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Walk the Line
Love is a burning thing.
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Based on several books written by the musician himself, Walk the Line tells the story of the famous influential singer Johnny Cash, focusing on his relationship with one of his wives, June Carter. Instead of depicting his entire career as a musician, the director decided to deepen the personal life of the Country singer.
Even though I am not particularly a big fan Country music, I've always liked and admired the famous Johnny Cash, so, watching this film was rather interesting as I got to know a little bit more about his less famous facade, such as his difficult relationship with his father, first wife and his famous partner, June Carter - which is basically the central point of the…
At almost 2 and a half hours, Walk the Line manages to keep a steady intense pace much like Johnny Cash's music. It may be standard biopic format but it's always worth it to see Joaquin Phoenix dip into that dark place and go full maniac musician.
I ignored country music while I was growing up. In the 1960s, I was more tuned in to the "Age of Aquarius" and psychedelics than "Folsom Prison Blues" and amphetamines. It wasn't until I reached 30-something that I started to appreciate the soulfulness of Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and, of course, "the man in black," Johnny Cash. So the time period of this biopic, from Cash's youth in Arkansas during WWII to his marriage to June Carter in 1968, covered new ground for me, including his first marriage, his touring with Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison, and his severe addiction to prescription drugs.
Joaquin Phoenix put in an Academy Award level performance as Cash, but it was Reese Witherspoon…
Biopics are one of my favorite genres of films. However unless you get just the right actor to play the person, it can be dead in the water before it even gets going. James Mangold did exactly that when he handed Joaquin Phoenix the role of a lifetime as legendary singer Johnnie Cash.
This musical biopic of one of country musics most enduring performers begins with the story of a young boy who grows into a man full of guilt, anger, and sorrow, before his redemption and the love of his life leads him to greatness. Cash's early life of hardship in Arkansas and his strained relationship with his father seem to have damaged his psyche and self esteem. Constantly…
Review In A Nutshell:
Walk the Line suffers from the tradition of the biopic genre that ultimately leaves its viewers unchallenged by the already fascinating subject matter; desperate in its attempts to highlight a relationship that was critical to Johnny Cash’s personal life, it fails to captivate nor educate its viewers, making one wonder whether if its focus was instead placed on the shaping of his distinct sound and his relationship with his acclaim would have led to a stronger film. Moments like his much anticipated performance at Folsom Prison left me chilled and reignited my attraction to this legend’s music, unfortunately the film barely contain such moments as though its extended musical pieces would indulgently embrace the legend’s greatest…
Performances : 8.1/10
Story : 7.2/10
Production : 6.8/10
Overall : 7.37/10
Solid cast. Every character was well acted, even the smaller roles. It's definitely one of those films that feels longer than it really is, but there were no low points, it was very well paced.
There's nothing groundbreaking going on but it's a fun film, especially for fans of Cash.
Mindblowing. Amazing. Wow. WOW!
Un Biopic siguiendo de una forma correcta la construcción del legado de Johnny Cash.
Las excelentes interpretaciones de Joaquin Phoenix y Reese Witherspoon hace una combinación ganadora a la hora de presentar los principales hechos de la carrera de este cantante.
Tolle Verfilmung der Lebensgeschichte von Johnny Cash mit einer genialen Reese Witherspoon.
One of my favourites.
Mira Mesa 18, San Diego, CA
I hate Joaquin
Johnny Cash didn't have a lip looked like that.
Production (effects, stunt/choreo, set/costume): 4/4
Cinematography (staging, camerawork, colour): 3/4
Acting (technique, chemistry, believability): 4/4
Sound (score, soundtrack, design, mixing): 4/4
Writing (plot/story, screenplay, themes): 3/4
Direction (editing, form, style, finish): 3/4
"Hello, I'm Johnny Cash."
Walk the Line is a musical Biopic about legendary singer Johnny Cash. I'm not like Johnny Cash's biggest fan or anything, but I do like him a lot and I plan to listen to more of his stuff (in fact I'm doing that right now). I was most interested in this one to see Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of The Man in Black. Phoenix is an excellent actor and he puts in some terrific work here. He did all the singing himself and he is great in those scenes as well as the non-singing scenes. Reese Witherspoon is also fantastic in her role and she too did a great job with the singing too. The way they told the story of Cash's life was really good as it was engaging throughout and never really dragged despite its 136 minute running time. It's worth watching just for the two main performances and the music alone. 7.5/10
I have tried to limit this list to proper period dramas (no animated features or alternate histories) and arrange them…