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Walking Tall Reviews

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Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
January 17, 2016
In many ways, this is better than the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
April 6, 2015
...a passable yet forgettable action extravaganza.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
OK as a WWE grudge match, but not as a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Dwayne Johnson scores another fun action adventure with competent acting, great fights, and good direction.
Stefan Ulstein
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
Like the hicksploitation genre from which it was spawned, Walking Tall is long on violence and short on police procedure.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Melin
September 29, 2006
It is not quite violent, drunken, or naked enough to be as trashily entertaining as the Patrick Swayze cult favorite Roadhouse.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 11, 2006
The Rock does Billy Jack, and the director catches an early flight home.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Clark
June 26, 2005
Walking Tall, at the very least, can turn in its claim ticket as the silliest movie of the new year.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...silly without any genuine humor.
Read More | Original Score: C
Joe Utichi
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.
| Original Score: 67/100
Neil Smith
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
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
May 20, 2004
The Rock's fans may buy anything he's in, but he's already shown that he's better than this type of material.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
May 16, 2004
O roteiro apresenta diversos defeitos que provavelmente só foram agravados pelo fato de nada menos do que cinco roteiristas terem feito suas revisões particulares.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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+
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 24, 2004
It's not a bad story at all, but the filmmakers strip it of any meaning or purpose. The film is merely a series of set-piece montages.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
April 17, 2004
This contemporary remake of the 1973 grassroots classic retains and updates the basic plot points while losing much of the original's heart and soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 17, 2004
if it weren't for the thematic undercurrent favorably depicting fascism and summary justice as the solution to all of life's little problems, it would be laughable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 16, 2004
...so rote it doesn't just feel like a tired genre piece--the movie actually feels like it's aspiring to be a tired genre piece!
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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 13, 2004
A passable action-revenge film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
April 11, 2004
A lot happens in this movie, but much of it is unexplained.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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