Walking Tall

2004

Action / Crime

104
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 25%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 60%
IMDb Rating 6.2 10 58931

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Dwayne Johnson as Chris Vaughn
Cobie Smulders as Exotic Beauty
Neal McDonough as Jay Hamilton
Kevin Durand as Booth
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Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 10 / 10

One of the Rock's most underrated gems!!!

A former U.S. soldier returns to his hometown to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which prompts him to clean house. Action Packed, Hilarious and full of kicking and punching 'Walking Tall' has The Rock at his best doing what he knows best, Johnny Knoxville is also good as his friend and Neal McDonough is perfect as the film's main antagonist plus i loved the fight scenes in the Casino and the final confrontation in the woods also the scene in the Court was dramatic enough and Dwayne showcased some fantastic dramatic chops, overall a great and terrific action film. (A+)

Reviewed by Wuchak 5 / 10

By-the-numbers rural cop drama/thriller with The Rock

Released in 2004 and directed by Kevin Bray, "Walking Tall" is a rural drama/thriller starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as ex-soldier Chris Vaughn, who returns to his small town home in Kitsap County, Washington (the Puget Sound area), where he discovers corruption has taken over; the nucleus being a casino owned by the pompous Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough). Since the police are in league with Hamiliton, Vaughn decides to run for Sheriff to clean up the town. Johnny Knoxville is on hand as Vaughn's sidekick while John Beasley plays his dad, Ashley Scott his ex-girlfriend and Kristen Wilson his sister.

This is a loose remake of the hit 1973 film based on real-life sheriff Buford Pusser. The biggest changes are that Vaughn is trying to stop the selling of illegal drugs rather than illegal moonshine, and the film's setting has switched from rural Tennessee to rural Washington (although shot in Squamish, British Columbia, which is close enough geographically).

"Walking Tall" takes its time to set up the rural town community – Vaughn's mixed-racial family, his friends & acquaintances, the police and the workers of the casino. Everything amps-up in the second act when he visits the casino and doesn't like what he sees. This is a solid, if unexceptional, crime drama/action flick marred by a cartoony climax that is so overdone it almost seems cut & pasted from another movie.

The film runs 86 minutes.

GRADE: C+ or B- (5.5/10)

Reviewed by Leofwine_draca 6 / 10

Straightforward star vehicle with plenty of action

The Rock stars in this lean, pared-down action yarn that rehashes an old, tired plot into a fairly entertaining family film. In fact, WALKING TALL is a throwback to the '80s, when superstars like Chuck Norris and Schwarzenegger were filling cinemas with their own particular brand of action-heavy offerings. WALKING TALL, therefore, is pleasantly old-fashioned, concentrating on providing plenty of ass-whooping and little plot to get in the way. In fact, there's too little plot in this film; running at only seventy minutes, it goes by all too fast, and you're left wanting more at the end.

The Rock is decent in this film; he's no Al Pacino, but then he's no Hulk Hogan either. He fits somewhere in the middle of modern-day action super stars and is certainly both amiable and likable in his role. Sadly, the supporting cast aren't all that great; Johnny Knoxville is particularly poor as The Rock's predictably crazy buddy, whilst Neal McDonough's villain is of the vanilla variety. The less said about love interest Kristen Wilson the better.

As for the action, the first casino brawl is full of rubbishy editing and cut-aways, meaning you never quite see what's going. Thankfully, the rest of the action sequences (about four of 'em) are all well-shot and exciting, particularly the moment when The Rock visits the casino and starts kicking backside with his piece of wood – a classic action scene! The shoot-out at the police station is also well handled and nicely over-the-top, whilst the climatic axe fight is mediocre in comparison, but still has some good stunts. The only real downside is this film's dumb humour (centred around Knoxville's character) which just doesn't appeal. The good news is that it doesn't overwhelm and spoil what is otherwise a simple, straightforward action film.

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