Walk the Line Synopsis
The story of Johnny Cash.
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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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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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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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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,...
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Boston Globe

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

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

By cashfreak1
This is one of my favorite movies I saw it 7 times I am a Big Johnny cash fan. It was worth every dollar....

Five Word Review

By misscb
A Film About Johnny-cash's Life...


By rosup99
This movie was truly amazing in everyway..The fact that the actors actually sang was even more amazing...I didn't know much about or even like Johnny Cash but I do now...I have watched it several...

I LOVE the movie "Walk the Line"!!

By jam-n-fam
When this movie 1st came out, I had no interest in seeing it. When I happened to see it at a friend's house months later, I loved it! I was suprised at how much it moved me. Both Joaquin Phoenix and...

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By EV161821
The character work in this film was phenomenal. The music was great. Everything was good except the fluidity. The film is quite slow and the plot points are far apart. Though boring at times, I would...

A Boy Named Sue

By miss_x_apples
I was so excited to hear about this movie, as I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan. I was very pleased, even though some parts weren't EXACTLY accurate. The acting was superb, and the film overall just has a...

Review: Walk the Line

By jwelch5742
It was excellent film. it had wonderful performances for Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon....

Great movie

By MongrolMan
This flik has an awesome cast with an equally awesome story. Now I read Cash's actual autobiography and the movie has twisted some of his actual story, so don't believe all of it. Even with the...

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By leey
Who would've thought that two acting pearls were also genuine singers? This was the definite way to bring Johnny Cash's story to the big screen....

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Rated PG-13 | For some language, thematic material and depiction of drug dependency
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Common Sense Media says Fascinating biopic, best for mature teens and up.
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