Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)

America loves Dewey Cox! But behind the music is the up-and-down-and-up-again story of a musician whose songs would change a nation. On his rock 'n roll spiral, Cox sleeps with 411 women, marries three times, has 22 kids and 14… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A parody that pokes fun at rock stars and reductive biopics alike, this comedy sings in large part because of stellar performances and clever original music.

David Jenkins
Time Out

The one area where 'Walk Hard' does manage to hold its own against classics of the genre such as 'This is Spinal Tap' or 'Sweet and Lowdown' is the music, all of which is expertly written and performed.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Cox rocks.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The only gale-force laughter in later scenes comes when the hero meets the Beatles.

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David Denby
New Yorker

Walk Hard runs down quickly, and suffers further from having the wide-eyed and weightless Reilly as its star.

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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine

Call me a cynic, call me a curmudgeon, call me perverse -- I loved every moment of Dewey Cox's story.

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Fernando F. Croce

Like the drunk guy who squeezes your arm and tells the same joke over and over until you laugh, goddamn you, laugh!

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Reilly is recklessly funny.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Walk Hard is the kind of movie that you want to love and not just like, but liking it is good enough.

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Jeff Bayer
The Scorecard Review

The entire film has three repetitive jokes: Dewey cut his brother in half, Dewey can't smell, and he's going to take drugs. So it's kind of amazing how well the film works.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Couple laughs and a few chuckles. Music was pretty well done but overall just too predictable.
Matt Goodman
What a hilarious movie. Such a good parody with a great and big cast! Never seen Jenna Fischer in a role like that. I like it. The Beatles were SO funny! Ringo… More
Melvin White
Eddie Vedder: If Elvis and Buddy Holly are the Cain and Abel of rock and roll, Bruce Springsteen is Zachariah, Iggy Pop is Methuselah, and, of course, Neil… More
Alice Shen
Jenna Fischer is a stone-cold fox.
Directors Cat
John C. Reily never dissappoints when he's in a lead role. I loved Step Brothers and Cyrus, I have now found another Reilly favourite. One of the best… More
Coxxie Mild Sauce
Frankie Muniz gives a shitty ten second performance as Buddy Holly. But its fine. Theres no such thing as a perfect movie. Tim Meadows' little monologue… More