Walk the Line - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Walk the Line Reviews

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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
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.
January 5, 2006
I advise you catch up with Walk the Line, if only for Ms. Witherspoon's transcendent joyousness as a still-growing legend within a legend.
January 5, 2006
It's a crowd-pleaser, one you can't walk out of feeling cheated.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 4, 2006
Luckily, at the heart of this movie is the tender, ever rocky relationship between soul-mates Johnny Cash and June Carter.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 2, 2006
A stirring, straightforward musical masterpiece.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
December 31, 2005
Remove the screenplay issues and one will discover that Walk the Line is an enjoyable and often entertaining picture about the life of a musical legend.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 24, 2005
[Y]ou'd be foolish to miss it because it does boast moments of true perfection and genius.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 19, 2005
Walk does more than tip toe to the legendary aura of Johnny Cash--it stomps its feet more pleasingly than an overactive Baptist preacher during Sunday services.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 14, 2005
Director James Mangold, who co-wrote the screenplay, connects the dots with enough swagger and enjoyable details ...
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 3/4
December 13, 2005
Reese Witherspoon really takes her acting to another level with this film, bringing an electricity to the part of June Carter that deserves more than a little Oscar buzz.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
December 13, 2005
[A]n old-fashioned C&W standard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 12, 2005
Joaquin Phoenix and especially Reese Witherspoon prove themselves very talented, but Cash's life simply did not supply them with any sort of unique or even engaging material.
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
December 11, 2005
[The mesmerizingly instinctual] Phoenix can't make lyric art of Cash's songs, but he can make performance art of the moment in which he sings them.
December 11, 2005
...tedious and repetitive...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
December 10, 2005
Biopics are among my least favorite genres because of the almost inevitable problems, but this was a pretty good biopic.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 9, 2005
Walk the Line is buoyed by such sharp writing and strong performances that it floats above the tired conventions of the movie biography.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 9, 2005
When it ended, I thought "Huh? But the story was just getting going!"
December 9, 2005
A mighty fine piece of work.
Full Review| Original Score: A-
December 8, 2005
Conforming to every rule in the book, it's a square old-fashioned musical about a rebel who never played by anybody's rules except his own. But still, somehow it works.
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