Walking Tall
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Chris Vaughn is a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton, has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill to turn the town's resources towards his own criminal gains. The town is now overrun with crime, drugs and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton, Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton's operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 25%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... a real disappointment."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"One mediocre, ploddingly predictable film, loaded down with cheesy Hollywood tactics."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"OK as a WWE grudge match, but not as a movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"It is not quite violent, drunken, or naked enough to be as trashily entertaining as the Patrick Swayze cult favorite Roadhouse."
‑ Eric Melin, Lawrence.com
"...silly without any genuine humor."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The film is comprised of four violent action scenes tied together by nearly 50 minutes of alternately hilarious (unintentionally, of course) and dull filler."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This revised Walking Tall has only kinetic energy going for it."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"Dwayne Johnson scores another fun action adventure with competent acting, great fights, and good direction."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"The Rock does Billy Jack, and the director catches an early flight home."
‑ Oz, eFilmCritic.com
"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."
‑ Joe Utichi, FilmFocus
"Walking Tall actually underserves its star, who is better than schlocky material like this would lead you to believe."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"When the credits roll after the climactic beatdown, the story feels like it's missing an act."
‑ Mark Rahner, Seattle Times
"Like the hicksploitation genre from which it was spawned, Walking Tall is long on violence and short on police procedure."
‑ Stefan Ulstein, Christianity Today
"Walking Tall, at the very least, can turn in its claim ticket as the silliest movie of the new year."
‑ Bill Clark, FromTheBalcony
"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."
‑ Neil Smith, BBC.com
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