Man on Wire


Man on Wire
In 1974, a young French wire walker gave New Yorkers the shock — and show — of their lives, when he spent an hour on a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. This documentary examines exactly how he managed to pull the stunt off in spite of the tight security at the WTC.

94 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Nudity).
Crime, Documentary, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Philippe Petit, Jean Francois Heckel, Jean-Louis Blondeau, Annie Allix, David Forman, Alan Welner, Mark Lewis
Director
James Marsh
MusicMichael Nyman, J. Ralph
CinematographyIgnor Martinovic
EditingJinx Godfrey
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
Made in2008
Produced byDiscovery Film, BBC Storyville, UK Film Council, Wall to Wall, Red Box Films

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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Diane de Beer quote iconit's riveting stuff
20
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz
20
Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
20
The Citizen
Peter Feldman
14
Box Office
Chad Greene
13
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote icon. Philippe Petit was arrested and eventually found guilty. The charge: Disturbing the peace.
20
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson quote iconBut 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.
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconMan 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.
15
Metacritic.com
31 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
140 critics
17
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconJames 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.
20

What the People say

Internet
6952 Netizens quote iconFascinating and Magical
16

Average .. 89%

18

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