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  • 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 toNick 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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 32
  2. Negative: 10 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Jan 26, 2012
    75
    Man 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."
  2. Reviewed by: John Anderson
    Jan 26, 2012
    60
    The 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.
  3. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Jan 23, 2012
    50
    This cloddishly contrived suspenser is too busy to bore, but too farfetched to thrill, combining routine heist-thriller machinations with dialogue that often thuds like a body hitting asphalt.
  4. Reviewed by: Mike Scott
    Jan 27, 2012
    50
    As ridiculous as it is, Man on a Ledge isn't a movie that requires suspension of disbelief. It requires the absolute absence of it.
  5. Reviewed by: Marc Savlov
    Jan 25, 2012
    40
    In the end it's all much ado about not so much, a semifunctional thriller that tingles but never terrifies. Ledge schmedge.
  6. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Jan 26, 2012
    38
    More often the film succumbs to clich├ęs, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival.
  7. Reviewed by: Stephen Holden
    Jan 26, 2012
    10
    Rarely has a film exhibited a bigger disconnect between urban realism and utter ludicrousness.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 40
  2. Negative: 6 out of 40
  1. Mar 3, 2012
    10
    Man on a ledge is a fantastic film, really, because the cast have an awesome performance and do that the film be interesting, the trama can beMan on a ledge is a fantastic film, really, because the cast have an awesome performance and do that the film be interesting, the trama can be simple but is perfect, this film is really great, I love it. Man on a ledge is a new classic. Expand
  2. Nov 14, 2012
    9
    It's again not very surprising that the audition reviews are mostly common with mine. This film profits from a clever plot, great actors andIt's again not very surprising that the audition reviews are mostly common with mine. This film profits from a clever plot, great actors and bursting edge-of-your-seat-tension. A movie that could be a bit more serious in some bits but still is very entertaining. Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2012
    7
    Going into â
  4. May 29, 2012
    7
    Miri from "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" tries to talk the dude from "Avatar" down from a ledge while Avatar's brother and a good looking chickMiri from "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" tries to talk the dude from "Avatar" down from a ledge while Avatar's brother and a good looking chick try and steal a diamond, that was already "stolen." Pretty good little flick, if not a little disjointed. Expand
  5. Jun 18, 2013
    6
    Nothing special about this film, but it is a decent watch. A solid cast led by Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks do the best they can withNothing special about this film, but it is a decent watch. A solid cast led by Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks do the best they can with a very mediocre script. Expand
  6. Mar 24, 2012
    4
    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 ofIt'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
  7. Jan 28, 2012
    0
    this provided a good nap for me last night.

    overacted and miscast with female police negotiator. they cant even change kyra sedgwicks
    this provided a good nap for me last night.

    overacted and miscast with female police negotiator.

    they cant even change kyra sedgwicks wardrobe for later scene.
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