Richard Roeper

Richard Roeper


10/17/1959, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

Birth Name

Richard E. Roeper


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Richard Roeper was born on October 17, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. He grew up raised by parents Robert, a computer systems analyst, and Margaret, a bookstore manager, as one of four children.

He graduated from Illinois State University in 1982, and, five years later, became a columnist…more


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  • When it comes to film critics, he's one of my favs.

    What else can I say about Richard Roeper, I think he's one of the best film critics in recent years. I first saw him on the "Ebert & Roeper" television show (which also introduced me to Roger Ebert) when I was 11 or 12 years old. Out of the many professional film critics out there, Roeper is one of my favorites.
  • Give the guy a break!

    There will never be as good a co-host to the old \\\"Thumbs Up/Down\\\" as Gene Siskel. Gene was the quintessential counterpoint to Roger Ebert\\\'s personality and personal tastes, likes/dislikes, etc. I watched them from the first season on PBS through the tragedy of Gene\\\'s death and the search for a suitable occupant of the second chair in the balcony.

    It is my humble estimation that Richard Roeper is doing a journeyman\\\'s job in second seat. He has the chops to carry off an incredibly challenging assignment of winging it without Roger Ebert; searching for yet another co-host to complement his sensibilities.

    The producers found a wonderful replacement for a couple of episodes of the show in Kevin Smith. He pointed out that Richard has become a little jaded. I concur. That is why I believe it\\\'s a good idea to bring in new talent from time-to-time, both to allow one of the hosts to have a vacation and to inject the opinions of those who do not watch movies for a living.

    But bottom line: Cut Richard Roeper some slack. While he may have become a little blasé in the film criticism department, he still has the chops for the job. I can tell that because I don\\\'t agree with him ALL THE TIME...just most of the time.moreless