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.
Joaquin Phoenix' best performance since his role in PETA's 'Joaquin Phoenix Doesn't Eat Turkey on Thanksgiving'.
A biopic that never feels stale, thoroughly entertains and moves you as it takes you through the twists and turns and highs and lows of the life of arguably the best country musician of all-time, Johnny Cash. Joaquin Phoenix is phenomenal as always, fully embodying Cash. He looks like him and sounds like him, and I was gobsmacked to find out that he sang every single song. Reese Witherspoon is also brilliant as the sassy and charming June Carter. More than anything else, the film is an excellent study of their relationship, and that is largely down to the exuberant chemistry between the two leads. This film had me intrigued, engrossed, grinning, and at some parts, close to tears. I…
Joaquin Phoenix is great in this.
Johnny Cash is the greatest country musician of all time. In my mind, he is also one of the greatest musicians in any genre. I only started listening to Johnny's music about 6 months ago after borrowing his 'American' albums from my good friend Simon (a.k.a. Driver). His cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Hurt' is my favourite song and holds a very special place in my heart. Joaquin Phoenix is perfectly suited to the role and his singing voice is eerily similar to Johnny's. I absolutely loved this film and I am not hesitating to give it five stars.
Dios, country, rock y drogas. Estados Unidos de América.
OK... years ago I read Cash by Johnny Cash. It's a lovely autobiography filled with amazing anecdotes and bittersweet tales of fuck-ups and tragedies.
James Mangold's film does an extremely good job of focussing on a very finite period of The Man In Black's life. The cast are incredible, and while Joaquin Phoenix does a stand-up job filling JR Cash's boots, he never 100% seals the deal for me.
The film is very much a love story as opposed to something like La Vie En Rose which incorporated love interests from Edith Piaf's life and showed a far more extensive chunk of the life of a legend.
T-Bone Burnett's music throughout is outstanding and the tone is never less than…
A brilliant performance trapped in a painfully contrived film.
4 αστέρια μόνο και μόνο επειδή δεν είμαι φαν αυτού του είδους της μουσικής . Κατά τα άλλα υπέροχη βιογραφία χωρίς να γίνεται αγιογραφία. Ο Joaquin Phoenix έχει μπει τόσο βαθιά στο ρόλο που μερικές φορές τρόμαξα, ειδικά αυτή η τρέλα στο μάτι του που τώρα πια ξέρουμε ότι είναι κάτι φυσικό. Μεγάλος ηθοποιός. Η Witherspoon στο ρόλο της ζωής της.
Biopic de la leyenda de country Johnny Cash.
Joaquin Phoenix dando la mejor actuación de su vida. Mención especial a que tanto él como Reese Withcomosellame cantan todas las canciones de la película sin desmerecer las actuaciones originales de Johnny Cash y June Carter.
Despite some hollywood clichés its a really good biopic about the brilliant Johnny Cash.
Phoenix is great in the role.
Fantástico biopic que repasa los primeros años de carrera de Johnny Cash; personaje que tuvo una vida de de película, tanto que se podían hacer varias y que ésta no necesita de atractivo musical para ser una peli magnífica con la que cualquiera puede disfrutar.
Impagables los momentos en los que se muestra como se va fraguando el primer rock and roll, el anterior a los Beatles, a los Rolling y casi a las guitarras eléctricas.
Great acting, great music(ian)
Good Story + Good Music + Good Acting : Good movie .
The Extended Version is the perfect way to watch this. It's powerful, it's entertaining, and while some of the script and characters are weak from time to time, it's up there with some of the best biopics.
Prior to yesterday it had been years since I'd seen this film, and in turn it had been some time since I'd seen a great performance from Joaquin Phoenix. I'd forgotten how memorable he was as the late Johnny Cash, career defining performance. Reese Witherspoon as June is great too.