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Man on Wire (2008) Movie Information

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684

Avg. Rating:

3.00/4

# of Ratings:

129

Genres:

Documentary

Rating:

PG-13

Language:

English

Theater Date:

01/22/2008

DVD Release:

12/09/2008

Director:

James Marsh

Actors:

Philippe Petit
Annie Allix
Jean-Louis Blondeau
Alan Welner
Paul McGill
Jean François Heckel

 

 

 

 

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A documentary about Phillipe Petit's exciting but very illegal death-defying tightrope walk between the World Trade Center towers in 1974, with interviews from all the participants and real coverage of the event.

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Moviehead 03/31/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Film is well made. But the main subject here is Phillipe. He surely did very exciting thing, but i felt he was crazy. Anyway watch the film, anyone will like it.

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Chris Kavan 01/04/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3/4 

Reality is always stranger than fiction and Hollywood couldn't come up with characters or a story this outrageous and spellbinding. It's an imperfectly-planned act of rebellion that somehow gets pulled off by this motley group, led by gregarious Frenchman Philippe Petit, that becomes legend. A great watch.

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Snoogans 11/06/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Surprisingly great documentary.

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mitchellyoung 07/18/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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3.5/4 

Though at times talky, this documentary manages to capture the ethereal quality of what is arguably one of the most daring and beautiful acts of performance art. The thoroughness with which the stunt is described is fascinating, though I wish there were more footage of the actual event.

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donkeyknight 05/01/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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THIS was the best documentary of the year? Booooorring. The children's book was waaaaay better. Unless you like random nude scenes.

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Man on Wire review

A documentary about a 5’8” French named Philippe Petit’s of his passion for high wire walking. On August 7, 1974 Philippe, together with a dedicated team, does acrobatic movements 1,350 feet above the ground. He was arrested more than a 1,000 times, enjoys juggling and entertaining people. What fascinates me about this picture was how defiant he was despite his strict upbringing, as revealed by a female friend who supported him. The illegal nature of his performances is what makes the documentary more enticing. His focus is unbridled, doing what he loves, which is rare in most cases. The soundtrack was apt with the calculations the team made before performing the actual act. Based on his interview on the special features: "Passion knows no bounds...fighting for a dream...living int...

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3/4 

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