Chicago Sun-Times - 01/05/2010
"COUNTRY STRONG is a throwback, a pure, heartfelt exercise in '50s social melodrama....It was shot in a straightforward meat-and-potatoes style, beautifully filmed by John Bailey."
Box Office - 01/05/2010 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "COUNTRY STRONG is a charmer....Hedlund's very casual, almost offhand, in front of a camera."
Wall Street Journal - 01/07/2010
"The film works best when the music takes over. Its star sings well and looks lovely..."
Movieline - 01/05/2010
"COUNTRY STRONG rides pretty high in the saddle, confident in the remarkably realized world Feste has created for her characters."
Variety - 12/21/2010
"[R]endered with considerable empathy and emotional complexity....Buoyed by an expectedly fine soundtrack and obvious heartland appeal..."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2011
"The corners of this straight-ahead melodrama's love rectangle are briskly drawn out by writer/director Shana Feste....The most affecting scenes in COUNTRY STRONG sublimate passion and filter relationships through song."
Total Film - 05/01/2011 3 stars out of 5 -- "Writer/director Shana Feste does a respectable job of shaping the characters....[Hedlund] brings sizzle and soul to the mic."
A fallen country star (Gwyneth Paltrow) strives to resurrect her ailing career with a little help from her supportive husband (Tim McGraw), an ambitious young songwriter (Garrett Hedlund), and an emerging country artist (Leighton Meester) with a rapidly growing fan base.
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