Bringing Up Bobby Reviews

Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
Top Critic
September 27, 2012

[Its] downfall was ensured by a leading lady who will always be more credible chasing zombies than the American dream.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
Top Critic
September 27, 2012

Actress Famke Janssen wrote and directed this half-spiky, A-for-effort dramedy about a grifter mom struggling to raise her preteen son on the road.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic
September 27, 2012

Milla Jovovich delivers an over-the-top peformance in this melodramatic tale of an immigrant con artist and her juvenile delinquent son.

Alison Willmore
AV Club
Top Critic
September 27, 2012

Bringing Up Bobby centers around a mugging performance by Jovovich, who can't ground the film's attempts to tie together sentiments from Paper Moon and Miss Saigon.

Full Review | Original Score: C-
James Rocchi
MSN Movies
Top Critic
September 26, 2012

'"Bringing Up Bobby" is hardly an auspicious debut for Janssen as a director, but, at the same time, there's enough there to suggest that a next attempt would be worthy of investigation...

Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rex Reed
New York Observer
Top Critic
September 26, 2012

Ms. Jovovich displays such a keen awareness of her strengths that she brings out magical elements I never believed possible.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Marsha McCreadie
Village Voice
Top Critic
September 25, 2012

The script, by first-time director Famke Janssen, condescends to the heartland, and minor roles collapse to stereotype.