Not currently showing on the local cinema circuit.
Philippe Petit, Jean Francois Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix, David Forman, Alan Welner, Mark Lewis
|Music||Michael Nyman, J. Ralph|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Discovery Film, BBC Storyville, UK Film Council, Wall to Wall, Red Box Films|
What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Diane de Beer it's riveting stuff
|Chicago Sunday Times|
Roger Ebert . Philippe Petit was arrested and eventually found guilty. The charge: Disturbing the peace.
Jason Anderson But perhaps it’s more appropriate to regard this story as something of a fairy tale anyway, one whose incredible events existed out of time and somehow escaped the prosaic demands of gravity and reality.
James Berardinelli Man on Wire is a fascinating time capsule: a combination of talking-head interviews, actual footage, and re-creations that evokes a kinder, gentler world and provides insight into one of the most audacious stunts of the 20th century.
Tomatometer James Marsh's doc about artist Phililppe Petit's artful caper brings you every ounce of suspense that can be wrung from a man on a (suspended) wire.
What the People say
6952 Netizens Fascinating and Magical
Average .. 89%