The Longest Ride Reviews

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December 8, 2019
One of the best [Nicholas] Sparks' adaptations ever.
May 8, 2019
Another cookie-cutter Nicholas Sparks adaptation emerges undercooked, seemingly without undergoing redrafts or second takes.
April 17, 2019
It's a tried-and-true formula that works, and given the right romantic pairing, works wonders. And admit it, you love it.
March 7, 2019
So much of these kind of movies depends on the connection between the lead couple and these two had it.
February 22, 2019
And like their predecessors, they and their co-stars Oona (granddaughter of Charlie) Chaplin and Jack (nephew of Anjelica) Huston succeed in making The Longest Ride enjoyable enough.
January 23, 2019
This is your standard romantic drama, with a checklist of the genre's cliches peppering the film's way too long 139-minute running time.
December 8, 2018
A Good Ol' Fashioned Roll In The Hay
August 30, 2018
The Longest Ride did not convert me to being a fan of romance films, but it did show me that I can enjoy parts of one.
October 30, 2017
Even by Sparks's standards, this is clichd old stuff, not helped by the fact that the young actors in the contemporary story -- Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood (yes, Clint's son) -- are no match for Jack Huston and Oona Chaplin.
October 14, 2017
I'll say this for The Longest Ride: It did not make me want to burn anything down.
June 11, 2016
Scott Eastwood's less mysterious than dad. Clint's got more warrior, Scott's got more lover. Nevertheless! Scott's very Clinty! 'Ride's' the anti-'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
February 23, 2016
[It] so casually meanders down a cluttered road of clichs that you feel chided for daring to take a single ounce of it seriously.
December 29, 2015
This could have been the second-best Nicholas Sparks movie had it just been Ira and Ruth's story. Instead, The Longest Ride is weighed down by an unnecessary second story that tries too hard, and bullpen full of clichs.
December 21, 2015
Its theme of cherishing love when it comes your way couldn't be blunter, but on the whole this is one of the better Sparks movies, with even a neat twist in the tale to reward those who last the distance.
December 17, 2015
Unfortunately, Chaplin's brilliance, Alda's funny crustiness, and Eastwood's vulnerability aren't enough to keep this film afloat.
November 10, 2015
The Longest Ride is a weak sauce addition to the Sparks empire, a little better than last year's The Best of Me, but miles below uber-Sparks work The Notebook.
November 6, 2015
The Longest Ride is what happens when a studio exec sees The Notebook and Dear John, and then goes "You see that? Do it again the same, but different."
November 5, 2015
Overall, it's a pretty dull date night for all interested parties.
July 20, 2015
For once, a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book appears to be populated by relatively realistic approximations of human beings dealing with relationship conflict in realistic ways.
June 21, 2015
Like all of Sparks's stories it's corny as hell, but there's an unabashed, old-fashioned charm that gradually warms the cockles and moistens the eye.
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