A re-telling of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel in 1968, and how the lives of those at the hotel that evening intersected.
language, drug content and a scene of violence
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood... View more >
Looking for more opinions? Check out our Featured Movie Reviews for Bobby.
Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.
The few minutes that the viewer gets to see RFK in this film and hear a few snipets from his speeches justify the film. The most poignant lines are in the last 15 minutes. But it takes FOREVER to get there. The assorted characters at the hotel, really what the film is about, are not interesting. The tortoise pacing of this film is annoying. It's not directed well.
If you are just trying to relive the feel of 1968, and are not looking for a meaningful story, you might like this film. I didn't. I wanted to know more about "Bobby."
Excellent movie. Emilio Estevez did a great job combining old footage with the storyline. Donít be confused. This is not a biography about RFK. This is a story of people who were at the Ambassador Hotel the day of the assignation.
I went to this movie without a clue about its content because it was a spur of the moment decision to see it. I was a bit confused at the beginning because of the all the time spent developing all these characters at the hotel but it pieced together in the end. The end is what made the film worth seeing, but I'd wait for the rental. I don't need bells and whistles to make me happy to see a theater movie but I want something for my dollar too. The best part was the use of the film clips and reliving those 60's years again. I may be a sucker for Martin Sheen but I liked his portrayal the best.
I was eight years old when Senator Bobby Kennedy was assassinated on June 6th, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel. Those memories came back to me 38 years later in "Bobby," a film which tell the events leading up to the assassination of Kennedy. The cast was impressive, althought the some of the plotline are soap opera at best. It was directed for the first time by Emilio Esterves in his first film as director. the filmed the movie as the Ambassador Hotel was being torn down. I saw pictures of that hotel in Los Angeles Magazine. Also, the film has the feeling the we've been timewraped back to 1968. "Bobby" will really bring back mermories for those who lived the time. A good history lesson.