Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown only to discover the place he grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs and violence.
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Rotten: A dull, drab and pointless rehash, Walking Tall ironically manages to diminish the Rock's stature as both a leading man and an action star.
- David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer, Friday, April 2, 2004
Rotten: One mediocre, ploddingly predictable film, loaded down with cheesy Hollywood tactics.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Friday, April 2, 2004
Rotten: Has none of the social edge that made the Vietnam-era film the pride of the hixploitation genre.
- Jack Mathews, New York Daily News, Friday, April 2, 2004
A great and explosive good time. Wild, funny and loaded with pure head-bashing and bone-crunching in your face action. An awsome adreniline-pumping ride. The Rock is sensational in his role, he's on his way to movie superstardome. The Rock shows he's not the beefy machine gun action hero but a hero with heart. Johnny Knoxville is teriffic. He also delivers some great comic relief. It's pulse-pounding fun that never lets up. Powerful and relentlessly enjoyable. One of those rare old school action films that delivers excatly what you want.
- allan913, Sunday, April 6, 2008