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About the Movie
Phillippe Petit's incredible story was the inspiration for the new movie THE WALK. On August 7th 1974, a vivacious young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between New York World Trade Center's twin towers. After nearly an hour dancing on the wire, he was arrested, taken for psychological evaluation, and brought to jail before finally being released. This documentary incorporates Petit's footage to show the numerous extraordinary challenges he faced in completing the artistic crime of the century.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 157
- Fresh: 157
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 8.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: It all makes for an absorbing, mischievously amusing yarn, whose climax unfolds with unexpected emotional force.
Fresh: In archival photos Petit seems to float between the towers, a tiny black figure against a vivid blue sky; the images are all the more poignant for the unstated fact that Petit is still around when the buildings aren't.
Fresh: Though we know how it ends, it unfolds with suspense. And though it lacks any discussion of the towers' destruction, it succeeds as a tribute to their birth.
Fresh: James Marsh tells Petit's story, the most inspiring 'heist' in modern history, a Frenchman's stroll between two 110 story buildings in lower Manhattan.
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Great documentary! Mesmerizing & absolutely captivating!
This story is so fantastic and completely true but I've never even heard about it before. They should teach this story in schools. I can't believe someone actually did this. It's probably the most inspiring and eye-opening movie I've ever seen.