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The Walk

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Robert Zemeckis

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About the Movie

Twelve people have walked on the moon, but only one man – Philippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – has ever walked in the immense void between the World Trade Center towers. Guided by his real-life mentor, Papa Rudy (Ben Kingsley), and aided by an unlikely band of international recruits, Petit and his gang overcome long odds, betrayals, dissension and countless close calls to conceive and execute their mad plan. Academy Award® winning director Robert Zemeckis uses advanced technology in the service of an emotional, character-driven story. The Walk is a love letter to Paris and New York City in the 1970s, but most of all, to the Towers of the World Trade Center.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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84%
  • Reviews Counted: 251
  • Fresh: 210
  • Rotten: 41
  • Average Rating: 7.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: It's two-thirds of a great film but the slow start and unremarkable first hour hold it back. Still, for those who buy into the precept that "good things are worth waiting for," The Walk unquestionably delivers. – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Oct 5, 2015

Rotten: Even in its greatest moment, The Walk breaks the spell with an unnecessary narration about how Petit felt in that moment, how the sky looked to him, how a bird came soaring towards his head. – Elaine Teng, The New Republic, Oct 2, 2015

Fresh: The Walk turns what is a relatively straightforward act - albeit a scarily placed one - into something stunning by restoring a sense of physicality to what's happening onscreen. – Alison Willmore, BuzzFeed News, Nov 10, 2015

Fresh: Most people should find the film's finale stunning as The Walk fulfils its unstated though obvious brief to present a factually based urban fairy tale designed to recast the towers as beacons of wonder and beauty rather than as symbols of terror. – Jim Schembri, 3AW, Oct 19, 2015

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Customer Reviews

meh

very uneventful. the nail in his foot had literally no effect in the story. and that was the most dramatc part of the film

Just Some Girl Who Came By

If you like a farce, watch this. But why watch this when you can see the original, Man On Wire, filmed in real time by the actual walker. A masterpiece. Available probably on iTunes and elsewhere documentaries are shown for a very small price.

A work of art

I Watch it in 3d and the experience of his walk in the end truly feels like “A work of art”. Perhaps the story line is only decent but in the end it results on a breath taking movie.

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