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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Review

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1.5

Dave White Profile

… doesn't just not walk, it barely limps. Read full review

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  • 4.0
    63

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  • 63

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The tunes are so good, you can’t believe the film itself doesn’t amount to more, especially with the rightness of the casting. Still, a few laughs are better than none.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    If you want to escape all the deadly serious fare of this pre-awards season, run to Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.Why? Cox rocks. This rowdy spoof of music biopics is silly fun and often hilarious.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Owen Gleiberman

    The movie walks the line of surreal vulgarity (you will not, repeat not, expect the penis), yet most of it, intentionally, is less nutzoid than your average megaplex genre parody.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Reilly is required to walk a tightrope; is he suffering or kidding suffering, or kidding suffering about suffering? That we're not sure adds to the appeal.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    A pitch-perfect musical comedy that at long last moves the talented John C. Reilly up the billing ladder from second banana to top banana.

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