It's a tin-eared movie, in many regards, history rewritten by that C-student who tries to jam too many footnotes into every character.
| Original Score: 3/5
...signals solidarity with the kind of late-1960 s liberalism that the martyred Bobby came to embody. It's a nostalgia trip, and is less interesting for its vagueness.
| Original Score: 82/100
In the movie business, there's no such thing as 'truth in titling.' If there was, Bobby would be called A Bunch of Boring, No-Name, Cookie-Cutter Characters.
| Original Score: 2/4
Emilio Estevez's Bobby tests your patience to the breaking point -- maybe beyond.
The screenplay is a collection of half-formed ideas andpartial character traits masquerading as fully-rounded people.
| Original Score: D+
None of the characters is interesting on his own -- what makes them interesting is that, at the end of the day, they witness a murder. And Estevez hasn't even made that compelling.
| Original Score: 1/4
There's nothing worse than a movie that knows it's important, and Bobby reminds its audience of that fact in almost every scene through character development, dialogue and plot.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A preachy, liberal-courting slog.
RFK assassination revisited as 'Crash' style roundelay.
Star power alone pushes Bobby to a point where it's a comfortable failure,
| Original Score: C
This movie as everything to do with Estevez' needy ego, and nothing to do with Bobby Kennedy. It is a disgrace.
| Original Score: D
Estevez probably could have cut the cast in half and come up with a richer, stronger film.
...[a] notoriously uneven political melodrama. In short, Bobby deserved more than what it got from its sprawling yet cluttered scope of transparent convictions.
Where the hell is our money shot of brother Charlie Sheen wearing a Hawaiian shirt with dark shades while picking up a cocktail waitress at the Cocoanut Grove?! Throw us a bone, Emilio!
It makes you wish you were watching a biopic of Robert Kennedy instead.
The film plays more like an episode of The Love Boat than hard-hitting cinema.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
You can understand why somebody would want to make a film about such a famous "lost moment" in American history, but this celebrity ensemble piece is misconceived and poorly managed.
| Original Score: 2/5
It's hard to dislike a film with such laudable ambition. But watching this feels like being kidnapped by a hippie parade.
[Estevez's] attempt to shoehorn what he sees as the grand themes of the period into a choppy, unsubtle and insubstantial script is embarrassing.