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Man on Wire Reviews

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Mike Edwards
What Culture

The pains of the public eye are acknowledged just as much as the joy this artistic endeavour brought people.

Full Review Source: What Culture | Original Score: 4/5

April 8, 2011
Nick Rogers

Despite a known outcome, James Marsh's documentary offers sublime thrills - grafting the tense suspense of a heist film onto an existential dissection of artistic accomplishment and true friendship.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

September 19, 2010
Catherine Wheatley
Sight and Sound

The tension builds incrementally, reaching almost unbearable heights at its dizzying climax.

Full Review Source: Sight and Sound

July 6, 2010
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses

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Full Review Source: Movies for the Masses | Original Score: 3.5/5

March 26, 2010
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
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It all makes for an absorbing, mischievously amusing yarn, whose climax unfolds with unexpected emotional force.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 7, 2009
Gerald Peary
Boston Phoenix

Interviewed today, Petit is a whale of a storyteller, and he recalls with relish the chilling details of that amazing day.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 3.5/4

April 23, 2009
Jennifer Merin

Man On Wire's cinematic tension that in the wire Philippe Petit balanced on as he walked between the Twin Towers in the history-making high wire stunt shown in this compelling documentary. The film's also a poignant memorial to the hallowed Twin To

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

April 3, 2009

Not only a fun heist movie but also a moving tale of spiritual uplift and beauty.

Full Review Source: CHUD

February 27, 2009
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

The details of how the event was planned and staged are fascinating, but a crucial element missing from the film is good cinematography of the actual event.

Full Review Source: Laramie Movie Scope | Original Score: B

February 8, 2009
Jeffrey Chen
Window to the Movies

A feat like the one Philippe Petit pulled off deserves to be documented.

Full Review Source: Window to the Movies | Original Score: 8/10

December 24, 2008

I would have found it easier to get emotionally invested in Le Coup (rather than abstractly awed) if I had a better sense of his coup de foudre.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

December 17, 2008
David Cornelius

Petit transforms his stories into mini-masterpieces of performance.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 5/5

December 16, 2008
Brandon Fibbs

Man on Wire is absolutely breathtaking, a documentary as life-affirming as it is artistically intoxicating.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 10/10

December 5, 2008
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Present-day interviews and modern re-enactments provide the piece with its structure, but it's the awe-inspiring archival footage that makes this a giddy watch.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 3/4

November 26, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It's a great deal of fun, playing not unlike a crafty caper film with loads of spine-tingling suspense.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

November 21, 2008
Jonathan F. Richards
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In this exhilarating, palm-moistening documentary by British filmmaker James Marsh (Wisconsin Death Trip), the twin towers are back to celebrate one of their finest moments.

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November 10, 2008

Une oeuvre d'une puissance dramatique inou´e

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 8/10

October 29, 2008
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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The erasure of the towers adds poignance and irony to a documented event that is inherently thrilling and beautiful.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: A

October 18, 2008
Tony Medley

This is a fascinating account of a moment from history that will never be repeated.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 8/10

October 18, 2008
Allan Hunter
Screen International

A highly entertaining and extremely accessible film.

Full Review Source: Screen International

October 18, 2008
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