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December 21, 2010
Not for kids, and not worth it for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2007
The film's liabilities outweigh its assets.
May 3, 2005
A Love Song for Bobby Long's trio of lead performances are surprisingly believable.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 28, 2005
Mais um daqueles independentes norte-americanos cuja presunção de soar profundo logo revela sua verdadeira intenção: emocionar através do melodrama.
| Original Score: 2/5
March 14, 2005
Tries the patience of sober viewers, who are likely to envy the onscreen eccentrics their ever-present plastic cups of Abita...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 6, 2005
We should take it no more seriously than we would Bobby Long himself. Like the old professor, it talks such amusing nonsense.
Read More | Original Score: B
March 5, 2005
The film shares many qualities with its rambling and at times honestly endearing characters: it's sloppy, decent-hearted and most often embarrassing.
February 18, 2005
It's little more than a collection of cliches about the Deep South, alcoholism and the literary arts.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 18, 2005
Things move at a snail's pace in the humid bayou atmosphere writer-director Shainee Gabel creates, allowing Travolta to chew several yards of Cajun-spiced scenery.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 17, 2005
This, incidentally, is one of the rare movies about authors in which the character's writing actually seems good enough to be publishable.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
February 5, 2005
John is a fine actor, he's not quite a match for this part, nor does his southern accent ring true. Perhaps Billy Bob Thornton would have made a better cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
February 2, 2005
Delights as often as it dulls the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2005
The cast appears to have mistaken a verbose screenplay for great writing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2005
Traffics in nearly every trite cliche of the 'colorful' South one can think of.
January 28, 2005
Sentimental but occasionally moving drama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2005
Engaging and transparent at once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2005
An above-average independent movie that gives us an interesting version of a popular indie theme: difficult parents and the fallout for their neglected children.
January 28, 2005
The movie's climactic plot twist seems inevitable from about 10 minutes in.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
January 28, 2005
A Love Song for Bobby Long travels all the worn-out roads.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 28, 2005
First-time director Shainee Gabel generally does a good job of moving things along, though the story feels disjointed at times.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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