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  • Summary: For some athletes, the ultimate win comes through a stroke of luck, but for Robert Tyre Jones, Jr., "Bobby Jones," it was truly a stroke of genius. His natural skill and uncanny passion for the game of golf earned him the title of "The Best Golfer in the World." But it was his style that set him apart. A dashing smile. Impeccable integrity. Unrivaled intensity. Legendary wit and intelligence. An epic passion for life, born out of adversity. For a brief moment in time, this incredible man became an American hero. Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius tells the story of that man. (Bobby Jones Film Company) Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 28
  2. Negative: 7 out of 28
  1. 75
    Tells this story in a straightforward, calm way that works ideally as the chronicle of a man's life but perhaps less ideally as drama.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    This is an old-fashioned sports hagiography of the sort that Gary Cooper used to star in while Teresa Wright sat smiling and worried on the sidelines, and, amazingly, it engages your attention and even respect while trotting out every clubhouse cliche in the book.
  3. 60
    Sadly for dramatic purposes, Jones' achievements seemed effortless, and the movie could really use the odd Ty Cobb wig-out.
  4. Reviewed by: Kevin Crust
    50
    Marred by a flat, conservative script and an overreliance on the tried and true. It feels like a movie we've seen before.
  5. 50
    Ultimately, the more intensely you buy into the notion that golf is a complex metaphor for the human condition, the more susceptible you'll be to the film's insipid blandishments.
  6. A high-minded, lethally dull biography of the legendary golfer Bobby Jones.
  7. Reviewed by: Rick Kogan
    0
    It was Mark Twain who famously said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." I'm telling you that Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius is 120 minutes wasted.

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