Bobby (2006)



Critic Consensus: Despite best intentions from director Emilio Estevez and his ensemble cast, they succumb to a script filled with pointless subplots and awkward moments working too hard to parallel contemporary times.

Movie Info

Twenty-two people become unwitting participants in a tragic and defining moment of the 1960s in this period drama from actor and director Emilio Estevez. It's early June in 1968, and the California presidential primary elections are occupying the minds of many in the Golden State, with Robert F. Kennedy in a close race against Eugene McCarthy and Hubert Humphrey. The Kennedy campaign staff has set up camp at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, while the staff and guests become observers as the … More

Rating: R (for language, drug content, and a scene of violence)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Emilio Estevez
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 10, 2007
Box Office: $11.1M
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as Edward Robinson

as John Casey

as Patricia

as Tim Fallon

as Samantha

as Virginia Fallon

as Miguel

as William

as Lenka Janacek

as Salesman

as Bathroom Attendant

as Fireman No. 1

as Kitchen Helper

as Fireman No. 2

as Kitchen Helper No. 2

as Robert F. Kennedy

as David Novak

as Sirhan Sirhan

as Volunteer

as Volunteer

as Fire Captain

as Kitchen Helper

as Morris

as Band Leader

as Beatnik

as Co-worker
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Critic Reviews for Bobby

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (47)

One wishes that Sirhan Sirhan didn't aim for Kennedy and instead set his sights on wiping out the entire lot of time-wasting characters.

Full Review… | January 20, 2012

Not every story comes together into a satisfying climax, and it feels like some time has been wasted with some people that could have been better spent with others.

Full Review… | January 7, 2011

A labor of love from actor/writer/director Emilio Estevez, Bobby is a very well written, deftly directed and incredibly acted ensemble piece.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Matt's Movie Reviews

A stew

Full Review… | August 28, 2009

This movie has everything to do with Estevez's needy ego, and nothing to do with Bobby Kennedy. It is a disgrace.

Full Review… | April 24, 2009

a great cast but a little crowded

July 5, 2008

Audience Reviews for Bobby


Bobby is an n underrated drama that deserves much more praise. Surrounding the events of Robert Kennedy's assassination, the film follows several characters that will be affected throughout the ordeal. The story is engaging, and it is an important part of history as well, and the cast do a good job in their performances and bring something unique to the film. The film isn't perfect, but it's definitely not as awful as what many critics have said. This is a surprising film that boasts a compelling true story, and even if some of the characters aren't really fleshed out, Bobby does succeed in being a watchable drama that can exceed your expectations. I must admit, with a few casting decisions, I was skeptical, but I was very much surprised and overall, I really enjoyed the film. Director Emilio Estevez crafts a film that is entertaining, dramatic and ultimately enjoyable from start to finish. Bobby is a well directed drama that is far better than what you'd expect. Estevez crafts a very good film and I very much enjoyed it. The story itself is what keeps you involved and despite its shortcomings, Bobby is an accomplished movie that evokes some perfect elements of the genre. Based on the tragic ordeal at the Ambassador Hotel, this is a film that will certainly entertain those intrigued in the subject, but you should know as well that the filmmakers did take some creative liberties to make it more appealing to audiences. However the core of the story is good and it is a movie that shouldn't easily be dismissed. Bobby has its flaws, but is a well acted and directed drama that simply is captivating from the first frame on wards.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Excellent cast. Interesting compilation of characters' lives and witnesses on the day that Bobby was assassinated.

Candy Rose

Super Reviewer


Emilio Estevez wrote and directed this interesting take on the day in the life of the famous Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles ... only the day in question is really important: the day Bobby Kennedy was shot there. And so we see dramatized the mindset of a cross section of the country, hopes, dreams, foibles. The film asks for hope to prevail, especially in the face of loss. Good.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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