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This earnest, monotonous biopic lacks dramatic tension and simplifies Jones' life.
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[T]here's just not that much thrill in watching that little ball rolling toward the hole.
Delivers nothing more and nothing less than one would expect from a boilerplate sports biography, which is to say, the standard triumph against a litany of standard obstacles.
Even the staunchest of golfheads must know they're watching a cut-and-trite accounting, rather than a fanciful evocation.
For the most part, it's an act of big-screen worship. As drama, this one would have been better had it been a little more willing to go into the rough.
As happens occasionally on the putting green, there are brief flashes of tension and drama, but more often it's a long slog to the 18th hole as thoughts drift to that icy martini waiting in the clubhouse.
Was Bobby Jones really this great a guy? Who knows? But after watching the greed that has consumed sports and the anti-heroes that have consumed modern films, finding someone to clap for is an OK way to pass the time.
Bobby Jones deserves a better movie than this one.
In going after a "Seabiscuit" type of movie about the famous '30s amateur golfer Bobby Jones, the filmmakers chose a double epithet for a biopic that gets nowhere near that film's captivating sports story from the same era.
The film has its sappy, predictable moments, but the gorgeous cinematography, apt direction and fine acting more than compensate. Think of it like Chariots of Fire on the golf course.
Caviezel é claramente velho demais para o papel, o que já o tornaria uma escolha inadequada - mas, além disso, jamais convence ao retratar o temperamento explosivo de Jones.
... plodding, special interest movie that feels more like a Golf Channel original production than a full-blown major motion picture.
Laborious and almost studiously old-fashioned biopic
Extraordinary biographic story of a famous golfer champion in the history who truimphs over himself. I love biography of famous sportstars.
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