Walk the Line Reviews

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine
November 19, 2013
It's a tidy Hollywood arc imposed on a messy real life, but it gets the job done.
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
July 2, 2013
the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
July 31, 2012
What made this film work, and what ultimately won it most of its acclaim, were the performances of the actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 1, 2009
Reverently reductive
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
A fun, well acted, and well directed piece of filmmaking...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
March 22, 2008
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 | Original Score: 3/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
August 16, 2007
a very solid piece of filmmaking... but as a biopic it walks the line between conservative and bland.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 24, 2007
A sturdily conventional biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
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
Matt Pais
Metromix.com
May 4, 2006
Reese Witherspoon is a marvel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Hall
EDGE Boston
March 12, 2006
A sorry excuse for a musical biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
February 26, 2006
...an endearing tribute to a justly popular country singer.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
February 26, 2006
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 | Original Score: 4/5
Todd Jorgenson
Denton Record Chronicle (TX)
February 21, 2006
Phoenix makes himself an immediate Oscar contender by capturing Cash with more than just facial expressions and body language.
Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total
February 15, 2006
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
February 11, 2006
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 | Original Score: B+
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
February 10, 2006
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
James O'Ehley
SA Movie & DVD Magazine
February 8, 2006
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 7, 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 | Original Score: 3/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 27, 2006
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.
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