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Bobby Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 24, 2006
It's a tin-eared movie, in many regards, history rewritten by that C-student who tries to jam too many footnotes into every character.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 24, 2006
...signals solidarity with the kind of late-1960 s liberalism that the martyred Bobby came to embody. It's a nostalgia trip, and is less interesting for its vagueness.
Read More | Original Score: 82/100
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James Berardinelli
November 14, 2006
In the movie business, there's no such thing as 'truth in titling.' If there was, Bobby would be called A Bunch of Boring, No-Name, Cookie-Cutter Characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 17, 2006
Emilio Estevez's Bobby tests your patience to the breaking point -- maybe beyond.
Ted Murphy
Murphy's Movie Reviews
January 11, 2007
The screenplay is a collection of half-formed ideas andpartial character traits masquerading as fully-rounded people.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Fernando F. Croce
August 28, 2009
A stew
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 24, 2006
None of the characters is interesting on his own -- what makes them interesting is that, at the end of the day, they witness a murder. And Estevez hasn't even made that compelling.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
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
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
November 22, 2006
A preachy, liberal-courting slog.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Kam Williams
December 22, 2006
RFK assassination revisited as 'Crash' style roundelay.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Orndorf
November 16, 2006
Star power alone pushes Bobby to a point where it's a comfortable failure,
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 16, 2006
Estevez probably could have cut the cast in half and come up with a richer, stronger film.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
November 29, 2006
...[a] notoriously uneven political melodrama. In short, Bobby deserved more than what it got from its sprawling yet cluttered scope of transparent convictions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Ward
November 23, 2006
Where the hell is our money shot of brother Charlie Sheen wearing a Hawaiian shirt with dark shades while picking up a cocktail waitress at the Cocoanut Grove?! Throw us a bone, Emilio!
Nicholas Barber
Independent on Sunday
January 28, 2007
It makes you wish you were watching a biopic of Robert Kennedy instead.
Johnny Vaughan
The Sun (UK)
January 26, 2007
The film plays more like an episode of The Love Boat than hard-hitting cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
January 26, 2007
You can understand why somebody would want to make a film about such a famous "lost moment" in American history, but this celebrity ensemble piece is misconceived and poorly managed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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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Dave Calhoun
Time Out
October 30, 2006
[Estevez's] attempt to shoehorn what he sees as the grand themes of the period into a choppy, unsubtle and insubstantial script is embarrassing.
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