Klair from Dublin, 21 Sep 2007
i really loved this movie, there is a big name cast and the movie centres around various charecters in the Ambassador Hotel the day Bobby died, these charecters show how Bobby's policies reached a wide audience and you cant help wondering if Bobby had not been asssassinated how different America would be today, the use of old footage of Bobby's speecehes throughout the movie is thought provoking compared to the ramblings of george w that we are subjected to nowadays...the LSD scene is hilarious!
alas poor Bobby I knew him well.........
Andy from Westmeath, 08 Jun 2007
Emilio Estevez makes a reasonably interesting job as director here but it feels disjointed and disconnected occasionally. My other gripe is that there are a multitude of characters that are not properly introduced to the audience so we dont know who they are or what their connection to Kennedy is. Obviously this movie is tinged with sadness right from the get go considering that we all know basically that it focuses entirely on the day he was shot and subseqeuently dies. Worth a watch.
Darren from Dublin, 23 Feb 2008
Full of award-winning stars hoping to become part of everyones DVD collection because of the subject matter. It was made well, interesting, but nothing new to make you think, discuss, disagree/agree like JFK did for us. It was like a documentary. Get sky and look at the biography channel, its full of stuff like this if that what you want. In fact the biography channel wouldn't have the hollywood gloss sprinkled over the story. So if your interested in the RFK story, don't rent this.
This is fantasy - not history
Brian from Louth, 28 May 2007
At first look this seems to be a cleverly thought-out and hearfelt (if sentimentalised) look back at the late 60s & BK's assasination. No one plays Bobby in the pic; his politics are reflected in the attitudes and conversations of the characters. However, watching the extras you find out it is entirely fictional - only 1 character actually existed & none of what you have seen really happened (other than the biggie!!). It is an exercise in fantasy-nostalgia; closer to LOTR than JFK.
Brian from Mayo, 15 Jan 2008
Obviously a labour of love for director Emilio Estevez, this is quite a good film. It does a good job in showing the popularity and sense of hope Bobby Kennedy brought, and its cast is genuinely all-star, ranging from Sharon Stone and Demi Moore to Lindsay Lohan and Anthony Hopkins. It falls down somewhat in having too many threads going at once and it does tend to veer towards sentimentality. Worth a look if you have an interest in the period.