Walking on Water Reviews

July 19, 2019
The film does what it apparently sets out to do, which is to give some account of two statements Christo makes to a group of schoolchildren early on in the proceedings: "I love real things," and, "When you are an artist, you are all the time artist."
June 7, 2019
There's some dry in "Walking on Water," though not much. There's a fair amount of wet. As for joy, that there is in abundance.
May 29, 2019
Rather than focus on the engineering and logistics of "Piers," which actually sound really intriguing, the filmmaker trains his camera on general bickering and whining instead to an almost unpleasant degree.
May 24, 2019
It's still possible to gasp at what is shown us in Walking on Water, if only from a logistical standpoint. The massive planning required for such a project is revealed in mind-numbing detail.
May 23, 2019
It is when Paounov reveals Christo's leonine qualities that "Walking on Water" achieves a rare authenticity.
May 17, 2019
Art isn't easy, we all know that. But does it also have to be this crazy?
May 16, 2019
Short on details but long on delight, "Walking on Water" follows the artist Christo as he creates one of his large-scale art installations.
November 20, 2018
Though it starts uneventfully, the doc perks up in its second half, highlighting the kind of practical headaches nearly no other artist in the world has to contend with.
September 6, 2018
The artist's forceful character does battle with technology, bureaucracy, corruption and the elements, resulting in an installation of stunning beauty and a documentary that delights in capturing the act of creation.