The World Before Your Feet Reviews

  • Jan 12, 2020

    I felt inspired to walk more in my city. Learned a lot about New York history and plants.

    I felt inspired to walk more in my city. Learned a lot about New York history and plants.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Jeremy Workman's documentary "The World Before Your Feet" about a man who is walking every public street, sidewalk and path in New York City is watchable if you have any interest in a fascinating city. When walker Matt Green is talking to random people the film grinds to a halt, but when he describes landmarks, especially ones even a New Yorker may not be as familiar with the film is at its best. The compilations of things like cemeteries or 9-11 memorials work, but when Green goes a bit off the rails and gives his opinions the movie slows. It's a mixed bag, but the visuals are worth it if you like this kind of thing. Final Score: 6.1/10

    Jeremy Workman's documentary "The World Before Your Feet" about a man who is walking every public street, sidewalk and path in New York City is watchable if you have any interest in a fascinating city. When walker Matt Green is talking to random people the film grinds to a halt, but when he describes landmarks, especially ones even a New Yorker may not be as familiar with the film is at its best. The compilations of things like cemeteries or 9-11 memorials work, but when Green goes a bit off the rails and gives his opinions the movie slows. It's a mixed bag, but the visuals are worth it if you like this kind of thing. Final Score: 6.1/10

  • Sep 06, 2019

    Engaging and fascinating documentary that I liked quite a bit.

    Engaging and fascinating documentary that I liked quite a bit.

  • Jan 23, 2019

    A nice way to spend 95 minutes and seeing life through a different point of view which is ALWAYS a good thing, especially in 2019!

    A nice way to spend 95 minutes and seeing life through a different point of view which is ALWAYS a good thing, especially in 2019!

  • Jan 17, 2019

    A good documentary, if you like this sort of thing. But 100% fresh score among critics may give you unrealistic expectations. There is no plot, and nothing particularly profound here. Just a guy wandering the streets of New York City, meeting people, noticing things of interest along the way, doing research about the places he is visiting. For me, the biggest revelation is the diversity of scenery to be found in the many neighborhoods of New York City. It is so much more than just tall buildings and Times Square. Matt is a likeable guy, and obviously in pretty good shape to do so much walking. But I worry that he is not eating enough fruits and vegetables. I think he needs more variety in his diet...

    A good documentary, if you like this sort of thing. But 100% fresh score among critics may give you unrealistic expectations. There is no plot, and nothing particularly profound here. Just a guy wandering the streets of New York City, meeting people, noticing things of interest along the way, doing research about the places he is visiting. For me, the biggest revelation is the diversity of scenery to be found in the many neighborhoods of New York City. It is so much more than just tall buildings and Times Square. Matt is a likeable guy, and obviously in pretty good shape to do so much walking. But I worry that he is not eating enough fruits and vegetables. I think he needs more variety in his diet...

  • Jan 03, 2019

    I loved this film. A beautiful reminder of the diversity of the people and places in NYC - and a reminder to slow down occasionally to appreciate the small things (birdsong, community gardens, conversation w strangers). Highly recommend the film.

    I loved this film. A beautiful reminder of the diversity of the people and places in NYC - and a reminder to slow down occasionally to appreciate the small things (birdsong, community gardens, conversation w strangers). Highly recommend the film.

  • Dec 17, 2018

    Must see! I'll never view my NYC or any place we travel to the same way. Precious, heartwarming. Did not want the movie to end. Keep on showing us how to observe and appreciate, Matt! Thank you so much.

    Must see! I'll never view my NYC or any place we travel to the same way. Precious, heartwarming. Did not want the movie to end. Keep on showing us how to observe and appreciate, Matt! Thank you so much.

  • Dec 09, 2018

    What's great about this movie is that every New Yorker will see something different that they can relate to in it.

    What's great about this movie is that every New Yorker will see something different that they can relate to in it.

  • Nov 27, 2018

    A good feeling Christmas movie without any mention of Christmas.

    A good feeling Christmas movie without any mention of Christmas.

  • Oct 23, 2018

    Saw a viewing in a film class. Phenomenal.

    Saw a viewing in a film class. Phenomenal.