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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Bobby Jones deserves a better movie than this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cole Smithey
May 8, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Mark Moring
Christianity Today
September 8, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 30, 2005
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 7, 2005
... plodding, special interest movie that feels more like a Golf Channel original production than a full-blown major motion picture.
| Original Score: C
Harry Haun
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
Laborious and almost studiously old-fashioned biopic
Eric Henderson
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
May 21, 2004
The sort of film wherein Bobby can't win a tournament until he can control his temper.
Pete Croatto
May 12, 2004
an infomercial that can't end soon enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
May 9, 2004
This would have gone straight to video had it not been for the box-office success of "The Passion of the Christ."
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 9, 2004
Much like the many 'Jesus' movies, the film stays clear of controversy and plays it safe, making the casting of Jim Caviezel even more ironical.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
May 7, 2004
...[so] reverential that star Jim Caviezel may as well be playing Jesus...Stroke of Genius strikes me as a labor of love; for most audiences, it will be just a labor.
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
May 7, 2004
Glowing, soft-focus, hagiographic, toothless...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
May 5, 2004
It's Jesus Goes Golfing and by the halfway mark, I was hoping the caddies would rebel and give Jones a 20-minute scourging with a cat o' nine irons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 4, 2004
Destined to reach a tiny audience of serious golf fanatics and Caviezel fans… Caviezel convincingly projects Jones's sincerity, flashes of anger, and bursts of pain.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jackie K. Cooper
May 3, 2004
Jim Caviezel has a new "passion", this time it is golf
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
May 3, 2004
[T]here's just not that much thrill in watching that little ball rolling toward the hole.
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
May 2, 2004
Jim Caviezel, hot off his success in "The Passion of the Christ!"
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
May 2, 2004
[Director Herrington's] unbalanced structure is too front-loaded making the film a long, if fitfully engaging, sit
Full Review | Original Score: C
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
May 2, 2004
It'll probably delight the golf junkies who presumably funded this project, but their green is not enough to make the movie's greens light up the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Matt Norris
May 1, 2004
A man who shied away from the cameras would not want contrived events used to deify him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
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