The Longest Ride Reviews

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May 8, 2019
Another cookie-cutter Nicholas Sparks adaptation emerges undercooked, seemingly without undergoing redrafts or second takes.
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.
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.
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 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.
June 18, 2015
Devotees of author Nicholas Sparks's work will no doubt be delighted with The Longest Ride's bonanza offering: two militantly preposterous love stories for the price of one!
June 18, 2015
Shamelessly sentimental.
June 18, 2015
So soaked in Americana you feel as if you've been repeatedly vomited upon by a bald eagle.
June 18, 2015
One of those rare films whose porn version will have the same title.
June 18, 2015
It's no The Notebook, and when that's a seriously meant criticism, you're in trouble.
June 18, 2015
It's not called The Longest Ride for nothing. At 2 hours plus it's the lengthiest Sparks movie yet - after about an hour of snooze-inducing predictability you're just desperate for it to end.
June 15, 2015
Blandly photographed and unexceptionally acted, The Longest Ride is a typically generic love story from the Sparks production line.
May 30, 2015
Robertson and Eastwood are appealing and photogenic, but their romance is callow and trivial compared to Huston and Chaplin's.
May 25, 2015
The sappiest heartland hokum squeezable from the novelist's formula bottle, this adaptation drip-drip-drips into a well of clichd sentiment, its last big manufactured teardrop saved for the perfectly ridiculous ending.
May 4, 2015
The film still comes with the cheesy trademarks that you'd expect with a romantic drama such as this.
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