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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 39% The Big Ugly (2020) I was more intrigued by the supporting players, a colorful array of wrong-side-of-the-law types‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/4 97% The Go-Go's (2020) They still Got the Beat.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/4 100% A Most Beautiful Thing (2020) We can feel our hearts hurting and soaring at the same time.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
3.5/4 92% The Weight of Gold (2020) What's crystal clear is there is a great and urgent need for a comprehensive plan to help Olympic athletes - past, present and future.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2020
2.5/4 62% Radioactive (2020) Though well-filmed and well-acted, Radioactive careens from predictable to the borderline bizarre, and never finds solid footing in either world.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/4 61% Most Wanted (2020) Most Wanted runs a little long and a little ragged, but it's still a solid adaptation of a mind-boggling, true-life story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/4 93% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Maine's semi-autobiographical tale strikes just the right notes over its 74-minute running time - and while the material may be objectionable to some, this Roman Catholic found it to be hilarious and engaging.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
2/4 11% A Nice Girl Like You (2020) Hale always brings a screen-popping charm, but even she can't redeem this bland, tame sex comedy that's newly available on demand. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3/4 76% Retaliation (Romans) (2020) ...in a brilliant, brooding, captivating performance here, Bloom has established himself as an intense, physical, screen-dominating presence...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
2/4 57% Guest Artist (2020) ...the train station not only confines the drama but comes close to flat-out stopping it in its tracks.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2020
3.5/4 73% The Rental (2020) When the presence of a homicidal maniac is introduced to the proceedings, the transition to horror film is brilliant and wacky and pretty darn great.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
2/4 18% Fatal Affair (2020) To call this a Netflix Original movie is only half-correct.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
3.5/4 100% Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado (2020) ...fascinating and uplifting...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3.5/4 93% Palm Springs (2020) One of the year's best romances.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3.5/4 94% Showbiz Kids (2020) Framed from the hindsight of #MeToo, the stories told by Milla Jovovich and Evan Rachel Wood are particularly harrowing...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
3.5/4 81% The Painted Bird (2020) The Painted Bird is a bloody and bruised slice of life...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2020
2.5/4 79% Greyhound (2020) "Greyhound" relies far too much on slick but obvious and overdone CGI and gets bogged down in the minutiae and jargon of naval wartime maneuverings at the expense of viewer accessibility and character development.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
3.5/4 92% The Outpost (2020) Lurie has fashioned a worthy tribute to these brave American soldiers, some of whom paid the ultimate price.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2020
3/4 64% Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) Eurovision Song Contest is filled with lavish and often hilarious production numbers...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
3/4 71% The 11th Green (2020) I won't divulge any more so you can experience the cool madness of The 11th Green for yourself. Suffice to say it's out of this world...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
2/4 47% My Spy (2020) The holes in this forgettable, borderline creepy film are as big as the canyon in Naperville. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
2/4 50% Four Kids and It (2020) The kid has it right, and that's one of the problems with the underwhelming family fantasy film Four Kids and It, which is light on the magic and heavy on the dumbness.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
2/4 9% Force of Nature (2020) Force of Nature is more of a nasty little rainstorm than a Category 5 anything.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
4/4 98% Hamilton (2020) The brilliance translates beautifully.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
3/4 40% Irresistible (2020) "Irresistible" doesn't have the sharp bite of a "Wag the Dog" or a "Bulworth," but it's a timely and entertaining satire with one of the most likable casts of the year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2020
3/4 38% Exit Plan (Selvmords turisten) (2020) A starkly beautiful film...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2020
3/4 9% Artemis Fowl (2020) Warm and funny and entertaining...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
3/4 70% Becky (2020) The King of Queens star makes a convincing monster in this gory horror thriller...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3.5/4 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) This movie is very specific to its locale and characters, and yet it has a universal working-class touch.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
4/4 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) "Da 5 Bloods" is one of the best movies of the year.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2020
3/4 91% Spelling the Dream (2020) Although we've seen terrific documentaries about the spelling bee before... the new Netflix documentary "Spelling the Dream" is a fresh take on the competition.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2020
3/4 65% The Lovebirds (2020) Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani display expert timing as the unhappy couple caught up a deadly criminal case.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3.5/4 69% The High Note (2020) Tracee Ellis Ross and a supremely entertaining story...she powerfully belts out six new songs while playing a beloved pop singer determined to stay cool.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3/4 92% End of Sentence (2020) This is a lovely little gem.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 29, 2020
3/4 100% Patton Oswalt: I Love Everything (2020) That's some fantastic wordsmith work right there, my friends. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
3/4 66% The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014) ...I was immersed in this story no matter who was telling the tale.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
2/4 49% Scoob! (2020) The occasionally clever dialogue and the peppy voice performances are the best things about "Scoob!," but not nearly enough to overcome the loud and convoluted overall tone.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
1.5/4 41% Capone (2020) "Capone" is a noxious film about a noxious man - a gruesome and grotesque viewing experience that tells us nothing new about Capone while rubbing our noses in one detestable scene after another.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 11, 2020
3.5/4 75% Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours to Kill (2020) With his trademark cheery crankiness, the comedian holds forth about going out, getting out and dining out - and even performs a stunt. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3/4 78% Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020) The most touching sequences feature Natasha and her stepfather Robert Wagner...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3.5/4 93% Becoming (2020) The intimate Netflix movie follows the former first lady on her arena book tour, recalling her past and inspiring with her grace.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
2/4 55% Valley Girl (2020) Even though I can't recommend the musical reboot of the beloved 1983 teen romantic comedy "Valley Girl" because it's basically terrible, a part of me wants you to see it for the cheesy camp silliness of it all.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
3.5/4 92% Working Man (2020) Writer-director Robert Jury has pieced together a timely, elegiac slice of Rust Belt life and of the good men and women who want nothing more than to work and provide for their families but find themselves on the outside looking in.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 5, 2020
3/4 100% James VS His Future Self (2020) Daniel Stern gives a moving performance as a crabby old physicist jumping back decades to prevent his past mistakes. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted May 1, 2020
3/4 25% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) A classic cautionary tale about two seemingly good and smart people who make some dumb decisions when greed and opportunity come knocking.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2020
3.5/4 68% Extraction (2020) It's a shame this real crowd-pleaser won't be playing to crowds, but it still works as a Friday night, pop-the-popcorn, living room entertainment. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3.5/4 93% Bad Education (2019) Jackman does a magnificent job of portraying a man who has been lying so long on so many fronts, even he isn't sure of the truth any longer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2020
3/4 88% Time Warp: The Greatest Cult Films of All-Time Volume 1: Midnight Madness (2020) It's a delight to see actors and directors who are attached to one memorable cult film or another talking about how much it means to them that audiences have connected with these outcast movies.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
4/4 99% Saint Frances (2020) Kelly O'Sullivan writes and stars in the small masterpiece that's both thought-provoking and wildly entertaining.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
3/4 78% Disneynature: Elephant (2020) The duchess' kid-friendly approach lines up well with breathtaking footage of a herd roaming Africa.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020