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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)
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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 121
  1. 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
  2. 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
  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"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. PilarR.
    Apr 4, 2009
    9
    I was surprise when I saw the critical reception of this movie. I watched it this morning and it's definitely a walk I will remember. I was surprise when I saw the critical reception of this movie. I watched it this morning and it's definitely a walk I will remember. The way they fall in love reminded me quite a bit of 'Naley' from one tree hill and yet it had this whole sentimental feeling to it. It's not the kind of film where the most important thing is to make some good shots with the camera, and I think that's what makes it so memorable. It's completely worth watching and, even though it's a bit too sentimental for me, I suggest everyone who has a chance to not listen to the Cinemato...what ever their called reviewers and watch it - but remember to have a tissue in your hand. Expand
  5. Apr 9, 2015
    8
    The problem with Sparks is that he uses the same formula and patterns of cliche's in his movies. In this teen chick flick movie, he does itThe problem with Sparks is that he uses the same formula and patterns of cliche's in his movies. In this teen chick flick movie, he does it again! and how am i not surprised? i know it's weird for a guy like me to say that film is emotional. Grade B 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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