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CobbThe movie follows sportswriter Al Stump when he is assigned to set Ty Cobb's story down. Stump must either candycoat his subject's life or present an accurate picture of a disgusting man who happened to become an American sports hero.
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Directors of "Cobb"Ron SheltonBirthdate: 15 September 1945, Whittier, California, USA
Creators of "Cobb"Al StumpBirthdate: 20 October 1916, Florissant, Colorado, USA
Critic Reviews of "Cobb"Chicago TribuneMay 06, 2014
Most biopics mistakenly try to take us from cradle to grave and end up skimming the surface. The wisdom of Cobb is that writer-director Ron Shelton knows that the close study of a single day can decode a human life.Seattle TimesMay 06, 2014
Unfortunately, the movie just makes Stump look like a self-important jerk, possibly a bigger jerk than Cobb, and Wuhl's affable, weightless performance doesn't help.New YorkerMarch 19, 2013
Cobb cuts right through the winner-take-all ethos of American athletics. It's a raw, inspired, audaciously funny, and unexpectedly moving collaboration between the writer-director Ron Shelton and Tommy Lee Jones.Orlando SentinelMarch 19, 2013
Ty Cobb is such a towering figure in this motion picture that it's easy to overlook Al Stump -- and Robert Wuhl's feisty, witty performance in the thankless role.Chicago TribuneMarch 19, 2013
[Jones] lets it all loose here. It's the performance of a lifetime: full of menace and venom, eloquence and fire, rot and pathos, crackling rawness and realism.Los Angeles TimesMarch 19, 2013
The result, whether Cobb is wailing about greatness or ruminating about the dark circumstances around his father's death, is a performance too operatic and out of control.People MagazineMay 06, 2014
A curiously gripping amalgam of Patton, Citizen Kane and Melvin and Howard.South Florida Sun-SentinelMay 06, 2014
To watch Tommy Lee Jones re-create the persona of the Hall of Famer in Cobb is to encounter the greatest SOB ever to come down the pike -- in or out of the domain of sports. The trek is hardly entertaining.Spokesman-Review (Washington)May 06, 2014
While the story of Cobb himself is a worthy one (Shelton's treatment, believe it or not, even has its similarities to Orson Welles' Citizen Kane), Shelton shortchanges the very game that made the man famous.Baltimore SunMarch 20, 2013
Stump is well-played by affable Robert Wuhl, who has the unenviable responsibility of representing the one sane man in Ty's crazy universe.Christian Science MonitorMarch 19, 2013
Cobb's accomplishments on the ball field would make for an absorbing documentary, but it's the passions and pitfalls of his private life that dominate Ron Shelton's melodramatic film.
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