The pains of the public eye are acknowledged just as much as the joy this artistic endeavour brought people.
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
| Original Score: 4/4
The tension builds incrementally, reaching almost unbearable heights at its dizzying climax.
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| Original Score: 3.5/5
It all makes for an absorbing, mischievously amusing yarn, whose climax unfolds with unexpected emotional force.
Interviewed today, Petit is a whale of a storyteller, and he recalls with relish the chilling details of that amazing day.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Not only a fun heist movie but also a moving tale of spiritual uplift and beauty.
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.
| Original Score: B
A feat like the one Philippe Petit pulled off deserves to be documented.
| Original Score: 8/10
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.
Petit transforms his stories into mini-masterpieces of performance.
| Original Score: 5/5
Man on Wire is absolutely breathtaking, a documentary as life-affirming as it is artistically intoxicating.
| Original Score: 10/10
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
It's a great deal of fun, playing not unlike a crafty caper film with loads of spine-tingling suspense.
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.
Une oeuvre d'une puissance dramatique inou´e
The erasure of the towers adds poignance and irony to a documented event that is inherently thrilling and beautiful.
| Original Score: A
This is a fascinating account of a moment from history that will never be repeated.
A highly entertaining and extremely accessible film.