Man on a Ledge

2012

Action / Adventure / Crime / Thriller

142
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 31%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 136428

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Director

Cast

Elizabeth Banks as Lydia Mercer
Anthony Mackie as Mike Ackerman
Sam Worthington as Nick Cassidy
720p.BLU
650.61 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 42 min
P/S 11 / 78

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MrGoodMovie 7 / 10

Man on ledge = viewer on edge

Don't be put off by the rather boring title, this is a quirky little movie that works quite well and will give acrophobics a dizzying run for their money.

I have to say that I figured a movie in which the plot revolves around some guy on a ledge would be relatively slow paced. However the film is in fact surprisingly fast-paced with the viewer largely unaware of the underlying plot even as our man steps out on to his ledge.

The characters and their parts in the plot are revealed as we go, with plenty to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat as our disgraced ex-cop dangles precariously on his ledge.

The revelations come thick and fast, and at one point you may well be asking yourself whether there are actually any good cops in this movie (luckily for our "jumper", there are!).

There is one really good action scene/stunt in the movie which is difficult to describe without ticking the "spoiler" box so I will leave you to discover what was for me the best jaw-dropping moment of the film.

And just in case anyone reading this review has already watched the movie and was wondering, Genesis Rodriguez stripping down to her underwear was my second best jaw-dropper scene (sad, I know!)

Not an epic but a nevertheless entertaining movie that is well worth watching, and there is even a nice little twist towards the end.

Reviewed by Tkbn3812 8 / 10

Good enough movie, enough action and suspense to keep you watching

Man On A Ledge may not have gotten stellar reviews from critics, and it may not be perfect, but it's an adequate enough action-thriller film that should keep viewers entertained for two hours.

The premise of the movie seems simple enough at first. An escaped fugitive threatens to jump off a building in New York, capturing the attention of everyone beneath him on the streets and all the police. He's doing this so that no one notices a robbery he has cooked up being undertaken just across the street.

Of course, the plot is a fair deal more complicated than that. The man has conspired to steal a jewel from the building across the road to prove that he didn't steal the jewel two years earlier...yes, it's a very confusing plot premise. It's one of the main reasons that many found these film unappealing; its unbelievable plot.

But the film is more enjoyable if you try ignore the unbelievable plot. The premise of a man threatening to jump off a building is played with well, keeping us engaged in the film. Sure, it is stretched out quite a bit, but it's played with just well enough that the audience doesn't get bored. We are reminded of his presence just enough that we don't forget about him and not so much that it feels forced.

The acting isn't exactly stellar, with Sam Worthington, playing the main character, feeling a little dull at times. Regardless, his character is engaging enough, his character's raw desperation coming across clearly in the way Worthington acts. Despite the confusion it's hard not to feel even a bit of sympathy for his character, for reasons divulged as the movie progresses.

The action scenes are what give the film its edge. The man on the ledge is juggled cleverly with the heist going on in the building across the street. Action throughout the film is slow at first, but the scenes gradually speed up, becoming more enjoyable and gripping as the film climaxes, until the satisfying ending.

Honestly, the film isn't flawless, but it's a fun enough watch. If you aren't one to overlook plot holes, not-so- stellar acting and an unbelievable story, then this isn't the film for you. But casual viewers and action-lovers will be entertained. It has engaging action scenes and an interesting heist that no doubt should keep the most action- thirsty among us satisfied for two hours.

Reviewed by bo_brown_jr 4 / 10

Moron is not American

This moron named Sam Worthington can't speak with an American accent, so why do people keep casting him as one? There are so many great American actors who already have an American accent. The guy's not even a good actor. USA movie producers, please stop going to these small countries and hiring foreigners to play Americans, especially when we have a HUGE nation full of great actors. Australia is 24 million people. USA is 330 million people.

Oh, and the movie sucks, too.

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