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Bonneville Reviews

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Top Critic
David Rooney
October 18, 2008
It's depressing to see a deluxe cast wasted on such by-the-numbers material.
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 31, 2008
The story just doesn't do enough to pull the heartstrings.
Des Partridge
Courier Mail (Australia)
August 29, 2008
Unfortunately, it's as flimsy as tissue, and the actresses, all 50+, really do more with the material...than it deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paul Byrnes
Sydney Morning Herald
August 29, 2008
Thank heavens for the practical presence and humour of Bates, and the quiet conservatism of Allen's performance as a pious woman scared of too much freedom.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
August 29, 2008
A film full of emotional false notes, bad dialogue and cardboard characters...
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4

The Australian
August 29, 2008
For a film about discovering your own journey, it sure sticks to the main roads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
August 23, 2008
While the premise of this roadtrip come buddy movie may be based on loss, the journey we take is a vibrant one
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
What happens when you take 3 of the best dramatic actresses of all time and put them together in a road movie? Pretty much a movie that should have wound up on Lifetime.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Christian Toto
Donne Tempo
June 28, 2008
Bonneville gets by - barely - on the strength of its three leading ladies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
May 30, 2008
Bonneville is scarcely original and in no way earthshaking, but its notable cast is a pleasure to behold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
May 12, 2008
Clearly, this fatiguing femme drama is Lifetime, Oxygen or straight-to-DVD grade level. To put it in theatres is a gross overreach.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Michele Kenner
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
April 25, 2008
The characters, situations and resolutions all are predictable and fit like a warm, stretched-out sweater with holes in the elbows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kim Voynar
April 12, 2008
... to see all that potential wasted on what's little more than a washed-out, milquetoast road trip comedy for the soon-to-be senior set is just a travesty.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
April 11, 2008
When you've got three of the nation's best actresses in leading roles, it doesn't matter if your script is only adequate and the audience really has to squint here and there to believe what's happening on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Geoff Berkshire
March 21, 2008
Patronizing an underserved audience with this kind of half-baked fare is a cinematic crime not easily forgiven.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 29, 2008
A heartfelt drama about a grieving woman who embarks with her two best friends on a pilgrimage across the West seeking meaning and closure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
February 29, 2008
... sticks to a soothingly familiar itinerary, providing a welcome showcase for Jessica Lang, Kathy Bates and Joan Allen. As expected, they prove mighty good company along the way %u2014 which is fortunate, because there's nothing much else that qualifies
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 29, 2008
It's a shame that it's such predictable pablum, full of easy lessons and obvious sentiment. The prodigiously talented Allen, Bates and Lange give it their all, but there's a limit to what even they can do with platitudes and prefabricated homilies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 29, 2008
It's just great to see these three in sizable roles instead of being stuck in Hollywood movies where they pop up briefly to wash the dishes and dispense advice to the hot actress who's the star of the thing.
| Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 29, 2008
There are zero surprises in the road comedy Bonneville, sadly including the fact that three middle-age actresses with three Oscars and nine nominations among them couldn't find anything more challenging to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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