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Laramie Movie Scope

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 39%

Men in Black II (2002)

"I thought the sequel is pretty similar in quality to the original. Perhaps not as funny, but with better special effects and not quite as much slime."

Posted Jul 4, 2002

Robert Roten

2 7%

Dragonfly (2002)

"'Dragonfly' is a movie about a bus wreck that turns into a film wreck."

Posted Jul 3, 2002

Robert Roten

3 86%

Lilo & Stitch (2002)

"An amusing Disney animated feature which works better for kids than adults."

Posted Jun 30, 2002

Robert Roten

4 76%

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)

"This is a very funny, heartwarming film. It has fun with the quirks of family life, but it also treats the subject with fondness and respect."

Posted Jun 25, 2002

Robert Roten

5 91%

Minority Report (2002)

"It is one of the few summer films that has lived up to its own hype."

Posted Jun 25, 2002

Robert Roten

6 86%

Gosford Park (2001)

"The DVD is essential to fans of the film because this film, more than most, demands multiple viewings."

Posted Jun 19, 2002

Robert Roten

7 76%

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

"In one interesting deleted scene, Nash is shown inventing a new, mathematically perfect game, to replace a popular game that he regarded as flawed."

Posted Jun 16, 2002

Robert Roten

8 83%

The Bourne Identity (2002)

"A very familiar story, but well crafted"

Posted Jun 14, 2002

Robert Roten

9 32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"'Windtalkers" is a bloody war film that is long on action, but hampered by a thin story and underwritten characters."

Posted Jun 14, 2002

Robert Roten

10 69%

Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002)

"The story is told almost like a silent film with a minimum of narration or dialogue."

Posted Jun 11, 2002

Robert Roten

11 44%

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)

"The latest southern fried chick flick exudes so much estrogen I thought my beard was going to fall out. It suffers from a caricature-driven plot."

Posted Jun 9, 2002

Robert Roten

12 87%

Space Station (2002)

"The closest thing to the experience of space travel"

Posted Jun 6, 2002

Robert Roten

13 92%

Insomnia (2002)

"A very powerful, thought-provoking film with lot of psychological depth."

Posted Jun 6, 2002

Robert Roten

14 77%

Undercover Brother (2002)

"There are a lot of laughs to be found in this film."

Posted Jun 6, 2002

Robert Roten

15 59%

The Sum of All Fears (2002)

"Filled with action, intrigue and tension, it is the best of all Clancy adaptations ..."

Posted Jun 6, 2002

Robert Roten

16 67%

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002)

"Episode II has a stronger storyline than Episode I, but suffers from weak performances and poor romantic chemistry."

Posted Jun 4, 2002

Robert Roten

17 96%

The Straight Story (1999)

"The story seems to reveal itself naturally, like a flower bud opening up."

Posted May 5, 2002

Robert Roten

18 89%

Spider-Man (2002)

"Peter Parker pick of a pack of pulp protagonists"

Posted May 5, 2002

Robert Roten

19 90%

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997)

"A unique film. Morris puts four disparate characters together into one film, making penetrating observations about the nature of humanity."

Posted May 3, 2002

Robert Roten

20 28%

Life or Something Like It (2002)

"Many of the characters seemed more like sketches of characters rather than real people."

Posted Apr 27, 2002

Robert Roten

21 31%

Murder by Numbers (2002)

"Some will not like this film because it doesn't offer easy answers. It doesn't have the usual, pat Hollywood ending."

Posted Apr 24, 2002

Robert Roten

22 41%

The Scorpion King (2002)

"The bottom line in this kind of movie is how good are the stunts and fights? The answer is, they are pretty good."

Posted Apr 21, 2002

Robert Roten

23 72%

Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf) (2001)

"A big, sprawling adventure yarn that's a lot more like a Hollywood film than a European film ..."

Posted Apr 19, 2002

Robert Roten

24 50%

Mr. Rice's Secret (2000)

"This is a well-constructed film with real substance."

Posted Apr 16, 2002

Robert Roten

25 67%

Highlander (1986)

"It is a silly film, but it is fun to watch."

Posted Apr 16, 2002

Robert Roten

26 77%

Changing Lanes (2002)

"It is slickly made, with excellent production values, quality acting and an intelligent script."

Posted Apr 15, 2002

Robert Roten

27 85%

Donnie Darko (2001)

"Whatever it is, it is fascinating, lyrical filmmaking and it demands multiple viewings to wring the most out of it."

Posted Apr 12, 2002

Robert Roten

28 73%

Joy Ride (2001)

"It is enjoyable if you are willing to abandon all logic and fall under the film's spell."

Posted Apr 6, 2002

Robert Roten

29 31%

High Crimes (2002)

"It reunites the winning "Kiss the Girls" team of Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman. The chemistry still works."

Posted Apr 6, 2002

Robert Roten

30 95%

Monsoon Wedding (2002)

"A colorful, joyous celebration of life; a tapestry woven of romance, dancing, singing, and unforgettable characters."

Posted Apr 3, 2002

Robert Roten

31 81%

The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

"The leisurely, indifferent pace of the film is probably why it is rated so poorly among young viewers ... It does have its rewards."

Posted Apr 3, 2002

Robert Roten

32 79%

Iris (2001)

"Structurally, this is a cumbersome, unbalanced film, but it is brilliantly acted."

Posted Apr 3, 2002

Robert Roten

33 83%

The Rookie (2002)

"The story also has some toughness to it, some edginess. It is not too gooey and sweet."

Posted Apr 1, 2002

Robert Roten

34 76%

Panic Room (2002)

"'Panic Room" is a conventional, but well-crafted thriller which benefits from very talented actors."

Posted Apr 1, 2002

Robert Roten

35 42%

Death to Smoochy (2002)

"It is an uneven film, to be sure, but it is still a lot of fun."

Posted Apr 1, 2002

Robert Roten

36 11%

The Musketeer (2001)

"'The Musketeer" uses trendy Hong Kong-style martial arts sequences. It is a great idea, but poorly executed."

Posted Mar 23, 2002

Robert Roten

37 59%

Blade II (2002)

"While the film has its drawbacks, such as big plot holes, too much gore, and no character development, it delivers what films like this are supposed to."

Posted Mar 23, 2002

Robert Roten

38 10%

Megiddo: Omega Code 2 (2001)

"There have been many films about Armageddon and most of them suck. This is no exception to the rule ... good eye candy though."

Posted Mar 18, 2002

Robert Roten

39 77%

Ice Age (2002)

"Cute, funny, heartwarming digitally animated feature film with plenty of slapstick humor for the kids, lots of in-jokes for the adults and heart enough for everyone."

Posted Mar 17, 2002

Robert Roten

40 71%

Bread and Tulips (2001)

"It is a very positive film in many ways. It argues that just about anybody can be redeemed."

Posted Mar 13, 2002

Robert Roten

41 39%

Hardball (2001)

"The toughness, tragedy and street slang built into it give it an aura of reality."

Posted Mar 10, 2002

Robert Roten

42 29%

The Time Machine (2002)

"It is an imaginative adventure yarn with good cinematography, great production design and excellent art direction ... Guy Pearce is effective as the leading man."

Posted Mar 9, 2002

Robert Roten

43 92%

The Laramie Project (2002)

"The film does give a pretty good overall picture of the situation in Laramie following the murder of Matthew Shepard."

Posted Mar 9, 2002

Robert Roten

44 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."

Posted Mar 3, 2002

Robert Roten

45 24%

Don't Say a Word (2001)

"The story is not believable, but it is an entertaining yarn ..."

Posted Mar 1, 2002

Robert Roten

46 56%

Focus (2001)

"The most striking thing about the film is the use of color. First-time director Neal Slavin has the kind of eye for color one would expect from an award-winning photographer."

Posted Feb 28, 2002

Robert Roten

47 60%

Hart's War (2002)

"This is a well-written, well-acted and well-constructed film. Not a classic, but a worthy entry into the POW genre."

Posted Feb 28, 2002

Robert Roten

48 100%

Bandit Queen (1995)

"Although the "Bandit Queen" is a film loaded with violence and hatred, it is also an affirmation of the durability of the human spirit."

Posted Feb 27, 2002

Robert Roten

49 95%

Lagaan - Once Upon a Time in India (2001)

"It will teach you more than you ever wanted to know about cricket and there's something of spirit of India in it as well."

Posted Feb 27, 2002

Robert Roten

50 34%

I Am Sam (2001)

"The story is burdened by a thousand clichés ..."

Posted Feb 26, 2002

Robert Roten

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