MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,092 this week

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 10,205 users  
Reviews: 30 user | 28 critic

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $7.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 03 Sep 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 06 Jan 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 22 Feb 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 25 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007)

The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Death and Life of Bobby Z.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A former criminal is drawn into a criminal endeavor and subsequently finds himself living an inexplicable new life working at a psychiatric facility.

Director: John Glenn
Stars: Paul Walker, Piper Perabo, Brooklynn Proulx
Vehicle 19 (2013)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A foreign traveler unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.

Director: Mukunda Michael Dewil
Stars: Paul Walker, Naima McLean, Gys de Villiers
Stories USA (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  

Ten individuals set out to find themselves in an alienating world, filled with heartbreak, deception and tragedy.

Directors: David Brooks, Paul Carafotes, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Steven R. McQueen, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli
Into the Blue (2005)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A group of divers find themselves in deep trouble with a drug lord after they come upon the illicit cargo of a sunken airplane.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A low-ranking thug is entrusted by his crime boss to dispose of a gun that killed corrupt cops, but things get out of control when the gun ends up in wrong hands.

Director: Wayne Kramer
Stars: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Chazz Palminteri
Takers (2010)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A group of bank robbers find their multi-million dollar plan interrupted by a hard-boiled detective.

Director: John Luessenhop
Stars: Chris Brown, Hayden Christensen, Matt Dillon
Noel (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Director: Chazz Palminteri
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker
The Skulls (2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Luke McNamara, a college senior from a working class background joins a secret elitist college fraternity organization called "The Skulls", in hope of gaining acceptance into Harvard Law ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Joshua Jackson, Paul Walker, Hill Harper
Hours (2013)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A father struggles to keep his infant daughter alive in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Director: Eric Heisserer
Stars: Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez, Nancy Nave
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife, and an Elvis impersonator.

Director: Wayne Kramer
Stars: Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood
Timeline (2003)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A group of archaeological students become trapped in the past when they go there to retrieve their professor. The group must survive in 14th century France long enough to be rescued.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Paul Walker, Gerard Butler, Billy Connolly
Joy Ride (2001)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three young people on a road trip from Colorado to New Jersey talk to a trucker on their CB radio, then must escape when he turns out to be a psychotic killer.

Director: John Dahl
Stars: Matthew Kimbrough, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Elizabeth
...
Brian
...
Johnson
...
...
Kit
...
Bobby Z
...
Jorge Escobar
...
Duke
...
Boom Boom
...
Monk
...
Macy
...
Stanley (as Raymond Barry)
...
Mexican Detective
Edit

Storyline

A DEA agent provides former Marine Tim Kearney with a way out of his prison sentence: impersonate Bobby Z, a recently deceased drug dealer, in a hostage switch with a crime lord. When the negotiations go awry, Kearney flees, with Z's son in tow. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

You can't out-run yourself. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, some drug use, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 2007 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Bobby Z  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Initially, the film was going to be released theatrically by Warner Bros., who have a first look deal with Millennium Films, but after the film tested poorly, WB decided to pass. Sony picked it up as a direct-to-video feature. See more »

Goofs

At 17:00 -18:00 Gruzsa, is handling a flat top M16, with no scope. Several shots have a green cross hair over his target, as if he is using a scope. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jorge Escobar: [throwing down photo] This guy is perfect. His name is Tim Kearney, three-time loser from Palm Dale.
Tad Gruzsa: Definitely a resemblance. Family?
Jorge Escobar: Mom's dead, dad split.
Tad Gruzsa: Uncles, aunts, brothers, sister?
Jorge Escobar: Tim's an only child. On his own since he was 15.
See more »

Soundtracks

Agua De Rosas
Written by Lila Downs and Paul Cohen
Performed by Lila Downs
Published by Nara Music and Cloud People Music(BMI)
Courtesy of Narada Productions,Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not going to the Oscars with this one
21 April 2011 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

A convicted felon is used as a substitute for a drug dealer by law enforcement in an attempt to trade for an undercover officer being held by a drug baron. All the clichés are there, crooked cops, clueless felon, hairy bikers, sociopath drug baron, innocent child victim, Judas friend and a bad girl seeking redemption. This one has the whole lineup.

Not particularly believable story with a plot line that does not really hang together particularly well and really lacks substance. Not a bad movie that I would ridicule people for participating in but it is definitely a straight to DVD B-Grader.

How the mighty have fallen, from the Matrix to this for Laurence Fishburne, who would have to recognize he is on the way down if he is taking on projects of this caliber.

Olivia Wilde on the other hand is stunning, although more than a little lacking in emotive range and is hopefully using this as a vehicle on the way up as she develops.

I am beginning to suspect Paul Walker only has one character in his range and I just hope he makes enough money off that before the gravy train derails.

This is worth watching but set the bar low before you start, and savor Olivia Wilde's eyes because that is about the best thing that is going to happen on screen in this piece of cinema.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Paul Walker is the worst actor today styph_frontman
Was this ever in theaters? fred_sanford
HORRIBLE TRAILER!!! fairydustkid
Release Date totalbuz-1
Is this movie rated R? terressab
Saw a screening - MoscaVerde
Discuss The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?