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Man on Wire (2008)Man on Wire (2008)

Man on Wire (2008)

Documentary

7.9

movie

UK, United Kingdom

English, French

Inspiring, Mind-blowing, Thrilling

2008

James Marsh

Annie Allix, David Forman, Jean François Heckel

94 min

Synopsis

On August 7th 1974, French tightrope walker Philippe Petit stepped out on a high wire, illegally rigged between New York's World Trade Center twin towers, then the world's tallest buildings. After nearly an hour of performing on the wire, 1,350 feet above the sidewalks of Manhattan, he was arrested. This fun and spellbinding documentary chronicles Philippe Petit's "highest" achievement.

Our Take

7.9
Ras DelTaro

Man on Wire is a true technical masterpiece. You can almost feel the director telling the cameraman what angle to choose, or thinking about the questions that will generate the most resounding answers. However, this does not diminish the story this documentary tells one bit. It’s one that is glorious, riveting, and fun. It’s one where you feel like an insider to a world lived on and below wires, with high-stake risks. Hopefully the edge of your seat is comfortable, because this is where the movie will keep you till the very end.

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