Walking Tall (2004) Synopsis
Tennessee Sheriff Buford Pusser carries a big stick.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The cast acquits itself well, with the Rock evincing a quiet balance between humor and brawn.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
It's blunt, to the point, aggressively manipulative and, at 86 minutes, not a minute longer than it needs to be.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There's not a guy I know who hasn't been looking forward to seeing The Rock pick up the big wooden stick first swung by Joe Don Baker more...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The movie itself is neither a catastrophe nor major.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Walking Tall, which is credited to four different writers, is wanting for a reason to be.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The only thing to be said for it is The Rock. I've never seen the guy wrestle, but as a movie action hero, he's the real deal.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
Though there's something mildly disarming about a movie this unpretentious, a few more like it might end up turning The Rock into a TV...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
There was a time when guys would grab a six-pack and watch this kind of flick at a drive-in. I mean that as a compliment.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The movie itself is just a routine showcase, modest in its aspiration and effective within its limits, entertaining in the moment but, in...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

A dull, drab and pointless rehash, Walking Tall ironically manages to diminish the Rock's stature as both a leading man and an action star.
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By Westsidian
This is The Rocks only good movie...away from wwe!...

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