Bobby Jones deserves a better movie than this one.
| Original Score: 2/5
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.
| Original Score: C
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Caviezel é claramente velho demais para o papel, o que já o tornaria uma escolha inadequada - mas, além disso, jamais convence ao retratar o temperamento explosivo de Jones.
| Original Score: 3/5
... plodding, special interest movie that feels more like a Golf Channel original production than a full-blown major motion picture.
Laborious and almost studiously old-fashioned biopic
The sort of film wherein Bobby can't win a tournament until he can control his temper.
an infomercial that can't end soon enough.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
This would have gone straight to video had it not been for the box-office success of "The Passion of the Christ."
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Much like the many 'Jesus' movies, the film stays clear of controversy and plays it safe, making the casting of Jim Caviezel even more ironical.
| Original Score: C-
...[so] reverential that star Jim Caviezel may as well be playing Jesus...Stroke of Genius strikes me as a labor of love; for most audiences, it will be just a labor.
Glowing, soft-focus, hagiographic, toothless...
It's Jesus Goes Golfing and by the halfway mark, I was hoping the caddies would rebel and give Jones a 20-minute scourging with a cat o' nine irons.
Destined to reach a tiny audience of serious golf fanatics and Caviezel fans
Caviezel convincingly projects Jones's sincerity, flashes of anger, and bursts of pain.
| Original Score: C+
Jim Caviezel has a new "passion", this time it is golf
| Original Score: 6/10
[T]here's just not that much thrill in watching that little ball rolling toward the hole.
Jim Caviezel, hot off his success in "The Passion of the Christ!"
| Original Score: 3.5/4
[Director Herrington's] unbalanced structure is too front-loaded making the film a long, if fitfully engaging, sit
It'll probably delight the golf junkies who presumably funded this project, but their green is not enough to make the movie's greens light up the screen.
A man who shied away from the cameras would not want contrived events used to deify him.
| Original Score: 4.5/5