Walk the Line
Walk the Line (2005)

"Walk the Line" follows the early years in the career of American music legend Johnny Cash. The young Cash sets out on life's journey battered by his brother's accidental death and an abusive father, who blames him for the… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: November 18, 2005
DVD Release Date: February 28, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Superior acting and authentic crooning capture the emotional subtleties of the legend of Johnny Cash with a freshness that is a pleasure to watch.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

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.

Victoria Segal
New Statesman

Not only does the film show just how hungry Cash was to sing his songs, it understands how hungry society was for the cataclysmic changes such music brought.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

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.

Mike Clark
USA Today

A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling.

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Chris Chang
Film Comment Magazine

It's a tidy Hollywood arc imposed on a messy real life, but it gets the job done.

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Stephanie Zacharek

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.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

[Director] James Mangold's mostly excellent Walk the Line is designed as a Christian epic.

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John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

the acting compensates for the weaknesses in the script

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
Assuming the movie is an accurate portrayal of Johnny Cash, it is worth watching just to learn move about the music legend. The only problem is that Joaquin… More
familiar stranger
Musicals are not my cup of tea, but I decided to give it a go for it's based on real life. As expected, the movie turned out to be a disappointment. Thanks… More
Graham Jones
Better than most biopics and superbly acted by the leads.
Eric Alvarez
Knew nothing about Johnny Cash going into this movie, and left feeling like i've been a fan all my life. Strong movie and definitely worth watching.
Jameson Worley
Roger Ebert said this about the film and I completely agree with him: "The music is great, the drama is great, the writing is great, the performances are… More
Bethany Murphy
Reese Witherspoon makes an excellent June Carter!