Tommy’s Honour (review)
Many sports flicks skim around the sports in favor of exploiting the personal challenges and the struggle to win. Instead, this one spends more than half of the time on the golf course with only a taste of friction to add drama. It’s based on the true story of a father/son in 19th century Scotland. The elder is considered the architect of the modern game while his son built a rep as an exceptional player. The narrative depicts important milestones in the history of golf, but it doesn’t spend sufficient time on conflicts or relationships. As a result, it’s an interesting history lesson. The performances are appealing (although those brogues sometimes make the dialogue a challenge), but like golf, I didn’t find viewing especially stimulating.
(2.5 / 5)