- Starring: Jamie Bell, Sam Worthington
- Summary: 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)… Expand
- Director: Asger Leth
- Genre(s): Thriller, Crime
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75Man on a Ledge doesn't aim high, but what it aims to do, it does. It grabs the audience's attention, engages its anxieties, stokes its resentments and, at the finish, sends people out saying, "That was good."
60The ending, for instance, is so ridiculously tidy it squeaks. But en route to its kitchen-sink climax, "Man" manages to both amuse and provoke, to cleave to convention and promote ideas.
9Have to say this film really exceeded my expectations lots of original angles and ideas plus some gripping action sequences. I like that it peppered the story with light humour here and there, and even though the ending takes a small liberty or two, it is a very satisfying rollercoaster ride. Great directing and strong performances all round I especially liked the behind the scenes elements on the dvd definitely adds to the sense of realism and attention to detail. This had a nice touch of mission impossible mixed into a ledge scenario which naturally offers limited room to move. Overall I loved it. Haven't before referred to other reviewers but Sickdrummer1 you are a genius. Well done.… Expand
8As usual, the idiots known as "movie critics" missed completely. Most of the critics rated this movie incredibly low for some reason that I don't understand. This movie is meant to be a suspenseful thriller/heist movie and it is just that. The acting and cast was solid, the plot was good, and the suspense scenes worked well. Was this movie perfect? Of course not. It definitely wasn't as good as Phone Booth was but it was built in that model and was similarly enjoyable to watch which is ultimately the point in watching movies.… Expand
I was curious to see if this movie could deliver on the plot and performances level, it did so
sufficiently for me. As in most movies of the genre, especially from Hollywood, you can
pretty much expect the outcome to be no big surprise. The good guys win; if you dismiss
every movie for that reason, you will be dismissing most movies from Hollywood. In Man
On The Ledge, it's the ride from the beginning to the end you should find interesting.
Anyone who feels queasy looking down from high places will find this movie exciting; if you
suffer from vertigo, be prepared to be catching your breath in a few scenes. I liked the idea
of this movie's plot, the lead character Nick Cassidy, an escaped convict, is committing a
daring heist to prove he was not guilty of that very crime a few years before. Cassidy is
providing a diversion so his team can execute the heist, and a solid diversion it is.
Though there aren't big names in the flick, there are experienced actors who deliver performances like the professionals they are. Ed Harris and
Titus Welliver are such experienced actors whose characters are familiar to us. They have played these roles countless times before; they play
their bad guy roles just the way we expect them to in this movie. Edward Burns is also playing a relatively familiar good guy role. Sam
Worthington, who plays lead Nick Cassidy delivers a solid performance as does Jamie Bell in his role as Nick's brother. Genesis Rodriguez is in
fine form, one you'll not tire of seeing, really. The movie has all the key elements a good heist should have; suspense, twists and turns, all are
present. If the last couple of movies you watched recently were dramas, Man On The Ledge will be a nice change of pace, so I recommend it on
that basis. I quite enjoyed it.… Expand
It's a good heist/thriller with Sam Worthington leading the way up until the last fourth of the movie where things start to spiral out of sensibility and control. I truly left the theater thinking that the director should probably work on his finishing touches to an otherwise excitement filled movie. Normal audiences will love the movie much more than critics will as the movie does try to make you laugh a little here and there. Overall, a decent movie to see in the first month of 2012.… Expand