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  • Summary: Set in the lowlands of North Carolina, this story follows the rite of passage of a jaded, aimless high school senior (West) as he falls in love with a guileless young woman (Moore) he and his friends once scorned. (Warner Brothers)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 26
  2. Negative: 14 out of 26
  1. 75
    A love story so sweet, sincere and positive that it sneaks past the defenses built up in this age of irony.
  2. What saves the film is the chemistry between the two leads.
  3. 60
    This realist fairy tale of impossible love has a fair amount of nuance and charm.
  4. Reviewed by: Jonathan Perry
    38
    A movie where the miracles -- and treacly moments -- keep topping each other.
  5. 30
    A vehicle for teen singing sensation Mandy Moore. As vehicles go, it's an Edsel.
  6. Audiences who have avoided the multiplex these last few years because of the garbage peddled there are the only ones for whom this overly familiar "Walk" will be memorable.
  7. 10
    A monstrosity of a movie that I am all too eager to forget.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 121
  1. Jul 16, 2014
    10
    A walk to remember is a fantastic drama with smart acting. The story is familiar but the actors make their
    characters new and the movie is
    delightful. The movie is perfect for watching with your girlfriend or
    family, A+.
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  2. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    Lol most cliche eh? Don't make me laugh. If its a cliche then your getting too old. This movie is original, and heart touching. Watched it with my gf and she nearly cried her eyes out. Good Movie and Great Book by Nicholas Sparks! Expand
  3. Jun 22, 2014
    10
    "The Best " movie i have watched till now and nothing beats it ,not even the notebook,especially if your a teenager.the soundtrack was awesome and the last song "cry" was really moving.Not ashamed to say that i cried after watching it. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2010
    5
    not a terrible movie, but not that good.
  5. Aug 29, 2011
    2
    I honestly find it hard to believe that any sensible person would want to subject themselves to this utter tripe. Full of character archetypes, shameless manipulation, trite dialogue, and contrived drama, A Walk to Remember is unmistakably the work of a hack; a hack thinks this is the only way to write a compelling romance. Excuse me, but I like romances where I feel for the couple because I like them as people, not because they're religious and contrived illnesses separate them. That's how you can tell when a movie does not care for its own integrity, and simply chooses to manipulate. There are no characters in this mass, only archetypes and contrivances. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2012
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This movie looks like a beautiful romance film.But it isn´t.Is junk.I call it A walk to throw up.The actors are in the way,but the screenplay and the director is a junk. Expand
  7. Jun 17, 2012
    0
    Kid that falls in with wrong crowd, check. Shy, theater chic that no one likes, check. A bad-moral friend that tries to stop the couple, check. Random black friend thrown in to do aimless rap and crack terrible jokes, check. A-hole dad with a stick in his butt that pulls it out in the end, check. Dad that abandoned his son but tries to reconnect, check. Dying person romance with a list of stuff to do, check. Girl who can sing and gets a leading role due to this fact only, check. Sappy love scenes where Mandy retains the same facial expression, a wedding, a death, a bad choice, lesson on faith.. Should I go on and on? The two dudes in the movie that fall out as friends show a bit of acting snuff, but the girls are simply terrible. I'm sorry, but a teen with leukemia isn't gonna be dancing around in school plays and singing up a storm. I am a Christian, so I admire the message this movie attempts to convey, but it just isn't enough. I think my favorite part of the movie was the opening 5 minutes. The rest has no plot, jumbled character archetypes, and one cheesy cheesy cheesy moment after the next. Really, is this what the intelligence level of our teen girls has fallen to? Expand

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