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Walking Tall Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 2, 2004
A big step backward for The Scorpion King.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
January 29, 2005
...silly without any genuine humor.
Read More | Original Score: C
Stephen Himes
Flak Magazine
April 5, 2004
The Rock, as if bidding for another appearance at the Republican National Convention, stars in this parable of neo-con justice.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 2, 2004
A cartoon of retribution and revenge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
April 3, 2004
The film is comprised of four violent action scenes tied together by nearly 50 minutes of alternately hilarious (unintentionally, of course) and dull filler.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 1, 2004
The original 1973 movie teetered on the brink of vigilantism. This remake produced by World Wrestling Entertainment unhesitatingly dives in with a triple gainer.
Read More | Original Score: C-
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
James Rocchi
April 1, 2004
Remake of the '70s vigilante smash is a low-grade meat-and-potatoes action flick with The Rock and Johnny Knoxville providing a little gravy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 5, 2004
... a real disappointment.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 1, 2004
A fascist, sadistic piece of swill that endorses vigilantism.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
April 2, 2004
I clapped, too, under the momentary hope that The Rock might somehow be able to reach through the screen and slam me over the head, thus ending my misery.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Anton Bitel
Movie Gazette
July 3, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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David Hiltbrand
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 2004
A dull, drab and pointless rehash, Walking Tall ironically manages to diminish the Rock's stature as both a leading man and an action star.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Christian Toto
Washington Times
April 2, 2004
Walking Tall's one-note vigilante action won't serve The Rock's star ambitions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
March 30, 2004
The miscast Rock never comes close to matching Joe Don Baker's sweaty, ungainly, force-of-nature hick heroism.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Eric D. Snider
April 2, 2004
This is a classic example of a film assuming we will be on the side of its protagonist just BECAUSE he's the protagonist. In fact, he behaves like a big, dumb animal.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brian Orndorf
April 24, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 6, 2004
Cheap, ludicrous, and sloppy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
April 2, 2004
This revised Walking Tall has only kinetic energy going for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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