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Walking Tall Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Dwayne Johnson scores another fun action adventure with competent acting, great fights, and good direction.

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
April 2, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joe Utichi
FilmFocus
July 20, 2004
It's not a mammoth of filmmaking, that much is true, but The Rock proves he knows what he's doing and crafts a genuinely entertaining hero.
Full Review | Original Score: 67/100
Neil Smith
BBC.com
July 6, 2004
Although morally dubious and unpleasantly brutal, Kevin Bray's film is a decent enough showcase for its leading man's low-key charm and bone-crunching machismo.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
April 26, 2004
There are movies of uncomplicated simian enjoyment and there's Walking Tall, in which a stirring courtroom defense culminates with the dramatic ripping open of a shirt.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 13, 2004
A passable action-revenge film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
April 10, 2004
What makes it stand out is the fact that there's some subversive politics happening beyond the fighting that is refreshing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Morgan
Reel.com
April 9, 2004
Is this a dumb movie? Yes. Is it rich with character? No. But is it fun? Yes -- thanks to The Rock's Bam-Bam antics, agreeable demeanor, and natural screen abilities.
| Original Score: 2/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 8, 2004
The Rock Walking Tall
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 6, 2004
Hey, look - The Rock's in a drive-in movie!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Paul Salfen
Supercala.com
April 6, 2004
Director Kevin Bray knows what his audience wants...they want their bad guys to be really bad, and their hot chicks (Ashley Scott) to be really hot.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Joshua Tyler
CinemaBlend.com
April 4, 2004
Does a fantastic job of maximizing "The Rock's" natural gifts, which lend themselves towards both physical and comedic heavy lifting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
April 2, 2004
Walking Tall is nothing great. It's also not bad -- fast-moving, efficient, with plenty of surface energy, if you don't care about The Rock's Ashcroftian disregard for the rights of evildoers.
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Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
April 2, 2004
Exciting stuff in its primitive, predictable way.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
April 2, 2004
Yes, it's all astoundingly dumb. But it's also surprisingly effective, largely due to Johnson, a charismatic, likable screen presence who displays none of the arrogance and vanity of a Vin Diesel or Steven Seagal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
April 2, 2004
Does have its fair share of fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 2, 2004
The Rock is walking tall as a premier action star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Willie Waffle
WaffleMovies.com
April 2, 2004
The Rock walks softly and carries a big stick (to WHOMP on some bad guys)...If it wasn't for The Rock, Walking Tall would be very run of the mill
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
April 2, 2004
Each successive cliche is dutifully checked off the list, but done so crisply and with a minimum of extraneous stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
Top Critic

Time Out
June 24, 2006
Top Critic

Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Michael Szymanski
Zap2it.com
December 19, 2004
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
April 18, 2004

ComingSoon.net
April 17, 2004

Orlando Weekly
April 8, 2004
Top Critic

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 2, 2004
Top Critic

AV Club
December 11, 2003
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