 32 Metascore
    • 25 Richard Roeper
    Egerton is miscast. He and Hewson have nary a spark in their love scenes. Dornan overplays his hand. Foxx belts out nearly every line as if he’s trying to be heard above a parade of fire engines on a Fourth of July parade
    • 46 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    But so much of the humor and so many of the situations in Second Act feel like warmed-over Second Helpings of a dinner from long ago...A dinner that wasn’t all that memorable in the first place.
    • 77 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Blindspotting moves at a brisk pace and raises the dramatic stakes with each scene; director Estrada has a masterful touch for pacing.
    • 80 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    This movie is bat-bleep crazy even as it makes solid and thought-provoking arguments. It veers all over the place, at times scoring major laughs, on occasion working quite well as a social satire and a screwball romance. But it also falters with some running jokes that stumble and collapse, and a few cringe-inducing scenes that aim for provocation but seem forced.
    • 51 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    If you told me Bird Box was based on a Stephen King story — yep, I could see that. It’s that chilling. That suspenseful. And oh yes, that scary.
    • 60 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    On the Basis of Sex is almost always solid. But “solid” is about as high as it goes.
    • 68 Metascore
    • 25 Richard Roeper
    A giant pile of shiny gift-wrapped garbage.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    As McKay acknowledges in the introduction, Dick Cheney remains an enigma after all these years. I’m not sure Vice sheds any new light on the Cheney story. It places him in a spotlight that continually changes colors and tones but is almost never flattering.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    A great American novel has been turned into a great American film.
    • 40 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    One of the many graceful touches in Welcome to Marwen is the total lack of pity or condescension in either world.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    I don’t see Aquaman ever reaching icon status, but I’ll say this: He’s a lot more fun on his own, when he’s not saddled with those overly serious stiffs Superman and Batman.

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