A Walk on the Moon

Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. It's just a simple, actorly drama about big, gaping emotional needs and the consequences a woman can face -- particularly during the 1960s -- for simply owning up to them.
  2. 60
    The movie, which leans too heavily on the metaphorical value of the two historic events, dives from heady romance into heavy moralizing.
  3. 50
    The movie's problem is that it loads the casting in a way that tilts the movie in the direction of a Harlequin romance.
  4. Though short on subtlety, A Walk on the Moon does offer the consolation of some decent performances.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Lovell
    50
    Despite strategic references to Joan Baez and pot, pic's sense of time and place feels synthetic.
  6. Reviewed by: Trevor Lewis
    40
    The romantic plotting is so cliched that the denouement may as well have been e-mailed, and the director has fooled himself into believing that a rousing soundtrack is adequate shorthand for the mood of the flower power generation.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Lyn
    Nov 29, 2014
    4
    Excellent and glowingly attractive cast can't quite rise above the cliched material -- although if you're a baby boomer, you'll probably enjoyExcellent and glowingly attractive cast can't quite rise above the cliched material -- although if you're a baby boomer, you'll probably enjoy the soundtrack. Of the many family-social screw-ups that took place during the summer of '69, I doubt that many were resolved so nicely! Not a fair comparison, perhaps, but I couldn't help thinking of Diane Lane's searing performance in a better movie in which she had an affair, "Unfaithful." Full Review »
  2. Philippe
    Nov 19, 2005
    8
    A rare romantic drama that combines strong acting, a very well written script, and - what's more - a near total absence of schlock. They A rare romantic drama that combines strong acting, a very well written script, and - what's more - a near total absence of schlock. They say all good stories are love stories; this is one that has enough depth to stand the test of time. Strongly recommended, far too easily overlooked. Full Review »