A Love Song for Bobby Long - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

A Love Song for Bobby Long Reviews

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Top Critic
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
January 28, 2005
For all its atmospherics, this love song never quite sings.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
December 30, 2004
Suffers from a galloping case of Southernitis.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
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-
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Not for kids, and not worth it for adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
January 26, 2005
Goes down smoothly but leaves you with only greasy fingers and a bitter aftertaste.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
January 5, 2005
Stars a miscast John Travolta
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
December 11, 2004
Scarlett gets a GED and Travolta plays an old drunk with a black toe.
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Brian Orndorf
January 13, 2005
And are we to believe that Pursy, in Scarlett Johansson form, sits around all day eating spoons of peanut butter dipped in M&Ms (apparently the definitive white trash treat)?
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Willie Waffle
December 31, 2004
A Love Song For Bobby Long features a movie-by-numbers plot, which makes the movie a waste of time and a huge waste of talent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
November 27, 2004
An atmospheric Southern Gothic melodrama.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Susan Granger
December 31, 2004
Ponderous, maudlin tale of a seedy, dysfunctional Southern family
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
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
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
February 2, 2005
Delights as often as it dulls the senses.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
February 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
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
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
December 29, 2004
Endless and pretentious.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
December 29, 2004
In the first feature directed by Shainee Gabel, John Travolta delivers a hammed-up scenery-chewing variation of the brainy good ole boy he played in Primary Colors.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
December 29, 2004
Over the course of a pressing-it two hours, we learn some deep, dark secrets that aren't that deep if you've seen a lot of movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
January 6, 2005
Cliches keep banging into one another.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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