The Walk

The Walk
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 3min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon
  • UK release: 9 October 2015

The story of Philippe Petit's legendary 1974 high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Gordon-Levitt is energetic as Petit and the supporting cast is entertaining, although apart from spectacular visuals it doesn't have anything to add to James Marsh's Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man On Wire.

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The Walk

28 Sep 20153 stars

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays high-wire walker Philippe Petit in a romanticised biopic

There’s no denying the colossal achievement of French funambulist extraordinaire Philippe Petit, who broke records – and the law – when he walked between New York’s Twin Towers in 1974. Already the subject of James Marsh’s excellent Oscar-winning 2008…

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