Friday, January 27, 2012


Bottom Line: Unfortunately, an intriguing hook and vivid movie poster don’t amount to much in this largely disposable, paint-by-numbers heist thriller. I’m guessing the few who do enjoy this largely implausible, poorly-scripted yet mildly diverting generic ride will more than likely forget it all in a week’s time… With all its wannabe, big action preening and limply manufactured thrills – I kind of wish this MAN ON A LEDGE would have jumped.

Starring: Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackey, Elizabeth Banks, Edward Burns and Ed Harris
Directed by: Asger Leth
Rated: PG-13
Running time: 102 minutes
Story: Nick Cassidy makes a desperate and life-threatening move to prove his innocence after he is framed for the theft of a rare, prized diamond. Recently escaped from prison and with nowhere else to go, Nick climbs onto the ledge of a towering skyscraper, inviting the eyes of New York City to anxiously watch as one wrong step could mean plunging to his death. But as one police negotiator soon learns, Nick's daredevil stunt, captivating the eyes of the public and media, masks a dangerous ploy to reveal the truth about his tarnished name. With the help of his brother and with time running out, Nick's intricate plan must work perfectly, but when you're on the 25th floor ledge of a building, going down takes on an entirely more hair-raising meaning. (Summit Entertainment)


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