The Walk Reviews

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April 29, 2020
I was having a great time, but for the wrong reasons.
April 29, 2020
It was still pretty boring.
March 1, 2019
It's a high note to end on, but the road to get there is so unremarkable and stale that it makes it difficult to exalt the movie as a whole.
August 23, 2018
The 3D is used to impressive effect... but from the moment Joseph Gordon-Levitt opens his mouth to reveal an Allo Allo French accent, The Walk is going nowhere fast.
October 17, 2017
The Walk is full of frustrating moments...
September 21, 2017
Why focus on looking down, when this should be about the uplifting sense of crossing the heavens?
June 26, 2017
With his latest release, Robert Zemeckis disappointingly shows audiences, once again, that he's far more interested in what he can do with CGI than in telling an impactful story.
January 9, 2017
The Walk is a minor Zemeckis film.
August 4, 2016
The Walk's walk quickly becomes tasteless, making a mockery of a spectacular feat.
May 3, 2016
It's applause-worthy work, and a killer climax. But a killer climax does not a motion picture make.
May 3, 2016
The film is more gimmickry than poetry. The effects are state-of-the-art, but the effect is remarkably earthbound.
January 30, 2016
The real star of the show is the World Trade Center, with its ghostly appearance that still evokes heavy emotions to this day.
December 11, 2015
Zemeckis jettisons most of the hard edges of Petit's character in favor of a wide-eyed follow-your-dreams story. Rendered in broad strokes, it falls more into the fairy tale category than anything else.
December 7, 2015
While Zemeckis, who co-wrote the film with Christopher Browne, makes sure the movie looks wondrous, most of the characters are campy caricatures, especially after Petit and company touch down in the Big Apple and mingle with the Noo Yawk folk.
November 13, 2015
Robert Zemeckis's computer-generated spectacle about wire-walker Philippe Petit's famous promenade between the Twin Towers lacks any sense of tension because everything about it feels fake.
October 23, 2015
Zemeckis never quite persuades the audience that Petit's act of artistic trespassing is worthy, or cool, or awesome.
October 15, 2015
One of those movies that's more worried about showing off the use of a new technology than actually telling a good story. [Full review in Spanish]
October 15, 2015
Clomps around in clown shoes despite an elegant dalliance when on the high wire.
October 14, 2015
Zemeckis's failing is his inattention to every other detail, but The Walk undeniably exists for its climax: one stunt it does manage to pull off flawlessly.
October 13, 2015
It's hard in the end to think of a single aspect of Petit's feat that is better served by Zemeckis's treatment than Marsh's [in Man on Wire].
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