Share

Watch It

On DVD: Now | On Blu-ray: TBD

A Walk to Remember Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    35

    out of 100

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

  • 25

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Just because A Walk to Remember is shrewd enough to activate girlish tear ducts doesn't mean it's good enough for our girls. They're willing to buy tickets; why not honor their wits as well as their wallets?

    Read Full Review

  • 38

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    Goo oozes without mercy in A Walk to Remember.

    Read Full Review

  • 50

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    There's nothing remotely memorable about this walk.

    Read Full Review

  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    A love story so sweet, sincere and positive that it sneaks past the defenses built up in this age of irony.

    Read Full Review

  • See all A Walk to Remember reviews at Metacritic.com

For Families provided by Common Sense Media

OK for kids 9+

Too-syrupy re-tread of Love Story.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has very strong language for a PG, with many "s-words." Before Landon cleans up his act, he drinks and drives. It is clear that Jamie is very principled and their only physical involvement is some chaste kisses. At one point, she asks, "Are you trying to seduce me?" and he replies, "Are you seducible?" She says she is not and he respects her for it. Landon?s best friend is black (Al Thompson as Eric), but the character?s dialogue is so stereotyped that he seems like the "token black guy" in "Not Another Teen Movie." He and Landon have an elaborate special friendship handshake, and there is an unintentionally hilarious moment when, after an exchange of sympathy and support, they soberly go into their handshake moves.

  • Families can talk about whether they have lists of things they want to do before they die, and how we can help each other realize our dreams. How can we tell that Landon was not happy when he thought he was better than Jamie? How did she show him that he could be something more? When should we care about what other people think of us, and when shouldn't we?

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: Dangerous prank and car accident with injuries, sad death

  • sex false0

    Sex: Mild

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language for a PG

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false0

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Teen drinking (offscreen)

Advertisement