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Bob Roberts
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
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Rating: R Year: 1992 Category: Comedy
Director: Tim Robbins Time: 103:00:00 min. Writer: Tim Robbins

Reviews
Mine: I found this movie to be quite dull. I know that it is supposed to be a satire, but it was too subtle for me to grasp. Some interesting performances.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Smart, funny political satire about a right-wing, folk-singing Senatorial candidate who knows how to manipulate an audience--and the media. Turns into a political polemic near the end, using speechifying instead of incident and dialogue to make its points. Still, a stimulating ride, and an impressive writing-directing debut for Robbins, who also composed the songs with his brother David. Funny cameos by a variety of famous actors as air-headed TV news anchors and reporters; Bob Balaban and John Cusack add verisimilitude to a pseudo-Saturday Night Live sequence.
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