Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

2006-03-30 13:11


Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., aka "Bobby Jones" (James Caviezel) rises from complete obscurity to become a golfing legend. Jones overcomes his own fierce temper, intense passion, and perfectionist tendencies to master the game and win the Grand Slam, the U.S., British, and Amateur Opens in golf, a feat unequalled even today. But it is Jones's style, personality, and character that separate him from the other professionals in his field. When Jones realizes that his unparalleled success may be destroying those he loves he's presented with an astounding proposition, one that shocks the world.

What the critics are saying:

"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

"No doubt we should be grateful that Jones' story isn't churned up into soap opera and hyped with false crises and climaxes; it is the story of a golfer, and it contains a lot of golf."
- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"Jones deserved better than a biopic with a TV-movie heart."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

A mediocre biopic that struggles to do justice to one of golf's greatest legends.

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