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Release Date: October 9th, 2015

PG|2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary
As a boy, Philippe Petit dreams of performing daring feats for dazzled crowds. As an adult (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), his life's ambition comes true when he becomes a high-wire artist who stares death in the face with every step. Under the guidance of mentor Papa Rudy, the French daredevil devises a plan to walk on a tightrope attached to the north and south towers of the World Trade Center. With help from his team and against all odds, Petit attempts the seemingly impossible stunt on Aug. 7, 1974.

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Clément Sibony, César Domboy, Benedict Samuel, Ben Schwartz

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Biography, Adventure, Drama

Production Co: Imagemovers

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Quest, Gripping, New York City, 1970s, Car, Intense, Police officer

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  • Harnessing the wizardry of 3-D IMAX to magnify the sheer transporting wonder, the you-are-there thrill of the experience, the film's payoff more than compensates for a lumbering setup, laden with cloying voiceover narration and strained whimsy. show more

  • Zemeckis reminds us that it’s in the service of reality, rather than fantasy, that digital technology is often most potent. show more

  • As a celebration of agility, ability, and outlandish human behavior, The Walk is a winning thing. It may not get inside the head of its pole-balancing protagonist - it doesn't really even try - but Zemeckis' movie takes you skyward. show more

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