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 that… 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 that… 2005-11-18 PG-13 PT136M Biography Drama Joaquin Phoenix Reese Witherspoon Robert Patrick Fox 2000 Pictures
Movie Review

Walk the Line (2005)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Nov 18, 2005; Rated: PG-13; Length: 136 Minutes; Genres: Biography, Drama; With: Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon; Distributor: Fox 2000 Pictures; More

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 Nov 25, 2005 Published in issue #852 Dec 02, 2005 Order article reprints
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