Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper

  1. Deal 2008 They've got to do something else with these poker movies.
  2. Elegy 2008 Wonderful writing, good performances, beautiful photography, and a lot of food for thought.
  3. Fly Me to the Moon 2008 You can skip it in all three dimensions.
  4. In Bruges 2008 I thought it was fantastic.
  5. Never Back Down 2008 I laughed so much at the litany of cliches that I finally had to admit I was entertained from start to finish by this cheesy knock-off.
  6. Star Wars: The Clone Wars 2008 One of the more mediocre entries in the entire Star Wars catalogue.
  7. Cidade dos Homens (City of Men) 2007 [It has] a real ring of authenticity in every scene.
  8. Civic Duty 2007 A flawed but worthwhile examination of paranoia and clashing cultures in the 21st century.
  9. Crazy Love 2007 It's an amazing story.
  10. Eagle vs. Shark 2007 I think this film was already made, and it was called Napoleon Dynamite.
  11. Evening 2007 Even as I admired most of the performances -- and I do stress most of them -- I found myself searching in vain for one character to care about.
  12. Flawless 2007 [It's got] some neat little twists and turns.
  13. Hot Rod 2007 We know from the Lazy Sunday bits Samberg's a funny guy, but he doesn't have enough to work with here.
  14. Mr. Bean's Holiday 2007 I hate Mr. Bean, I hated this movie. He's an annoying, creepy, leering, sweaty, unfunny character, and ten seconds would be too much and this movie's like 90 minutes.
  15. No End in Sight 2007 Essential viewing for any patriot.
  16. Paranoid Park 2007 Yet another movie about misunderstood teenage skateboarders.
  17. There Will Be Blood 2007 Filmmaking at the highest level.
  18. You Kill Me 2007 Everybody hits just the right notes...It's just a lot of fun.
  19. Zodiac 2007 I think this is a great film.
  20. Cashback 2006 I think this filmmaker has a future.
  21. Click 2006 I think if you're going to have a David Hasselhoff type of character and you're going to have the flatulence type of humor, then just go in that direction. Don't try to put in all this sappy stuff. full review
  22. Curious George 2006 The artwork, I liked it, is faithful to the original, but to tell people my age, or someone 25, that they should see nine or ten bucks to see this movie I can't do it. full review
  23. Failure to Launch 2006 It's completely unbelievable. full review
  24. Flyboys 2006 Why make such a corny and incredibly predictable film? full review
  25. Harsh Times 2006 Jim is such a psycho and Mike is such a patsy, we don't care about these guys. We've seen dozens of more interesting head cases in dozens of smarter films. full review
  26. Jackass: Number Two 2006 Just like the Lord of the Rings, I can't wait for the third part of this trilogy. full review
  27. Jesus Camp 2006 I spent a lot of years studying the teachings of Jesus in Catholic grammar school, and I think Jesus would be appalled by what goes on in the these camps. full review
  28. Keeping Up With The Steins 2006 ... we have a lot of stereotypes, but they're not done in a mean-spirited way. full review
  29. Maxed Out 2006 Maxed Out doesn't really offer solutions, probably because there are none. But it does a great job of showing how the rich get richer and the poor foot the bill, plus interest.
  30. Nacho Libre 2006 Imagine my disappointment then, which grew to disbelief, which turned into utter disdain, by the time the credits rolled on this clunker. full review
  31. Penelope 2006 I think it's a sweet film.
  32. Unknown 2006 The performances are uniformly excellent, and Brand relies on his music video training to provide some tantalizing flashback clues. full review
  33. The Wind That Shakes the Barley 2006 Great film. Ken Loach is such an important filmmaker, he's made so many great films over the years, and it's great to see another director, like Eastwood and so many others in his 70's, who continues to be at the top of his game.
  34. Casanova 2005 This is the very definition of an entertaining period piece romp. It's a romp, I tell ya! full review
  35. Factotum 2005 I just didn't think the comic touches were very subtle and very funny and the other stuff we've just seen before. full review
  36. The Ice Harvest 2005 The comedy in The Ice Harvest comes in shades of dark and darker. That's my kind of humor. full review
  37. My Summer of Love 2005 Very good performances ... full review
  38. Rent 2005 The film captures the beautiful spirit and the raw energy of Larson's play, and it respects the wonderful, gorgeous, life-affirming music. full review
  39. Serenity 2005 It has a great sense of humor about it, an attractive cast and it's just a lot of fun. full review
  40. Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price 2005 Wal-Mart says director Robert Greenwald's film is misleading and inaccurate, but it's hard to dispute the personal accounts from former Wal-Mart employees who speak from experience. full review
  41. The World's Fastest Indian 2005 Far too predictable and far too many colorful supporting characters. full review
  42. 13 Going on 30 2004 Like Hanks in Big, and Jamie Lee Curtis in Freaky Friday, Jennifer Garner is funny and endearing ... full review
  43. Downfall (Der Untergang) 2004 In a remarkable performance, perhaps the most impressive portrait of Hitler ever captured on film, Bruno Ganz plays Hitler as delusional, hateful and cruel man -- but also human. full review
  44. The Final Cut 2004 It's nice to see Mira Sorvino who has sort of wobbled about since winning the Oscar about ten years ago she is very good in this film. full review
  45. The Forgotten 2004 It's very manipulative, it's very maddening -- and yet I found it very entertaining. full review
  46. Little Black Book 2004 [O]ne of the worst romantic comedies of this or probably any other year. full review
  47. The Puffy Chair 2004 The characters here exist in a real, real world, very authentic and realistic. full review
  48. White Chicks 2004 [I]t's the worst movie of the year. full review
  49. Anger Management 2003 [A] disaster from the start. full review
  50. The Battle of Shaker Heights 2003 It's too much going on, but I think that as was the case with Stolen Summer, the actors rise above the material and make it worth seeing. full review
  51. Beyond Borders 2003 ... an old-fashioned romance. full review
  52. Bulletproof Monk 2003 [T]he thing about the martial arts sequences -- you've got the great Chow Yun-Fat, but this thing is directed MTV style: cut here, cut there, close-up. So we can't really tell if he's doing stunts or if it's all tricks of camerawork. full review
  53. Control Room 2003 ... a raw, unblinking examination of how the first draft of history is revised by those who filter it. full review
  54. Daddy Day Care 2003 It's one of the worst movies of the year. full review
  55. Gigli 2003 [O]ne of the worst movies I've ever seen. full review
  56. Holes 2003 [T]here's too much going on, and none of it is executed well enough to recommend. full review
  57. The Italian Job 2003 ... a real marvel of filmmaking. full review
  58. Love Actually 2003 ... a terrific film. full review
  59. The Missing 2003 ... a strange and haunting hybrid that's part Western, part supernatural thriller. full review
  60. Party Monster 2003 [I] found the camera work to be very murky, the direction to be confused, the music go in the way of it instead of actually augmenting it. full review
  61. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 2003 This movie is far too long. full review
  62. Radio 2003 [Y]et another movie that takes a mentally challenged character and turns him into this kind of deity, this saint-like mascot who everybody else learns life lessons from. full review
  63. Scary Movie 3 2003 ... this genre is pretty much dead. full review
  64. Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over 2003 [I]t's not really a movie, it's a video game that doesn't work. full review
  65. Stander 2003 [I]t is very smart about bank robberies. full review
  66. Timeline 2003 It's like Back to the Future without the laughs. full review
  67. Touching the Void 2003 An amazing, mind-boggling story. full review
  68. Uptown Girls 2003 ... a disaster. full review
  69. American Dreamz 2002 In the words of Simon, it's a complete and utter disaster. full review
  70. Changing Lanes 2002 It pulls the rug out from under you, just when you're ready to hate one character, or really sympathize with another character, something happens to send you off in different direction. full review
  71. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 I thought the young actors were strong, but the material is too thin and too cliched, even with Todd McFarlane's animated sequences to stretch the story to feature length. full review
  72. Equilibrium 2002 Equilibrium is equal parts video game and GQ fashion spread. full review
  73. The Importance of Being Earnest 2002 Beautifully done. full review
  74. Irreversible 2002 I hope people who go to see this don't walk out in the first ten minutes or after that scene, because I think you have to experience the entire film. And then you can decide whether or not you're offended by it. full review
  75. Lost in La Mancha 2002 [W]onderful look at how movies are made or how movies fall apart. full review
  76. Maid in Manhattan 2002 It's a charming romantic fantasy. full review
  77. The Master of Disguise 2002 If The Master of Disguise had been a free cable movie -- well, I still wouldn't have recommended it. full review
  78. Men in Black II 2002 Men in Black 2 might be a retread of the first one, but I still say it's worth seeing. The stars are great in this. full review
  79. The New Guy 2002 [L]ame and unnecessary. full review
  80. Paid in Full 2002 I'm going to give it a marginal thumbs up. I liked it just enough. full review
  81. Panic Room 2002 ... one of the most ingenious and entertaining thrillers I've seen in quite a long time. full review
  82. Poolhall Junkies 2002 [A]ll of it just seems so familiar and so trite, we know exactly where this is going. full review
  83. Roger Dodger 2002 Nice piece of work. full review
  84. Spider-Man 2002 [A]n energetic romp. full review
  85. Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams 2002 I didn't like the first one enough to recommend it. I liked this one even less. full review
  86. Star Trek - Nemesis 2002 Star Trek: Nemesis stands alone as an engaging intergalactic thriller with a lot of spirit-and some rousing action scenes. full review
  87. The Sum of All Fears 2002 The Sum of All Fears is almost impossible to follow -- and there's something cringe-inducing about seeing an American football stadium nuked as pop entertainment. full review
  88. Super Troopers 2002 It made me yearn for the golden era of January, when Slackers was released. full review
  89. The Sweetest Thing 2002 The Sweetest Thing has nothing insightful to say about relationships, and nothing funny to say about the singles scene. full review
  90. Treasure Planet 2002 I think kids will find it really entertaining, and parents will find it amusing enough. full review
  91. The United States of Leland 2002 ... really powerful stuff. full review
  92. View from the Top 2002 It's just sweet and light, but it's got kind of giddy charm to it ... full review
  93. XXX 2002 [U]nrelentingly stupid. full review
  94. Black Hawk Down 2001 [D]efinitely worth seeing for those amazing battle sequences. full review
  95. Ali 2001 It's good -- but Ali himself was the greatest. So a reluctant, kind of mild thumbs up for this. full review
  96. Dogtown and Z-Boys 2001 Even if you couldn't care less about skateboarding, Dogtown and Z-boys serves up an intriguing slice of American culture. full review
  97. Love the Hard Way 2001 [W]orth seeing mainly for Brody's electric performance ... full review
  98. Not Another Teen Movie 2001 It's stupid, it's obvious, it's scatological and violent -- but it made me laugh and I'm giving it thumbs up, God help me. full review
  99. Novocaine 2001 This movie was not effective. full review
  100. Shaolin Soccer 2001 It's a lot of fun. full review
  101. The Shipping News 2001 I like good newspaper movies. Most of them get it completely wrong. In this case, it's exactly right. full review
  102. Vanilla Sky 2001 [A] spectacular film! full review
  103. Hamlet 2000 full review
  104. The Weight of Water 2000 Kathryn Bigelow, it's like she's directing two films. They have very distinct styles, and everybody gets their say and gets their moment. full review

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