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A Walk to Remember Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 24, 2002
It can't rise above the insipid banality of Sparks' recycled and recycled again small-town romance.
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James Berardinelli
January 24, 2002
The target audience may enjoy the film, but there's little hope than anyone other than 11-15-year old girls will be willing to endure Shankman's curdled concoction.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 24, 2002
A syrupy retread of "Love Story" starring Teen Beat pin-ups.
| Original Score: 2/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Too-syrupy re-tread of Love Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Donald Munro
Fresno Bee
January 25, 2002
Sparks focuses on young love so thickly earnest that it practically coats you, like butter flavoring at the snack bar.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
January 24, 2002
Not only is it hokey, manipulative and as bland as Wonder Bread dipped in milk, but it also does the absolute last thing we need Hollywood doing to us: It preaches.
Eric D. Snider
January 30, 2002
This one is certainly well-meaning, but it's also simple-minded and contrived.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Brian Orndorf
January 26, 2002
A Walk To Remember is a walk that I do not recommend you take.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
April 5, 2012
Adopts a breezy anti-cynicism as a pose, and then spends the rest of the time failing in the most spectacular way to competently execute it.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
January 20, 2010
It's an overwrought teen weepy, Terms of Endearment for the TRL crowd.
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
March 4, 2002
This is for those who appreciate their Dawson Creek fix supersized on the big screen. Taking a Walk to this pandering afterschool premise will make some cry indeed...but unfortunately, for the wrong reasons.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 24, 2002
...lacks a single moment of emotional sincerity or even a hint of chemistry between its leads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 27, 2002
This isn't quite Glitter, but almost.
Susan Granger
February 4, 2002
A flick to forget.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 29, 2002
Seeing as how it's based on a weepy Nicholas Sparks novel, it's not surprising that this teen romantic drama is an almost unbearably weepy film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 24, 2002
It drowns in sap.
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A.O. Scott
New York Times
January 24, 2002
Proves that a movie about goodness is not the same thing as a good movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 25, 2002
Goo oozes without mercy.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 25, 2002
The bland leading the bland.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jan Stuart
January 25, 2002
Rarely has leukemia looked so shimmering and benign.
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