Man on Wire

Man on Wire

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Man on Wire is a BBC documentary which explores Philippe Petit's preparations for historically walking across a high wire between New York's Twin Towers. This documentary was directed by James Marsh.

What the community says about Man on Wire

  • Parakram Mehra
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This was a great documentary film. It was very interesting to watch and I didn't know anything about him before watching this film."
  • Carol Barnett
    Written on January 3, 2018
    "If you love documentaries you need to check this one out. It is definitely one of my favorites. Very informal and interesting even to people who had no ideal who Philippe Petit was. It is one of the most well made I've seen. "
  • Adrián Leal
    Written on September 21, 2018
    "This show really gets me at the edge of my seat. Philip's such a daredevil! Any moment him crossing the wire could be his last moment yet he did not fear it! He lived the moment!"
  • Deborah Reid
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "Perhaps one of the most thrilling documentaries ever released, the story itself is really interesting but the star here is the tight storytelling. It almost feels like watching a heist, with the way things are planned and executed. Really a testament to what good film making can do to an already engaging story, and a pleasure to watch for anyone who enjoys documentaries."
    Ankita Chauhan
    Written on December 18, 2018
    "watched this one while it was still on netflix and I came here to see more, then I clicked on the link and now it sayed that it no longer on Netflix. Bummer. Great docu very interesting story."
    Peter Cole
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "This one was a surprise for me. I watched it on the recommendation of a friend, and it is an involving and inspiring story. I remember vaguely hearing about this guy's crazy feat of daring do, but I never paid attention to it at the time. This story is pretty darn amazing. Check it out. "
    Vivian Long
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "i remember when this was on the news. the inside story about the setup and aftermath of, "the greatest crime of the century". really thought provoking documentary about art"
    Eric Black
    Written on June 6, 2017
    "This was a fun and jarring documentary. It was definitely worth the watch and I found it to be very interesting."
  • Craig Graham
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Man on Wire is an intimate documentary. It is about Philippe Petit and how he prepared for a high wire walk across the Twin Towers. It may sound boring to some, and I wasn't that interested before I watched this. The man and the act are amazing when given the perspective of this documentary. I highly recommend it to anybody who likes documentaries."
  • He Zhang
    Written on February 14, 2019
    "First time I watched this and I immediately know why it won the Academy Award for best documentary feature. Before watching the docu, I thought Philippe Petit is just some suicidal guy who wants attention... but his daring stunt was actually proof that every person has that inner voice convincing us to chase our own dreams and find that great sense of fulfillment "
  • Barbara Smith
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "Okay, this is cool. It might not be one of the best things, but it sure is interesting. There is a lot of amazing footage. Well worth a watch. But it isn't up there with something like the Taj Mahal or anything. But a fun watch."

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