Walking Tall
Walking Tall (1973)

This film is the unabashedly manipulative story of real-life Tennessee sheriff Buford Pusser. Pusser can either be regarded as a tireless champion of justice or a baseball-bat-wielding hooligan. When the town baddies seek vengeance by… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 1, 1973
DVD Release Date: July 21, 1998
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

its broad strokes leave no room for anything so pussified or liberal as a moral compass

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Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness

A hopelessly melodramatic revenge fantasy.

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Sean Axmaker

... the film was a sensation, becoming a big hit and spawning a whole industry of southern-fried vigilante lawman action pictures.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

A macho 1970s classic

Kam Williams
Princeton Town Topics

A new, and arguably improved, Walking Tall, starring pro wrestler-turned-actor, The Rock.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Overbearing, immensely popular pro-vigilante drama.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Mister Caple
Forget the remake featuring The Rock,cause it doesn't even compare to the original. However,this was weirdly marketed as a right wing screed upon its… More
Aj V
I saw this after seeing the remake, and I have to say that this one is a lot stronger. I really liked it, it's realistic, even with the violence. The… More
Patrick Dolan
Southern-fried justice, holding a big stick. This film was a delicious slice of Americana kick-ass and Joe Don Baker is amazingly effective as the human… More