New The Walk Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Sony Pictures recently released their new drama/biography film, “The Walk,” into theaters, and all the reviews have been turned in from all the major top movie critics. It turns out that it resonated quite well with most of them, getting an overall 70 score out of a possible 100 across 41 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Charlotte Lebon and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. We’ve added comments from a couple of the critics, below.
Peter Debruge over at Variety, gave it a really nice 90 score. He said: “What Zemeckis delivers here is an entirely different brand of spectacle from that which audiences have come to expect from recent studio tentpoles, sharing a true story so incredible it literally must be seen to be believed, as opposed to imaginary feats full of impossible CG creatures.”
A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a 90 score. He stated: “Almost magically, The Walk transforms itself into a beguiling caper movie, full of comic energy and nimble ingenuity.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “Ignore the tell and focus on the show, spectacular in every sense.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 75 grade, saying: ” After two hours of The Walk, I felt as if I’d walked the wire myself. I was agitated and exhausted. During the movie, I was squirming and wincing, and a few times even had to close my eyes, just to find some relief.”
Tom Russo from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “A narrative feature can do what the documentary couldn’t: re-create the tightrope act in full, glorious motion, rather than editing together surreptitiously snapped photos. These dizzying IMAX 3-D visuals truly are big-screen magic.”
Richard Roeper from the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 75 score, stating: “As breathtakingly gorgeous and well acted as The Walk is, if you had to choose between the doc and this solid fictionalized version, I’d say go with the documentary.”
Lou Lumenick from the New York Post, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “In the end, The Walk finds a graceful way to pay tribute not only to Petit’s bravery and determination — but to the thousands lost on 9/11 in the buildings this daredevil loved so much.”
Kenneth Turan over at the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 70 score, stating: “It would be swell if all of The Walk came together as beautifully as the computer effects do, but it would also be churlish not to appreciate what we do have. This film may not talk the talk, but it definitely walks the walk, and for that we are grateful.”
David Rooney over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 70 grade. He stated: “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.”
Matt Zoller Seltz from RogerEbert.com, gave it a 63 score, stating: “This is ultimately a frustrating work. The Walk has everything it needs to be a modern classic, except for an understanding that when you have everything you need to make such a film, it doesn’t need to hype itself and explain itself. It can just be.”
Ann Hornaday over at the Washington Post, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “The Walk satisfies as an absorbing yarn of authority-flouting adventure and as an example of stomach-flipping you-are-there-ness. The journey it offers viewers doesn’t just span 140 feet, but also an ethereal, now-vanished, world.”
Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “For those who want to feel like they’re 110 stories up and living in the clouds, Hollywood does its job conjuring movie magic with a breathtaking Walk to remember.”
Michael Phillips over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 63 grade. He stated: “I cannot say how I’d feel about The Walk if I’d never seen “Man on Wire,” because I did see “Man on Wire,” and I can’t un-see it. I love it. I can only say The Walk struck me as an honorable good try of an also-ran, though with some lovely things to offer.”
Finally, Dan Callahan from TheWrap, gave it a 60 grade. He stated: “The Walk is that rare movie that might please practically everyone, from viewers just looking for a thrill to those who might enjoy a story that sounds like a tall tale but winds up being discreetly poignant.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite TV show stuff, and more by Clicking Here.