Bob Roberts (1992)

bob-roberts-movie-poster-1992-1020190188By Scott Goldfine

Tim Robbins writes, stars and makes an auspicious directing debut in this wicked satire of American politics. Shot in documentary style, Robbins plays Bob Roberts, a folk singer and Wall Street player campaigning for the senate in Pennsylvania. This highly cynical film depicts our political system and its voters as easily manipulated and ripe for the taking.

This amusing, alarming effort also stars Giancarlo Esposito and Alan Rickman. Rated R.

GRADE: A

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