The Walk

The Walk

The Walk

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is Philippe Petit, the real-life Frenchman who walked across the World Trade Center’s twin towers on a tightrope in 1974. Robert Zemeckis (Back to the FutureFlight) directs this dramatised true story, also the subject of the Academy Award-winning documentary Man on Wire

2015Rating: PG, Mild themes and coarse language123 minsUSA
DramaTrue Story & BiographyBlockbuster
60%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

An entirely different brand of spectacle from what audiences have come to expect from recent studio tentpoles, sharing a true story so incredible it literally must be seen to be believed.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Ultimately there's enough daredevil verve here to offset the pedestrian comedy undergirding it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You can't help but hold your breath and clutch the armrests when Philippe steps out into the sky.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I actually hid my eyes at one point, overwhelmed by the sheer visceral spectacle of it all.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[Zemeckis'] hallmark as a director is his passion for visual effects and his use of CGI and 3D is dazzling.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film's final 20 minutes, when you see the aerialist going back and forth and back and forth with all of Lower Manhattan unfolding beneath his feet, are alternately mesmerizing, exhilarating and terrifying.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's payoff more than compensates for a lumbering setup, laden with cloying voiceover narration and strained whimsy.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's extremely antic for the most part, covering a lack of real story with a lot of distracting quirk. Yet when Petit's foot slips out onto a wire thousands of metres from the ground, it's quietly mesmerising.

3.0
0

The story, the visual effect and the walk itself are interesting. I just don't buy Joseph's French accent.

3.0
0

Great entertainment value! It has a unique feel, which adds to it's charm, it doesn't feel like all the other films out there. Such an interesting story. The 3-D effects were intense and very well done. It really made you feel like you were right there, up that high! definitely worth a watch at the cinema.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

An entirely different brand of spectacle from what audiences have come to expect from recent studio tentpoles, sharing a true story so incredible it literally must be seen to be believed.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Ultimately there's enough daredevil verve here to offset the pedestrian comedy undergirding it.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

You can't help but hold your breath and clutch the armrests when Philippe steps out into the sky.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

I actually hid my eyes at one point, overwhelmed by the sheer visceral spectacle of it all.

4.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

[Zemeckis'] hallmark as a director is his passion for visual effects and his use of CGI and 3D is dazzling.

3.0
0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

The film's final 20 minutes, when you see the aerialist going back and forth and back and forth with all of Lower Manhattan unfolding beneath his feet, are alternately mesmerizing, exhilarating and terrifying.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film's payoff more than compensates for a lumbering setup, laden with cloying voiceover narration and strained whimsy.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

It's extremely antic for the most part, covering a lack of real story with a lot of distracting quirk. Yet when Petit's foot slips out onto a wire thousands of metres from the ground, it's quietly mesmerising.

3.0
0

The story, the visual effect and the walk itself are interesting. I just don't buy Joseph's French accent.

3.0
0

Great entertainment value! It has a unique feel, which adds to it's charm, it doesn't feel like all the other films out there. Such an interesting story. The 3-D effects were intense and very well done. It really made you feel like you were right there, up that high! definitely worth a watch at the cinema.

4.0
0