Phil's Quick Capsule Review

Man On Wire (2008) – A Quick Capsule Review

Phil’s Quick Capsule Review:
Man On Wire tells the story of one of the most audacious and breathtaking stunts every committed, as it chronicles Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk between the Twin Towers of New York’s World Trade Center.  It’s stunning stuff and the documentary does a great job allowing the quirky characters involved shine, focusing more on the motivation and desire than the act itself.   Whilst Robert Zemeckis brought this to life with his film The Walk, nothing beats seeing it through the eyes of those who were there.  Well worth a watch.

Best Bit: The walk

Buy, Stream, Avoid: Stream

If You Liked this Try: The Act of Killing, The Walk, Exit Through the Gift Shop

8 out of 10 stars


Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden

Phil Hobden is the former Film Editor & Writer for renowned martial arts focused COMBAT MAGAZINE in the UK. He is also a filmmaker in his own right, having produced two cult Independent action films in LEFT FOR DEAD and TEN DEAD MEN. He was the host for the award nominated Filmsploitation podcast for 4 years, currently co-hosts Ross And Phil Talk Movies and is a writer/editor for his own blog Phil's Quick Capsule Review...