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Walk the Line

2005
Romance
Drama
2h 16m
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Avg Percentile 57.55% from 8490 total ratings

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Rated 12 Jul 2020
60
34th
Prison has changed me. I understand the common man the way I never did before. I gotta get out of here! So I can bring joy to the men back in here, but I don't wanna live with them!
Rated 13 Apr 2012
74
66th
It really ticks off all the plot points we've seen in every biopic about famous entertainers: the booze, the drugs, the cheating, the divorce, the dark times, the comeback, the going back in time to kill Hitler... But just because we've seen it all before doesn't mean it's not worth a look. Phoenix is great, and the music. Oh god, the music. Don't expect any shocking insights into the Cash persona though.
Rated 06 Mar 2010
15
1st
Not entirely dissimilar from watching a soccer mom "let loose". While the performances r fine, there's not a lick of newness2 a story everyone's seen on Behind The Music 150 billion times. Cash's life seems to have played out almost EXACTLY the way you'd expect (humble beginnings to..Oh u know!), only in an infinitely more pedestrian way than we're used 2 seeing from rock stars. Take the standard rock star biopic& replace the unpredictable, suprising extremes w/ way 2 much banality & u get this
Rated 09 Feb 2007
86
84th
Walk the Line is a great movie with terrific acting from both Phoenix and Witherspoon. The musical performances were outstanding, and the story was very heartbreaking. If you don't like Johnny Cash, Walk the Line is worth it to watch just for the performances. Great film!
Rated 26 May 2015
60
38th
Absolute and utter nonsense. He doesn't keep a close watch on his heart at all! And if he's supposed to keep his eyes wide open all the time, why did you cast Joaquin Phoenix? Ridiculous.
Rated 25 Oct 2007
80
72nd
Now I'm going to be honest, I've always thought of Witherspoon as just a pretty face to sell movies but this film has completely changed my opinion. The real reason to see this film is the acting by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon. They're both amazing and I couldn't believe that Joaquin actually sang all the Johnny Cash covers for the film, he imitates Cash impeccably. However, the movie itself feels too short. The chunk of Cash's life feels so small that I would've liked to see more.
Rated 03 Mar 2008
90
64th
I thought this was well-done, if not entirely my cup-of-tea.
Rated 27 Nov 2006
90
86th
Fantastic. Witherspoon is brilliant and Jaoquin captures Johnny Cash like you're watching the man himself. The fact that they sang all the songs themselves adds to the impressiveness of the film. See this movie.
Rated 21 Dec 2006
80
77th
It may not make sense at time and for a biopic about Johnny Cash, ignoring "Ring Of Fire" is near criminal. But strong performances from the leads and one of the most top-tapping soundtracks ever redeem this film and then some. Bit too cosy about details to be a true great.
Rated 25 Mar 2007
86
89th
Two excellent performances from Phoenix as Johnny Cash and Witherspoon as June Carter.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
10
10th
Pure, utter trash. Overrated and just plain boring.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
90
77th
Everything about this movie works, and I walk away smiling every time I watch it. Absolutely amazing!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
65
43rd
I wanted to like this bio-pic more than I actually did. Unfortunately, the film paled in comparison to the music, which was the real shining star. The movie just...about 30 minutes could easily have been shaved out of its running time, and it felt far more ponderous than enjoyable. Still, worth seeing for the luminous Reese Witherspoon and the music, oh, the music!
Rated 26 Sep 2010
70
65th
Suffers from the biopic disease, with all of the japping through greatest moments of it's subjects life, that this normally entails. But much like Cash himself, it is saved by the engrossing love story, helped along nicely by Witherspoon's stellar performance.
Rated 03 Sep 2011
72
52nd
Joaquin Phoenix definitely defined his career with this film. Reese Witherspoon was given the perfect dramatic role for her. It just turned out good. It was longer than I thought it should have been, but all in all a good film.
Rated 15 Jun 2014
30
22nd
Despite the excellent performances -- and music -- this couldn't be a more by the book, cliched biopic. I really have no idea what to say about it that couldn't be said about well, anything else, really.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
75
50th
It's always enjoyable, and buoyed by strong performances; good, but not great.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
9
8th
Remarkably makes me care even less about a person I cared nothing about to begin with.
Rated 01 Feb 2009
74
27th
Would have been much better if it was at all different from every biopic that's ever been made ever.
Rated 07 Jul 2010
68
78th
[extended cut] Completely 'by the numbers' musical biopic elevated by great performances from both Phoenix and Witherspoon. Technical credits are very solid, musical performances are great. The only aspect of the film that is lacking is the plot; it is simply not challenging enough.
Rated 27 Jan 2008
70
56th
The best thing about this movie is that it is still a great picture, even if you don't know anything about Johnny Cash. So i can certainly imagine this is a fantastic film if you are a true J.C fan. And now I can finally forgive Reese Witherspoon for her horrible performance in Legally fucking Blonde, because she was absolutely wonderful in this one.
Rated 10 Feb 2008
68
18th
Over-rated! clap clap clapclapclap! Johnny Cash's life could not have been this boring; I don't believe it. Notice that most of these glowing reviews mention the "strong performances". And yeah, I'll buy that to a degree. But outside of that, there's not much of interest here. I really can't get over how DULL they made Cash, when the real man was anything but. A big time miss for something that should have been much better.
Rated 25 Sep 2010
67
57th
Good music and acting, but something is missing.
Rated 06 Mar 2008
85
45th
This movie really deserves a much higher score. It was really good and well acted. It's simply not a movie that I would love to watch over and over again. However, it was well worth seeing at least once!
Rated 17 Oct 2017
82
89th
Fantastic performances by the leads lift up an otherwise humdrum music biopic.
Rated 01 Dec 2006
80
53rd
Formula film, but a really good one. Great performances by Phoenix and Witherspoon.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
85
71st
Pretty good. Would've been more original if Ray didn't come out months earlier.
Rated 12 Dec 2006
70
37th
good not great
Rated 02 May 2010
80
65th
a great, if not accurate portrail of the great Mr cash
Rated 17 Apr 2009
25
20th
Kinda boring really.
Rated 15 Nov 2008
40
44th
Unlike most women, I did not magically become a long time Cash fan after watching the film.
Rated 04 Feb 2007
85
72nd
Really strong music-bio pic that is a step above "Ray" in quality, mostly because the two leads are fantastic and do their own impressive singing. Reese Witherspoon more than deserved her first Oscar. And this movie has only made my obsession with her grow. Still, Joaquin Phoneix deserves major props for his equally great performance.
Rated 19 Feb 2007
75
48th
Outstanding acting, great music, drug problems. Walk the Line's got everything it takes to be a dime-a-dozen musician biopic. I personally find it uninteresting and overdone. I will, however, acknowledge that it is a very well made film. Pretty good!
Rated 25 Feb 2007
75
89th
Great acting carried the film.
Rated 03 Apr 2010
20
44th
The same line, that would be, as the previous year's Ray, a musical biopic on a recently fallen giant of popular song, C&W instead of R&B, Johnny Cash instead of Ray Charles, two years dead instead of mere months, but the same backstage tale of early poverty and tragedy, meteoric ascent, marital discord, drug abuse, salvation. Fewer people this time, in describing Phoenix's impersonation of the Man in Black, will be inclined to link the adjective "uncanny" to the noun "likeness."
Rated 05 Apr 2009
60
11th
An unnatural feel permeates the movie and not in a good way.
Rated 25 Mar 2007
65
43rd
Doesn't really tell you anything interesting if you are not Cash's fan.
Rated 01 Apr 2007
80
57th
Great biopic about a legendary singer.
Rated 30 Apr 2007
78
50th
Pretty darn good. Solid musical performances too, which is surprising.
Rated 21 Jan 2024
65
62nd
Country müziğin efsane ismi Johnny Cash'in hikayesi. A Star Is Born ile çok benzeyen film, Joaquin Phoenix ile Reese Witherspoon arasındaki ilişkiyi anlatıyor. Şöhret basamaklarını çıkarken, özel ilişkisini de uyuşturucu krizleriyle dibe batırıyor. Her sanatçının 1 zaafı vardır. Oscar için fazla yavaş 1 film. Gerçek hayat hikayesi için de güzel. Aşk, turneden daha çok önemli. Filmin sonunda, benimle evlenir misin? Teklif ediyorum benimle evlenir misin?
Rated 19 Mar 2012
80
53rd
Great performances bij Phoenix and Witherspoon. Especially Joaquin Phoenix performed in a brilliant way the turbulent live of Johnny Cash. Nice to hear that he has had a lovely future with June Carter.
Rated 28 Mar 2010
79
66th
Good music, good acting, nice chemistry, nice-looking film. Story is a bit depressamundo though!
Rated 01 Apr 2009
93
95th
Something about this movie just gets me.
Rated 04 Dec 2008
85
90th
Great music, superb acting, takes you on the journey of Cash - wonderfully human experience.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
92
90th
The astonishing biopic of Johhny Cash, Focusing on his romance with his female cohort.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
97
78th
This movie would be a 100 if I would have known more about Johnny Cash before I saw this. Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Whitherspoon do a phenomenal job togheter and this made me wanna learn more about JC
Rated 02 Jan 2024
2
30th
I guess Johnny Cash was a stereotypical Nice Guy ™ that harasses women until they say yes.
Rated 21 Feb 2012
55
48th
One of my favorite singers of all times, turning into a charecter less funny than Duey Cocks.
Rated 29 Mar 2015
67
64th
3.33/5
Rated 03 Aug 2009
90
74th
Joaquin is brilliant, great movie...
Rated 14 Aug 2007
79
54th
Could have been much better.
Rated 12 Mar 2022
88
90th
Just another Hollywood Cash grab
Rated 24 Mar 2013
2
39th
The story is fairly uninteresting, focussing too much on rote dramatic trappings. Redeemed by the great music and strong central performances by Phoenix & Witherspoon, though the supporting cast was rather poor overall.
Rated 26 Mar 2014
85
83rd
84.500
Rated 26 Aug 2010
75
32nd
The two leads are a dream, the music is great, but the story drags a little.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
80th
Excellent acting by Phoenix and Witherspoon propels through the mediocre script.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
83
73rd
A good bio-pic with a great performance from Joaquin Phoenix.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
60
24th
Disappointing because I felt that Cash's life could have been explored more in depth since he was such an interesting guy. Phoenix does ok here, but there's not much to work with.
Rated 17 Aug 2021
72
41st
As is the case with the vast majority of celebrity biopics, "Walk the Line" fails to provide much to anyone who wasn't already a fan of it's topical character. It was decent, thanks mostly to Phoenix.
Rated 09 Sep 2016
32
9th
Kind of shocking how bad the ending was.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
82
44th
I am a Johnny Cash fan so this movie was a fantastic view for me. I thought Phoenix's portrayl was right on par if not better than Jamie Foxx's of the year before. All in all it was a fantastic movie.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
50th
Phoenix blew me away. A great story.
Rated 31 Jul 2011
73
37th
I guess a good film if you really like Cash's music. It's a fairly generic musician biopic, and I don't think Cash has much of a compelling story to make a movie out of. Ray was a much better story.
Rated 14 Dec 2009
89
56th
They did all their own singing!
Rated 18 Feb 2009
75
64th
Reese Witherspoon is lovely and angelic but I think Joaquin Phoenix overdoes it a bit. Otherwise a nice piece of entertainment.
Rated 16 Sep 2008
80
20th
river phoneix way over the top. Reese is spot on.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
68
54th
It was well acted, but the bitter wannabe in me is all, hey, that ended too late!
Rated 14 Aug 2007
85
65th
Nice Bio-Pic, with more than nice performances from Phoenix and Witherspoon.
Rated 14 Aug 2007
95
54th
Great movie about real, complex individuals. Witherspoon and Phoenix expertly capture the spirits of Johnny Cash and June Carter. The music and story keep entertaining, even though the film runs a bit long.
Rated 19 Jul 2011
82
58th
Superior acting and authentic crooning capture the emotional subtleties of the legend of Johnny Cash and his inevitable downfall with a freshness that is a pleasure to watch.
Rated 23 Nov 2009
75
67th
Troubled childhood, breakout star who is naive about the road, gets into drugs, hits rock bottom, changes his life. The acting and singing are great and the movie's plot is tight enough where the problem of it seemingly being just like every other musician biopic is almost unnoticeable. If you are a big fan of Cash you will probably love it and if you at the very least appreciate his music you will like it.
Rated 11 Feb 2009
50
54th
I would have liked to see more focus on his travels with Elvis and the gang then on the drug addiction everyone already knew about.
Rated 29 Aug 2008
90
95th
Just a really good movie! Everything is as it should be: good story, good characters, good music!
Rated 18 Aug 2007
85
62nd
Johnny Cash story - WELL done :-)
Rated 18 Aug 2007
92
85th
Excellent music! I really got into Johnny Cash after seeing this. Re-recording the music with the actors was a good move.
Rated 18 Aug 2007
86
83rd
great story of the man in black
Rated 22 Feb 2020
78
3rd
4
Rated 20 Dec 2013
82
59th
Superior acting and authentic crooning capture the emotional subtleties of the legend of Johnny Cash and his inevitable downfall with a freshness that is a pleasure to watch.
Rated 18 Nov 2009
80
21st
This movie doesn't work that well for me. Basically the white version of Ray.
Rated 24 Aug 2008
85
61st
Juaquin (sic) Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon did a great job. Captured a lot of what the "Man in Black" was all about. However, like most recent biopics, concentrated too much on substance abuse and sexual peccadilloes and not on the artist's social legacy (especially in terms of class).
Rated 16 Oct 2007
75
30th
Thoroughly enjoyable film, successfully escaping the easy trap of "assuming to be in the characters head": it tells the tale, but doesn't moralize. A fitting document for a great symbol.
Rated 17 Oct 2007
60
71st
Great stuff. Great performances from the actors and the music...well....its classic
Rated 11 Jun 2019
84
81st
One of those movies that I can watch (and have watched) over and over again--Joaquin Phoenix is truly captivating.
Rated 20 Jan 2011
55
4th
Typical biopic with some exceptional acting.
Rated 20 Aug 2010
84
62nd
Really good!
Rated 19 Dec 2008
81
69th
Standard biopic well executed with a pair of excellent performances. Mostly simply told, with lots of close-ups, this is one movie that strives to achieve exactly what it does. My love for Johnny Cash doesn't hurt my enjoyment of this, either.
Rated 28 Dec 2007
90
87th
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon play a very convincing Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash. Fans of Cash will not be disappointed and those who have never taken interest in Cash's music or life will be captivated by the story and songs, which are completely redone(quite wonderfully actually) by Phoenix and Witherspoon. You will definitely not be sorry to put this one on your library shelf.
Rated 07 Feb 2008
67
35th
Very Good! I think of this movie as a solid B/B . It's not the best film ever but its great to see Reese come into her own. Eventually Joaquin will get his Oscar as well.
Rated 27 Sep 2018
75
80th
Normally, this is something that I might be more cynical about because it is such a standard Hollywood biopic. However, being such a huge fan of Johnny Cash, I couldn't help but be impressed of how well the actors work in their roles. It does go on a bit too long and because I'm so closely familiar with Johnny and June Carter no pairing could ever live up to their larger-than-life personas, at least in my mind.
Rated 25 Feb 2015
40
16th
Didn't dig this one as much as I wanted to. For me, it played as a bargain-bin version of the far-superior "Ray".
Rated 04 Mar 2008
86
46th
Joaquin takes his impression and turns it into something of substance.
Rated 11 Mar 2008
95
97th
great biopic, that is entertaining with some good acting and music.
Rated 17 Jan 2011
85
66th
Great dramatized biography
Rated 19 Aug 2009
70
56th
even though I normally hate musicals this was a great movie
Rated 08 Aug 2016
60
52nd
As usual very fine acting from Joaquin and Reese, the musical pieces are really nicely done and the story is entertaining, but the film really portraits Cash as an obsessive idiot, maybe it was true, but when I watch a film I like to be sympathetic to the character I am supposed to be sympathetic at, was not the case.
Rated 19 Aug 2009
90
75th
I thought both stars performances were fantastic. What a great love story. I'm really not a huge country music fan, but I could be persuaded.
Rated 26 May 2008
86
78th
A quietly charming biopic following the troubled and sometimes explosive career of Johnny Cash and his stop-start relationship with June. A glimpse into the US record industry of the 60's and a really convincing vocal to match. Won't set the world alight but worth a watch.
Rated 28 May 2008
70
46th
I'm not a fan of the music but I found the story very interesting. Great work from the two leads.
Rated 13 Jun 2008
91
98th
Great
Rated 26 Feb 2017
4
77th
Livet är inte världens bästa historia. Biografier är därför inte den bästa utgångspunkten för en film. Men filmen får ändå ett bra betyg på grund av Cash musik och av huvudrollsinnehavarnas (särskilt Phoenix) insatser.

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