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Metascore

Based on 35 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
80
Chicago Reader
After a slow setup, this charming fable wisely spends most of its time on the golf course.
67
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Despite some engaging performances and good scenes, it's by far the least original, and least accomplished, of the six Redford-directed films.
63
Chicago Tribune
Though it's sweet and likable to a fault, it's also a movie that never seems heartfelt or deep.
60
Village Voice
More mushy than mystical.
58
Entertainment Weekly
There's not a moment in Bagger Vance that can't be anticipated.
50
Dallas Observer
If you love the excitement of watching golf, this Damon-Smith bore is right up your fairway.
50
Christian Science Monitor
The trouble lies in its stereotypical style, its schmaltzy emotionalism.
40
L.A. Weekly
Leven's tepid screenplay and the passionless self-control of Redford's direction make this bloodless movie a chore to sit through.
30
This saved-by-an-angel story is redeemed mostly by Smith's comic instincts.
10
Not only is it excruciatingly boring -- but its central premises are so banal and dubious as to border on offensiveness.

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