Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. A film of exceptional emotional honesty.
  2. Even when it turns turbulent, the film sustains its warm summer glow, and makes itself a conversation piece about the moral issues it means to raise.
  3. Reviewed by: Laura Shin
    90
    A Walk on the Moon not only effectively captures the emotional development of all its characters, but it also neatly encapsulates the tumult of the 60s.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    90
    The elements in A Walk on the Moon, which is directed by the actor Tony Goldwyn (the bad guy in "Ghost") and written by Pamela Gray, feel miraculously right.
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 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 »