Metacritic Movie Ratings
The Longest Ride Reviews

2.0

33

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally unfavorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 60

    out of 100

    Village VoiceAmy Nicholson

    A good romance can make us endure an implausible plot as long as the leads have heat. Luke and Sophia's connection feels true. Who cares about the mechanics? By the time The Longest Ride runs right off a cliff, we're already strapped in to the passenger seat. Give in and enjoy the plunge.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    The Longest Ride” treats us to a twist that’s so ridiculous I think we’re almost supposed to laugh. It’s not quite on the “Are you KIDDING ME!?” level of awfulness as the big reveal in “Safe Haven,” but it’s close. It’s close.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Even when Eastwood and Robertson, pleasant enough company, threaten to float off the screen, The Longest Ride glides along and delivers its reheated comfort food by the ton.

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  • 38

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Slavishly follows the well-worn and soggy Sparks path.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    Appealing performances by a trio of second- and third-generation Hollywood kids keep this three-hankie twaddle more bearable than it deserves.

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  • 30

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    Just as the basic plot points are hard to swallow, even the most rudimentary aspects of the characters' interactions feel forced, artificial and unspontaneous.

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  • 10

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    In the 1980 movie “Urban Cowboy,” John Travolta rode a mechanical bull. In The Longest Ride, Scott Eastwood rides real bulls, but everything else is mechanical.

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