Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Synopsis
A musician (John C. Reilly) struggles with addiction and an overactive libido on the road to fame.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By 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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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This kind of parody is hard to sustain for an hour and a half, and "Walk Hard" does gets wearying at times. But the humor is so outrageous,...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
For pure, uncomplicated enjoyment, it's the movie to see right now.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The first 30 or so minutes of Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story condense the entire Hollywood biopic genre into a sweet chewable tablet. It's...
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By 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...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By 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...
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75

USA Today

By 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...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By 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...
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The tricky thing about parody movies is that the jokes get old fast and they're hit-and-miss. Walk Hard, a spoof of every musical biopic...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
While it might not have the laughs-per-minute ratio of the "Naked Gun" movies (but then, what does?), it is a reliable titter generator for...
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Walk Hard is one of the funniest movies of the year

By newkillerstar
I got to see this movie at a screening, and I actually think it is the funniest movie of the year, even better than Knocked Up. John C. Reilly is funnier than he has ever been before as Dewey Cox,...

Funnier than expected

By chaddychoo
I am kind of a comedy snob. But this movie made me laugh out loud on several occasions. If you want to see light-hearted and fun, without being stupid, I would definitely go see Walk Hard....

one word

By Tara Kathleen
HILARIOUS...

I LOVE THE WORD NAKED!!!!

By chrystalflanders
This movie so hilarious.  How in the heck does an eight year old manage to handle a chain saw, bake cookies, win the world series and change a diaper all the same time while singing to a tune of...

hmmmmm...

By movieluver13
A Bunch of Filth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...

Loved It!!

By RM2441
My husband and I really enjoyed "Walk Hard." It's a great silly comedy that will cheer you up when you're down. The songs are very catchy and funny. The acting and singing by John C. Reilly was...

Worst 8 bucks I ever spent.

By MetamorphoMiss86
This movie was absolutely one of the WORST I've ever seen. Do NOT go see it. It ruined my whole night. Shows a full on shot of a *****. That no one was expecting. Horrible, horrible movie. That's...

Walk...back to your car

By Heather_Renee
I found this movie to be just ok. Some of the songs were funny, but the movie, not so much. I found it to be a waste of time....

judd apatow directed this epic movie

By MovieReviewer1990
need i say more? dewey cox will be an amazing movie just like superbad, knocked up, and 40 year old virgin. judd apatow for prez...

wanted spinal-tap-clever, got scary-movie-stupid

By thesyrq
I think my title sums it up. I was hoping for a clever satire, and instead got a painfully unimaginative spoof. Look, people- a reference is not the same as a joke. Enough said....

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Rated R | For sexual content, graphic nudity, drug use and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Raunchy biopic parody isn't for younger teens.
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