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Richard Roeper
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 90% 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 48% 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 11% 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 99% Hamilton (2020) The brilliance translates beautifully.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
3/4 41% 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 40% 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 69% 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 72% 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 95% 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 50% 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 77% 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 57% 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 90% 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 26% 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 87% 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 97% 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 77% 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
3/4 10% Lazy Susan (2020) Instead of being condescending about the Wisconsin characters and their mediocre lives, the comedy shows fondness for them. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
1.5/4 20% Coffee & Kareem (2020) Coffee & Kareem is DOA.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2020
3/4 100% The Scheme (2020) At times "The Scheme" goes so deep into the weeds it's tough to keep track of all the characters and the web of corruption, though some charts and graphics prove to be helpful. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2020
3/4 51% I Still Believe (2020) KJ Apa and Britt Robertson make a sparkling couple in the faith-based, real-life love story.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2020
4/4 100% Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (2020) At about the halfway point, Crip Camp segues from being a snapshot of a cool getaway for disabled teens to a bigger-picture chronicle of the birth of a movement.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3/4 100% Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America's Elections (2020) Our jaws drop as we learn stunning truths about America's messy, outmoded and far too vulnerable voting system.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2020
3.5/4 96% First Cow (2020) A small story [that] also inspires awe.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 56% The Hunt (2020) Despite the provocative premise of liberal elitists hunting deplorables for sport, the movie is basically easy jokes and ho-hum splatter.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/4 98% Extra Ordinary (2020) For all the Blood Moon horror movie hijinks and unwelcome visitors from the beyond and from hell, Extra Ordinary is at heart a warm and inviting Comfort Food Movie...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
2/4 31% Bloodshot (2020) By the time our man/machine finds himself in the time-honored pickle of dangling by one hand from a ledge 50 stories above the ground, Bloodshot has already given us an action movie hangover.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3.5/4 70% Stargirl (2020) A Disney+ high school comedy/drama/musical that I believe would have made the late great John Hughes proud.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2020
3/4 84% The Way Back (2020) Despite those momentum-stalling and unnecessary detours, the irresistibly cheer-worthy basketball sequences and Affleck's resonant and authentic performance are more than enough to carry the day.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
2/4 48% Greed (2020) I wasn't exaggerating about the relentless, lecturing tone of the film...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3.5/4 38% Spenser Confidential (2020) It's a fantastically over-the-top, drive-in B-movie for the streaming generation.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2020
3/4 63% Hope Gap (2020) To Annette Bening's credit, she finds just the right notes to illustrate Grace's capacity for love, as well as her special gift for never letting up and driving you a little bit crazy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/4 77% The Banker (2020) A crackling good, emotionally satisfying, old-fashioned thriller, with readily identifiable heroes and hiss-worthy villains.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2020
3/4 100% Foosballers (2020) For a tiny percentage of talented and dedicated enthusiasts, foosball became something much more than a biographical footnote. They are "Foosballers," and this is their story, and it's pretty cool.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2020