While the acting falls short, the technical aspects of the film are very intriguing. I saw the film in 3D and thought that the views were spectacular. As someone who is afraid of heights, I felt the thrill of being on top of a wire strapped between two buildings. At one point, the viewer next to me ducked to avoid a falling pole that flung out at the audience. Many scenes in the movie had these types of eye-popping 3D effects. If you decide to see the film, this is one I would recommend seeing in 3D.
Another praise for the film goes out to Alan Silvestri. Silvestri has proven to be a good match for Zemeckis based on his scores for Back to the Future, Forrest Gump, and a few other films. This film is no exception. His score for The Walk creates a lot of the tension throughout the film. This is necessary since a lot of the film just involves a man walking on a wire. Some of the French music seems cheesy at times, but I won't argue that the score does not fit the film.
The Bottom Line: Zemeckis creates a heist film that takes the audience on a wild theme park ride with cheesy actors, but some unique thrills and memorable music.