Owen Gleiberman
May 14, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Bobby Jones -- Stroke of Genius

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
122 minutes
Wide Release Date
04/30/04
performer
James Caviezel, Jeremy Northam, Claire Forlani, Malcolm McDowell, Aidan Quinn
director
Rowdy Herrington
distributor
Film Foundry Partners
author
Rowdy Herrington
genre
Drama

We gave it a C+

This bucolic biopic about the great 1920s golfer is like a Ralph Lauren fantasy of lushly civilized tweed. Jim Caviezel plays Jones as a saint of golf, but he remains curiously remote, like Kevin Costner without the lazy-boy sexual charm.

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