“Walk the Line” – He wasn’t just a guy with a cool voice who dressed in black. Country legend Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) also swooned over a woman (Reese Witherspoon’s June Carter), battled a pill addiction and feuded with his jerk father (Robert Patrick). He was a born talent but not a born superstar. His famous introduction, “Hello, I’m Johnny Cash,” was originally uttered out of nervousness. And you want music with your biopic? The Folsom Prison segment breathes intense life into the old record.
– John Hansen, Brainerd Dispatch, Dec. 15, 2005