Tommy's Honour Reviews

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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.
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 7, 2017
Endearing but too safe.
May 12, 2017
If golf is a good walk spoiled, the handsomely shot but subdued period piece Tommy's Honour is two hours drearily wasted.
April 14, 2017
A surprisingly better-than-average sports biopic with standout performances.
April 14, 2017
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.
April 14, 2017
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.
April 14, 2017
As biopics go, it's a bogey.
April 13, 2017
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.
April 13, 2017
Towering drama isn't needed for a film to win our favor -- or favour, in the case of Tommy's Honour.
April 13, 2017
It's surprisingly affecting, but there's a tendency to telegraph ... pivotal emotional moments that in a way lessens their effect. It's a tribute to the film's overall craft and, especially, its cast, that it's as much a winner as it is.
April 13, 2017
There's a subdued quality to watching golf as a spectator sport, and that same quality of reserved detachment applies to this golf movie.
April 13, 2017
Though Connery's film reduces this little known (outside Scotland) but fascinating sports story to uninspired formula, it does offer a few memorable observations.
April 12, 2017
Like the Masters Tournament and Masterpiece Theater rolled into one: beautiful fairways, polite gentlemen, and a little drama every now and then.
April 12, 2017
"Tommy's Honour" rarely finds a way to make golf seem exciting on film.
April 12, 2017
Despite its scope, the filmmaking doesn't evoke the weight of time's passage, just the story's gentle pokiness.
April 12, 2017
Even if there's a sense of inevitability to Tommy's Honour, the action (key to any sports movie's success) and setting win out.
April 11, 2017
There's something universal enough in these struggles that the scenes prove effective, despite their familiarity.
January 30, 2017
[Tommy's Honour] stars Peter Mullan as Old Tom Morris, in the true-life story of the man who created the Open Championship.
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