Walk the Line Reviews

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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.
December 6, 2005
Mangold was wisely generous with the amount of musical performance he included in the film, and the later scenes -- showing Cash and Carter as partners -- are so well shot and edited, they defy you to sit still.
November 18, 2005
If Walk the Line isn't the full story of Johnny Cash, it's at least a crucial corner of it, a way of coaxing a legend down to a human scale, without shrinking that legend away to nothingness.
November 18, 2005
Phoenix is terrific in Walk the Line - - the actor's taciturn, brooding persona dovetails beautifully with the role - - but it's his scenes opposite Witherspoon that give the movie its real spark.
November 18, 2005
A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling.
November 18, 2005
[Director] James Mangold's mostly excellent Walk the Line is designed as a Christian epic.
November 18, 2005
Joaquin Phoenix isn't Johnny Cash. But with the clip-clop of rhythms behind him, aiming his guitar like a gun, he puts on one sensational show.
November 18, 2005
Walk the Line is less music history than love story, and it comes down to the performances of the two people at its center, both of which are splendid.
November 18, 2005
The problem is that the movie plays down almost everything that made Cash great: the train rumble of a voice, the direct, poetic truth of his best lyrics, the invention of his outlaw image and his constant creativity.
November 18, 2005
A passionate, warts-and-all chronicle of an extraordinary American artist, not to mention a love story that can't be beat.
November 18, 2005
Walk the Line is absolute standard biopic stuff, so familiar that it blatantly echoes last year's Ray, which similarly failed to do justice to the legendary Ray Charles.
November 18, 2005
It's a celebration of the good times and bad times shared by a man and woman who found each other in the middle of some historic craziness, and it rocks.
November 18, 2005
Walk the Line isn't a bad movie. It's just a shallow and superficial one.
November 18, 2005
Walk the Line leaves you feeling an unusual sensation, at least as far as current movies go: You feel as if you've gotten your money's worth when it comes to entertainment and drama.
November 18, 2005
Mangold's direction is excellent, and the script - - by Mangold and Gil Davis - - captures the complex characters without relying on biopic cliché.
November 18, 2005
Walk the Line is a spirited and winning reminder of the man before he became the legend, of the giant shadow he cast, and of the remarkable woman who cast her shadow over him.
November 18, 2005
At its most basic levels, Walk the Line does what it's supposed to.
November 18, 2005
Walk the Line is the only movie I've seen three times this year -- and I'd happily watch it again and again.
November 18, 2005
The film sends you home moved and in a tuneful mood.
November 18, 2005
While Cash and Carter's music gives the movie its undeniable soundtrack, it's their thwarted yet constant tale of friendship and love that makes Walk the Line a big-movie pleasure.
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