• PG-13, 1 hr. 34 min.
  • Drama
  • Directed By:
    James Mangold
    In Theaters:
    Nov 18, 2005 Wide
    On DVD:
    Feb 28, 2006
  • 20th Century Fox

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Walk the Line Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

It's a tidy Hollywood arc imposed on a messy real life, but it gets the job done.

Full Review Source: Film Comment Magazine

November 19, 2013
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script

Full Review Source: Old School Reviews | Original Score: B-

July 2, 2013
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

What made this film work, and what ultimately won it most of its acclaim, were the performances of the actors.

Full Review Source: 7M Pictures | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 31, 2012
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion

Reverently reductive

Full Review Source: CinePassion

September 1, 2009
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A fun, well acted, and well directed piece of filmmaking...

Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed | Original Score: 3/4

April 29, 2009
Christian Toto
Washington Times

Walk the Line isn't as great a biopic as Ray, but it's still a fine tribute to the Man in Black and his muse.

Full Review Source: Washington Times | Original Score: 3/4

March 22, 2008
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

a very solid piece of filmmaking... but as a biopic it walks the line between conservative and bland.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film

August 16, 2007
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

A sturdily conventional biopic.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2007
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today

Witherspoon delivers a full-bodied, note-perfect performance as sassy, no-nonsense June, and proves herself an able singer in the process.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

November 17, 2006
Matt Pais
Metromix.com

Reese Witherspoon is a marvel.

Full Review Source: Metromix.com | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 4, 2006
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston

A sorry excuse for a musical biopic.

Full Review Source: EDGE Boston | Original Score: 1/5

March 12, 2006
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...an endearing tribute to a justly popular country singer.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 7/10

February 26, 2006
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

Walk the line es la vivencia de un hombre, entregándose al baile de sus demonios, para después enfrentarlos y salir avante de ellos.

Full Review Source: Cinenganos | Original Score: 4/5

February 26, 2006
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)

Phoenix makes himself an immediate Oscar contender by capturing Cash with more than just facial expressions and body language.

Full Review

February 21, 2006
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Una biografía más bien convencional y algo superficial, que vale la pena más que nada por la labor de sus protagonistas y por la música de Johnny Cash.

Full Review Source: Uruguay Total | Original Score: 3/5

February 15, 2006
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

In spite of all it does right, Walk the Line leaves one with the nagging sense of a story unfinished — or rather, with something left out.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B+

February 11, 2006
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

Divide com Ray praticamente todos os seus erros e acertos, ambos revelando-se obras medianas que são elevadas graças às atuações impecáveis de seus protagonistas.

| Original Score: 3/5

February 10, 2006
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine

If the idea of sitting though a two-and-almost-a-half-hour long biographical movie about a Country singer doesn't exactly appeal, then think again.

February 8, 2006

Walk the Line is unusually moving without ever becoming mawkish, in the usual biopic way. It's a virtual reincarnation of a peerless American artist.

Full Review Source: MTV | Original Score: 3/4

February 7, 2006
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

It may not completely satisfy as a musical tribute to the great Johnny Cash, but it leaves you with a strong sense of the man, his rebellion and the tangible bond he shared with the woman he loved.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

January 27, 2006
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