Warner Bros. A Walk To Remember

Last updated date: July 7, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 97 expert reviews, the Warner Bros. Warner Bros. A Walk To Remember placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.8
10 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.4
2,062 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
The performances by Moore and West are so quietly convincing we're reminded that many teenagers in movies seem to think like 30-year-old standup comics.
- Roger Ebert
January 25, 2002 | Full review
A Walk to Remember is an antidote to Hollywood's raging cynicism about Christian values. For teens, onscreen "coolness" and validation is almost always achieved by a disengagement from parental authority, moral values and/or spiritual faith.
- Plugged In
In this, the film is beautifully realistic and thoughtful; each character’s progression brought along smoothly and slowly, without rushing past all the sticky parts just to get to some silly kiss. True, at times it feels as though something has been left out, as if the film jiggles around a bit. But, it’s hard to notice while wrapped up in the wonderful world of Moore and West.
- Cinema Blend
Its a love story from a simpler time with quite a few classic romantic tropes that seriously work! A Walk to Remember also has a great soundtrack! Mandy Moore contributes at least three tracks, including Only Hope, performed as part of Jamie’s transformative scene in the school play. Switchfoot’s incredible ballad Dare You To Move is also a highlight.
- The Silver Petticoat Review
October 10, 2017 | Full review
The two leads each carry their parts effectively, and generate reasonable chemistry most of the time.
- Decent Films
West gives a strong performance, skillfully carrying the difficult and awkward scenes between he and Moore, who proves she's not just another pretty pop star (several of her songs, including her video hit, Cry, are on the film's soundtrack). In fact, she's willing to do what many singers/aspiring actresses her age wouldn't dream of doing: playing an unpopular girl who's homely and religious.
- Crosswalk
January 19, 2002 | Full review
It’s a powerful Christian film. Mandy Moore and Shane West and Peter Coyote are fantastic in this, but so is the rest of the cast! If you haven’t seen it, I don’t want to ruin it for you so I’ll just say this is a fantastic film.
- Christian Film Database
March 17, 2015 | Full review
What experts didn't like
They go wrong only three times: (1) The subplot involving the paralyzed boy should have either been dealt with, or dropped; (2) It's tiresome to make the black teenager use "brother" in every sentence, as if he is not their peer but was ported in from another world; (3) As Kuleshov proved more than 80 years ago in a famous experiment, when an audience sees an impassive closeup, it supplies the necessary emotion from the context.
- Roger Ebert
January 25, 2002 | Full review
Two dozen profanities (half of them s-words) litter the dialogue of Landon and his buddies. They aren’t gratuitous in that they are used to provide contrast between Jamie (she never swears) and her worldly classmates, but they will make it difficult for many families to get through the early minutes of the film, where most of the foul language is confined.
- Plugged In
Daryl Hannah, Peter Coyote and a young Lauren German also star as parents and the obligatory rejected love interest in turn. Unfortunately, the expanded cast have nothing much to do and generally fall into the stereotypical boxes ascribed to them.
- The Silver Petticoat Review
October 10, 2017 | Full review
Nothing that happens in “A Walk to Remember” can be described as surprising, and very little of it feels fresh
- Variety
January 24, 2002 | Full review
A Walk to Remember is not a great movie, but it’s a worthwhile one, especially for its target audience.
- Decent Films
There is 1 scene in particular that is highly offensive in the regular version, including crude humor and some language.
- Christian Film Database
March 17, 2015 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Love brings together what peer pressure and lifestyles seek to keep apart in this coming-of-age story based on the bestselling book.

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