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Bob Roberts

Genre: Dark Comedy

Reviewed In Issue 45 (Jan/Feb 2001) Of Widescreen Review®

Tim Robbins, Giancarlo Esposito, Ray Wise, Alan Rickman, Gore Vidal, Brian Murray, Rebecca Jenkins, Harry J. Lennix, John Ottavino, Robgert Stanton, Jack Black, Matthew Faber, Matt McGrath, Shannon Holt, Brent Hinkley, Bob Balaban, John Cusack, Peter Gallagher, Robert Hegyes, Helen Hunt, Pamela Reed, James Spader, Susan Sarandon, Fred Ward, Fisher Stevens, David Strathairn & Kelly Willis

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 3
DD Sound Rating: 3
DTS Sound Rating: NA
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Critics' Composite Score: 4
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Special Features
No matter your political views, you gotta laugh at Bob Roberts. Well, more so I guess if your left of the middle. But one thing I think we

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): Artisan Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 10412
(MPAA Rating): R
(Rating Reason):

(Retail Price): $24.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Single Layer (DVD5)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): No
(Running Time In Minutes): 102
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 1992
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 11/07/00
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Tim Robbins
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Special Notes:
DVD jacket erroneously indicates a 1.33:1 full screen presentation. Jacket also erroneously indicates anamorphic enhancement. The disc features a non-anamorphic widescreen edition.

Story Synopsis:
Bob Roberts (Robbins) is a fencing enthusiast, poet, radical star folksinger, businessman, senatorial candidate, and major-league right-wing wacko

DVD Picture:
The 1.50:1 DVD is not anamorphically enhanced, is mislabeled on the packaging as being 1.33:1 and anamorphic. Image quality is suitable for the mock documentary. Film footage varies, but overall, images are generally sharp and detailed, with fine details appearing slightly smeared. Sometimes images are downright soft. Colors are fully saturated and well balanced, with fleshtones that occasionally appear brownish. Edge enhancement and aliasing artifacts are noticed, as is pixelization. (Suzanne Hodges)

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