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Robert Roten

Robert Roten
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/4 75% The Mighty (1998) It is about killers, criminals, bullies, small, mean-spirited people and people with the hearts of lions, people with broken bodies, but soaring spirits.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
10/10 98% The Wizard of Oz (1939) the message comes across loud and clear that you don't have to have a boat, a car or a plane to make a journey of self-discovery and that courage, intelligence and compassion come from within, not through medals, diplomas or testimonials.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2000
4/4 74% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) While the end of the film seems contrived, it is also brimming with delicious irony concerning David's previously unrecognized humanity.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2001
4/4 71% Baby Boy (2001) 'Baby Boy' is a powerhouse of a film, and so sexy it's like celluloid Viagra.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2001
4/4 72% Training Day (2001) The powerful story also lends itself to a broader interpretation than a simple contest between good and evil. The film is a tour de force.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2001
4/4 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) This is a sweeping epic of a film, which also manages to remain rooted in the personal dramas of its central characters.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2001
4/4 93% In the Bedroom (2001) The best film of 2001.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2002
4/4 76% Black Hawk Down (2001) Judging the film on what it is, rather than what it is not, I'd have to say this is one of the best films of 2001, and the best war movie since "Saving Private Ryan."‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2002
4/4 94% Beauty and the Beast (1991) The finest Disney feature-length animated musical ever made‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2002
4/4 63% We Were Soldiers (2002) We really get to know some of these soldiers and their families in a way that goes beyond most war films. That gives the film additional emotional impact.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2002
A 90% Minority Report (2002) It is one of the few summer films that has lived up to its own hype.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2002
A 81% Road to Perdition (2002) The best film of the year so far.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2002
10/10 91% Shall We Dance? (Shall We Dansu?) (1996) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
A 17% 54 (1998) One of the year's best films.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
A 85% Courage Under Fire (1996) It looks like Washington will get an Oscar nomination for his performance in this film.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 44% Simon Birch (1998) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
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10/10 32% All the Pretty Horses (2000) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 92% Shakespeare in Love (1998) Shakespeare in Love has to be one of the most irresistible movies I have ever seen.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) The Lost World: Jurassic Park is one of those rare sequels that is better than the original.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
4/4 83% Jerry Maguire (1996) Jerry Maguire is one of those rare sports movies with a brain to go with its heart.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 73% My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) Everett is very charming.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 99% L.A. Confidential (1997) One of the best films of the year, an excellent film noir murder mystery brimming with style and atmosphere and topped off with fine acting.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 84% Erin Brockovich (2000) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
4/4 76% The Contender (2000) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 64% Zero Effect (1997) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 79% Fight Club (1999) A funny, powerful, flashy, tragic film that plays with your perceptions and with your preconceptions about movies and society.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
4/4 84% Hercules (1997) Another wonderful feature-length Disney cartoon that's fun for the whole family.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 93% Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime) (1999) A breathtaking saga of man versus nature, of gods and men, of bravery, nobility and redemption.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 57% Mission: Impossible 2 (2000) This is the action movie of the year, maybe the best in several years. It is trying to be the next Bond-type franchise series and if the next one is anywhere near this good, it may succeed.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 94% Fargo (1996) I could have done without the blood (including a scene with a person being fed into a wood chipper), but the comedy is hilarious.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 83% The Hurricane (1999) Jewison shows a disciplined approach to moviemaking that many directors would be well-advised to follow.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
4/4 97% Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2001) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 100% Toy Story 2 (1999) This is a really good film.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 93% Out of Sight (1998) Another of those stunningly well-written movies based on books by the very productive Elmore Leonard.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 83% Waking Ned Devine (1998) The story does not delve deeply into the corrupting influences of wealth, but then, it is a comedy, not a tragedy.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 90% The Apostle (1998) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
A 71% The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996) This is classic Disney, a great story, lovingly crafted, with a solid musical score. It is a wonderful film for the whole family.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 85% Wag the Dog (1997) Veteran director Barry Levinson does a great job of keeping the energy level high.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 89% Titanic (1997) This is a fine example of Hollywood filmmaking. This is a studio film in the best sense of the word.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 83% Magnolia (1999) The most emotionally powerful film I have seen in a long time.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 88% Donnie Brasco (1997) I don't know if I can emphasize enough how much I enjoyed the fine performances of Depp and Pacino.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 91% Shine (1996) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 72% Bringing Out the Dead (1999) The creative energy contrasts with the destructiveness of life. These are the things Scorsese sees when he closes his eyes, and he has the craft to pull you into that world of his.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 96% The Insider (1999) After watching Pacino in this film it makes me proud to say I'm a newsman too, and damn that feels good these days.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 65% Contact (1997) A science fiction story that's more about people than it is about science. In fact it is more about faith than it is about science.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 81% Primary Colors (1998) Primary Colors is one of the best film about politics I have ever seen and is director Mike Nichols best film since The Graduate, 31 years ago.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
4/4 86% Mulan (1998) Another example why Disney Studios is the master of the feature-length cartoon genre.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 87% Love and Death on Long Island (1998) Quote not available.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
10/10 89% Almost Famous (2000) It will definitely make my top 10 list for this year.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001
4/4 98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) It is an exceptionally visual film and an exceptionally emotional film, but the kind that most of us don't mind being manipulated by.‐ Laramie Movie Scope
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2001