Bobby Deerfield Reviews

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Super Reviewer
½ February 22, 2009
A bizarre misfire from a talented line-up of artists. With such a towering amount of potential, it is peculiar to see Bobby Deerfield as what it is - a mess. Lacking in any sort of distinguishable narrative or character thread, the movie plods off in numerous directions and leaves the audience behind. The most interesting aspect of it is Al Pacino's understated acting in the title role. Pacino has stated that out of all the roles he's played, this one is the closest to himself in reality. It is evident that he has a deep understanding of this character, but his depth and nuance is lost in a chaotically executed picture.
May 20, 2015
This is Terrible! Everything from the acting, pacing and story was just awkward. This is a passion project that probably looked good on paper. The biggest problem is that everyone looks so bored. It's hard to get into a movie when the people involved in it seem to be on auto-pilot.
½ February 13, 2014
More solemn than cheery, this '77 romance of a man who discovers life through death has many perks: the gorgeous European locations, Guisin's touching score and another good turn from Pacino. However, it's often rambling and slow.
½ September 11, 2011
The first hour is fantastic. Really, really great. The second hour is embarrassingly bad. The story just falls apart completely. Damn shame. P.S. the part in Talledega where Will Ferrell thinks he's on fire, they got it from this movie. Not stole it, it's just clear they got the idea from this. But anyway, disappointing movie, but worth seeing for the first hour.
March 7, 2011
I saw it when it came out in the '70's,thought it was cool then.But didn't his lover die in the end?
½ July 28, 2010
Although I am a fan of Al Pacino and Sydney Pollack, this film was somewhat of a disappointment. The sets and scenery were beautiful with romantic countryside. I some parts the movie kind of dragged along and the acting by Al Pacino was certainly not up to his usual standard of talent. This could have been a wonderful movie, with great story line, if some of the scenes were taken out. I did not at all like Pacino's impersonation of Mae West and thought his acting was rather stiff and wooden when confronting Lillian at her apartment with Mae West impersonation. Otherwise this would have been a fantastic movie.
½ August 3, 2009
too long and too boring. pollack certainly didn't make yet another trendy race movie. no, he made a pathetic melodrama about a dying wacko, and a control freak race-driver. one of the worst pollack works, and also one of the palest al pacino's performances. avoid this if you want to live.
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