Tag Archives: Tim Robbins

Human Nature - * * * 1/2*

First a warning to all women: Shave before you see this movie. You’ll be glad you did. “Human Nature” the movie is, not unlike human nature in life, sweet and cruel, kind and heartbreaking. The intellectual younger sibling of “Being … Continue reading

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High Fidelity - * * *

Stephen Frears directs this romantic comedy about a slacker (John Cusack) who owns a record store who sets his sights on winning back his ex-girlfriend (Iben Hjejle). Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Lili Taylor, Tim Robbins, Lisa Bonet, Jack Black, Natasha … Continue reading

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Mission to Mars - *

An action adventure about the first two missions to Mars. The first ends in disaster, and the second (led by Tim Robbins) is sent to rescue any possible survivors. Gary Sinise, Jerry O’Connell, Connie Nielsen and Don Cheadle will play … Continue reading

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Cradle Will Rock - * 1/2*

The intersection of politics, class relations and art has rarely been examined in the movies. Cradle Will Rock, the third directorial outing from Tim Robbins, examines this unusual juxtoposition with plenty of energy. But amid his many political musings, Robbins … Continue reading

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Arlington Road - * * 1/2*

Arlington Road is a thriller about a college professor (Jeff Bridges) who begins to suspect that his seemingly normal next-door neighbors (Tim Robbins and Joan Cusack) are terrorists. The professor must apply his book knowledge when he takes matters into … Continue reading

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Nothing to Lose - * 1/2*

Nothing to Lose is the prime example of what happens when a formula comedy runs out of gas. Absolutely nothing. No humor. No entertainment. The film just doesn’t go anywhere. Tim Robbins is Nick Beam, an advertising executive who seems … Continue reading

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Dead Man Walking - * * *

Director and screenwriter Tim Robbins accomplishes a difficult task in Dead Man Walking: he expresses a heartfelt opinion on the death penalty without seeming either preachy or one-sided. Dead Man Walking is the story of Matthew Poncelet (Sean Penn), a … Continue reading

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