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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Why such a structurally scattered movie should hang together at all is a mystery. That it does more than that, that it works brilliantly, is a miracle, or at the very least the product of unquantifiable causes. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Despite its flaws, its intriguing premise leaves us haunted by thoughts of "What if?" show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Tests your patience to the breaking point -- maybe beyond. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Bobby has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve). But it doesn't have its screenplay anywhere - or at least, anywhere near the heft that its subject demands. show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    This is simply too vast a task for a filmmaker as inexperienced as Estevez. Compared with, say, Robert Altman's similar but far more complex "Nashville," Bobby mostly comes off as a Hollywood public service announcement: passionate, righteous and strikingly removed from reality. show more

  • 60
    Ray Bennett The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Though Estevez's achievement doesn't quite live up to his ambitions -- the climax of Altman's "Nashville" (1975) evokes the same brutal loss of innocence to more shattering effect -- it still contains enough powerful moments to balance the weaker sections. show more

  • 75
    Scott Warren Premiere

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

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    The resulting finished project is a series of skits performed by famous people doing favors for a friend, and it works about as well as one might expect from such an endeavor. show more

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