Richard Roeper's column has been appearing in the Sun-Times for more than 20 years. The column has garnered numerous awards, including the National Headliner Award …Read More
RICHARD ROEPER: A mobster’s wife and kids share his violent ways in a weirdly effective comedy starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer.
RICHARD ROEPER: Star Brie Larson a revelation in a movie about at-risk teens that’s slyly funny, graceful, tender and peppered with moments of small joy.
The biggest problem with “Afternoon Delight” is if these were the people in your neighborhood, you’d start looking for another neighborhood. Just about everyone in this film — including the people we’re supposed to like or at least want to spend time with — is …Read More
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If you don’t remember hearing much about a Winnie Mandela biopic starring Jennifer Hudson, that’s probably because it was filmed more than three years ago, showcased to negative reaction at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival, given a brief release in Canada in 2012 — and …
RICHARD ROEPER: It’s amazing how bad Foster is in this sci-fi thriller, but that doesn’t take away from the breathtaking effects and Damon’s dogged performance in one of the most entertaining action films of the year.
RICHARD ROEPER: The actress dives into the showcase role of a humbled society wife and knocks it out of the park. Woody Allen, six decades into his career, is still capable of writing and directing one of the liveliest, funniest and sharpest movies of the year.
RICHARD ROEPER: The animation is first-rate, but planes can’t be infused with enough personality to earn a place alongside better movies’ lions, toys and fish.
RICHARD ROEPER: In director Lee Daniels’ sweeping drama, Forest Whitaker excels as a discreet witness to pivotal moments at the White House. It’s mainstream entertainment, not a good-for-you history lesson.
RICHARD ROEPER: As a shy teen romanced by a popular classmate, Shailene Woodley is brilliant every moment she’s on screen in a movie that makes us feel as if we’re eavesdropping on real life.
RICHARD ROEPER: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and even Rihanna show up in one of the most tasteless and ridiculous comedies of the 21st century. In its own sloppy way, “This Is the End” is just about perfect at executing its mission, which is to poke fun at its stars, exhaust every R-rated possibility to get a laugh, and even sneak in a few insights into Hollywood, the celebrity culture and the nature of faith.
RICHARD ROEPER: The two stars are great together as undercover lawmen teamed up against a common foe. With a funny if sometimes convoluted script, it’s a hot mess, but cool fun.
RICHARD ROEPER: Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis play a fake couple smuggling weed in a comedy that’s just good enough to keep you entertained.
RICHARD ROEPER: Reunited high school mates go on a pub crawl that takes an insane twist in the latest hilarious film from the “Shaun of the Dead” team.