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Bound for Glory Reviews

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Christopher Null
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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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
May 11, 2012
One half of a very good movie.
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
An overlong, sentimental and lifeless biopic of Woody Guthrie.
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Variety Staff
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.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 6, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 28, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 18, 2004
A remarkably touching and humane film about Woody Guthrie
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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-
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
May 21, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily
October 27, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 21, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
October 30, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Paul Matwychuk
Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
November 29, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 6, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
August 4, 2002
Elegant, shamefully forgotten celebration of one of America's true patriots.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Emanuel Levy
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

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.

TV Guide
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
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