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Country Strong Reviews

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Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com

A rawer, realer, and far more believable and compelling portrait of a self-destructive country artist's attempt at recovery than CRAZY HEART.

Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 15, 2013
Roger Moore
Movie Nation

A little like modern country music - odd moments of sincerity, heart and authenticity peek through the plastic, the hype and the manufactured hokum.

Full Review Source: Movie Nation | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 23, 2013
Neil Pond
American Profile

This canned corn falls far short of the inspiring story of triumph and tragedy it wants viewers to buy.

Full Review Source: American Profile | Original Score: 2/5

September 9, 2011
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes

Though the plot is almost formulaic, "Country Strong" has two things going for it: talented actors and great music

Full Review Source: MediaMikes | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 16, 2011
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Not exactly brimming with the essence of country music

Full Review Source: Movie Habit

August 12, 2011
Simon Reynolds
Digital Spy

Some may cynically scoff at Country Strong's rollercoaster of feelings, yet it's almost completely appropriate considering the high drama present in the lyrics of country music.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 4/5

July 14, 2011
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...Country Strong's downfall stems from its almost egregiously deliberate pace...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: 2/4

April 15, 2011
Dave White
Movies.com

It's got enough melodrama and full-volume diva-meltdown histrionics to blow a movie like Burlesque out of the water.

Full Review Source: Movies.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 4, 2011
Nick Pinkerton
Sight and Sound

If McGraw had been armed with a microphone, perhaps the movie could have gained something in symmetry; if Kelly had a grounding in social history, perhaps she could better be believed.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

March 29, 2011
Philip French
Guardian

The movie has its moments, but the characters are fuzzy around the edges...

Full Review Source: Guardian

March 28, 2011
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Paltrow is a poster girl for the virtues of yoga and a macrobiotic diet - which makes her far too healthy-looking to play the troubled, booze-sodden singer at the heart of [this] sudsy romantic melodrama.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

March 25, 2011
David Sexton
This is London

No saving grace here.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2011
David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Some killer tunes plus a genuinely believable turn from Glee star Paltrow make Country Strong a show worth catching.

Full Review Source: Daily Mirror [UK] | Original Score: 3/5

March 25, 2011
Anthony Quinn
Independent

The good news is that Paltrow can sing; the bad news is the mawkish and one-paced drama she's playing in.

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 2/5

March 25, 2011
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

The backstage shenanigans and tear-stained soap opera are all too predictable in Country Strong but the performances lend it conviction and the soundtrack has enough heart and soul to endear it to true country music fans.

Full Review Source: Daily Express

March 25, 2011
Christopher Tookey
Daily Mail [UK]

This is a cheesy soap opera that dearly wants to be a country and western All About Eve. The songs aren't too bad; the dialogue is.

Full Review Source: Daily Mail [UK] | Original Score: 1/5

March 24, 2011
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

For me it's a no.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 1/5

March 24, 2011
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

I hated, loved, hated the movie. In that order.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 2011
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

Even a Paltrow fan (I remain one) would have to concede that her willowy frame and perfect skin do not betray a lifetime of vodka-swilling and throwing up in hillbilly bars.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 2011
Jason Goodyer
Little White Lies

As predictable and soulless as an over-produced country power ballad.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

March 24, 2011
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