The World Before Your Feet (2018)

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There are 8,000 miles of roads and paths in New York City and for the past six years Matt Green has been walking them all - every street, park, cemetery, beach, and bridge. It's a five-borough journey that stretches from the barbershops of the Bronx to the forests of Staten Island, from the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, with Matt amassing a surprisingly detailed knowledge of New York's history and people along the way. Something of a modern-day Thoreau, Matt gave up his former engineering job, his apartment, and most of his possessions, sustaining his endeavor through couch-surfing, cat-sitting and a $15-per-day budget. He's not sure exactly why he's doing it, only knowing that there's no other way he'd rather spend his days. Executive produced by Oscar (R) nominee Jesse Eisenberg, The World Before Your Feet is a tribute to an endlessly fascinating city and the freedom to be found, wherever you live, in simply taking a walk.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

As gently eye-opening as looking around while strolling down a new street.

Mar 19, 2018 | Full Review…

A Gotham-set charmer about the pleasures of wandering.

Mar 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Jeremy Workman connects Matt Green's foot journey to the real-time scale of New York City and to the soul of its citizens. This inspired documentary is perfect.

Nov 7, 2018 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Utterly charming

Oct 25, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

If he ever does complete his self-appointed task, [subject Matt] Green will have a lifetime of stories to tell. Until then, he - and we - have this marvelous film with which to pass the time.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Workman's film is a gentle city symphony that provides a love letter to the five boroughs without much drama or tension.

Mar 24, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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