Skywalkers: A Love Story

critic Reviews

, 85% Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Blending romance with vertiginous thrill-seeking, Skywalkers: A Love Story is a documentary of truly dizzying proportions.
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    Brian TallericoRogerEbert.com
    There’s a hyper-stylized and even scripted nature to “Skywalkers” that makes it all feel a bit too much like a commercial. An ad for something insane.
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    Peter HowellToronto Star
    “Skywalkers” is so engrossing, it makes the movie cliché about “edge of your seat” viewing seem like an understatement.
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    Esther ZuckermanindieWire
    By the time it’s all over, audiences will only be left with trite lessons about how couples need to balance each other out and support one another. For a movie about two people who do such an unusual thing, it’s an awfully basic note to end on.
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    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International
    Zimbalist himself once scaled roofs, so he understands, perhaps better than most, the thrills of this extreme pursuit. As a director, he is a facilitator for the story/reel they have sculpted around the shots.
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    Nick SchagerThe Daily Beast
    It's a thriller, a heist caper, and a surprisingly moving romance all in one, and it seems destined to be one of the breakout hits of this year’s Sundance Film Festival.
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    Lovia GyarkyeHollywood Reporter
    That Skywalkers: A Love Story maintains its grip on your attention despite some of director Jeff Zimbalist’s florid aesthetic choices testifies to the strength of the documentary’s central narrative.
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    Al AlexanderMovies Thru the Spectrum
    If you’re one of the couple’s more than one million followers on social media, you already know what these two rooftoppers are capable of when they ascend heavenward to cheat death. But if you’re not, boy are you in for a rush.
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    Michael ClarkEpoch Times
    This is one of several issues I have with “Skywalkers.” Telling the audience that what they’re about to see is dangerous and illegal, and then romanticizing the same behavior sends a gargantuan mixed message.
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    Evan DosseyMidwest Film Journal
    The most fascinating element of the film is its unvarnished look at the first decade of the influencer economy and the way that the industry asks for more and more extreme behavior from its self-employed stars.
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    Billie MelissaMen's Journal
    an edge-of-the-seat nailbiter that has you simultaneously glued to your seat and wanting to leave the theater altogether.
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