Written and directed by Emilio Estevez, "Bobby" is impressive in many aspects. The first one is the excellent screenplay, showing the lives of more than twenty characters in an objective way in less than two hours, recalling the style of Robert Altman inclusive the camera work. The story is directed and related to the North America history and culture, but is very well developed in a perfect language. The stars are certainly the second point that calls attention. There are very few movies with the participation of such number of great actors and actresses, and most of them in lead roles, split very fairly. The music score, with classics from the 60's, is the third point that deserves to be highlighted.Although I do fear that this movie may not hit home for some people, it is definitely going to leave a lasting impression on the majority who see it. It's a movie that presents a magnificent cast, superb directing, and flawless scriptwriting.
Totally Immoral, But You Gotta Luv It!
Reviewed by Lexuses71 for Machete at 2010-09-12 13:16:30
Saw it yesterday, it was off the chain! This is pure Robert Rodriguez at his best. We dug it, especially when Danny Trejo says (deadpan) to Alba "Machete don't text"! Yup, over the top violence, nudity, mean azz characters, but a more interesting plot that I expected. You have to watch this film with a certain 'detachment',knowing full well the 'shock & awe" factor will be high. Really glad at 66 Danny is getting his props. Fits him like a glove. Great cast, Fehey, DiNiro & Johnson were
total pricks & pricelessly chewing scenery. Cheech Marin was a hoot. Michelle Rodriguez was her usual bad azz self (does she ever play non-bad azz types?) looking good. Even Lindsey didn't bother me for a change with
the shot and mostly nude screentime she had. The heck with the reviewers who can't hang, go see this film.
More about the times than the man
Reviewed by KHL for Bobby at 2008-03-10 16:18:13
I didn't know what to expect from this star-studded picture, but if you're looking for a biopic of RFK, this is not it. But the intertwined stories of various characters on the fateful day work nicely to provide a compelling background story that is emotionally moving. The use of historical footage is well done and doesn't detract or stand out too unusually. I couldn't keep dry eyes at the end and of note in the extras is a panel interview with various people who were at the hotel at that time.