Follows Kayla, a prima donna snowboarder who was just unceremoniously dropped from her team and forced to train with Will, a former snowboarding champion who's struggling after a career-ending wipe-out. A video capturing it went viral, branding him an "epic fail" on the Internet. Now, as Kayla trains with Will to redeem her stature, Will creates a training regimen that tests whether she's really committed to rise to the challenge of professional competition. Meanwhile, Kayla ... (Full plot summary below)
Follows Kayla, a prima donna snowboarder who was just unceremoniously dropped from her team and forced to train with Will, a former snowboarding champion who's struggling after a career-ending wipe-out. A video capturing it went viral, branding him an "epic fail" on the Internet. Now, as Kayla trains with Will to redeem her stature, Will creates a training regimen that tests whether she's really committed to rise to the challenge of professional competition. Meanwhile, Kayla must somehow maneuver to inspire Will to overcome his biggest obstacle - self-doubt.
Review & Comments
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Time - 10/10 by Joe NeumaierThe Walk is a visionary high-wire act.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/10 by Calvin WilsonWorking from a script co-written with Christopher Browne, director Robert Zemeckis (“Forrest Gump”) pulls off a fabulous trick of his own: delivering a mainstream entertainment that has, at its heart, a poetic sensibility.
The Telegraph - 10/10 by Robbie CollinZemeckis turns the event into a kind of blockbuster Cinéma Pur – an almost avant-garde game of composition, movement and perspective, exhilaratingly attuned to form and space. ("Mad Max": Fury Road did the same.) The camerawork is subtle and meticulous, the 3D head-spinningly well-applied.
Entertainment Weekly - 9/10 by Joe McGovernThe 17-minute wire-walking sequence is the most majestic simulation of a real event since the ship sinking in Titanic—a dazzling triumph of photorealistic digital effects, which exhibits Zemeckis’ mastery of both CGI and pace.
Variety - 9/10 by Peter DebrugeWhat 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.
The New York Times - 9/10 by A.O. ScottAlmost magically, The Walk transforms itself into a beguiling caper movie, full of comic energy and nimble ingenuity.
Tampa Bay Times - 8/10 by Steve PersallA marvelous technical achievement when the director finally gets around to it.
Chicago Sun-Times - 8/10 by Richard RoeperAs 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.
Portland Oregonian - 8/10 by Jeff BakerThe rare movie that improves as it goes along, shedding its cliches and getting down to what matters.
Movie Nation - 8/10 by Roger MooreThe Walk is the movie that takes us up there, gives us the jitters and makes us titter along the way.
New York Post - 8/10 by Lou LumenickIn 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.
Slant Magazine - 8/10 by Jaime N. ChristleyIn order to make the walk, and in order for it to matter to him, Philippe Petit has to comprehend it as real and impossible. Zemeckis teaches us the same lesson.