It doesn't matter where you've been as long as you come back strong.
Gyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, Leighton Meester
|Editing||Carol Littleton, Conor O'Neill|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Screen Gems, Maguire Entertainment, TVM|
|Drug abuse||Mainly as background|
|Comments||Largely adult themes.|
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Laea Medley A country song gone wrong
Amy Nicholson Both sincere and cynical in its view of country stardom, Country Strong is a charmer that makes you forgive all of its false notes simply because the talent plays them with conviction.
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert Country Strong is one of the best movies of 1957, and I mean that sincerely as a compliment.
James Berardinelli Although I will not argue that the whole cloth from which the story has been cut contains its fair share of familiar and/or overused situations, the narrative is surprisingly engaging, the character relationships contain aspects of complexity, and the ending does not give in to the temptation to be too facile.
Peter Travers Country Strong? Talk about a title scam job. This lame-ass chick-flick sampling of Crazy Heart is more like country Kryptonite.
C. Fuchs Country Strong makes the tragic mistake of heading down a familiar country road filled with too many frame-bending, tire-flattening and teeth jarring potholes.
Tomatometer The cast gives it their all, and Paltrow handles her songs with aplomb, but Country Strong's cliched, disjointed screenplay hits too many bum notes.
What the People say
Average .. 43%