ROEPER: Nicholas Hoult plays the “Catcher in the Rye” author as cocky and smart-alecky but fragile and self-centered.
ROEPER: Disbelief cannot be suspended enough to buy Dylan O’Brien as an unstoppable human weapon and Taylor Kitsch as a terrorist madman.
ROEPER: In her most involving film yet as a director, Jolie recounts a Cambodian girl’s nightmarish experiences during the Khmer Rouge regime.
ROEPER: With this pounding, throbbing, screeching, feature-length metaphor, gifted filmmaker Darren Aronofsky seems eager to irritate.
It lacks the budget of “IT,” but the scares in this nasty little Victorian London shocker have more than a few blood-soaked charms of their own.
ROEPER: Although directed with some degree of style, the tired and second-rate actioner is a loud bang signifying nothing.
ROEPER: It’s hard to feel connected to the well-off characters facing romance and career woes in thIS breezy rom-com.
RICHARD ROEPER: Pennywise preys on young misfits in intense new film adaptation of the masterful novel.
As a thriller, “Unlocked” is a mess. As a collection of genre tropes, it’s at least amusing.
How does a great talent like William H. Macy bring us such an excruciating screech-fest?
The end of summer brings the promise of more Batman, a killer clown and Julianne Moore in multiple roles.
ROEPER: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cyborg is back, just as he promised, and even more compelling after an elaborate upgrade.
ROEPER: The low-budget B-movie plays like a video game, with Brittany Snow and Dave Bautista as the two main avatars.
1880s orphan pursues ballet dreams in Paris in a lovely, refreshingly breezy adventure that just happens to have an attempted child killing.
The provocative story is elevated by superior stars: Lois Smith as a widow, and Jon Hamm as a companion hologram replicating her late husband.