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Man on Wire Review

  • Release Date: Jul 25, 2008
  • Rated: some sexuality and nudity, and drug references
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 30 min.
  • Genres: Art House/Foreign, Documentary
  • Director:James Marsh

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 5.0
    89

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Universal acclaim
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    Man on Wire is about the vanquishing of the towers by bravery and joy, not by terrorism.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    The gorgeous music includes Ralph Vaughan Williams' wafting tone poem ''The Lark Ascending'' -- apt in describing an artist who might well be part bird.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Phillips

    The film itself is perfectly poised between artistry and audacity. It's beautiful.

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  • 100

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    James Marsh's documentary raises the bar for the genre to skyscraper height.

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  • See all Man on Wire reviews at Metacritic.com

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