Walk on the high side: Movie review, The Walk

Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph |Gordon-Levitt in The Walk.
Charlotte Le Bon and Joseph |Gordon-Levitt in The Walk.

THE Walk, directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph |Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon and Ben Kingsley, follows the story of French high-wire artist Philippe Petit as he attempts to cross New York’s World Trade Centre Towers in 1974.

Petit (Gordon-Levitt) narrates his journey from France to New York in retrospect, breaking the film up and preventing many scenes from being too long.

Lots of detail was put into the film to make it historically accurate and the spy work done by the real Petit is well depicted in the film.

While Petit and Jean-|Francois (Cesar Domboy) set up the cable, they run into many problems – as you’d expect from a plan that was illegal and risky.

The Walk is an extremely interesting film, which is enjoyable to watch and with a high degree of historical accuracy included is appreciated.

Aside from two scenes that were either confusing or unnecessary, The Walk is a fascinating story.

THE ESSENTIALS

The Walk (M)

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon

Four stars

Review by: Josie Hays

In cinemas October 15