The World Before Your Feet Reviews

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January 31, 2019
Green's openness to learning about himself and others by going out to notice and appreciate what most overlook-a crumbled landmark, an unexpected garden-is edifying.
December 26, 2018
It's hard to see Green in action and not think of traditional pilgrims on holy journeys and, perhaps, hermits or monks or others who have withdrawn from regular life.
November 22, 2018
While some more skeptical strangers seem to think Green is wasting his time, "World" makes it easy to admire the logic of his explanation that "It's just about the value of paying attention to something."
November 21, 2018
This well-made and intriguing documentary isn't about New York so much as it is about an unusual idea seen to fruition.
November 21, 2018
Like the apostles who followed Forrest Grump as he ran cross country, one could find Buddhist wisdom or metaphorical meaning in Green's work, even if it's not necessarily there.
November 21, 2018
Filmmaker Workman, who's behind [Green] every step of the way without ever getting in the way, allows the city and its colorful denizens to take center stage.
April 18, 2019
Delightful and invigorating ... the kind of documentary that makes you want to lace up those sneakers and discover all the majesty just around the corner.
March 28, 2019
He's such good company, on screen or foot, you have to believe him.
February 6, 2019
If The World Before Your Feet never gets to the psychological breakthrough it seems to be chasing, it's a very enjoyable slice of quixotic cinema, tagging along with a cheerful monomaniac...
February 5, 2019
Matt Green may be a bit nuts, but it's a wonderful nuttiness.
January 4, 2019
The World Before Your Feet is one of those documentaries that audiences tend to love -- and not without reason.
December 27, 2018
A portrait of New York's many secrets and of white male privilege... It doesn't make The World Before Your Feet less enjoyable, but it's a reminder that world isn't equally before everyone's feet.
December 26, 2018
Fascinating documentary about a zealot, the turf he loves, and his gift of wonder.
December 6, 2018
Workman takes some stabs at getting to that essential truth, but Green's elusive handling of the question... leaves the viewer wanting more from this confounding tour guide.
December 6, 2018
The film and Matt's quest serve as valuable reminders of some of life's most precious lessons: that we don't need a ton of possessions and electronic gadgetry to be happy, and to appreciate the incidental beauty that is around us constantly.
November 27, 2018
The busy metropolis may be a flurry of activity that is impossible to grasp in its entirety, but, the movie gently argues, it reveals rich stories at every step-if only you take the time to stop and ask.
November 21, 2018
At times, The World Before Your Feet can feel like a PowerPoint presentation but Green's story is worth being a part of simply because it's too crazy not to.
November 20, 2018
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.
November 20, 2018
Short of walking with Green, a film is an ideal way to share in his knowledge. And after watching "The World Before Your Feet," it's difficult to look at the city the same way.
Top Critic
November 20, 2018
New York, New York, it's a wonderful town. This movie proves it like none other.
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