100

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Walk the Line superbly combines music and two of the year's most riveting performances to tell one of the screen's great love stories.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Breaks through the conventions of its biopic form with a pair of brilliant performances and a whole lot more.
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88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Witherspoon has nailed it before, notably in "Election," but her portrayal of June is astounding in its vitality and richness.
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88

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a celebration of the good times and bad times shared by a man and woman who found each other in the middle of some historic craziness, and it rocks.
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88

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The film sends you home moved and in a tuneful mood.
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88

USA Today

By Mike Clark
A Johnny Cash biopic equally packed with music and frustrated love, Walk the Line goes from compelling to enthralling.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A big, juicy, enjoyable wide-canvas biography with a handful of indelible moments.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
What Walk the Line does well, it does really well. 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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A passionate, chronicle of an extraordinary artist, and a love story that can't be beat.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The decision to approach Johnny's life as a love story causes Mangold to neglect the development of Johnny's music.
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72 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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