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Country Strong

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Music

Release Date :

January 07, 2011 (Wide)

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Shana Feste

Starring :

Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester, Kayla Perkins, Sean Symons, Jim O'Rear, Jeremy Childs

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

2.5 of 4

“..too little on creating believable, multidimensional characters...”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
2.5 of 4

“..to be a cliche-riddled Crazy Heart wannabe..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..There are so many stark choices..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [NY Daily News]
2.5 of 5

“..The story is an all-too-familiar one..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]
“..The corn is as high as a mechanical bull's eye..”
by Manohla Dargis [NY Times]
“..suffocates the audience with redundancy for nearly two hours..”
by Ed Gonzalez [Slant Magazine]
“..looks derivative on paper but plays out with a startling depth of feeling -no small feat..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
2.5 of 4

“..like a country song with every other verse removed..”
by Cathy Jakicic [Milwauke Journal Sentinel]
“..It's hard to synopsize this movie because it sounds even worse than it actually is..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
2 of 4

“..It's a movie that could've been made by a gossip blog..”
by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
Review rate : C-

“..it never commits to the form..”
by Keith Phipps [AV Club]
2 of 5

“..It achieves that rarest of qualities in our age of snark and knowingness: unintended parody..”
by Tom Maurstad [Dallas Morning News]
1 of 4

“..is awfully weak..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
1.5 of 5

“..is a really bad movie..”
by Robert W. Butler [Kansas City Star]
2.5 of 4

“..emotionally potent as it is narratively inconsistent..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 4

“..an unintentionally campy drama..”
by Kyle Smith [NY Post]

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