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Bobby Reviews

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Michael Dequina
January 20, 2012
One wishes that Sirhan Sirhan didn't aim for Kennedy and instead set his sights on wiping out the entire lot of time-wasting characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Joshua Starnes
January 7, 2011
Not every story comes together into a satisfying climax, and it feels like some time has been wasted with some people that could have been better spent with others.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 7, 2010
A labor of love from actor/writer/director Emilio Estevez, Bobby is a very well written, deftly directed and incredibly acted ensemble piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
A stew
Cole Smithey
April 24, 2009
This movie has everything to do with Estevez's needy ego, and nothing to do with Bobby Kennedy. It is a disgrace.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 5, 2008
a great cast but a little crowded
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Brandon Fibbs
February 28, 2008
Bobby throbs with tremendous contemporary relevance.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Moira Sullivan
Movie Magazine International
July 22, 2007
Emilio Estevez has done a terrific job with Bobby , a film that explores the lives of people who were at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the day that Robert Kennedy won the California primary and was shot to death.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
June 8, 2007
Despite problems with its subplots, the larger story of the times and the man are so compelling, and the actors here are so capable, that the movie succeeds.
Read More | Original Score: 72/100
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The surprisingly masterful Bobby washes over you as a lament for a lost era, a lost legacy, a lost dream of the country that could have been.
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
March 1, 2007
A fascinating reflection of the times, when idealism and hope still held pride of place in the minds and hearts of the American public
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
February 19, 2007
There's nothing worse than a movie that knows it's important, and Bobby reminds its audience of that fact in almost every scene through character development, dialogue and plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Dan Lybarger
February 11, 2007
The ensemble structure of 'Bobby' becomes problematic, because some the stories are clumsy and dull.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 6, 2007
Fantasy icon super-imposed over a whole menu of subconscious collective thwarted desires.
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
January 28, 2007
Strong on stars but short on real drama. Impressive but ultimately unmemorable.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
January 28, 2007
This dim movie invites suicidal comparison with Altman's ensemble pieces.
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
January 28, 2007
It makes you wish you were watching a biopic of Robert Kennedy instead.
Cosmo Landesman
Sunday Times (UK)
January 28, 2007
If Estevez's drama had been as strong as [RFK's] speech, Bobby would have been a far better film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
January 26, 2007
Using his haunting elegy for Martin Luther King over the final scene, Estevez makes most of what's gone before seem entertaining enough but fairly trivial. This is not, after all, Grand Hotel.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Stuart McGurk
January 26, 2007
It's hard to dislike a film with such laudable ambition. But watching this feels like being kidnapped by a hippie parade.
| Original Score: 3/5
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