Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune
Marsh’s film won the Oscar for best documentary, and it deserved more — a best picture nomination, at least. So. Where does that leave “The Walk,” director Robert Zemeckis’ fancy, fictionalized docudrama version of the grandest act of poetic terrorism ever committed on American soil?
I cannot say how I’d feel about “The Walk” if I’d never seen “Man on Wire,” because I did see “Man on Wire,” and I can’t un-see it. I love it. I can only say “The Walk” struck me as an honorable good try of an also-ran, though with some lovely things to offer, especially when the preamble and preparations and backstage dramas wind down and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who portrays Petit, takes that first step.