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Bobby Z (+ Digital Copy)
Bobby Z
+ Digital Copy
Actors: Joaquim de Almeida, Laurence Fishburne, Jacob Vargas, Keith Carradine, Jason Flemyng
Director: John Herzfeld
Genres: Action & Adventure
R     2008     1hr 34min


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Actors: Joaquim de Almeida, Laurence Fishburne, Jacob Vargas, Keith Carradine, Jason Flemyng
Director: John Herzfeld
Genres: Action & Adventure
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/29/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

A Dreary Rehash of the Too Familiar Drugs/Gangster/Bad Cop S
Grady Harp | Los Angeles, CA United States | 09/09/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"How this story of freeing a deadly criminal from prison to act as a stand-in for an at large criminal (Bobby Z) to bring revenge and closure to corruption on every level of the playing field can continue to be reproduced ad infinitum will remain a puzzle. This tired, poorly acted, hyper kinetic desert film wastes the talent of some good actors, gives plenty of killings to watch, and then introduces counterfeit kindness as a reason for making the film, is a movie to avoid.

Paul Walker is the released Bobby Z look-alike who will be freed from his life in prison by Laurence Fishburne's cop image if he merely shows up in Mexico as bait for drug lord Joaquin de Almeida's hostage demands for Fishburne's partner. Of course it all goes wrong at the exchange point, allowing the fake Bobby Z to find a female interest (Olivia Wilde) as well as a little boy (J.R. Villarreal) who is supposedly the son of the real Bobby Z (and therefore is taken in by the fake Bobby Z), and the rest is just a messy chase sequence and series of killings and kidnappings. The bad guys outnumber the good guys, and, well the rest is yesterday's sandwich. Not recommended even if there is nothing else on the shelves to rent! Grady Harp, September 07
Yawn, stretch
Kurupt | chicago | 09/25/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"Bobby z starring the great laurence fishburne is a tale of a dirty agent (fishburne) and of a convict (paul walker) that looks like the big time drug deler Bobby Z. i didn't really care for this movie because it was totally unbelievable and the plot was boring. It is another drug movie/crooked agent/mistaken identity movie. The real bobby z and walker didn't look anything alike to me, and the fight scenes just didn't look realistic to me. Once again blockbuster online saved me some money on this movie. I still wasted two hours of my life though."
Read The Book Instead
Stephen L. Spero | San Diego, Ca USA | 06/30/2010
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I'm a big fan of writer Don Winslow. I really enjoyed his book The Death and Life of Bobby Z. So I got a copy of this movies to see what the film version was like. The acting was wooden (even with a good actor like Lawrence Fishburne), but for the first half of the movie, it kept pretty much to the book. After it started deviating, the movie quickly went downhill.
My suggestion is get a copy of the book, and forget the movie."