Tommy's Honour

Tommy's Honour

Jason Connery (2016)

107min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A strained father-son relationship is at the centre of this modest drama depicting the early days of professional golf. Based on a true story, it begins in the 1860s, following the lives of two golfing pioneers from Scotland. Peter Mullan stars as Tom Morris Sr, a respectful, well-liked greenkeeper who often caddies for upper-class gentlemen. His eldest son is Tom Morris Jr (Jack Lowden), an unusually talented player who isn't content to follow in his father's footsteps. In fact, he's determined to challenge the established order, since lower-class players aren't getting the payment they deserve. This is where the film works best, as young Tom's class struggles create more drama than his golf matches. Tommy's Honour could be described as unremarkable, but it is a solid, well-acted, perfectly enjoyable film that doesn't do much wrong. In golfing terms, it's a par.

Summary

Fact-based drama examining the relationship between the dynamic father-son team who ushered in the modern game of golf. Directed by Jason Connery, and starring Sam Neill, Peter Mullan, Jack Lowden and Ophelia Lovibond.

Cast & Crew

Thomas Morris, "Tom", "Old Tom" Peter Mullan
Thomas Morris, "Tommy", "Young Tom" Jack Lowden
Meg Drinnen Ophelia Lovibond
Alexander Boothby Sam Neill
Major Molesworth Peter Ferdinando
David Strath Max Deacon
Director Jason Connery
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Thunderbird ReleasingAvailable on: DVDReleased on: 7 Jul 2017
Drama