Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

97 mins
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A spoof of every music film from The Doors to Walk The Line, producer Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, Anchorman) brings... More

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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story | Ratings & Reviews

What an wonderful surprise, that a production conceived as a response to other films would so spectacularly rise above them, not just poking fun at biopics but commenting on human tendencies to repurpose and simplify the complex narrative data of our lives. With added dick jokes!

"Turns out your worst fears (by which your correspondent means, his own worst fears) were unfounded: this movie actually does have more than two jokes. While those two jokes – “‘Cox’ sounds like ‘cocks’, doesn’t it?” and “Walk the Line was overrated and pompous, wasn’t it?” – get their fair share of play, Walk Hard is, in fact, more than just a Hot Shots! to Walk the Line’s Top Gun."

Flicks, TeamFlicks

"This burlesque of biopic clichés flounders from one setup to the next without the engine that drives the genre: a strong central character."

Village VoiceVillage Voice

"Strums the genre for considerable laughs, with John C. Reilly playing the title balladeer from teen to senior citizen, generating enough goodwill to offset the flat sections and a decidedly juvenile streak."


"Hollywood's comedy king Judd Apatow has sadly brought his B-game to this moderate spoof."

The GuardianThe Guardian

"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, the original music so much fun and Reilly so good - both while hamming it up in the role and in singing the songs - that it's irresistible."

New York Daily NewsNew York Daily News

"Walk Hard also benefits from being written for the exceptional John C. Reilly, one of the few serious dramatic actors who has a true gift for comedy. And he can sing, too, 15 monumental spoofs, as clever as they are melodic, that cover the musical waterfront from rockabilly to punk and include one last riff after the final credits roll."

Los Angeles TimesLos Angeles Times

"John C Reilly just about holds together a funny but patchy comedy that puts a ten-megaton bomb under the cliched rock biopic – and never detonates it."

Empire MagazineEmpire Magazine

"There’s a certain emotion, thanks largely to the humanity of Reilly, one of our best supporting actors graduating to star status, finally bound for glory."


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