On Aug. 7, 1974 Frenchman Philippe Petit and his team strung a wire between the World Trade Center’s twin towers.
While the police and security officials frantically tried to get him to stop, Petit spent 45 minutes cavorting between one tower and the other 110 floors up.
His walk is intense. There just isn’t enough decent footage or interesting information to keep you from feeling as if writer/director James Marsh is padding his documentary for length.
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Once Marsh gets to the few minutes the movie spends on the actual event, Man on Wire boggles the mind. It just takes a little bit too long to get there.
Mr. Movie rating: 4 stars
Rated PG-13 for mature themes, brief nudity. It plays once, beginning at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20 at the Battelle Auditorium in Richland.
5 stars to 4 1/2 stars: Must see on the big screen
4 stars to 3 1/2 stars: Good film, see it if it's your type of movie.
3 stars to 2 1/2 stars: Wait until it comes out on video.
2 stars to 1 star: Don't bother.
0 stars: Speaks for itself.