Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004)



Critic Consensus: This earnest, monotonous biopic lacks dramatic tension and simplifies Jones' life.

Movie Info

Based on the real-life story of golf legend Bobby Jones, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius features Jim Caviezel as the temperamental but highly talented amateur who threw a wrench in the golf world of the mid-'20s. Though Jones would eventually become the founder of the internationally renowned Augusta National Golf Club, which is father to the prestigious annual tournament known as The Masters, the combination of his ambition and tumultuous relationship with the media interfered with his personal … More

Rating: PG (for language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Rowdy Herrington , Bill Pryor , Tony DePaul
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 30, 2004
Box Office: $2.5M
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Critic Reviews for Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

All Critics (82) | Top Critics (34)

[T]here's just not that much thrill in watching that little ball rolling toward the hole.

Full Review… | May 3, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Delivers nothing more and nothing less than one would expect from a boilerplate sports biography, which is to say, the standard triumph against a litany of standard obstacles.

Full Review… | April 30, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Even the staunchest of golfheads must know they're watching a cut-and-trite accounting, rather than a fanciful evocation.

Full Review… | April 30, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

Bobby Jones deserves a better movie than this one.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

In going after a "Seabiscuit" type of movie about the famous '30s amateur golfer Bobby Jones, the filmmakers chose a double epithet for a biopic that gets nowhere near that film's captivating sports story from the same era.

Full Review… | May 8, 2009

The film has its sappy, predictable moments, but the gorgeous cinematography, apt direction and fine acting more than compensate. Think of it like Chariots of Fire on the golf course.

September 8, 2006
Christianity Today

Audience Reviews for Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius


Extraordinary biographic story of a famous golfer champion in the history who truimphs over himself. I love biography of famous sportstars.

Dean McKenna

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