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Walking Tall [DVD]
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on 13 February 2010
I was looking for a film that i could watch without needing to concentrate and came across this. Fitted the bill perfectly. Whilst having a good plot line there is nothing that needs concentrating on. The action within the film is really good pulling you in all along. A film that i think should be watched by most 16 year old boys. I highly recommend this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 27 January 2005
Cracking film with some great fight scenes,good story and acting. The Rock does look the part I must say wih a cedar in his hand. Bottom line well worth the money on a Friday night with a four pack and pizza. The only moan is the film is very short.
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on 23 October 2014
Came on time in good condition and is such a good film based on a true story. If your a fan of films based on a true story or a fan of the rock you will love this.and there is no denying that the rock makes good eye candy so ladies you will enjoy this one as well lol
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
walking tall is based on the true story of a man who returned to his hometown from being a soldier to find that the twon he knew was drowning in crime and corruption so he became a sherriff to see what he could do about it and this adaptation stars the rock as chris the sherriff and johnny knoxville as the sidekick.

The film is decent enough and although based on real events we have seen this all before,the rock stutters through this with few facial expressions and looks awkward and alightly lost at times,knoxvilles jokes fall flat at times but he does a good enough job and the supporting cast all help and hinder in equal measures.

Walking tall is predictable and mindless and in that is perfectly harmless entertainment,worth a look by all means but this isnt as good as some may have you believe.
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on 2 November 2014
Amazing....amazing....amazing!!!! Dwayne johnson is perfect for this movie, with it being based on a true story Dwayne takes the serious role and Johnny Knoxvill takes the comedy approach...this =movie perfection! Awesome movie!
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 19 August 2005
If you're anything like me you're still trying to repress memories of the 80's. Bad hair, bad music and some awful movies. Among some of the more aweful movies were ones which starred the biggest wrestling (of the time) name ever - Hulk Hogan! He was in some crap wasn't he?!
So here we are 20 years later and getting a disturbing sense of deja vu as the now biggest name in all of wrestling hits the silver screen!
The difference? - He's doing some decent action flicks with actual substance.
The Rock (real name Dwayne Johnson but choosing to keep his screen wrestling name) Is now working on a movie version of one of my favourite computer games Doom. Doom will be his 6th flick after debuting in The Mummy Returns and going on to do The Scorpian King, Welcome To The Jungle (Or The Rundown in America), Be Cool and this film Walking Tall.
Now for those not aware Walking Tall is based on the true story of a man named Sheriff Pussey - an ex army soldier who would become the sheriff of his small hometown after finding it to not be so home sweet home anymore.
Just because a movie carries the moniker of 'based on a true story' doesn't always make it worth watching but this film definately is.
Chris Vaughn (They changed the name for many reasons but one reason is because The Rock is half Samoan half black where as Pussey was white and they felt the name Chris Vaughn would suit a black Pussey I guess!) returns to his small hometown after a stint in the army to discover the town is corupt. Kids smoking weed and just junkies in general and slimey businessmen who hold profit above all. He originally comes home and plans to join his father in working the towns main employment resource the old steel mill. Only to discover it's closed. After hooking up with his family (mother, father, sister and nephew) they touch on Chris being a renegade youth himself and the tense relationship between himself and his father (which I feel is some of the better acting of both parties in the flick) His nephew Pete is a typical teenager, not really a bad kid but has attitude and is doing some questionable activities! Starting to settle down word gets out and soon his closest friend of the past Ray (played brilliantly by Johnny Knoxville - beleive me no one is more shocked than me that 'the jackass guy' can actually act!) drops by for a chat. The chemistry between Knoxville and Rock is actually very good and you can believe that these 2 are old friends. He also eventually runs into an old rival Jay Hamilton (played by Neal McDonough) who now basically runs the town as he is the owner of the casino which now is the main source of employment and revenue for the town. Your eyes will start to steam up when the beautiful and smokin' Deni (played by Ashley Scott) arrives as a love interest that's one of the smaller plots of the film to be honest.
The preverbial straw that breaks the camels back is when Vaughn finds out that his little nephew was sold some chrystal meth by a dealer working out of the casino. (Never mind the fact that the bouncers of the casino almost kill him out of spite after Vaughn catches some dodgy dealings in the club and speaks up) He proceeds to go on a tear and (as The Rock says in commentary) begins to kick some f***ing ass! After a criminal trial Vaughn decides to run for sheriff and wins. Then proceeds to clean up the town and put a stop to Jay Hamilton.
I was extremely impressed by this film. To be honest I was thinking it would be your average mindless american action flick. But instead I found a compelling story with many levels and some great performances. The Rock knocks one out of the park in this one and Knoxville, as I said, who would've known the dude can do more than mutilate his own body! Ashley Scott has a 2d role really as Deni but still puts in a killer performace considering that she didn't have a lot to do except make a mans eyes pop out of his skull! In his film debute Khleo Thomas plays the role of the troubled teen, Vaughns nephew Pete very well and in the commentary The Rock will constantly sing his praises and rightly so! As I said some of the best acting moments come between The Rock and John Beasley who plays Chris Vaughn Sr. Some knockout acting there. And hats off to Neal McDonough who really plays Jay Hamilton well. It's hard to pull that character off in my view because Hamilton isn't really 'evil' he's just a businessman who turns a blind eye for profits. McDonough plays him cheeky charming smarmy and with a genuine nice side in the get go which is a hard thing to do! Supporting cast Michelle Vaughn (Kristen Wilson) the sister and frustrated mother of the peice is done very sensitively and smartly by Wilson
The dvd extras include some mildly humerous outtakes a 10 minute feature on the stunts of tghe film. A photo gallery (including a still picture of Ashley Scott in a red bra (trust me... Smokin'!!!!) a couple of deleted scenes, directors commentary an alternative ending and, as I've eluded to a cpouple of times a commentary track featuring the man himself - The Rock (and only The Rock)
The film itself is only about 70 minutes long so it doesn't drag on but at the same time it isn't rushed and is just a good flick to watch if you got an hour or 2 to spare. Yes it's got the loud boom boom and some t&a. But it also has some extemely good acting and the fight scenes hit hard and are more reqalistic than in Welcome To The Jungle.
So we smelled what the rock was cookin' and now he lays the smackdown on some hollywood roody poo candy asses!!
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on 21 June 2014
I love this movie. Who wouldn't want to look like this dude. The Lord sure blessed him with the building blocks for success when it comes to the gym. And like I said, its a watchable movie to.
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on 7 March 2013
Great film,based on a true story.
Plenty of action,laughs (from Johnny Knoxville).
Excellent picture and sound.
Would be 5 stars if it had any extras like the dvd has.
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on 13 August 2013
FOR THE VERY LITTLE I HAD TO PAY OUT FOR THIS DVD I WAS AMAZED AT THE QUALITY >>>it arrived earlier than expected which was even better. top marks all the way. THANK YOU
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on 9 August 2012
The Rocks first great film. Great plot, great acting, just great. Not much I can say about it, its just an awesome film. Good if you're looking to waste a couple of hours with a dvd
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