DreamWorks Distribution | Release Date: November 3, 2000
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Universal acclaim based on 59 Ratings
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RedboxNov 5, 2011
It's a beautifully romantic story based on a Steven Pressfield novel that uses a Depression-era exhibition golf tournament set in the heart if the South to tell the story of how war-scarred onetime hometown idol Rannulph Junuh (Damon) foundIt's a beautifully romantic story based on a Steven Pressfield novel that uses a Depression-era exhibition golf tournament set in the heart if the South to tell the story of how war-scarred onetime hometown idol Rannulph Junuh (Damon) found his golf game again, and in the process, himself. Damon takes alternate turns being likable and frustrating as the promising local gold champ who leaves everything behind, including Adele Invergordon (Theron), the woman who loves him, to go to war only to disappear. But the jewel of the film is Smith's role as Junuh's inflappable caddy, Bagger Dance. Smith displays none of his trademark swagger, instead acting as a mythical advisor who knows the secrets of life but also has the wisdom to know that each man must discover those secrets for himself. J. Michael Moncrief is the adorable young boy who never stops believing in Junuh and the character through whose eyes the story is told. Jack Lemmon provides the narration. Theron is beautiful as always and navigates the tricky role of abandoned fiancee who in spite of waiting for ten long years without any word, never stopped loving her man. Redford's direction is gentle, reverent and steeped in the romance of the South and the game of golf. The cinematography highlights the natural beauty of the greens. Expand
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LarryCMar 17, 2009
Fantastic cinematography and a great performance from Smith make this mis-understood movie entertaining.
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aaandactionSep 6, 2013
There are few movies that capture such a pure magical feeling with story, performance, cinematography, costuming and music that transcend subject matter, in this case golf, so that one can be mesmerized by the beauty of the story. SomeThere are few movies that capture such a pure magical feeling with story, performance, cinematography, costuming and music that transcend subject matter, in this case golf, so that one can be mesmerized by the beauty of the story. Some critics have called it predictable, as if they expected to see a film with disfunctional people or explosive and mind-numbing plot twists. This is a simpe story told with exceptional creativity. Period. Expand
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JonathanCSep 28, 2011
Having seen films of this nature I was sceptical as to the potential quality I was going to see, but I doubt there is a finer example of movie magic than this. Perfectly paced movie, with the utmost heart and passion to tell a story, thisHaving seen films of this nature I was sceptical as to the potential quality I was going to see, but I doubt there is a finer example of movie magic than this. Perfectly paced movie, with the utmost heart and passion to tell a story, this movie is a pleasure in every respect. From the perfectly pitched performances, wonderful edited scenes, and the marvellous attention to detail in everything from wardrobe to cinematography, this movie crafts a masterpiece. I watch this film often to renew the experience. Expand
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incarolinaDec 16, 2011
almost 10 years later, but Iove this movie.. and agree with Michael P and Dick A.. why aren't movie critics called movie cynics.. It takes something dark, twisted almost abominable for them to give it a thumbs up.. I always know now, thatalmost 10 years later, but Iove this movie.. and agree with Michael P and Dick A.. why aren't movie critics called movie cynics.. It takes something dark, twisted almost abominable for them to give it a thumbs up.. I always know now, that if a critic hates it , i run to see it and likewise if they love it ... I RUN.. AS pretentious as they are, if the general public understands it and likes it , they only have contempt... I find them ( movie critics) as only in competition with other criitics, it is not popular to "like " a movie, they find that below themselves and I find them contemptible .. Expand
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RayzorMooseNov 12, 2013
Robert Redford directs an inspirational creation of patience and precision.
The Legend of Bagger Vance excels with mythic performances from Matt Damon and Charlize Theron.
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