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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…
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.
Walk the Line is a pretty standard, by-the-numbers but still entertaining biopic that’s mainly saved by two outstanding lead performances. I’ve been on a bit of a Joaquin Phoenix marathon recently, and his take on Johnny Cash is pretty remarkable. He didn’t look much like Cash but you barely notice because of how good he is. Reese Witherspoon is also great. The music is another highlight, especially considering Phoenix didn’t know how to play guitar before the film. The film's length is a problem, I watched the theatrical cut and still thought it was too long.
WALK THE LINE IS A FUCKING MASTERPIECE
Perfect adaptation of the Johnny Cash story. Phoenix and Witherspoon make you fall in love with them. Perfect Watch.
A brilliant biographical drama starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Joaquin Phoenix, are you for real?!
One of my new favorites, Joaquin's acting was top notch and the music was fantastic. The Cocaine Blues scene was my favorite I felt like I was there. FULL REVIEW ON INSTAGRAM
Another entertaining-but-formulaic music biopic with enough warts to not feel false, but still so reverent and wed to the genres tropes to not feel like much. Mangold does well enough on the directorial end, and Phoenix and Witherspoon both put in fine work, but it's the script, with its warmed-over beats and ham-handedness, that drags this back down. If the performers weren't so strong this'd be average-at-best fare.
and i'm not even a johnny cash fan
"boom chicka boom"
My favorite music biopic. Joaqin and Reese are fantastic!
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
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