TOMMY’S HON­OUR (M)

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Gold Coast Eye - - EYE MOVIES -

A LOT TO PUTT UP WITH TO GET A HOLE STORY, UK, 111 MIN The only view­ers who will rate Tommy’s Hon­our as mak­ing par are golf trag­ics with noth­ing to do for the evening. The sub­ject mat­ter is promis­ing enough; the wild early days of Open Cham­pi­onship golf in 1870s Scot­land. The best tour­na­ments back then were freefor-alls of bet­ting and bare-knuckle fist fights. Which makes it all the more puz­zling why this movie lodges it­self early in a sand­trap of dull­ness, and stays there. This is the not-so-stir­ring story of Tommy Mor­ris (Jack Low­den), a Tiger Woods-ish tear­away who won the first of four con­sec­u­tive Bri­tish Open ti­tles at age 17. His dad (Peter Mor­ris) was also a great golfer, and didn’t like hav­ing his lunch cut by his boy.

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