• PG, 2 hr. 26 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    Hal Ashby
    In Theaters:
    Dec 5, 1976 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 29, 2000
  • United Artists

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Bound for Glory Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
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One half of a very good movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 11, 2012

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A moving, brilliantly photographed picture that portrays the legendary eccentric folksinger Woody Guthrie in a trip across Depression-era America.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

October 31, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Bound for Glory is outstanding biographical cinema, not only of the late Woody Guthrie but also of the 1930s Depression era which served to disillusion, inspire and radicalize him and millions of other Americans.

Full Review Source: Variety

October 31, 2007
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Though made with an eye for the Bicentennial, this biopic of folk singer and union organizer Woody Guthrie didn't make any attempt to speak to contemporary viewers, which might explain its box-office failure.

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: B

May 5, 2006

Time Out
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An overlong, sentimental and lifeless biopic of Woody Guthrie.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Hope you like folk music, because there isn't much variety to be found among his music. Neither is there much variety in the scenery.

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 8, 2004
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A remarkably touching and humane film about Woody Guthrie

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

January 18, 2004

Film4

The major strengths of the movie are Haskell Wexler's cinematography and the score (both of which deservedly picked up Oscars): they create a sense of time and place perfectly in accord with the story.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)

Elegant, shamefully forgotten celebration of one of America's true patriots.

| Original Score: 4/5

August 4, 2002
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 3/5

October 27, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

January 21, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 5/5

October 30, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

May 21, 2004
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

| Original Score: 4/5

April 6, 2004
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)

| Original Score: 4/5

November 29, 2002
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

September 6, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

| Original Score: 4/5

July 28, 2002
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