Watch Golf in the Kingdom
- 1 hr 26 min
"Golf in the Kingdom," a 2010 film based on the novel of the same name by Michael Murphy, brings to life the mystical and philosophical aspects of golf through the eyes of a young American golfer, Michael Murphy (Mason Gamble). The movie follows Murphy as he travels to Scotland to try his luck at the game's birthplace. On the train ride to the course, he meets an enigmatic and wise Scottish caddie named Shivas Irons (David O'Hara), who becomes his mentor and guide.
As Murphy begins to play the game, he discovers that there is much more to golf than just a set of rules and a ball. With Irons' help, he learns to connect with the golf course on a spiritual level and to see the course's natural beauty with new eyes. Along the way, he also meets other passionate golfers who share their own insights and philosophies about the game.
One such person is the wealthy and powerful golf enthusiast, Julian Lange (Malcolm McDowell), who takes an interest in Murphy and invites him to play his private course. Lange is a philosophical man who believes that golf is a spiritual experience and that the game's purpose is to open a channel to a higher power. He shares his ideas with Murphy and challenges him to think deeply about the game and its role in his life.
As Murphy's journey continues, he faces many challenges on the course and off. His encounters with the other golfers, the natural world, and the game itself, provoke deep self-reflection on his part. Along the way, he learns that golf is not just a game, but a path to self-discovery, an opportunity to connect with other human beings and the planet we all share.
The film, directed by Susan Streitfeld, captures the beauty of Scotland's rugged, windswept landscapes and historic golf courses. Its cinematography highlights the stunning vistas and landscapes, which makes the film an authentic, immersive experience.
Overall, "Golf in the Kingdom," is a visually stunning and thought-provoking movie that speaks to golf enthusiasts and anyone looking for deeper insights into the human experience. A film with a message that transcends the game of golf by exploring the spiritual aspects of life, it is very much suited for those who seek meaning beyond the material world. The masterful performances of the ensemble cast further add to the fulfillment of the movie's message.
Golf in the Kingdom is a 2011 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5 and a MetaScore of 13.