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Reviews: The Walk (2015)

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  • [New – 1/7/16] | Marco Albanese @ Stanze di Cinema [Italian]
    • Excerpt: La passeggiata di Petit diventa allora quella di chi cerca un equilibrio impossibile ed è quindi costretto a rimanere sospeso, perchè solo lì, nella ripetizione della recita è capace di trovare se stesso.
  • José Arce @ [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: Una vez más, Robert Zemeckis vuelca la tecnología al servicio de la narración cinematográfica en una historia de tono simpático, que camina con bastante ligereza hacia una despampanante, casi incluso apabullante secuencia final. Esforzadísimo Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
  • Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: The walk itself takes up about the last quarter of the film (not quite real time, but close), and let’s be 100% clear on this point: it is a gripping, virtuoso stretch of film, a craftsman working at the top of his skill to dramatize another craftsman working at the top of his. But a killer climax does not a motion picture make.
  • Luke Bonanno @
    • Excerpt: The Walk has the feel of a heist movie, which serves it well.
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A daring film about the passion, the gratitude, and the beauty of an amazing stunt.
  • Francisco Cangiano @ CineXpress [Spanish]
    • Excerpt: The Walk es uno de los mejores filmes del año. Además de mantenerte al borde de tu asiento de comienzo a final, el filme incluye una excelente actuación por Joseph Gordon-Levitt, una hermosa banda sonora por Alan Silvestri, y un guión muy bueno. Qué una película te mantenga en suspenso hasta el final, sabiendo en todo momento qué todo saldrá bien, es una hazaña espectacular. Sin duda, The Walk es un gran acto de malabarismo en la pantalla grande, que nos recuerda del por qué nos enamoramos del séptimo arte en el primer lugar.
  • Robert Cashill @ Popdose
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: Those afraid of heights will be seriously challenged by the reality of a superbly done 3D conversion, especially if seen on IMAX screens. There’s only one problem – the hour and a half of movie one needs to watch to get to the spectacle.
  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: Once on top of the wire with Philippe and an ever-growing crowd of police officers on each end of the crossing, the danger and serenity of Philippe’s stunt is presented in a way that only Hollywood budgets can achieve. Except rather than being about destroying buildings, it is about celebrating the monumental beauty of two that are missed.
  • Jim Dixon @
    • Excerpt: “The Walk” does what movies often aspire to but seldom achieve: it makes you feel like you’ve gone someplace you can’t really go and done something you can’t really do. Exciting, even exhilarating, Robert Zemeckis’ 3D recreation of French daredevil Philippe Petit’s 1974 tightrope walk between the Twin Towers of the then-unfinished World Trade Center is an uplifting tribute to the human spirit.
  • Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [T]he film, especially once Philippe prepares to take his first steps across and over the void, becomes something altogether astonishing.
  • Susan Granger @
    • Excerpt: Dazzling, dizzying, daredevil experience….
  • Vadym Grygoriev @ [Ukrainian]
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: This may sound like hyperbole, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a film that utilized 3D and IMAX more perfectly than this one. The spectacle is nothing less than revelatory
  • MaryAnn Johanson @
    • Excerpt: Puts CGI, IMAX, and 3D (and Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to perfect use. Everything here comes with a vertiginous thrill and a delightful enchantment.
  • Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @
  • Jason McKiernan @ Film Racket
    • Excerpt: So compelling is The Walk’s finale that it makes the beginning stages all the more glaring. How unfortunate that such a resoundingly awe-inspiring story could be plagued by such perplexing narrative missteps – and technical oversteps – along the way.
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: There are problems distractions, but in the grand scheme of “The Walk,” they are relatively minor, and the second Gordon-Levitt steps away from the Tower, they all evaporate, leaving something very close to greatness.
  • Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Jared Mobarak @ Jared Mobarak Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s more companion piece to Man on Wire than complete work—an alternate view of this crazy real-life event made to purely awe and entertain just like Petit did on that long ago August 6th. And in those terms it is truly a success with plenty of humor, ample suspense, and a touching memorial to those concrete behemoths taken down fourteen years ago on September 11th.
  • Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: Walking a tightrope…
  • Kristy Puchko @ Pajiba
    • Excerpt: Ultimately, as a movie The Walk is a mess of sappiness, showmanship and sloppy character arcs. But even with as unwieldy as its narrative is, The Walk is an absolutely awesome ride you won’t want to miss out on.
  • Diego Salgado @ Guía del Ocio [Spanish]
  • Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
  • Tom Santilli @
  • Cole Smithey @
    • Excerpt: A palm-sweating love letter to the Twin Towers, Robert Zemeckis’s meaningfully 3D-embellished telling of Philippe Petit’s journey to stepping on a cable strung more than 110 stories above Manhattan’s ground is at once thrilling, moving, and larger-than-life.
  • Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: This is a great story, but Zemeckis’ film proves an overly cute retelling of it, and except for the walk itself it’s more a cinematic misstep than a triumph.
  • George Zervopoulos @ Movies Ltd. [Greek]
Updated: January 7, 2016 — 10:08 pm
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