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Bonneville Reviews

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Top Critic
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
February 27, 2008
This rarity in cinema -- a graying cast in a female-bonding adventure -- couldn't be more dull-humored or predictably maudlin without just calling itself The Bucket List 2.
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
Edward Douglas
February 26, 2008
A tragic waste of time and talent in every sense of the word.
| Original Score: 4/10
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
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
Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
August 31, 2008
The story just doesn't do enough to pull the heartstrings.
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
Frederica Mathewes-Green
Christianity Today
February 29, 2008
The '66 Bonneville was a great car, but these talented ladies deserved a better vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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
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
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 28, 2008
It took brass hubcaps to make Bonneville, a midlife-chick-road-trip movie starring a '66 Pontiac convertible and a trio of middle-aged driving girlfriends in cool sunglasses, and not once have the gals give props to Thelma & Louise.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Jan Stuart
February 28, 2008
The kind of comfy, reassuring take on human relations that makes cynics want to growl at the stranger sitting next to them.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Long
Detroit News
February 29, 2008
Yes, the film deals with women of an age who are usually ignored in film, and it further deals with questions of mortality and loss, which are equally overlooked. The problem is, it doesn't deal with them very well.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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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
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
Jason Gorber
Film Scouts
June 21, 2007
This is Pablum masking as a tragi-comic chick flick, and should be avoided by all thinking people.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Lewis Beale
Film Journal International
February 28, 2008
Bonneville insults its talented leads by casting them in parts they could have--and probably have--done in their sleep.
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
February 28, 2008
In Bonneville, a talented cast is wasted, falling victim to a tired, cliche-ridden story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 27, 2008
A road movie that boasts pleasant company but a broken-down a story that seems ready-made for the Lifetime Network.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Loey Lockerby
Kansas City Star
February 29, 2008
Bonneville is so bland and predictable, it literally takes two Oscar-winners and a multiple nominee to give it any real entertainment value.
| Original Score: 2/4
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