Bobby

Bobby

Bobby

Emilio Estevez directs and stars in this account of the fallout from Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968. Story unfolds from the point of view of 22 characters present when the shots were fired.

Winner of Best Ensemble Cast at the Hollywood Film Festival 2006
200787 minsUSA
BiographyDramaTrue Story & Biography
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Certainly you should see this movie

He didnt ever win at chess, he didnt get to the ball game, he did have to go to Viet nam, and he didnt ever become president. An interesting movie tracing the people who were at the Ambassador Hotel the night senator Bobby kennedy was shot. Most will probably remember that night, and this movie is a reminder of of the events, it tells the behind the...

3.0
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Masterpiece? No. Very Good? Yes.

A masterpiece is a big call, I found it flat in parts and a bit 'wobbly' - some sections seemed to serve little point. BUT! It certainly packs a punch by the film's end, and I can relate to below reviewer saying she felt heart broken. Very upsetting, as Bobby Kennedy is portrayed as such a gentle, compassionate & thoughtful man. The type of leader...

4.0
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Variety

Variety

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Emilio Estevez's Bobby is a passionate outcry for peace and justice in America that becomes deeply involving by the final climactic scene...

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

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Estevez means well. But having your heart in the right place is no excuse for insipid ineptitude...

1.0
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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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All in all, however, Estevez has pulled together the best political drama, fiction or otherwise, in recent memory...

3.0
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Newshub

Newshub

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If you banish all thoughts of an Oliver Stone JFK epic and accept 'Bobby' for what it is - a cinematic character-driven take on that day in history - then I expect you'll enjoy it...

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Whether or not Bobby Kennedy was the man his supporters believed him to be, the film makes a persuasive case that something important in America was silenced when he was gunned down...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

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If you're the slightest bit cynical, you could view Bobby as gathering its incredible star cast from the Estevez-Sheen Christmas card list – actors who want to align themselves with the left-wing activism that that acting dynasty is known for... But leaving the cynicism aside for a moment, writer-director Emilio Estevez has made a fairly decent film about the day of the death of Bobby Kennedy...

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BBC

BBC

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Actor-turned-filmmaker Emilio Estevez pens a love letter to Robert F Kennedy, or more specifically, to an ideal image of the assassinated presidential candidate. Bobby presents a blinkered look at the man and what he meant to Americans in the turbulent 60s, but nobody can accuse Estevez of lacking sincerity...

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Emilio Estevez's Bobby is a passionate outcry for peace and justice in America that becomes deeply involving by the final climactic scene...

0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Estevez means well. But having your heart in the right place is no excuse for insipid ineptitude...

1.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

All in all, however, Estevez has pulled together the best political drama, fiction or otherwise, in recent memory...

3.0
0
Newshub

Newshub

press

If you banish all thoughts of an Oliver Stone JFK epic and accept 'Bobby' for what it is - a cinematic character-driven take on that day in history - then I expect you'll enjoy it...

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Whether or not Bobby Kennedy was the man his supporters believed him to be, the film makes a persuasive case that something important in America was silenced when he was gunned down...

0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

If you're the slightest bit cynical, you could view Bobby as gathering its incredible star cast from the Estevez-Sheen Christmas card list – actors who want to align themselves with the left-wing activism that that acting dynasty is known for... But leaving the cynicism aside for a moment, writer-director Emilio Estevez has made a fairly decent film about the day of the death of Bobby Kennedy...

3.0
0
BBC

BBC

press

Actor-turned-filmmaker Emilio Estevez pens a love letter to Robert F Kennedy, or more specifically, to an ideal image of the assassinated presidential candidate. Bobby presents a blinkered look at the man and what he meant to Americans in the turbulent 60s, but nobody can accuse Estevez of lacking sincerity...

3.0
0

Certainly you should see this movie

He didnt ever win at chess, he didnt get to the ball game, he did have to go to Viet nam, and he didnt ever become president. An interesting movie tracing the people who were at the Ambassador Hotel the night senator Bobby kennedy was shot. Most will probably remember that night, and this movie is a reminder of of the events, it tells the behind the...

3.0
0

Masterpiece? No. Very Good? Yes.

A masterpiece is a big call, I found it flat in parts and a bit 'wobbly' - some sections seemed to serve little point. BUT! It certainly packs a punch by the film's end, and I can relate to below reviewer saying she felt heart broken. Very upsetting, as Bobby Kennedy is portrayed as such a gentle, compassionate & thoughtful man. The type of leader...

4.0
0