San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Why such a structurally scattered movie should hang together at all is a mystery. That it does more than that, that it works brilliantly, is a miracle, or at the very least the product of unquantifiable causes.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Though Estevez's achievement doesn't quite live up to his ambitions -- the climax of Altman's "Nashville" (1975) evokes the same brutal loss of innocence to more shattering effect -- it still contains enough powerful moments to balance the weaker sections.
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By Scott Warren
Alll in all, however, Estevez has pulled together the best political drama, fiction or otherwise, in recent memory.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is simply too vast a task for a filmmaker as inexperienced as Estevez. Compared with, say, Robert Altman's similar but far more complex "Nashville," Bobby mostly comes off as a Hollywood public service announcement: passionate, righteous and strikingly removed from reality.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite its flaws, its intriguing premise leaves us haunted by thoughts of "What if?"
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Whether or not Bobby Kennedy was the man his supporters believed him to be, the film makes a persuasive case that something important in America was silenced when he was gunned down.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bobby coasts along on a dread, and sorrow, it doesn't earn.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Bobby has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve). But it doesn't have its screenplay anywhere - or at least, anywhere near the heft that its subject demands.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Tests your patience to the breaking point -- maybe beyond.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Estevez means well. But having your heart in the right place is no excuse for insipid ineptitude.
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54 out of 100
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