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  • Summary: En route to India in 1956 in search of enlightenment, a young American philosophy student – Michael Murphy – takes a Scottish detour to the “Links of Burningbush.” Seeking to enjoy one last round before giving up his beloved game, he is unexpectedly paired with the mysterious and mischievous golf pro – Shivas Irons. A wild adventure on and off the links ensues, where Murphy’s perception of golf and life are indelibly changed. Out of this transformation the two forge a deep and unbreakable bond of camaraderie. (Golf in the Kingdom, LLC) Expand
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  1. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Jul 28, 2011
    30
    Everyone spouts nicely turned baloney elevating golf to the level of a religious experience, which grows tedious fairly quickly. The film almost works, though, if you view the whole thing as a very, very dry comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Jul 30, 2011
    30
    In this shoestring outing, Susan Streitfeld ("Female Perversions") opts for an unsettling mix of low-tech cinematic tricks and temporal reshufflings to simulate the process of enlightenment to sometimes laudable, usually ludicrous effect.
  3. Reviewed by: Peter Hartlaub
    Dec 8, 2011
    25
    Don't invest too much in the word "Golf" at the beginning of the title. Golf in the Kingdom is arguably less of a sports movie than the first "Harry Potter." (At least someone won that game of quidditch ...)
  4. Reviewed by: Nick Schager
    Jul 26, 2011
    0
    From the outset, Streitfeld hopscotches back and forth over her tale's 24 hours with a self-conscious aesthetic affectation (overlapping imagery, shifting camera speeds, elliptical edits) that demolishes any intelligible character or plot development, resulting in a story comprised of pretentious meditative fragments.
  5. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Jul 26, 2011
    0
    The film, for all its trite lessons, forgets that people mainly play golf because they enjoy it.
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  1. Aug 12, 2011
    0
    WORST SPORT MOVIE EVER, HATED IT, HATEEED IT!!!! AAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!, well, this movie was not funny, senseless, pointless, and I just wasted a lot of money for a ticket expecting to see as much as a comedy or sport film but... not this... Expand

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