Bound for Glory
Bound for Glory (1976)

Based on the autobiography of iconic folk singer Woody Guthrie, who wrote "This Land Is Your Land." Unable to find work in Texas after the Dust Bowl devastation of the 1930s, Guthrie left his family with relatives rode the rails… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 5, 1976
DVD Release Date: February 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 84% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

One half of a very good movie.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The role was earmarked for Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson and Robert De Niro (among others), but it's hard to imagine even these accomplished thespians matching the sly insouciance or devil-may-care charm which Carradine makes indispensable to the part.

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Emanuel Levy

Though made with an eye for the Bicentennial, this biopic of folk singer and union organizer Woody Guthrie didn't make any attempt to speak to contemporary viewers, which might explain its box-office failure.

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Variety Staff

Bound for Glory is outstanding biographical cinema, not only of the late Woody Guthrie but also of the 1930s Depression era which served to disillusion, inspire and radicalize him and millions of other Americans.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a story that's truly worth telling, but should have been pruned by 30 minutes and it wouldn't have lost a thing artistically.

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Christopher Null

Hope you like folk music, because there isn't much variety to be found among his music. Neither is there much variety in the scenery.

Time Out

An overlong, sentimental and lifeless biopic of Woody Guthrie.

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TV Guide

A moving, brilliantly photographed picture that portrays the legendary eccentric folksinger Woody Guthrie in a trip across Depression-era America.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

A remarkably touching and humane film about Woody Guthrie

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Great performance by David Carradine but some of the domestic stuff plays a bit like a made for TV movie to me. Hey look! Annother bare-bones DVD realease… More
Robert C
As a fan of Guthrie's music and someone who has always been oddly drawn to the stories of depression era America (it's so surreal!) I found this film… More
Chris Weber
This might be based on folk legend Woody Guthrie's autobiography, but it comes off as less of a biopic, and more of an origin story of sorts, basically a… More
Byron Brubaker
David Carradine handles singing and playing as the great Woody Guthrie with equanimity. The soundtrack is glorious. This was made just as Carradine was… More
Tim Sigur
I could watch David Carradine and Ronny Cox sing duets all day, especially when it is being filmed by Haskell Wexler. The film looks beautiful and is more about… More
Walter M.
Directed by Hal Ashby, "Bound for Glory" is less a biopic of Woody Guthrie(David Carradine, in perhaps his best performance) than an origin story, set… More