Man on Wire Reviews

Page 1 of 8
July 7, 2019
Reminds us that dreams can come true and men can fly, through the heights of the imagination and the triumph of the human spirit - this a film for all those who ever dared to dream.
May 25, 2018
Some of the on-the-spot footage of the eccentric French thrillseeker's exploits truly boggle the mind (including a controversial stroll Petit once took across the Sydney Harbour Bridge).
August 21, 2017
Man on Wire is 80 minutes of white-knuckled suspense followed by a surprisingly emotional climax.
November 3, 2015
Exhilarating docu about high-wire feat has some edgy scenes.
October 1, 2015
...captures the mysterious beauty of Petit's obsession, without ever being so gauche as to 'explain' it.
March 6, 2015
The triumph of Man on Wire is its archival footage, including the stunning scenes of Petit dancing and tumbling 1,350 feet above the pavement. They put the most dizzying shots of The Dark Knight to shame.
February 18, 2012
November 18, 2011
April 8, 2011
The pains of the public eye are acknowledged just as much as the joy this artistic endeavour brought people.
September 19, 2010
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.
July 6, 2010
The tension builds incrementally, reaching almost unbearable heights at its dizzying climax.
March 26, 2010
click to read full review
May 7, 2009
It all makes for an absorbing, mischievously amusing yarn, whose climax unfolds with unexpected emotional force.
April 23, 2009
Interviewed today, Petit is a whale of a storyteller, and he recalls with relish the chilling details of that amazing day.
April 3, 2009
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
February 27, 2009
Not only a fun heist movie but also a moving tale of spiritual uplift and beauty.
February 8, 2009
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.
December 24, 2008
A feat like the one Philippe Petit pulled off deserves to be documented.
December 17, 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.
December 16, 2008
Petit transforms his stories into mini-masterpieces of performance.
Page 1 of 8