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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Joaquin Phoenix
Reese Witherspoon
Robert Patrick
Ginnifer Goodwin
Shelby Lynne
Dallas Roberts
Tyler Hilton
Waylon Payne
Directors
James Mangold
Screenwriters
Gil Dennis
James Mangold
Running Time
136 minutes

Walk The Line
Joaquin Phoenix stars in this biopic of the man in black - the one, the only Johnny Cash.


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Walk The Line

Plot
After escaping an Arkansas cotton farm, singer Johnny Cash (Phoenix) makes it all the way to Sun Records in Memphis, where he joins an illustrious roster that includes Elvis Presley. With a young family waiting back home, country-star-in-the-making Cash seems made — but will he throw it all away for two things he comes across while on the road: June Carter (Witherspoon) and drugs?


Verdict
A routine genre picture that knows just the two basic chords (love/trouble), Walk The Line rarely aspires to the condition of art. But with material this catchy and stars this winning, Mangold’s movie will have your feet tapping to the beat and your heart occasionally skipping it — just like all good pop music should.


Reviewed by Colin Kennedy

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