"Witherspoon's bubbly twang brings the brassy former child country star and future Mrs. Cash into adorable reality."
"Phoenix is commanding, and Witherspoon is just plain sensational; she captures June's sassiness along with her levelheadedness....WALK THE LINE turns out to be an entertaining ride through musical history, flavored with a sweet romantic spirit."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[A] big, juicy, enjoyable wide-canvas biography with a handful of indelible moments....WALK THE LINE is zesty and satisfying."
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "There is something really special going on in WALK THE LINE....Phoenix and Witherspoon are dynamite, and their chemistry is palpable."
3 stars out of 4 -- "[With a] very clear respect for Cash and his music...[and] two superb, heartfelt performances..."
"Cash and Carter's long infatuation, tumultuous relationship and eventual marriage provide the film with an emotional core."New York Times
"WALK THE LINE goes from compelling to enthralling with star Joaquin Phoenix's breakout scene. His re-creation of 'Get Rhythm' is an exhilarating moment, with showmanship that truly surprises."USA Today
"Phoenix handles the transition from faltering baritone to growling basso profundo brilliantly, his voice dropping deep into his boots as Johnny's soul descends into the ring of fire."
Sight and Sound
4 stars out of 5 -- "It's a career-high channelling of the myth, the voice....Witherspoon nails Carter as a spritely, sun-tickled puppy-dog with the soul of a poet..."
5 stars out of 5 -- "James Mangold's stunning biopic of Johnny Cash showcases a mesmerizing central performance from Joaquin Phoenix..."Ultimate DVD