ROEPER: He’s very good at playing this kind of character. The issue is whether we’re tired of him playing this kind of character.
The villain’s teenage son is also one of his secret ninja enemies in this expansion of the Lego universe.
Jake Gyllenhaal gives one of his best performances as the severely injured Jeff Bauman, inspired to heal by a loyal family and a rocky relationship.
ROEPER: One Oscar winner after another plays a cartoonish and cardboard character spouting ridiculous and often painfully unfunny dialogue.
In period piece revisiting ’73 tennis showdown, Emma Stone and Steve Carell play Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs as complex characters, flaws and all
Spending two hours in the company of Catherine Frot and Catherine Deneuve can only be a delight.
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.
In director Kogonada’s debut film, shot in the southern Indiana city, words are key, but imagery even more profound.
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.