A Walk In The Woods
A Walk In The Woods (2015)

In this new comedy adventure, celebrated travel writer, Bill Bryson (Academy Award winner Robert Redford), instead of retiring to enjoy his loving and beautiful wife (Academy Award winner Emma Thompson), and large and happy family,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: September 2, 2015
DVD Release Date: December 29, 2015
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Amiable yet less compelling than any road trip movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte should be, A Walk in the Woods is ultimately a bit too pedestrian.

Trevor Johnston
Time Out

A pleasant-enough account of two shambling old geezers taking on the grandeur of nature.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

While older audiences will go for it, even viewers who haven't acquired the wisdom of age can learn something.

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Neil Smith
Total Film

[It's] more about the ebbs and flows of friendship than it is about the walk. And when the friends in question are a brace of ageing Hollywood heavyweights brimming with charisma, its no hardship to share time in their company.

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Tricia Olszewski
TheWrap

Decides to go for - nay, strain for - antics. You can hear the brainstorming: What can we have happen to them?

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Too much of the breezy humor that made the book a delight is stripped away, replaced with predictable jokes and broad slapstick, sitcom-quality encounters with women and bears and a pushy, grating sentimentality.

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Kaori Shoji
Japan Times

If you're in the mood for guys who resemble old furniture or aged whisky, bickering incessantly as they trek through miles of forest, A Walk in the Woods is just the thing.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

A Walk in the Woods is pleasant but inconsequential, a passing diversion rather than a worthy cinematic destination.

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Matthew Lickona
San Diego Reader

A waste of stars, scenery, and setup.

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Max Weiss
Baltimore Magazine

Darned if the film didn't ultimately work for me. Mostly, it was the fun of seeing these two veteran actors riff off each other.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Whether you have a film like Ex Machina winning the Oscar for best visual effects over films like Mad Max: Fury Road or The Hurt Locker taking precedence over… More
Jeff Boam
Boasting a marquee team-up with an entertainment value that proves more sorrier than starrier for filmgoers, A Walk in the Woods offers a near bust of a buddy… More
Kevin M. Williams
In a film starring two once potent male presences, the women steal the movie. Each moment with the ladies is filled with life, in fact the only connect in the… More
Jesse Ortega
The consensus for this film says that a road trip movie starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte should be more compelling than this. And I definitely can see… More