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Man on a Ledge

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 2012
  • Asger Leth
  • 98 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Thriller starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Bell. An ex-cop threatens to throw himself off the ledge of a Manhattan hotel. But unbeknown to the hostage negotiator Lydia Mercer, who is trying to talk him down, this is just part of a larger, audacious plan.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

The plot of this thriller is as wobbly as Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington), the eponymous man who, it seems, has no intention of jumping. That's a shame, if only because it removes a lot of tension which director Asger Leth tries to replace by having Nick's little brother Joey (Jamie Bell) simultaneously engaged in a break-in. As far as the performances go, Bell is the more entertaining actor to watch, as Worthington just doesn't have a commanding presence, even shouting from halfway up a skyscraper. His exchanges with the hostage negotiator (an unconvincingly hard-nosed Elizabeth Banks) are dreary and Ed Harris plays the villain so broadly he needs planning permission. In every way, this film oversteps the mark.

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Credits

Cast

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Nick CassidySam Worthington
Lydia MercerElizabeth Banks (2)
Joey CassidyJamie Bell
David EnglanderEd Harris
Mike AckermanAnthony Mackie
Jack DoughertyEdward Burns
Suzie MoralesKyra Sedgwick
AngieGenesis Rodriguez
ValetWilliam Sadler
NinaPooja Kumar

Crew

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DirectorAsger Leth

Details

Theatrical distributor
E One
Released on
2012-02-03
Languages
English | Spanish
Guidance
Violence, swearing
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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