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Walking Tall
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 89 (Oct 2004) Of Widescreen Review®

The Rock, Johnny Knoxville, Neal McDonough, Kristen Wilson, Ashley Scott & Khleo Thomas

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4
DD Sound Rating: 4
DTS Sound Rating: NR
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Critics' Composite Score: 3
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Special Features
Includes two audio commentary tracks: one by The Rock and the other with director Kevin Bray, cinematographer Glen MacPherson, and Editor Robert Ivison. Additional features include the nine-minute Fight The Good Fight featurette, three deleted scenes, a brief blooper reel, an alternate ending, a still gallery featuring on-set images and a special photo shoot of The Rock, a five-minute Species III sneak peek, the theatrical trailer, and bonus trailers. There are also up-front ads.

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): MGM Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 1006933
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Sequences of intense violence, sexual content, drug material and language
(Retail Price): $27.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 86
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 09/28/04
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): Kevin Bray
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
After a stint in the service, Chris Vaughn (Rock) returns home eight years later to find that things have changed in his home town. Not at all happy with what the town has become, Chris decides to do something about it and run for sheriff. Vaughn wins the election, but soon discovers that there are those who like the town the way it is, and they have no intention of letting Sheriff Vaughn change things back to what they were. Walking Tall is inspired by a true story and based on a screenplay by Mort Briskin. (Tricia Littrell)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.35:1 DVD picture is bright and colorful, with well balanced fleshtones and deep blacks. Images are sharp and crisp, with nicely rendered details, and excellent contrast and shadow delineation. Some of the brighter scenes exhibit an

All of the films The Rock (aka Dwayne Johnson) has starred in to date have been adrenaline-pumped action films with very aggressive soundtracks. Walking Tall continues that tradition, albeit with a sound mix that is a little more toned down than usual, with a really fun and enjoyable Dolby