Bonneville Reviews

Top Critic
David Rooney
Variety
October 18, 2008
It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material.
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2008
Bonneville is scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
April 11, 2008
When you've got three of the nation's best actresses in leading roles, it doesn't matter if your script is only adequate and the audience really has to squint here and there to believe what's happening on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 29, 2008
There are zero surprises in the road comedy Bonneville, sadly including the fact that three middle-age actresses with three Oscars and nine nominations among them couldn't find anything more challenging to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
February 29, 2008
There's no avoiding the fact that Christopher Rowley's feature debut is as uninspired and predictable as your average Lifetime movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
February 29, 2008
Yes, the film deals with women of an age who are usually ignored in film, and it further deals with questions of mortality and loss, which are equally overlooked. The problem is, it doesn't deal with them very well.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Top Critic
Matt Zoller Seitz
New York Times
February 29, 2008
Except for Jessica Lange's silent, expressive close-ups, the women's journey in Bonneville is aesthetically and dramatically unremarkable.
| Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Jan Stuart
Newsday
February 28, 2008
The kind of comfy, reassuring take on human relations that makes cynics want to growl at the stranger sitting next to them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 28, 2008
It took brass hubcaps to make Bonneville, a midlife-chick-road-trip movie starring a '66 Pontiac convertible and a trio of middle-aged driving girlfriends in cool sunglasses, and not once have the gals give props to Thelma & Louise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Top Critic
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 28, 2008
In Bonneville, a talented cast is wasted, falling victim to a tired, cliche-ridden story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 27, 2008
The actors make us happy to be along for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
February 27, 2008
At the very least, Bonneville deserves to be seen as a challenge and a rebuke to our supposedly youth-obsessed age.
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 27, 2008
Open the big cinema floodgates and Bonneville is just a trickle of Poland Spring, but the trio of ladies are always watchable.
Top Critic
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
February 27, 2008
This rarity in cinema -- a graying cast in a female-bonding adventure -- couldn't be more dull-humored or predictably maudlin without just calling itself The Bucket List 2.