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November 11, 2016
This is not a good movie and it's not Dwayne Johnson's fault. The supporting cast is not that good, the climax to the movie is rushed and the credits seem to get longer time then some scenes of the movie.
October 13, 2016
Favorite movie of all time amazing cast and action packed with an awesome story line
½ August 1, 2016
Great movie to watch to see justice is served by the Rock!
July 28, 2016
I loved the movie, from the plot to the weird dark comedy. The "based on a true story" disclaimer just makes it all the more interesting, I cannot see why this has such bad ratings.
½ March 12, 2016
Walking Tall is a typical Dwayne Johnson action movie which hugely relies on his charisma as a wrestler-turned-actor without offering much of content or a story. Clichéd, unable to offer any thrills and unnecessarily focused on social and sentimental elements, this is a delivery that can be watched and followed with the half of you attention without missing anything important.
Chris Vaughn (Dwayne Johnson) is a former Special Forces member who returns to his town, family and friends after years of service only to discover that the place where he grew up has changed. A local casino, managed by a friend of him, has become the main economic force in the town despite some questionable and potentially illegal practices. When Vaughn decides to go against the establishment he puts not only his life, but also the ones of his family and friends at risk.
Usually such type of small-life, town-based actions are all predictable and rely hugely on good acting or social message that can increase the overall emotional load and involve the audience beyond just the average following of the fighting sequences. Unfortunately, Walking Tall offers none of these two elements. It is true that Dwayne Johnson is somehow capable to bear the whole production on his shoulders thanks to his action charisma, but to his disappointment (and ours, as well) neither the remaining cast nor the social context are worth being followed. Director Kevin Bray's movie feel as if you are watching something of which if you miss 5 minutes you will actually miss nothing. This makes Walking Tall an OK Sunday afternoon TV distraction, but even when on the TV you will not be fully captivated by it.
jamrcla
Super Reviewer
½ February 1, 2016
It was a pretty good film but it was very short but full of action and just what Dwayne does best.
October 15, 2015
I didn't watch this movie for a life lesson or a new perceptive on life. I saw this movie to make my evening dinner interesting and it did it good. I enjoyed the violence but I did not like the lack of character depth. Still worth watching over ravioli.
½ September 3, 2015
Total disrespect for rule of law & due process.
½ September 1, 2015
Dear Hollywood, staphhhhhhh.
July 27, 2015
Actually,walking quite small.
½ July 22, 2015
A refreshing movie with someone standing up (i.e., risking his life) for good. A modern day Rio Bravo (or any other number of old westerns), with a little over the top action and silliness. Much of it was quite far fetched, but I still enjoyed it.
July 3, 2015
Enjoyable movie featuring The Rock and Johnny Knoxville. It's a standard tale of the hero gets beaten down only to rise back up as the film goes on. Happy ending etc etc. Anyone who enjoys The Rock's acting should enjoy this movie.
May 2, 2015
I actually like this movie. Not a huge fan of Johnny Knoxville but he tends to say just the right thing at times to make you chuckle. I feel like this was back when The Rock didn't feel like his muscles had to do all the talking, he could be a bad ass in other ways. Considering I still like watching it 11 years later, good movie.
October 22, 2014
Very entertaining, though a little silly.
October 13, 2014
Great, Great, great movie. A lot of action.
½ October 5, 2014
Eine neu erzählte Geschichte einer alten Serie! Die Rolle des Hauptdarstellers ist auf The Rock gut zugeschnitten. Leider verspricht die Geschichte nicht viel Neues. Bekloppte Böse, die ein Landschaftsbild verändern möchten und ein heimgekehrter Soldat, der das Gesetz in die eigene Hand nimmt. Das haben wir in der Vergangenheit schon öfters gesehen. Für einen langweiligen Sonntag gut geeignet.
September 16, 2014
Inspired by a true story. Average action movie. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson return to his hometown for good after 8 years as a soldier. The sheriff Michael Bowen know him and insist to fetch him home. He wanted to work at the mill but it was closed 3 years ago. His family (John Beasley, Barbara Tarbuck, Kristen Wilson, Khleo Thomas) keep life simple. Johnny Knoxville is Dwayne old friend and gather with other friends just like old times. Neal McDonough is the old nemesis that shut down the mill and open the casino. They play football and in the last play Kevin Durand knock Dwayne left knee and they lose the game. Neal know about his old injury. He ask Dwayne to drop by the casino and he agree. He saw Khleo and some kids smoking weed and warn him. The gang go to casino as VIP. Dwayne enjoy the striptease show and is surprise to see his ex Ashley Scott. Dwayne saw the staff switch the dice with a rigged one. He create troubles and the security soon attack him and he is knock out. Kevin took his special forces pendent and use a pen knife to cut him. He is alive luckily. Dwayne is recuperating well at home. Neal visit him and says the guy is sacked. Dwayne also reject his money and job offer. He go to sheriff to press charges but Michael says case close. The casino is a good revenue for the town and it is untouchable. Ashely pays a visit to Dwayne and pass him the jacket. Khleo take drugs and ambulance is called. Dwayne ask the other kids where they got the drugs and he go back home to load his shotgun and find Kevin at the casino. But he decide to barge in with a wood instead. He beat up many security and smash the place. The sheriff catch him. Standing trial, Dwayne is offer to plead guilty and get lighter sentence but he refuse. Even his lawyer is bribe by Neal and Dwayne fight his own. He tell the jury he will fight for the right thing, run for sheriff and show his scars. He is not guilty of the charges by the jury. Dwayne is elected as sheriff and he fires all the corrupt deputies. He stop Neal in his Porsche and smash his tail lights. He make Johnny his deputy as he know how the drug world operate. Soon they nail it to Kevin and they dismantle his truck to find drugs. Kevin is lock up and Dwayne ask Johnny to take care his family. He know the baddies will attack. Ashley go find him in the station. Next morning, different group attack the station and home. Michael shoot at Kevin as well. He tell Dwayne the drug operation is at the mill and he let Kevin out but he is shot dead immediately. Dwayne kills them all and Johnny isn't too bad himself. Dwayne fight Neal in the mill and is injured. He fight back and beat Neal. His casino is close down.
½ September 14, 2014
Um fuzileiro aposentado volta para sua terra natal e a encontra dominada pelas drogas e por um cassino na cidade, porém o cassino é de um ex-desafeto e assim que ele tenta acabar com as drogas é brutalmente espancado, porém retorna mais forte e se torna xerife, desta forma consegue colocar ordem na cidade e matar todo mundo!
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