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Bobby Reviews

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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
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
Prairie Miller
WBAI Web Radio
February 6, 2007
Fantasy icon super-imposed over a whole menu of subconscious collective thwarted desires.
Jay Richardson
Future Movies UK
February 3, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Mark Adams
Sunday Mirror (UK)
January 28, 2007
Strong on stars but short on real drama. Impressive but ultimately unmemorable.
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
Jonathan Dean
Total Film
January 26, 2007
A historical timepiece reverberating now. Preachy in parts, but Estevez's Who's Who of Hollywood lights up an impressive ensemble drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Christopher
Times (UK)
January 26, 2007
The profound grip of Bobby is that it's about the murder of a dream, an eloquent requiem for what might have been, and a tragic reminder of how much that bullet cost.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Richard Luck
January 26, 2007
It's uneven but when Bobby's at its best it's unbelievably good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 26, 2007
Presents a blinkered look at the man and what he meant to Americans in the turbulent 60s, but nobody can accuse Estevez of lacking sincerity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Angie Errigo
Empire Magazine
January 25, 2007
A remarkable ensemble in an uneven patchwork of loss, longing and the urgent necessity of a societal rethink.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 13, 2007
While the movie is about one of our great national tragedies, it is not without hope.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David N. Butterworth
January 2, 2007
That other Bobby (Altman) would be very proud...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 30, 2006
Even if some plots go on a bit long and others veer into self-righteousness, it's a lovely balancing act, and worth a look.
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