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      Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

      PG Released Apr 30, 2004 2 hr. 6 min. Biography Drama List
      27% 75 Reviews Tomatometer 62% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score This biographical drama is based on the true story of revered golfer Bobby Jones (Jim Caviezel). Rising quickly from amateur to legend, Jones becomes renowned for his intense persona and wins an extraordinary number of tournaments. When it appears that Jones is having problems balancing his golfing career with the rest of his life, he consults his devoted wife, Mary (Claire Forlani), and must make the difficult decision of staying in the game or retiring. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 04 Buy Now

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      This earnest, monotonous biopic lacks dramatic tension and simplifies Jones' life.

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      Lanfranco C At least I learned something new about golf! Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 10/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Very entertaining, uplifting, and inspirational! I loved the screenplay and story-telling. Caviezel was perfect for the part and, as always, a sensible, poignant, and powerful actor. A must-watch! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review JL R Loved the aura and the history of this story and movie. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/22 Full Review steve d Engaging sports story with good performances and Jeremy Northam stole the show. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Contrivance in the script and direction combines with insufferably stilted acting to make this adoring biopic into something both annoying and soporific. Creditable actors have never seemed so wooden and their interactions so gag-worthy. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review william s Not one to remember but a decent golf tamely done one time watch. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Bobby Jones deserves a better movie than this one. Rated: 2/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Steven D. Greydanus Decent Films Destined to reach a tiny audience of serious golf fanatics and Caviezel fans… Caviezel convincingly projects Jones's sincerity, flashes of anger, and bursts of pain. Rated: C+ May 4, 2004 Full Review Richard Roeper Ebert & Roeper [T]here's just not that much thrill in watching that little ball rolling toward the hole. May 3, 2004 Full Review Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com 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. Rated: C May 8, 2009 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 2/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Mark Moring Christianity Today 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. Rated: 2.5/4 Sep 8, 2006 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis This biographical drama is based on the true story of revered golfer Bobby Jones (Jim Caviezel). Rising quickly from amateur to legend, Jones becomes renowned for his intense persona and wins an extraordinary number of tournaments. When it appears that Jones is having problems balancing his golfing career with the rest of his life, he consults his devoted wife, Mary (Claire Forlani), and must make the difficult decision of staying in the game or retiring.
      Director
      Rowdy Herrington
      Screenwriter
      Rowdy Herrington
      Distributor
      Film Foundry Releasing
      Production Co
      Dean River Productions, Bobby Jones Films LLC
      Rating
      PG (Language)
      Genre
      Biography, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 30, 2004, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 28, 2014
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $2.7M
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby SRD
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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