Tommy's Honour (2017)

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Set against the early days of the sport and stunning landscape of Scotland, TOMMY'S HONOUR is based on the intimate and powerfully moving true story of the challenging relationship between "Old" Tom Morris (BAFTA winner Peter Mullan) and "Young" Tommy Morris (Jack Lowden, DUNKIRK, '71, DENIAL), the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. As their fame grew exponentially, Tom and Tommy, Scotland's Golf Royalty, were touched by drama and personal tragedy. At first matching his father's success, Tommy's talent and fame grew to outshine his father's accomplishments as founder of the Open Championship in 1860, his stellar playing record, and his reputation as the local caddie master, greenskeeper and club & ball maker. In contrast to his public persona, Tommy's inner turmoil ultimately led him to rebel against the aristocracy who gave him opportunity, led by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews chief Alexander Boothby (Sam Neill, JURASSIC PARK, THE PIANO), and the parents who shunned his passionate relationship with his girlfriend-then-wife Meg Drinnen (Ophelia Lovibond, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, MAN UP).

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Cast

Jack Lowden
as Tommy Morris
Peter Mullan
as Tom Morris
Ophelia Lovibond
as Meg Drinnen
Sam Neill
as Alexander Boothby
Max Deacon
as David Strath

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If golf is a good walk spoiled, the handsomely shot but subdued period piece Tommy's Honour is two hours drearily wasted.

May 12, 2017 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

A surprisingly better-than-average sports biopic with standout performances.

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Connery (an actor as well, and the son of Sean Connery) keeps the performers honest, and a few of the father-son tussles, with their admixture of love and envy, are powerful.

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

With its rugged landscapes, handsome production design and, especially, the very appealing work of leads Peter Mullen and Jack Lowden, Tommy's Honour is an ingratiating production all-round.

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

As biopics go, it's a bogey.

Apr 14, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The performances are desultory, the musical score bullying and the drama - aside from the game-changing placement of inconvenient shrubbery - as predictable as Tom senior's steadily sprouting beard.

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…

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