Man On A Ledge
In the film critics call "a white-knuckle action thriller," ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington, Avatar & Clash of the Titans) escapes from prison to plan the ultimate heist: steal a $40 million diamond from cutthroat businessman David Englander.
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Taut heist thriller is better than lame title suggests.
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Rotten: The film's descent into generic silliness feels more painful than it should for a late-January thriller.
- Andrew Lapin, NPR, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Rotten: It sure is about a man on a ledge.
- Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Thursday, January 26, 2012
Fresh: This embraces its own lunacy readily enough, never aiming for anything more than the disposable thrills it delivers thick and fast.
- Anna Smith, Time Out, Tuesday, January 31, 2012
"I really liked this. I wasn't blown away with it, but it was close to being great. I enjoyed the story. I thought the way they planned it all was very smart. I was even surprised by the ending when their in the bar. I didn't catch on to who the bartender would end up being. I love a good crime thriller and this one delivers. I thought Worthington and Bell were really good in this. I wish Burns would have been used a little bit more. Kyra had a small part too, but it fitted. I love Ed Harris too. The movie has a wide range of good actors in the movie. I think without them the film would have failed. They story unfolds as it goes and I never felt lost. I guess your suppose to have an aha moment, but unfortunately some of the suspense was guessed pretty easily. But still this was one of the better thrillers I have seen lately. I would definitely see this again."
- LWOODS04, Tuesday, November 6, 2012
For a thriller like this to work it has to rely on the small details but unfortunately the story is fairly light when it comes to those and instead tries hard to make the best of a good premise with very little to back it up with. The cast is eclectic but no one really stands out, in fact it's a bad day at the office for most, worst performance award is shared pretty equally. The script is fairly horrific too, especially in the dreadful scenes with Genesis Rodriguez and Jamie Bell - possibly the most annoying couple in celluloid history? Hitchcock it ain't, it's quite arrogant to think it's as clever as that and I believe Asger Leth does.
- SirPant, Monday, November 5, 2012