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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 mischievousEn 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 aWORST 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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