Richard Roeper

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For 65 reviews, this critic has graded:
  • 84% higher than the average critic
  • 3% same as the average critic
  • 13% lower than the average critic
On average, this critic grades 14.3 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)

Richard Roeper's Scores

Average review score: 83
Highest review score: 100 Sharp Objects
Lowest review score: 37 Merry Happy Whatever: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 65
  2. Negative: 1 out of 65
65 tv reviews
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    There was a bit of a stumble in Season 2, but with Season 3, I’m pleased to report we’re back in business. ... [Julia Garner] continues to deliver shattering work as the whip-smart, fierce and tough but also vulnerable Ruth, who remains the most sympathetic character on the show.
    • 79 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Chilling.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    A solid and enlightening four-part limited series debuting Friday on Netflix. Octavia Spencer carries the series every step of the way in a magnificent performance.
    • 71 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Any worries Witherspoon might be spreading herself thin as an actor are dispelled the second she appears onscreen and disappears into the role of Elena Richardson. ... Subtle and not-so-subtle themes of institutional racism and class warfare are in the forefront throughout “Little Fires Everywhere.”
    • 81 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The final scenes of “The Plot Against America” might not offer easy, dramatically resounding resolutions on every front. I would have liked to see the story continue — but that’s also a testimony to how powerful and compelling this thought-provoking alt-history journey has been from the start.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    It’s a deep dive into the twilight zone and at times I had to work hard to keep a grip on certain plot machinations — but Garland has a keen sense of timing when it comes to providing the answers to nagging questions just as we’re getting close to the point of frustration. By the time the finale wraps up, no major mysteries remain.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    The series has a lush and vibrant production design, an overwhelmingly array of stylistic touches, rich and vibrant writing — and appropriately oversized, comic-book performances from a terrific cast.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    Just when it seems like Rob might be a little too cool for school, she wins us over with her childlike eating habits (she’s forever spooning “meals” from a bowl) and her openness about how silly and stupid and irrational she has sometimes behaved in the name of love.
    • 62 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    To say there’s a lot going on is putting it mildly. The writers do an admirable job of blending and connecting those multiple storylines, but not all of the subplots are all that involving or exciting. From time to time, the overall momentum slows to a gloomy crawl. The younger actors all turn in lively, empathetic performance. ... Unfortunately, many of the other adult cast members turn in underwhelming work.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    I’ve seen the first three chapters of the six-part series from executive producer Mark Wahlberg (which premieres Monday), and I’m champing at the bit for more of this jaw-dropper about how $24 million was stolen from the McDonald’s Monopoly game of the 1990s.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    As ever, he’s all about Larry. The Season 10 premiere also includes myriad callbacks and tributes to previous recurring characters and storylines, delivered in a way only Larry David can deliver. Every moment of this episode is a kind of reward to those of us who have been there from the beginning.
    • 64 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    “Avenue 5” has impressive visuals and cool sets. And every once in a while, someone from the gifted cast makes contact with a real zinger. Mostly, though, this is a stunningly off-key effort, delivered in a broad and ear-shattering tone.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    Although each finely crafted, beautifully filmed, well-photographed vignette naturally touches on hot-button social circumstances and issues, “Little America” is hardly some overwrought piece of propaganda advocating extreme takes on either side of the political spectrum. It’s far too nuanced and complex and sophisticated for that. It’s also funny as hell at times, and filled with memorable portraits.
    • 69 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a great-looking show with brilliant work in particular from Mendelsohn and Erivo, who should be remembered come next awards season cycle.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 60 Richard Roeper
    Ricky Gervais was so consumed with reminding us this was his fifth and final time hosting the Globes, so intent on congratulating himself for being edgy and not caring the least about anything, so obsessed with taboo, bleep-inducing zingers, he forgot something. He forgot to be funny. ... Not that the broadcast was lacking in memorable moments. ... These Golden Globes should be remembered for a more lasting legacy: singling out truly outstanding work in nearly every category.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Richard Roeper
    “John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch” is an instant classic. ... A brilliant, multi-layered piece of performance art.
    • 78 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Whip-smart and provocative and hilarious new Showtime comedy. ... What should be one of the breakout new TV series of 2019-2020.
    • 55 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    A well-crafted, consistently amusing, occasionally touching confection, as warm and welcoming as a cup of hot chocolate after a friendly family snowball fight in the backyard.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    This is a visually stunning, consistently entertaining space-spaghetti-Western serial.
    • tbd Metascore
    • 37 Richard Roeper
    A stunningly tepid, broad, cheap-looking and cheesy throwback sitcom.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Yes, you can expect (but probably won’t be able to predict) some wonderfully nasty plot twists along the way. “Servant” is a deliberately (sometimes maddeningly) paced series of 10 episodes, each roughly 30 minutes in length.
    • 59 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to some deft writing and the heartfelt performances by the lead ensemble players, “Jolene” takes some surprising yet authentic turns. ... With immaculate, polished, freshly varnished sets (including double matte framed portraits on the walls) and some conveniently tidy plot resolutions, “These Old Bones” is at times a glossy and overly sentimental memory piece, but it’s in keeping with Miss Dolly’s take on the world: A lot more sunlight than twilight.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    An original, gorgeously animated, sweet and breezy family-friendly gem.
    • 61 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    “The Morning Show” doesn’t have the cinematic gravitas of the Showtime series “The Loudest Voice” or the Aaron Sorkin poetry of HBO’s “The Newsroom.” It’s more along the lines of the solid but underachieving “Sports Night” TV series from the late 1990s.
    • 72 Metascore
    • 50 Richard Roeper
    The “Eve” segments of the show are funny and intriguing and involving, thanks to Hahn’s razor-sharp comedic timing and an excellent supporting cast. ... Unfortunately, we spend almost as much time at college with Brendan, and that’s when “Mrs. Fletcher” shifts tonal gears and becomes a downbeat melodrama about this irredeemable, snide and smug lout.
    • 85 Metascore
    • 75 Richard Roeper
    If you’ve never read the comics or you didn’t see the movie, some of the references are going to fly by unnoticed, and it’s going to be a challenge to keep up with all the new developments without knowing about the past events that led to all of this. Still, regardless of your depth of knowledge about this universe, certain episodes stand alone as strikingly effective set pieces.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Smart and funny and touching and lovely.
    • 70 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    In this smart, funny, mostly breezy but occasionally thought-provoking series (I’ve seen all eight episodes, each just under a half-hour), Rudd makes great use of his inherent likability, his unique way of mining big laughs out of just a few words of dialogue and his underrated dramatic skill set.
    • 66 Metascore
    • 63 Richard Roeper
    Farcical, snarky, admittedly creative but at times irritating and off-putting series.
    • 83 Metascore
    • 88 Richard Roeper
    Thanks to the strong writing and the finely calibrated performances by Wever and Collette, there’s nothing stale about the execution of the timeworn buddy-cop formula. ... This is a smart and knowing investigative procedural, a stylish but never exploitative true-crime story, an insightful character study — and one of the best series of the year.

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