Genre: Biography, Drama, Adventure
Duration: 123 minutes
India Release Date: 09-OCT-2015
In 1974, high-wire artist Philippe Petit recruits a team of people to help him realize his dream: to walk the the immense void between the World Trade Center towers.
Overall Review: The Walk – A Triumphant Cinematic Ride & Touchable Tribute to the TWIN Tower. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Christopher Browne and Zemeckis is based on the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit’s walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center on August 7, 1974. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt this visual spectacle creates a real sense of height and wonder, portraying breathtaking effects. IMAX 3D is put to fantastic use. The final hour sequence with breathtaking Visual Effects gives a chance for moviegoers to viscerally experience the feeling of reaching the clouds. IMAX Experience is well worth the price of a ticket in and stands as one of the year’s best. The films clearly send the message: Be Ambitious and Fulfil your DREAMS; Make it Achievable; Pay the price if you have to.
Performance Review: Gordon-Levitt is the perfect fit for director;s vision. He stands for the entire picture and speak with a committed yet deeply dubious French accent. Special mention for the talented ensemble that the director put together for the adventure. Sir Ben Kingsley being underutilized as Philippe Petit’s trainer. The rest of the cast isn’t quite as memorable.
PDF Verdict: “The Walk” is an event to be witnessed. It is a story of a dreamer that inspires you to dream. It has been told in a fittingly Larger-Than-Life Format. Zemericks’s craftmanship makes this Towering Adventure a different brand of spectacle. WATCH IT ONLY IN IMAX TO EXPERIENCE THE SENSATION OF VERTIGO AT GREAT HEIGHT THAT OCCURS BECAUSE OF OUR VERTICAL PERCEPTION.
Ratings: 4 on 5
Performance: 4 on 5
CGI / Visuals: 4.5 on 5
Screenplay: 4 on 5
Music / Background Score: 4 on 5