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Bound for Glory Reviews

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February 6, 2016
The role was earmarked for Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro (among others), but it's hard to imagine even these accomplished thespians matching the sly insouciance or devil-may-care charm which Carradine makes indispensable to the part.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 12, 2015
It's a story that's truly worth telling, but should have been pruned by 30 minutes and it wouldn't have lost a thing artistically.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 31, 2007
A moving, brilliantly photographed picture that portrays the legendary eccentric folksinger Woody Guthrie in a trip across Depression-era America.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 31, 2007
Bound for Glory is outstanding biographical cinema, not only of the late Woody Guthrie but also of the 1930s Depression era which served to disillusion, inspire and radicalize him and millions of other Americans.
May 5, 2006
Though made with an eye for the Bicentennial, this biopic of folk singer and union organizer Woody Guthrie didn't make any attempt to speak to contemporary viewers, which might explain its box-office failure.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 21, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
January 18, 2004
A remarkably touching and humane film about Woody Guthrie
May 24, 2003
The major strengths of the movie are Haskell Wexler's cinematography and the score (both of which deservedly picked up Oscars): they create a sense of time and place perfectly in accord with the story.
November 29, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
August 4, 2002
Elegant, shamefully forgotten celebration of one of America's true patriots.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
May 11, 2012
One half of a very good movie.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
An overlong, sentimental and lifeless biopic of Woody Guthrie.
February 8, 2004
Hope you like folk music, because there isn't much variety to be found among his music. Neither is there much variety in the scenery.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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