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Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
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 stepkids, stars in his own '70s TV show, collects friends ranging from Elvis to the Beatles to a chimp, and gets addicted to--and then kicks--every drug known to man. But despite it all, Cox grows into a national icon and eventually earns the love of a good woman--longtime backup singer Darlene.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

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"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."
‑ David Jenkins, Time Out
"Cox rocks."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Like the drunk guy who squeezes your arm and tells the same joke over and over until you laugh, goddamn you, laugh!"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"... starts out brilliantly playing with the tired tropes of musical biopics before utterly losing its way."
‑ Alonso Duralde, MSNBC
"fantastic fun"
‑ Stefan Birgir Stefansson, sbs.is
"Walk Hard runs down quickly, and suffers further from having the wide-eyed and weightless Reilly as its star."
‑ David Denby, New Yorker
"Call me a cynic, call me a curmudgeon, call me perverse -- I loved every moment of Dewey Cox's story."
‑ Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine
"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."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Awfully uneven, sometimes not funny at all, but John C. Reilly is so goofily sincere and Jake Kasdan and Judd Apatow include enough comedic gems to make it worthwhile."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"John C. Reilly does Dewey Cox as a hilarious stoner, beer gut middle-aged teen, with a touch of Imus. Move over, Britney Spears."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"Reilly is recklessly funny."
‑ Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Walk Hard is the kind of movie that you want to love and not just like, but liking it is good enough."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Throughout his entire acting career, John C. Reilly has always played second fiddle, and his choice in movies has never really allowed him to show off his comedic talents. That is, at least, until now."
‑ Adam Tobias, Watertown Daily Times
"Walk Hard brings the funny and a keen observational sense"
‑ Bill Chambers, Film Freak Central
"Como sátira às inúmeras e formulaicas cinebiografias de músicos célebres, o filme funciona maravilhosamente bem. Pena que recaia com tanta freqüência na paródia, que peca por um exagero que embaraçaria até mesmo o trio Zucker-Abraham-Zucker."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
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