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Rated PG · 123 min. · 2015


Director Robert Zemeckis goes nuts with the CGI in telling the true story of Philippe Petit, the French street performer who walked a tightrope across the tops of the World Trade Center towers in 1974. Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Petit, and though his accent and wig reek of artifice, he makes up for it with showboating agility. Zemeckis makes sure the film looks wondrous, and while caricature abounds, the execution of the stunt is suspenseful and engaging. There’s no good reason for this to exist, since it’s the same story told in acclaimed documentary Man on Wire. But like his subject, Zemeckis seemed to think, why the hell not?

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Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Christopher Browne, Philippe Petit and Robert Zemeckis
Producer: Jack Rapke, Tom Rothman, Steve Starkey and Robert Zemeckis
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ben Kingsley, Charlotte Le Bon, James Badge Dale, Ben Schwartz, Steve Valentine, Sergio Di Zio, Mark Camacho, Kwasi Songui and Clément Sibony


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