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Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 97% Marriage Story (2019) I'm not buying every chapter of this Marriage Story, but there's enough material here to warrant a look.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
2/4 64% The Good Liar (2019) The more we learn about the main characters, the less we believe they'd do the things they do.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
3.5/4 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) One of the best ensemble casts of the year, in one of the best movies ever made about auto racing.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2019
4/4 96% The Irishman (2019) This is the best movie of the year so far and one of the best films of the decade.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
2/4 42% Midway (2019) These terrific actors and many more are stuck playing one-dimensional characters who have to deliver lines straight out of a second-rate, mid-20th century war movie, while competing with 21st century CGI pyrotechnics.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3.5/4 48% Last Christmas (2019) Henry Golding and Emilia Clarke make a charming duo in a sweet love story that rises above the standard, lightweight holiday fare.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/4 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) A tip of the REDRUM to Doctor Sleep and to Ewan McGregor's memorable performance for giving us the opportunity to catch up with Danny Torrance in a most satisfying manner.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2019
3/4 73% Harriet (2019) The crackling historical fiction frames her harrowing rescue missions in fast-paced, quick-cut style.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/4 59% Frankie (2019) Alas, as whole, Frankie plays like one of Woody Allen's lesser, European-set films...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/4 72% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) There are more than enough ingredients here to cook up one rousing and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller. Except this time around, they're just serving up overcooked leftovers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 61% Motherless Brooklyn (2019) ...an effective mood piece and a worthy entry in the genre.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3/4 62% Paradise Hills (2019) Give it up for "Paradise Hills" for swinging for the fences when it comes to bat-bleep crazy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
3.5/4 No Score Yet Nikki Glaser: Bangin' (2019) It's wall-to-wall raunchy humor - but in addition to being sharp and funny, these routines include self-deprecating insights into Glaser's insecurities and issues.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2019
2.5/4 59% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Even the likes of Thomas Edison would have to go back to the lab and do some tinkering to make this one shine.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/4 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) Jojo Rabbit draws upon the past to make salient points about the state of the world today, with Waititi urging us (sometimes in not so subtle ways) to pay attention to history...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
2/4 51% Black and Blue (2019) Strong performances by Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson aren't enough to save this predictable and sometimes maddeningly stupid shoot-'em-up.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3.5/4 92% The Lighthouse (2019) The actors play it big and bold in a visually striking, black and white horror show.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
3/4 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) When the movie ends, you'll definitely want to stay in your seat through the credits. I'll say no more.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3/4 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) We get a classic buildup establishing heroes and villains; gorgeous, screen-popping visuals featuring beautiful and mysterious worlds; a bounty of colorful and magical creatures, and a lengthy, CGI-laden, climactic battle sequence...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
4/4 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) One of the best movies of 2019, Bong Joon Ho's latest is a film of dramatic power, innovative comedy, romantic poetry and melancholy beauty. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2019
3.5/4 97% Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria) (2019) Emotions and eye-popping colors tell the director's deeply personal story, with Antonio Banderas front and center.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
3.5/4 90% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Thanks to Gilligan's masterful writing and directing, and the bold and powerful and layered performance from Aaron Paul, it's an extended epilogue quite worthy of the Breaking Bad brand.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/4 43% The Addams Family (2019) As quickly as Thing can snap its fingers, we'll soon forget our visit with this version of The Addams Family.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
1/4 26% Gemini Man (2019) The idiotic spy thriller, pitting a dark-ops assassin against his younger clone, uses slick new technology but tired old plot twists.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
4/4 97% Dolemite Is My Name (2019) We laugh every step of the way with Moore and his fellow fringe-showbiz hopefuls. We root for them to somehow break through. We care about them. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2019
3/4 65% The Parts You Lose (2019) Paul and young Danny Murphy are terrific together, with Paul playing a wounded bear growling his lines and Murphy delivering a fully realized performance.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
2/4 42% The Laundromat (2019) Steven Soderbergh's social satire mashes up multiple stories of various tones, but they never become a cohesive package.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
1.5/4 23% Lucy in the Sky (2019) Unintentionally funny and then just plain sad, Lucy in the Sky is one of the most disappointing films of 2019.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
3.5/4 69% Joker (2019) With Phoenix appearing in virtually every minute of this movie and dominating the screen with his memorably creepy turn, "Joker" will cling to you like the aftermath of an unfortunately realistic nightmare.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet Holy Trinity (2019) An adventure sprinkled with quite a bit of kink.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3/4 86% Where's My Roy Cohn? (2019) With all we know about this chillingly amoral, blackhearted man, Where's My Roy Cohn? still serves as a thorough and insightful history lesson...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
2.5/4 83% Judy (2019) It feels more like an Oscar grab than a true disappearance into character.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2019
3.5/4 50% American Dreamer (2019) Directed with claustrophobic, docudrama-style intensity by Derrick Borte and featuring a career-best dramatic performance by [Jim] Gaffigan, "American Dreamer" is a dark and intense and sometimes brutally violent slice of rotted life.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3.5/4 77% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Even with a running time of just 82 minutes, "Between Two Ferns" loses a bit of steam in the home stretch.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 No Score Yet 7 Days to Vegas (2019) Even if you don't know a busted straight from a royal flush and you've never heard of a prop bet until now, "7 Days to Vegas" works as a broad and funny comedy about some truly bent but hilarious characters.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
3/4 84% Downton Abbey (2019) What a lovely and welcome encore.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
3.5/4 71% Haunt (2019) Though it's from the writers of A Quiet Place, the grisly horror gem plays more like a Saw movie.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2019
3.5/4 88% Hustlers (2019) Jennifer Lopez does her best work in years, but it's Constance Wu who anchors the story with a grounded and natural performance.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2/4 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Luke Wilson and Sarah Paulson are wonderful actors, but they are stuck playing broad caricatures more suited to a particularly crass old episode of Two and a Half Men than a film with such lofty ambitions.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2019
2.5/4 82% Official Secrets (2019) It's difficult to become immersed in a film in which far too many characters sound like they're reciting talking points and not delivering authentic dialogue.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 70% Super Size Me 2: Holy Chicken! (2019) Spurlock's comedic antics give way to a more serious, traditional docu-journalist approach as he looks into the immensely unbalanced dynamic between the Big Chicken corporations and the local American farmer...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2019
3/4 84% Untouchable (2019) "Untouchable" features some less-than-effective filmmaking decisions, from an over-the-top ominous score to an overabundance of driving-through-the-city segues to some murky shots of hotel corridors.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
3/4 63% It Chapter Two (2019) This is a solid, extremely well-crafted, great-looking and occasionally quite chilling film, with terrific performances by the grown-ups as well as the returning kids.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2019
2/4 17% The Fanatic (2019) This drifts into the category of campy oddity, leaving us once again waiting and hoping for John Travolta to find his next great part.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2019
3/4 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Yes, Brittany can be the worst. But when she's at her best, she's kinda great.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
2/4 39% Don't Let Go (Relive) (2019) Like Jack, we'd like to go back in time, that's for sure. Maybe we could return to about the 30-minute mark of this movie and see if there's a better path to take from there. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2019
3/4 95% The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) The film's reality-defying, storybook approach to the plot and the characters grows on you. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
2/4 43% After the Wedding (2019) For a supposed tearjerker, this film is so tone-deaf my guess is there won't be a wet eye in the house. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2019
3/4 79% Good Boys (2019) For all its wacky, gross-out, shock-ya humor, Good Boys has a lot of heart.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
3.5/4 86% The Nightingale (2019) Once in a great while, The Nightingale reminds us that even in the most hopeless and unforgiving times, some people retain their humanity.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019