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Laramie Movie Scope

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 22%

G-Force (2009)

" It is suitable for kids, and parents won't have to suffer much if they accompany the kids."

Posted Nov 19, 2009

Robert Roten

2 51%

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)

"This story is a myth, but it is pleasant, gentle and funny. Like all myths, it reveals certain truths."

Posted Nov 13, 2009

Robert Roten

3 54%

Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

"This film is dark and scary enough that it just might scare some in the audience straight."

Posted Nov 13, 2009

Robert Roten

4 78%

Outrage (2009)

"This is definitely a side of the news that gets very little play in the mainstream media. For that reason alone, this film is worth a look."

Posted Nov 8, 2009

Robert Roten

5 79%

Humpday (2009)

"This film is not very believable, and it really doesn't seem to go anywhere."

Posted Nov 8, 2009

Robert Roten

6 81%

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)

"It's got a story, it's got music, it even has a hero, but what it lacks is soul."

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Robert Roten

7 83%

Earth (1999)

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Robert Roten

8 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"This is not just a character study. This film has battle scenes of such immediacy, intensity and suspense it puts the battle scenes in most other war movies to shame."

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Robert Roten

9 93%

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)

"It is a sweeping epic with classical themes lifted from the teachings of Joseph Campbell, but it maintains strong central characters."

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Robert Roten

10 8%

Almost Heroes (1998)

"[A] sorry excuse for a comedy."

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Robert Roten

11 68%

Public Enemies (2009)

"Not to say this is not a well-crafted movie with excellent performances. It is. It is also curiously one-sided and shallow like many movies about famous outlaws tend to be."

Posted Nov 5, 2009

Robert Roten

12 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Both thought-provoking and entertaining."

Posted Oct 30, 2009

Robert Roten

13 86%

500 Days of Summer (2009)

"This is a story that most people can probably relate to, unless you are one of those lucky people never to have been on the losing end of the game of love."

Posted Oct 29, 2009

Robert Roten

14 82%

Two Lovers (2008)

"This is supposed to be a romantic drama, but Woody Allen could have made a very funny film out of this exact same story."

Posted Oct 24, 2009

Robert Roten

15 35%

The Burning Plain (2009)

"The film isn't entirely believable in some places, but I did admire the skill of the storytelling and the neat way all the pieces come together."

Posted Oct 23, 2009

Robert Roten

16 76%

Bronson (2009)

"Writer-director Nicolas Winding Refn uses some inventive theatrical interludes and soliloquies to diversify what might have otherwise been a rather one-note depiction of prison life."

Posted Oct 23, 2009

Robert Roten

17 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"Regardless of whether or not the film means anything at all, it is a triumph of visual imagination, production and set design and costuming."

Posted Oct 21, 2009

Robert Roten

18 100%

Sullivan's Travels (1941)

"It is, quite simply, a dazzling piece of filmmaking."

Posted Oct 19, 2009

Robert Roten

19 45%

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) (2009)

"The quality of the stories has gradually declined in each succeeding sequel since the original film was released in 2002, but the technical quality of computer animation has improved during that same time."

Posted Oct 19, 2009

Robert Roten

20 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"It doesn't break any new ground or have any new ideas. It is just a perfectly cast, well-written, well-directed, well-acted film that is bloody funny."

Posted Oct 4, 2009

Robert Roten

21 39%

Surrogates (2009)

"This movie does what science fiction is supposed to do, but seldom does anymore, it makes a comment about today's society by taking current trends and carrying them to a profound technological conclusion."

Posted Oct 2, 2009

Robert Roten

22 67%

Away We Go (2009)

"The result of this odd mix of elements is a film that is both genuinely funny and moving."

Posted Oct 1, 2009

Robert Roten

23 79%

The Informant! (2009)

"Is Whitacre as smart as he seems to be, or is he as dumb as he seems to be? One thing's for sure, nobody knows what this guy is going to pull next."

Posted Oct 1, 2009

Robert Roten

24 87%

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

"This film is uneven, but it has enough effective humor, good characters and nice 3D animation to make an entertaining movie."

Posted Oct 1, 2009

Robert Roten

25 95%

Munyurangabo (2009)

"If you can get past the mercurial changes in emotions and the slow pace you'll find a film that has a lot to say about war and peace, hatred and love, revenge and reconciliation"

Posted Sep 25, 2009

Robert Roten

26 63%

Extract (2009)

"The basic material is here for a good film, but it doesn't quite achieve that threshold. Fortunately, the film has some interesting characters."

Posted Sep 18, 2009

Robert Roten

27 45%

Shorts: The Adventures of the Wishing Rock (2009)

"That potential is not realized in "Shorts" primarily because of the chaotic structure of the story, which lurches back through a series of disjointed flashbacks."

Posted Sep 2, 2009

Robert Roten

28 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Enough action and ghoulish humor to offset all the boring "my dinner with Fritz" pace-killing scenes, adolescent slasher gore, misogyny and Bush-Cheney-inspired anything-goes war rules."

Posted Aug 28, 2009

Robert Roten

29 89%

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

"A very odd black comedy."

Posted Aug 21, 2009

Robert Roten

30 92%

Ponyo (2009)

"Another brilliant animation by a Japanese master."

Posted Aug 19, 2009

Robert Roten

31 75%

Julie & Julia (2009)

"A delightful dessert of a movie."

Posted Aug 19, 2009

Robert Roten

32 90%

District 9 (2009)

"The film's message, that compassion and humanity extend far beyond our own species, isn't subtle, but it is effective."

Posted Aug 19, 2009

Robert Roten

33 37%

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

"Time travel is an interesting plot device, even when it doesn't work well. It works just barely well enough in this movie."

Posted Aug 19, 2009

Robert Roten

34 35%

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

"As a pure action movie, a popcorn movie if you will, G.I. Joe delivers the goods."

Posted Aug 8, 2009

Robert Roten

35 68%

Funny People (2009)

"Apatow and Sandler chose not to wander far from their core teen male audience, even in this darkly comic film about a comic movie star reevaluating his life in the face of death."

Posted Aug 6, 2009

Robert Roten

36 61%

The Express (2008)

"The movie also has its heart in the right place and it is as earnest as it can be. It simply falls short of being a great movie."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Robert Roten

37 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

"Now that all the actors playing children in this series of movies have grown up and become adults, finally we get to the first movie in the series that allows them to act like children, however briefly."

Posted Jul 20, 2009

Robert Roten

38 85%

Ghost Town (2008)

"This is a good romantic comedy, and that is a genre that often gets messed up. Here, the old formula comes out just right."

Posted Jul 17, 2009

Robert Roten

39 44%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

"You would think after all these decades of making these kinds of movies Disney would do a better job with this, but it really is terrible."

Posted Jul 16, 2009

Robert Roten

40 68%

Brüno (2009)

"This film is probably yet another bit of fallout from that blight on civilization known as reality television. God help us all."

Posted Jul 16, 2009

Robert Roten

41 19%

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009)

"A half hour of entertainment sprinkled sparingly over 2.5 hours."

Posted Jun 25, 2009

Robert Roten

42 72%

Sunshine Cleaning (2009)

"This film is both funny and moving. It focuses on how families can provide strength in times of need."

Posted Jun 20, 2009

Robert Roten

43 79%

The Hangover (2009)

"The jokes and sight gags are hit and miss, but the plot and characters are compelling and it has a lot of twists and turns that keep you guessing right up to the end."

Posted Jun 6, 2009

Robert Roten

44 92%

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

"Funny, but not as funny as Raimi's earlier horror films were."

Posted Jun 5, 2009

Robert Roten

45 43%

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

"There are no sustained characters of any kind, despite some capable acting talent. There is no believable relationship between the characters. There is no attempt to develop any of the political issues the film touches upon."

Posted Jun 4, 2009

Robert Roten

46 98%

Up (2009)

"This is one of Pixar's better films, comparable to 'The Incredibles.'"

Posted Jun 4, 2009

Robert Roten

47 ——

In Tranzit (1997)

"The scattershot story never builds dramatic momentum, but it does take some interesting twists and turns and it does have an air of authenticity."

Posted May 23, 2009

Robert Roten

48 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"As you would expect, this is a sci-fi war movie of man against machine and there is plenty of action, but also some food for thought."

Posted May 23, 2009

Robert Roten

49 33%

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

"An unfunny comedy with a limited imagination and a steady diet of fat jokes."

Posted May 20, 2009

Robert Roten

50 56%

The Soloist (2009)

"If the movie is trying to help us understand what schizophrenia is, it fails in the attempt."

Posted May 17, 2009

Robert Roten

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