The Walk is the true story of Phillippe Petit (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a French high wire walker with big ambitions. He's constantly looking for a new place to hang his wire, whether it's a tree, a lake or the Notre Damn cathedral. After a visit to the dentist, Phillippe reads an article about the construction of the World Trade Centre towers in New York, and it's at this moment that he instantly falls in love with them. He wishes to place his wire between them and walk across it, and so he puts his dream into full effect, moving to New York with his girlfriend, Annie (Charlotte Le Bon). When he gets there, Philippe starts to assemble a team, hoping to break into the building just before it finishes construction and live out his dream once and for all.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt takes his acting skills to the next level with this movie. It's certainly not his best work, but he once again proves himself to be a tremendous actor. His character constantly seems to be on the brink of insanity, and Levitt doesn't fail to show that. He nails both the drama and the comedy, all while showing the determination that his guy had. He didn't do this for money or for fame. He did this because he wanted to do it, and Levitt couldn't have been the more perfect fit.
To sum up, The Walk is a visual treat with a brilliant performance from Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It had me constantly sitting on the edge of my seat, my palms sweating so much that they wrinkled. It's an entertaining time at the movies and a 3D experience I would certainly recommend.