Tommy's Honour Reviews

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March 1, 2019
With by-the-numbers plot and structure, Tommy's Honour is a nice and untaxing way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, but is unlikely to linger in the mind afterwards.
October 31, 2018
It's a glossy, well-acted film that is hopelessly dry in its portrayal of a sport in transition.
June 15, 2018
The script plays safe... but Mullan and Lowden supply a moving depth of emotion, while the rowdy nature of early golf matches and the bristling class conflict off the course both prove something of an eye-opener.
April 9, 2018
The story of Tom Morris and his eldest son is a handsome affair. But just as golf has been described as a good walk spoiled, so this could be regarded as a fair to middling movie held down staid subject matter. It is, alas, awfy dull in the golf parts.
December 28, 2017
The film will appeal most strongly to golf's many fanatics, but with so much passion for its subject matter even a cynic might be won around by its warmth and earnestness.
October 23, 2017
The dialogue is a bit stiff in places but Tommy's Honour is must see viewing for fans of golf, Scotland, or both.
October 6, 2017
What ensues, at least initially, has a straightforward and rather linear structure that smacks of period television, but the underlying story is such a good one that it soon gains real momentum.
September 29, 2017
Unlike my golf game, Tommy's Honour makes par, but like my golf game, it remains an exercise in frustration that something more could've been made of it.
September 28, 2017
Only fans of the game will truly love it.
September 28, 2017
... it all feels a little bit like a sporting episode of Upstairs, Downstairs and comes off as overly twee to really compel.
September 13, 2017
If you're not mad about plaid shorts, Tommy's Honour is unlikely to grab your attention, at first. But if you give it chance, there's an affable movie about an inspiring young pioneer.
September 8, 2017
There's not enough here to satisfy any viewer who isn't content to watch red-haired men hit small balls with long sticks.
September 8, 2017
Peter Mullan is always an actor worth watching, even if you can't always comprehend what he's saying thanks to that thick Scots accent.
September 6, 2017
Worth a look only for the occasional outburst of ungentlemanly high-jinks on the links.
August 28, 2017
The superb acting saves the plot which revolves around familiar themes: father-son discord, an unconventional romantic partner, and issues of class. Its quality makes it appealing to more than golf lovers.
July 11, 2017
Golf buffs might appreciate its recreation of the sport in the late 19th century, but to love the film unreservedly, you'll need an appetite for the cinematic equivalent of treacle-topped porridge.
July 11, 2017
Mullan is never less than compelling, but the editing is abrupt, the story is formulaic and the sparky dialogue is submerged under a clubhouse of dour Scots clichs.
July 9, 2017
Tommy's Honour could be described as unremarkable, but it is a solid, well-acted, perfectly enjoyable film that doesn't do much wrong.
July 9, 2017
Connery delivers a touching father/son relationship and an interesting look at the moral certainties of Victorian Britain.
July 9, 2017
Ultimately this is stuffy, old man's cinema, narrow in scope and ambition and of little interest to anyone except golf movie completists.
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