The Legend of Bagger Vance Synopsis
A golf caddy (Will Smith) helps a disillusioned young war veteran (Matt Damon).
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It handles a sports movie the way Billie Holiday handled a trashy song, by finding the love and pain beneath the story.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Redford plays the game of filmmaking to reveal what he holds sacred: story, character, feeling, thoughtful pacing, and an alertness of...
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It offers pleasures of a kind that fewer and fewer films even seem to remember, much less aspire to.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
A temple of enlightenment posing as a movie.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Molasses-paced fable.
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Though it's sweet and likable to a fault, it's also a movie that never seems heartfelt or deep.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's not a moment in Bagger Vance that can't be anticipated.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A knuckleheaded period piece.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A pleasant myth.
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48

Mr. Showbiz

By Cody Clark
Without full-bodied characters to play, Smith and Damon are left to get by on their native charm -- something both have in considerable...
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexual Content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 12 & under Some people will find it simplistic and cliched.
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