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Walk the Line A zesty, enjoyable big-canvas biography that's just compelling enough to make you wish it had been more artful. As Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix gets...Walk the LineBiography, DramaPT136MPG-13 A zesty, enjoyable big-canvas biography that's just compelling enough to make you wish it had been more artful. As Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix gets...2005-11-25Robert PatrickFox 2000 Pictures
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Walk the Line

Genre: Biography, Drama; Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick; Director: James Mangold; Author: Gill Dennis, James Mangold; Release Date Wide: 11/18/2005; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Fox 2000 Pictures

A zesty, enjoyable big-canvas biography that’s just compelling enough to make you wish it had been more artful. As Johnny Cash, Joaquin Phoenix gets that famous gravity, but when the film turns to how he spent years courting, loving, yet never winning June Carter (Reese Witherspoon), it’s on shakier ground, since June’s romantic reticence isn’t fully filled in.

Originally posted November 25 2005 — 12:00 AM EST

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