The Laramie Project
The Laramie Project (2002)

Required watching on many college campuses, this film shows a New York theatre troupe as they shed light on the hate crime/murder of University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard. The script was created from hundreds of hours of testimony… More

Directed By:
Rated: R
Running Time:
Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 2002
DVD Release Date: June 25, 2002
Add Your Rating
Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
User Score

Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

The bottom line is the piece works brilliantly.

Emanuel Levy

Though well-intentioned, dealing with the relevant issues of hate crimes and gay bashing, artisticaly speaking, Moises Kaufman's film, the opening night of 2001 Sundance Fest, is quite disappointing.

Full review…
Tim Merrill
Film Threat

It's a compelling and horrifying story, and The Laramie Project is worthwhile for reminding us that this sort of thing does, in fact, still happen in America.

Full review…
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The Laramie Project is not really about Matthew Shepard but about this question of identification with Matthew, and of identification with the larger community of Laramie that admitted, sustained, eliminated, grieved, and civilly avenged Matthew.

Full review…
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

a potent, thought-provoking drama that offers insight not only into Shepard's case, but into the changing attitudes of Americans in general.

Full review…
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine

Kaufman creates an eerie sense of not only being there at the time of these events but the very night Matthew was killed.

Full review…
Rob Gonsalves

A fascinating chorus of outrage and sadness, hatred and hope.

Full review…
John A. Nesbit

questions our basic humanity, and gives an accurate picture of the current state of affairs of tolerance in America's schizoid version of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

Full review…
Christopher Null

Utter mush... conceited pap.

More reviews for The Laramie Project

Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Some unbelievably beautiful acting and words. I found myself sympathizing with every character, regardless of their ideologies. This project is the ultimate… More
familiar stranger
The story is sad & tragic since it happened for real, but it doesn't work too well as a docudrama. I mean, it's just about okay. I thought that it… More
Christian C
Moving and important story. Great cast.
Cynthia S.
I am not a huge fan of documentaries. I have nothing against them, but I guess there are other things that I would rather watch. Like a movie...and this is a… More
Alex roy
The Laramie Project is the movie to watch on the Matthew Shepard ordeal. Although far from perfect, this is a well acted and directed docu drama that tells a… More
Chris Weber
Very moving and compelling experimental project (an acted documentary based on a play that is both about something and about it's own creation) concerning… More