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A Love Song for Bobby Long Reviews

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January 28, 2005
The movie can't save itself from stewing in some awfully familiar juices.
Read More | Original Score: C+
January 28, 2005
For all its atmospherics, this love song never quite sings.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 28, 2005
In the earnest A Love Song for Bobby Long, [Travolta] is a veritable cinematic pollutant.
Read More | Original Score: .5/4
January 28, 2005
It's remarkable to listen to dialogue that assumes the audience is well-read.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 28, 2005
A Love Song for Bobby Long works hard to give quirk a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 28, 2005
When A Love Song for Bobby Long concentrates on moving its plot forward, it aims too wide and clumsily lays bare all its secrets and twists.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2005
Nothing special.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
January 27, 2005
Travolta's performance is idiosyncratic but not particularly appealing. He's hampered by an overbearing, sophomoric script and, worse, it's apparent that he doesn't believe in the character, not for one second.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
January 27, 2005
Bobby Long makes you want to reach for a classic New Orleans cure -- let's say, a Sazerac in a go-cup -- and drink yourself to sweet oblivion.
January 27, 2005
Helmed by first-time feature director-screenwriter Shainee Gabel, the movie dawdles a bit and relies heavily on stereotypical Southern eccentricity. In the long haul, it wins you over -- although it does seem like a long haul.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 27, 2005
It isn't until the movie's almost over that it becomes clear the many directions it takes are all important, because Bad Education is about making decisions that can't be reversed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2005
Qualifies, barely, as a guilty pleasure...with its generous scrapbook of literary wisdom and pleasantly overcooked performances.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2005
An accomplished feature debut with stunning cinematography (by Elliot Davis), a jambalaya story line and yet another heart-stopping performance by Scarlett Johansson.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 27, 2005
its inflated view of its own insights and its essential phoniness make it a long slog to the unsurprising surprise ending.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 27, 2005
It's a film that feels lived in, confident despite its conventions.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 27, 2005
It's a self-conscious Southern Gothic, awash in literate eccentrics with stories to tell and songs to sing.
Read More | Original Score: C-
January 27, 2005
It's like reading through a handsomely illustrated book of quotations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 26, 2005
Goes down smoothly but leaves you with only greasy fingers and a bitter aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 24, 2005
The story seems a lot more like a true story than a work of fiction in many ways.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 24, 2005
Generates a bit of sentiment when it's looking the other way but it's too little too late.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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