« Man On Fire | Main | Young Adam »

January 01, 2009

Bobby Jones, Stroke Of Genius

Bobby-Jones-Stroke-of-Genius-Poster 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. Jim Caviezel does a commendable job as Bobby Jones, the only golfer to ever win the four Grand Slam tournaments in the same year, but the story’s lacking dramatic arc, overlong running time, and dreadful musical score by James Horner make it a snoozefest to overlook. Jeremy Northam (“Gosford Park”) plays Bobby’s egotistical golf rival Walter Hagen with a sharp wit that elevates the movie whenever he’s onscreen, although Claire Forlani (The Medallion”) is severely miscast as Bobby Jones’ put upon wife.   
Rated PG. 120 mins. (C) (Two Stars)

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c2b7953ef0115707957b3970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Bobby Jones, Stroke Of Genius:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Featured Video

SMART NEW MEDIA® Custom Video

COLE SMITHEY’S MOVIE WEEK

COLE SMITHEY’S CLASSIC CINEMA

Throwback Thursday