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Man On Wire
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pros: beautiful interpretation by one man of life
cons: none for me
Man on Wire - 2008
Man on Wire is the documentary film directed by James Marsh and lightly taken from the book by Phili... See Full Review
pros: Petit´s clips of him training on the wire, the testimonys
cons: it´s no a very dynamic film constrasting petit´s spirit
Man on wire: A story that must be told
This documentary really caught my atention, not for the colossal test that was puled off but for his... See Full Review
pros: Fascinating story; well-told, well-paced; interviews with all key players
cons: Some moments that felt tangential to main-storyline; ambivalence you may feel about the act
Man on Wire: A Fascinating True Story
In 1974, a French tight-rope walker and street performer named Philippe Petit did an absolutely amaz... See Full Review
pros: A fascinating story, well told
cons: Questions, I had so MANY questions when it was all over.
Beautiful, sad, amazing and oddly moving.
On August 7th 1974, a young Frenchman named Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire and illegally rigge... See Full Review
pros: amazing true-life blend of death defying skill and artistic dreams
cons: none to speak of
2008's Best Documentary - Man on Wire
On August 7th, 1974, Philippe Petit undertook one of the most daring, death-defying stunts in histor... See Full Review
pros: Breathtaking feat, well put together
cons: Slow moving documentary
Movie Review of Man on Wire: The best documentary of 2008
It’s not very often that I’d pick up a documentary movie, but I’ve been hearing so... See Full Review
pros: Well made documentary.
cons: For real life documentary fans and others willing to take the chance.
HIGH FLYING HERO
One would think with a title like this we were discussing this week's blockbuster release, THE DARK... See Full Review
pros: At a hundred minutes, at least 30 or so are good.
cons: This is a crime more than anything else and is basically overlooked.
Ca veut dire rein, donc watch if you have nothing else to do
First off Man on Wire, the tale of Philippe Petit successfully spends almost an hour on a tight rope... See Full Review
pros: A keenly crafted film that wells with spirit.
cons: Not enough people know of the amazing feat or of this thrilling film
Man On Wire: Walking the Air Between The Twin Towers. Extraordinary!!
Update February 2009Good news! Man on Wire picked up an Oscar as Best Documentary 2009 at the... See Full Review
|Genre||Musical & Performing Arts|
|Running Time||1hr 34min|
|MPAA Rating||PG-13 (MPAA)|
|Professional Reviews||(01/01/2009, p.152, Andy Lowe): 4 stars out of 5 -- "Marsh tracks Philippe Petit and his team as they plan, rehearse and execute the sting; switching between dramatisation and interview, pacing the build-up like an intricate action-thriller.", (01/08/2008, p. 116, Peter Travers): Ranked #10 in Rolling Stone's 'Movies Of The Year' -- "James Marsh's film isn't just the documentary of the year, it's a salute to human endeavor.", (07/01/2008, 73, Film Comment Staff): "[I]ts fantasy of an aesthetically driven city out of lockstep with financial or legal rationale strikes a chord...", (07/25/2008, Priya Jain): "[A]n exploration of one man's idiosyncratic vision and a buddy-heist film....Entertaining: there's a tone of lighthearted mischievousness to the plotting and scheming of an illegal act that is essentially harmless...", (08/01/2008, p.44, Chad Greene): 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "The real strength of MAN ON WIRE is Petit, an incredibly lyrical storyteller....Even if they were not supplemented by often-entrancing archival images, the interviews with Petit would be enough to capture audience's attention.", (08/01/2008, p.70-71, Catherine Wheatley): "[E]nthralling....A film that will surely elicit gasps of wonder from its audiences....Marsh's film is as giddy and constantly breathtaking as the story it tells.", (08/08/2008, Kenneth Turan): "James Marsh's brilliant documentary on a Frenchman's 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers has the pace of a thriller and the human interest of a psychological drama.", (09/01/2008, p.61, Will Lawrence): 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he interviews reveal Petit's grand self-confidence -- it's hard not to succumb to his enthusiasm, courage and unremitting dedication to what he argues is a true artform. After watching the film, audiences might well agree with him.", (12/26/2008, Lisa Schwarzbaum): Included in Entertainment Weekly's 2008 Films Of The Year -- "[A] lyrical, wonder-filled documentary, anchored by Petit's own dramatic reminiscences..."|