Wednesday, January 5, 2011


3 out of 5. In MAN ON WIRE James Marsh delivers an exhilarating spectacle that holds your attention from the first frame. Despite it's simple subject matter and some re-staging elements this was a really well-made documentary. It builds up the same tension of a heist movie. With its colorful characters and ample beautiful footage from the central character, Philippe Petit's youth it builds to an amazing finish but not nearly as amazing as the journey there. Some touching moments are offered by friends of Philippe. Great pacing and very enjoyable.


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