Player Affinity writes: "Shana Feste presents Country Strong, a musical drama that mirrors the theme and even the release timeframe of last year’s Crazy Heart. This is not that movie. Gwyneth Paltrow blends strength and insecurity into a tall delicious drink and Garrett Hedlund is the slice of lime that brings it all together. But a good cast cannot always save a movie, and in this case it doesn’t. Feste makes a decent attempt at drama but errs tragically in the narrative, character development and pacing."