98% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Jul 11
100% Boyhood Jul 11
11% Rage Jul 11
26% A Long Way Down Jul 11
—— The Class Of '92 Jul 08

Top Box Office

17% Transformers: Age of Extinction $37.1M
24% Tammy $21.6M
85% 22 Jump Street $9.8M
31% Deliver Us from Evil $9.7M
92% How to Train Your Dragon 2 $9.0M
48% Earth to Echo $8.4M
49% Maleficent $6.2M
53% Jersey Boys $5.2M
24% Think Like a Man Too $4.9M
90% Edge of Tomorrow $3.7M

Coming Soon

—— The Purge: Anarchy Jul 18
—— Sex Tape Jul 18
—— Hercules Jul 25
—— Lucy Jul 25
—— Guardians of the Galaxy Aug 01

Premieres Tonight

83% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
76% Extant: Season 1

New Episodes Tonight

—— Graceland: Season 2
—— Hot in Cleveland: Season 5
50% Jennifer Falls: Season 1
—— Motive: Season 2
69% Mystery Girls: Season 1
—— Rogue: Season 2
100% Suits: Season 4
38% Taxi Brooklyn: Season 1
—— Wilfred: Season 4
43% Young & Hungry: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

73% Chasing Life: Season 1
—— Covert Affairs: Season 5
20% The Night Shift: Season 1
—— Perception: Season 3
—— Pretty Little Liars: Season 5
—— Rizzoli & Isles: Season 5
—— Royal Pains: Season 5
—— Sullivan & Son: Season 3
57% Tyrant: Season 1

Man on Wire Reviews

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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
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
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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James Marsh tells Petit's story, the most inspiring 'heist' in modern history, a Frenchman's stroll between two 110 story buildings in lower Manhattan.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

August 29, 2008

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

Full Review Source: CHUD

February 27, 2009
Paul Gallagher
Future Movies UK

It's magical stuff.

Full Review Source: Future Movies UK | Original Score: 9/10

January 22, 2008
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Constructed like a first-rate thriller.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

August 8, 2008
James Berardinelli
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A fascinating time capsule: a combination of talking-head interviews, actual footage, and re-creations that evokes a kinder, gentler world and provides insight into one of the most audacious stunts of the 20th century.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

August 5, 2008
Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
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A gift of a documentary.

Full Review Source: Denver Post

August 8, 2008
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Full Review Source: Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies | Original Score: B+

February 18, 2012
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
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Robert Zemeckis is developing a feature film based on Petit's life and high crimes. Good luck to all concerned, but I can't see how a fictionalized treatment could exceed the achievement of director James Marsh's documentary, which unfolds like a dream.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 4/4

August 7, 2008
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Part of what makes Man on Wire so enthralling, and so entertaining, is the filmmaker's skill in laying out the illegal caper's logistics, mainly through interviews with Philippe and his support team.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

August 8, 2008
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

As cops waited to arrest him, he laughed, kneeled, laid down on the wire and spoke with a seagull. Wonder if its name was Jonathan Livingston?

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 3/4

October 2, 2008
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine

In a city synonymous with hustle and bustle, the image of a stony-faced Frenchman gracefully dancing across a wire suspended between the Twin Towers, with no safety net or harness, is an overwhelmingly beauteous juxtaposition.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 5, 2008
Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
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Exhilarating... a crowd-pleaser in such witty, poetic ways that even an art-house curmudgeon couldn't deny its tidy vigor.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 26, 2008
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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Though we know how it ends, it unfolds with suspense. And though it lacks any discussion of the towers' destruction, it succeeds as a tribute to their birth.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 18, 2008
Edward Douglas

One of the most amazing cinematic experiences and achievements in terms of recreating a single event in history in the most comprehensive way.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 10/10

August 9, 2008
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Mesmerizing, heart-stopping and overpoweringly beautiful.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 4/4

August 8, 2008
Chris Barsanti

One of the best things about Man on Wire is how little it tries to decipher Petit's actions, even with the copious amount of time it spends interviewing him and his accomplices

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/5

July 24, 2008
Christopher Orr
The New Republic
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It's a rare tale of dangerous obsession rapturously fulfilled, a reminder that even the most quixotic of undertakings can knock over a windmill now and then.

Full Review Source: The New Republic

August 8, 2008
Nick Schager

What ultimately reverberates is [the film's] potent central association between Petit's endeavor and the Twin Towers' erection.

Full Review Source: Cinematical

July 24, 2008
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

Irish Times

October 18, 2008

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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