Golf In The Kingdom (2011)





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Golf in the Kingdom, is adapted from Michael Murphy's 1972 classic novel, the best-selling work of fiction ever written about the game of golf, with millions of readers in many languages. En route to India in 1956 in search of enlightenment, a young American philosophy student - Michael Murphy - takes a Scottish detour to the "Links of Burningbush." Seeking to enjoy one last round before giving up his beloved game, he is unexpectedly paired with the mysterious and mischievous golf pro - Shivas Irons. A wild adventure on and off the links ensues, where Murphy's perception of golf and life are indelibly changed. Out of this transformation the two forge a deep and unbreakable bond of camaraderie. -- (C) Official Site
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Joanne Whalley
as Agatha McNaughton
David O'Hara
as Shivas Irons
Frances Fisher
as Eve Greene
Julian Sands
as Peter McNaughton
Malcolm McDowell
as Julian Lange
Mason Gamble
as Michael Murphy
Jim Turner
as Balie MacIver
Catherine Kellner
as Martha McKie
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For anyone coming in cold, this can be a ponderous cinematic experience.

Full Review… | December 8, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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Golf may be the world's dullest spectator sport, not counting soccer: it takes a long time for not much to happen. By that standard, "Golf in the Kingdom" captures the game perfectly.

Full Review… | July 28, 2011
New York Times
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A story comprised of pretentious meditative fragments.

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
Village Voice
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Filmmaker Susan Streitfeld takes all of the mysticism at face value, shutting the audience out of pleasures that are discussed but rarely shown.

Full Review… | July 26, 2011
Slant Magazine

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