Country Strong Reviews

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March 28, 2011
The movie has its moments, but the characters are fuzzy around the edges...
March 25, 2011
No saving grace here.
March 24, 2011
For me it's a no.
March 24, 2011
As predictable and soulless as an over-produced country power ballad.
March 23, 2011
Paltrow gives it her best but is so conspicuously doing country. We're meant to believe she has spent half her life staring into a vodka bottle, but she glows like she's just stepped out of a yoga retreat.
January 14, 2011
Shana Feste's screenplay seldom rises above the level of daytime TV; the only actor who triumphs over her trite dialogue is Tim McGraw in a nonsinging role as Paltrow's husband and manager.
January 14, 2011
If Feste actually believes that this show is country nirvana, she has no business making a country movie.
January 12, 2011
The movie isn't worth the scuffed cowgirl boots it's scooting around in.
January 11, 2011
Unfortunately weak.
January 8, 2011
Catchy tunes, robust performances--but you can see every backstage-melodrama-cliche coming two scenes away.
January 7, 2011
If the point of Country Strong was to prove that Gwyneth Paltrow can sing, then mission accomplished. You don't need to sit through this two-hour melodrama to confirm that.
January 7, 2011
[A] mixed bag of a country music comeback fable.
January 7, 2011
Feste struggles mightily to instill meaning and grandeur in Country Strong, but her initial efforts to sidestep clich often result in confusion before she simply gives up and opts for melodrama.
January 7, 2011
Country Strong has a bit more to recommend it -- the music most of all -- but it's still a tough slog through emotional swamplands.
January 7, 2011
Country Strong is dead on arrival.
January 7, 2011
[A] disjointed drama filled with one-dimensional characters and melodrama so Lifetime movie-esque that it careens into unintentional comedy.
January 7, 2011
Patsy Cline. Loretta Lynn. Gwyneth Paltrow.
January 7, 2011
Gwyneth Paltrow is a beautiful, gifted actress with a lovely singing voice, but she's never been more miscast than she is in Country Strong.
January 7, 2011
While the melodrama is ladled on fast and thick at times, it is performed with sufficient conviction that we are drawn in rather than left on the outside laughing at it.
January 7, 2011
The many tunes in Country Strong are of such astounding banality, it's as if they were written by caged chimps as they were driven through Nashville on the way to a medical research lab.
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