The Longest Ride
The Longest Ride (2015)

Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Nicholas Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDE centers on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: July 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Longest Ride is less manipulative than the average Nicholas Sparks film, but it's still saccharine and hopelessly contrived -- not that it'll matter to the target audience.

Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

The Longest Ride is pretty darn tolerable - and sometimes even enjoyable - not just for fans but also for regular people who are, you know, cynical.

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Bilge Ebiri
New York Magazine/Vulture

Look, it's easy to laugh at this stuff - that's part of the game, in fact. To buy into these movies, you have to buy into the silliness. But The Longest Ride, for all its ridiculousness, comes by its emotions honestly.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

For once, a movie based on a Nicholas Sparks book appears to be populated by relatively realistic approximations of human beings dealing with relationship conflict in realistic ways.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

The Longest Ride has as much bull as the 10 previous Sparks adaptations. This is one of the few you can ride for longer than eight seconds.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

The movie has nowhere to go and spends more than two hours getting there.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

Like all of Sparks's stories it's corny as hell, but there's an unabashed, old-fashioned charm that gradually warms the cockles and moistens the eye.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

As a romance, a drama, or even a sports movie, The Longest Ride never reaches a satisfying destination.

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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

People don't go to Sparks movies for subtlety; they go to warm their hearts by bearing witness to true love. Of course, that requires a story that rings true. In "The Longest Ride," authenticity is in short supply.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

Thanks to the scenery, the performances and a rich vein of unintentional silliness, The Longest Ride feels a whole lot shorter than it is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Well, isn't Scott Eastwood just a rugged, squinty, sensitive, handsome drink of water? He isn't that bad an actor either - very dynamic and athletic… More
Andreia Cordeiro
A nothing new romance, Nicholas Sparks style.
Jeff Boam
Bucking audiences around atop two very different love stories, Nicholas Sparks' sometimes charming latest Ride certainly feels like his Longest despite its… More
Philip Price
I don't know that I've ever reviewed a Nicholas Sparks film on this site before. There often seems no point due to the fact that if you're seeing… More
Christopher Oakley
Less annoying than some Nicolas Sparks film adaptations but still schmaltzy and predictable. The leads are horrible actors but the secondary ones played by… More