Walking Tall
Walking Tall (2004)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 2, 2004
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 26% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Rock makes a competent hero, but the movie is content to let a 2x4 do all the talking.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

... a real disappointment.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

One mediocre, ploddingly predictable film, loaded down with cheesy Hollywood tactics.

Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies

In many ways, this is better than the original.

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James Berardinelli

The film is comprised of four violent action scenes tied together by nearly 50 minutes of alternately hilarious (unintentionally, of course) and dull filler.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

This revised Walking Tall has only kinetic energy going for it.

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...a passable yet forgettable action extravaganza.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Walking Tall actually underserves its star, who is better than schlocky material like this would lead you to believe.

Mark Rahner
Seattle Times

When the credits roll after the climactic beatdown, the story feels like it's missing an act.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

OK as a WWE grudge match, but not as a movie.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
It's the early years of the The Rock stepping out of the ring into the Hollywood silver screen, and surprisingly, he brought enough charisma to elevate a… More
Conner Rainwater
The Rock really explains this best when he says "This is nothing but old school ass whoopins brought on some candy ass with a four by four piece of… More
Alex roy
Walking Tall had the potential of being something very good. Instead the film is a disappointing action film with a meager cast. The film could have been done… More
Lenny Muggsy
3 stars if Johnny Knoxville wasn't in this one, stick to artificially inseminating cattle.
Manu Gino
Great Movie! Never get tired of watching it, The Rock is the shit! After eight years serving the U.S. Army Special Forces, Sergeant Chris Vaughn returns to his… More
Dan Schultz
A fairly entertaining thriller in which The Rock shines. No, it doesn't have much brains, and the plot feels fairly familiar, but some of the scenes are… More