Walk the Line

Walk the Line

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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.

2005Rating: PG-13136 minsGermany, USAMars Media Beteiligungs, Tree Line Films, Konrad Pictures, Catfish Productions, Fox 2000 Pictures
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Walk the Line | Awards

Award Winner
Winner of Best Actress in a Lead Role for Reece Witherspoon at the 2006 Oscars, BAFTAs and Golden Globes. Walk the Line also won two additional Golden Globes - Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Picture (Comedy or Musical).

Walk the Line | Reviews

82%209 reviews

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

What adds boundless energy to Walk the Line is the performance by Reese Witherspoon as June Carter Cash.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

There's a warm and generous richness to this biopic...

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

The film’s writer-director, James Mangold... is skillful but safe-playing.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

Walk the Line missteps by routinely forgoing credible biographical grittiness in favor of glossy Hollywood mythologising.

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SBS

SBS

Mangold neither patronises the Cash/Carter love story with cliche, nor the audience with ordinary filmmaking.

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CNN

CNN

Mangold's direction is excellent, and the script... captures the complex characters without relying on biopic cliché.

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San Francisco Chronicle

San Francisco Chronicle

A passionate, warts-and-all chronicle of an extraordinary American artist, not to mention a love story that can't be beat.

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Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

Phoenix and Witherspoon are dynamite, and their chemistry is palpable.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

A big, juicy, enjoyable wide-canvas biography with a handful of indelible moments...

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Daily Telegraph

Daily Telegraph

Several scenes are of an emotional intensity out of all proportion to the humdrum musical biopic one expects.

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Walk the Line | Release Details

Walk the Line is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and Apple TV and Disney+.