Bob Roberts

Critics Consensus

Behind and in front of the camera, Tim Robbins delivers a landslide comedic victory with Bob Roberts -- a shrewdly crackling lampoon of modern politics.

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Millionaire conservative Bob Roberts (Tim Robbins) launches an insurgent campaign against incumbent senator Brickley Paiste (Gore Vidal), firing up crowds at his rallies by singing '60s-style acoustic folk songs with lyrics espousing far-right conservative social and economic views. Investigative journalist Bugs Raplin (Giancarlo Esposito) shadows the Roberts campaign, trying to connect Roberts to a drug-trafficking scheme, but an assassination attempt lays suspicion on both men.

Cast & Crew

Tim Robbins
Bob Roberts
Ray Wise
Chet MacGregor
Brian Murray
Terry Manchester
Gore Vidal
Senator Brickley Paiste
Rebecca Jenkins
Delores Perrigrew
Harry Lennix
Franklin Dockett
John Ottavino
Clark Anderson
Robert Stanton
Bart Macklerooney
Kelly Willis
Clarissa Flan
Tim Bevan
Executive Producer
Ronna B. Wallace
Executive Producer
Paul Webster
Executive Producer
David Robbins
Original Music
Tim Robbins
Original Music
Jean Lépine
Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for Bob Roberts

All Critics (43) | Top Critics (16) | Fresh (41) | Rotten (2)

Audience Reviews for Bob Roberts

  • Jun 25, 2017
    Gets a bit too peachy at times, but overall the political commentary and satire play well (arguably even more so now than in '92).
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Feb 14, 2013
    Decent American political satire which sadly lacks teeth.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 17, 2012
    Bob Roberts is a hilarious political satire mockumentary, relating the events of a fictional senatorial campaign. Despite coming out in 1992, many of the issues it brings up are surprisingly timely (occurring in the midst of the Gulf War), it has a lot of interesting (if not unfamiliar) things to say on our political system. The film's politics are driven by liberal-cliches, but it's done in a smart way that mocks the overall system rather than one party, and does so with some poignant thoughts from the great Gore Vidal (who also stars in the film). By far the best things about the film is the unbelievable cast filled with cameos from the top actors of the 90s (James Spader, John Cusack, etc), but also a number of laugh out loud lines such as: "Don't smoke crack. It's a ghetto drug." "I could use a strong finisher myself sometimes "
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2011
    I hate these boring political dramas that try to be slightly satirical, as if that's going to entertain people. Politics is so boring, and this movie doesn't do anything (except maybe adding Rickman as eye candy) to make the audience interested in it. It's not one of the worst movies out there, but I really didn't care for it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer

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