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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius
Based on the real-life story of golf legend Bobby Jones, Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius features Jim Caviezel as the temperamental but highly talented amateur who threw a wrench in the golf world of the mid-'20s. Though Jones would eventually become the founder of the internationally renowned Augusta National Golf Club, which is father to the prestigious annual tournament known as The Masters, the combination of his ambition and tumultuous relationship with the media interfered with his personal life to such an extent that his future in the sport seemed doomed. With the help of his wife,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 26%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[T]here's just not that much thrill in watching that little ball rolling toward the hole."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"For the most part, it's an act of big-screen worship. As drama, this one would have been better had it been a little more willing to go into the rough."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"Bobby Jones deserves a better movie than this one."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Caviezel é claramente velho demais para o papel, o que já o tornaria uma escolha inadequada - mas, além disso, jamais convence ao retratar o temperamento explosivo de Jones."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The sort of film wherein Bobby can't win a tournament until he can control his temper."
‑ Eric Henderson, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Delivers nothing more and nothing less than one would expect from a boilerplate sports biography, which is to say, the standard triumph against a litany of standard obstacles."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"As happens occasionally on the putting green, there are brief flashes of tension and drama, but more often it's a long slog to the 18th hole as thoughts drift to that icy martini waiting in the clubhouse."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"In going after a "Seabiscuit" type of movie about the famous '30s amateur golfer Bobby Jones, the filmmakers chose a double epithet for a biopic that gets nowhere near that film's captivating sports story from the same era."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"... plodding, special interest movie that feels more like a Golf Channel original production than a full-blown major motion picture."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"an infomercial that can't end soon enough."
‑ Pete Croatto,
"Even the staunchest of golfheads must know they're watching a cut-and-trite accounting, rather than a fanciful evocation."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Was Bobby Jones really this great a guy? Who knows? But after watching the greed that has consumed sports and the anti-heroes that have consumed modern films, finding someone to clap for is an OK way to pass the time."
‑ Peter Hartlaub, San Francisco Chronicle
"The film has its sappy, predictable moments, but the gorgeous cinematography, apt direction and fine acting more than compensate. Think of it like Chariots of Fire on the golf course."
‑ Mark Moring, Christianity Today
"Laborious and almost studiously old-fashioned biopic"
‑ Harry Haun, Film Journal International
"This would have gone straight to video had it not been for the box-office success of "The Passion of the Christ.""
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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