Time Out says
Posted: Fri Oct 27 2006Estevez doesn’t leap to mind when imagining a promising chronicler of America’s past, and on the evidence of ‘Bobby’, never was an instinct more true. It’s one of those films that sounds exciting on paper: 24 hours in the life of Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel, leading up to the death of Senator Robert Kennedy who was shot in the hotel’s kitchen on June 6 1968. It was a time of war, dissent, dashed ideals; go figure the easy parallels. Estevez cuts real footage of Kennedy into a drama that focuses on the supporting cast: the doorman, the hotel beautician, the Mexican cooks. His attempt to shoehorn what he sees as the grand themes of the period into a choppy, unsubtle and insubstantial script is embarrassing, and never more so than when he tries to recreate the experience of an LSD trip. A cameoing celeb cast (Ashton Kutcher, Lindsey Lohan, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins) negates the project further, pushing it into showbiz grandstanding territory and making it a film of disjointed sketches.
Author: Dave Calhoun
Fri Jan 26, 2007
Cast and crew
Shia LaBeouf, William H Macy, Svetlana Metkina, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian Slater, Jacob Vargas, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ashton Kutcher, David Krumholtz, Joshua Jackson, Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Emilio Estevez, Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Laurence Fishburne, Brian Geraghty, Heather Graham, Helen Hunt