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Universal acclaim- based on 211 Ratings

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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
    West delivers the emotional goods when tragedy strikes in the final reel. If 17-year-old pop star Moore isn't a skilled actress, she's at least unassuming.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    38
    Goo oozes without mercy in A Walk to Remember.
  5. 30
    A vehicle for teen singing sensation Mandy Moore. As vehicles go, it's an Edsel.
  6. 30
    Basically a prim, desexualized "Carrie," told from the prom date's perspective and featuring Peter Coyote in the Piper Laurie role.
  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 120
  1. 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"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
  2. chrissac
    Mar 19, 2008
    10
    I absolutely love this movie. A lot of people dislike it but i really do like it. It has its funny times and it also has the time to where I absolutely love this movie. A lot of people dislike it but i really do like it. It has its funny times and it also has the time to where you should really feel like you are there with the actors. This movie is great. Expand
  3. CelestineS.
    Jul 28, 2009
    10
    One of my favorite movies of all time, the story, the message the themes, it was just so beautiful and touching. Shane's and One of my favorite movies of all time, the story, the message the themes, it was just so beautiful and touching. Shane's and Mandy's acting was perfectly done! Their characters were perfectly portrayed, the emotion, their personalities, the love, the sincerity, the sadness...This movie is their best performance of their careers. Expand
  4. AdamC
    Jun 25, 2007
    9
    Great drama movie. It has the laughs, tears, and soft moments a drama movie should have. Good for a date movie or to just pop in and rewatch! Great drama movie. It has the laughs, tears, and soft moments a drama movie should have. Good for a date movie or to just pop in and rewatch! One of Mandy's best works. Expand
  5. Mar 23, 2013
    9
    It is a rare movie indeed that inspires like this one. I'm impressed with the quiet virtue of the story and am astounded at the disparityIt is a rare movie indeed that inspires like this one. I'm impressed with the quiet virtue of the story and am astounded at the disparity between the "professional" critics and us regular folk. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2010
    5
    not a terrible movie, but not that good.
  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,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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