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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,...
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75

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...
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75

Premiere

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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63

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...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Despite its flaws, its intriguing premise leaves us haunted by thoughts of "What if?"
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60

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...
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Bobby coasts along on a dread, and sorrow, it doesn't earn.
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50

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...
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Tests your patience to the breaking point -- maybe beyond.
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25

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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Great Movie

By Celeste652
Just go and see it.Everything elase has already been said......

Good

By tucker1989
This movie was very enjoyable. The entire cast does a very nice job and the plot moves along at a perfect pace. This movie really highlighted a specific event in American history and exposed it to...

Good But Not An Oscar Contender.

By SFMovieGuy
Good movie, good cast, good subject matter. I think the sheer number of stars in the movie detract from it. Moreover, because there are so many characters, it's difficult for Estevez to each of...

Bobby

By Qcougar27
This was a well made movie of a group of Hotel employees on the day of the shooting. Is was a sincere look at an the shooting, carefully engineered to put actual scenes of Bobby Kennedy before he...

Excellent reminder

By mke
For those in politics, Bobby is an excellent reminder of how serious the game is....

Booby was great if you enjoy a film tailored in a Robert Altman stlye movies

By yotakemyadvice
This would also be my only complaint. The narrative story is so closly linked to Nashville. Other than that I cannot remember the last time I was at a theater when the entire audience was so moved....

Bobby

By Ghetto Pharoah
A very good film, indeed. Some subplots (like the one with Helen Hunt and Martin Sheen seem a bit uneven), but overall this movie works. The cast is fantastic with Sharon Stone, Freddy Rodriguez,...

Brings back memories

By cee52
The movie brought back memories of what I was doing on that day and the music brought tears to my eyes. However, the pace of the first half of the movie put some viewers to sleep. the ending which...

great men

By melissa_iris
robert kennedy was already on this list along with his brother. now you can add emilio estevez. i applaud him for his passion about politics and film and finding a way to merge the two and share...

Bobby is a stirring film about the influence of Robert F. Kennedy in the world around him

By fuciousreviews.blogspot
Bobby is all famous people. Really, it's all famous people. With everyone on board for a film such as Bobby it's easy to know there is something special about it....

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