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Richard Roeper

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 64% Blackbird (2020) The moving melodrama is bolstered by an outstanding cast...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 86% The Way I See It (2020) At times [it] comes close to sounding like a Democratic Party promotional video, especially in the late stretches, but Porter is a talented director who knows every picture tells a story, and boy does Pete Souza have a story to tell.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
2/4 28% Antebellum (2020) A well-made drama on slavery's horrors builds to an exasperating ending...After all the sadistic violence, the big twist is a big bust.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 91% The Nest (2020) There's beauty in the small moments of this downbeat and dark family drama. ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
3.5/4 No Score Yet Tom of Your Life (2020) Baize Buzan hits every acting note she reaches for in a memorably grounded performance as Jess.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2020
3/4 85% Robin's Wish (2020) The man who gave so much joy to so many millions spent his last years burdened by unbearable and inexplicable sorrow. What a world.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3.5/4 65% The Devil All the Time (2020) Once all the pieces are in place and we see the big picture, we're left with admiration for director/co-writer Antonio Campos' ability to weave a memorably brooding film from Donald Ray Pollock's novel of the same name.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
3/4 66% I Am Woman (2020) Checks off just about every cliché imaginable - and yet wins us over, in large part due to the star-power performance of Tilda Cobham-Hervey as Reddy.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/4 76% The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020) Even as "Broken Hearts Gallery" travels down a well-worn path, it retains a certain freshness.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3/4 91% The Short History of the Long Road (2020) Lyrical and melancholy and visually stunning...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
3.5/4 75% Mulan (2020) The international cast is nothing short of great, led by Yifei Liu's movie star turn as a boundaries-shattering, stereotype-defying hero-warrior for her time and for ours.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/4 86% You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) There's no doubting Arquette's sincere desire to learn the sport and craft of wrestling, to get into shape, to resuscitate his career, to make his family proud.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
1/4 22% The Binge (2020) No amount of booze could make this Hulu teen comedy seem funny.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3.5/4 93% The Personal History of David Copperfield (2020) ...filled with clever if obvious commentary on institutionalized class snobbery.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 84% #Unfit: The Psychology of Donald Trump (2020) The illuminating film, more personal than political, argues that psychiatrists have a duty to speak out on the president's more disturbing behavior...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 63% Fatima (2020) In the flourishing faith-based movie genre, this is one of the better ones.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 83% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Charlie Kaufman gives a novel his usual peculiar spin in one of the year's most creative films.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 86% Get Duked! (2020) Get Duked! is good stoner comedy fun, and quite the promising debut from a rookie filmmaker.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2020
2/4 81% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Suffering through "Bill & Ted Face the Music" is like attending a reunion concert of a two-hit wonder band you loved in high school, and realizing their original material wasn't all that great in the first place.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/4 73% Tenet (2020) Working from his own labyrinthine screenplay, Nolan (along with cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema and the special effects crew) has great fun with elaborate set pieces...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/4 78% The 24th (2020) An important reminder of a dark chapter in American history. It is an unflinching look at grotesque bigotry toward young Black American patriots who only wanted to serve their country...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2020
3.5/4 60% Tesla (2020) Jolts of creative whimsy electrify a delightfully oddball biopic...Amid the anachronisms and fourth-wall breaking, there's a great performance by Ethan Hawke as the futuristic visionary.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
2.5/4 88% Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Meant to dramatize the effects of mental illness, the hero's three imaginary friends come off as caricature.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
4/4 93% Desert One (2020) Director Kopple has obtained never-before-heard audio of communications between Carter and the military command, and it's absolutely chilling to hear the president's reactions...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/4 69% The One and Only Ivan (2020) ...the visuals are truly impressive and the story has an uplifting arc, and oh do these actors have fun hamming it up.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2020
3/4 73% Cut Throat City (2020) "Cut Throat City" ends on a note that's too clever by half, but that doesn't undercut all the vibrant, rough-edged, impressive storytelling that led to that moment.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
2/4 47% Unhinged (2020) The broad-stroke social commentary quickly gives way to a grimy and gruesome stalker movie...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2020
3/4 61% Spree (2020) Just about every aspect of Spree has a layered meaning, including the title itself...‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
3/4 71% Murder in the Woods (2020) [T]hough we've seen this story dozens of times before, director Luis Iga Garza and screenwriter Yelyna De Leon deliver a darkly funny, self-aware and deliberately (I would think) cliché-riddled screamer.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2020
3/4 59% Project Power (2020) [A] vibrant and crazy and thought-provoking and immensely entertaining film that could have been even more resonant had it not settled for a relatively conventional final act we've seen in dozens of thrillers.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2020
4/4 98% Red Penguins (2020) ...thanks to this superb film from director Polsky, we now have the definitive record of one of the craziest chapters in the history of ice hockey.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
2/4 73% An American Pickle (2020) ...social and religious and family commentary that grows ever more heavy-handed. Herschel and Ben deserved a better set of circumstances.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
2/4 17% The Tax Collector (2020) What possessed Shia LaBeouf to get a massive tattoo for this underachieving gangster film? ‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
3.5/4 84% She Dies Tomorrow (2020) She Dies Tomorrow is a well-crafted, beautifully acted, minimalist gem for our times.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
3/4 67% The Burnt Orange Heresy (2020) After some implausible and unnecessarily nasty speed bumps, The Burnt Orange Heresy finds its way again. The last 10 minutes or so are picture perfect, so to speak.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
2/4 54% Waiting for the Barbarians (2020) The heavy-handed allegory, with Johnny Depp as a ruthless government agent, relies too much on abuse and would-be Big Ideas.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2020
3/4 85% Work It (2020) There's little in the way of originality in "Work It," but there's a fresh, upbeat, infectious vibe to the silliness, thanks in large part to the talented and likable cast of young actors.‐ Chicago Sun-Times
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2020
3.5/4 41% 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 94% 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 61% 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 67% 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 94% 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 80% 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 63% 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 75% 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