Bobby Deerfield
Bobby Deerfield (1977)

Starring Al Pacino and directed by Sydney Pollack, Bobby Deerfield stars Pacino plays the title character, a reckless race car driver. As his fame grows, Bobby becomes increasingly full of himself, which seriously jeopardizes his… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 17, 1977
DVD Release Date: March 16, 2010
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Variety Staff
Variety

A brilliantly unusual love story, told in a European fashion which makes the Sydney Pollack film at first irritating, then intriguing, finally most rewarding and emotionally satisfying.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Those who feel that Al Pacino did no wrong during the 1970s obviously never saw Bobby Deerfield.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

Pacino is at his best: precise, internal, magnetically cute, and expert at capturing the fear in this man's turtle-like existence and his longing for change.

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Time Out

A classic example of a Hollywood director being struck down by a lethal 'art' attack as soon as he sets foot in Europe.

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TV Guide

This gorgeously shot film is a trifle long at just over two hours; much of the racing footage could have been dispensed with, along with the sudsiest of the emotions.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of Sydney Pollack's worst films, this sechmaltzy romantic drama about the life and loves of a car racer (poorly played by Al Pacino) has no redeeming qualities in either length; Pollack recut the film to 99 minutes for TV.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Bobby Deerfield may turn out to be the year's most cynical movie made by people who know better, including Sydney Pollack, the director, and Alvin Sargent, who wrote the screenplay.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A resonant Pacino...though ultimately a misfire, suggests that there are worse things to call a movie than 'a curiosity.' [DVD review]

Film4

A turgidly formulaic disease-of-the-week film elevated to cinematic status purely due to the presence of Pacino.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Mike T.
A bizarre misfire from a talented line-up of artists. With such a towering amount of potential, it is peculiar to see Bobby Deerfield as what it is - a mess.… More