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: April 10, 2015
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2015
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Critic Score: 30% 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.

Alison Willmore
BuzzFeed News

The Longest Ride is a weak sauce addition to the Sparks empire, a little better than last year's The Best of Me, but miles below uber-Sparks work The Notebook.

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James Berardinelli

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

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Mark Jackson
Epoch Times

Scott Eastwood's less mysterious than dad. Clint's got more warrior, Scott's got more lover. Nevertheless! Scott's very Clinty! 'Ride's' the anti-'Fifty Shades of Grey.'

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Christy Lemire

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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Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage

[It] so casually meanders down a cluttered road of clichés that you feel chided for daring to take a single ounce of it seriously.

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Wesley Morris

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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Susan Wloszczyna

You heard of "Star Wars"? Films based on Sparks' books could be called "Star-Crossed Wars."

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David Blaustein
ABC News Radio

This could have been the second-best Nicholas Sparks movie had it just been Ira and Ruth's story. Instead, The Longest Ride is weighed down by an unnecessary second story that tries too hard, and bullpen full of clichés.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
In the long line of Nicholas Sparks novels, we usually get one every year and it comes and goes. For some reason, this one has been getting more word of mouth… More
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
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
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
Dann Michalski
Based on a Nicholas Sparks novel, The Longest Ride is a touching romantic drama. The story follows an aspiring art major and a professional bull rider who fall… More
Andreia Cordeiro
A nothing new romance, Nicholas Sparks style.