The Walk

2015 PG 2h 3m Blu-ray / DVD

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The Walk

2015 PG 2h 3m Blu-ray / DVD
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In 1974, French aerialist Philippe Petit made headlines worldwide with his daring high-wire walk between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. This elevating drama recalls the unauthorized and unforgettable feat pulled off by Petit and his team.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Thai
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese (Brazilian): Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), French, Portuguese (Brazilian), Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Korean, Thai, Indonesian
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1, French-Canadian: Dolby Digital 5.1, Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: DVS - Descriptive Video Service, Portuguese (Brazilian): Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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  • Charlotte Le Bon
  • James Badge Dale
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age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that The Walk is a fact-based drama based on the story of Philippe Petit, which was also told in the Oscar-winning 2008 documentary Man on Wire. (See also the children's book The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.) Expect intense, exhilarating, heart-stopping peril during the movie's second half -- when Petit (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) carries out his dream of walking on a wire stretched between the towers of the World Trade Center -- which may be too much for younger kids. There are also brief references to/jokes about pot-smoking, as well as some social smoking and drinking. Language includes a few uses of "s--t," plus "bastard," "goddamn," etc. The main character briefly appears naked, from far away, with only his bottom clearly shown. There's a bit of flirting and kissing, as well as some arguing and shouting. Petit painfully steps on a nail, which causes a bloody wound. Overall, Petit's dedication to his dream is inspiring, even though the danger (and illegality) of pursuing it doesn't exactly make him a perfect role model.

Sexual Content

Main character naked in long shot; only naked bottom briefly seen. Flirting, kissing.

Violence

Intense, heart-stopping, breath-holding peril. Some shouting and/or arguing. Stepping on a nail. Bloody wound on foot. Chewing on a candy, sound of a breaking tooth, yelping in pain.

Language

Language is infrequent but includes uses of "s--t," "bastard," "hell," "pissed off," "damn," "goddamn," "S.O.B."

Social Behavior

Even though Petit's dream is both dangerous and illegal, it's still his dream, and he pursues it with a clear-headed dedication and purity.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Secondary characters appear to be smoking pot (played for laughs). Background smoking, brief social drinking. Reference to "being on drugs."

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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