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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.
Crime Thriller - This is an action thriller aimed at a young adult audience. Fans of
Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks should be pleased though some
other known actors have smaller roles. Language and some violence
make the film inappropriate for some younger viewers.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 14 S-words; 7 GD's; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: Chases, fights, crashes.. COMEDY: Banter and wisecracks, sometimes suggestive.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Man on a Ledge is a heist film with a great hook, a fast pace, and a major letdown of an ending.
Roger EbertFull Review Average With a movie like 'Man on a Ledge,' however, I feel toyed with. The movie cuts back and forth between two preposterous plot lines and uses the man on the ledge as a device to pump up the tension.
USA TodayFull Review Below Average But more often the film succumbs to clichés, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 64 moviegoers:
GREAT REVIEWS! Males and females of all ages loved "Man on a Ledge." It's unusual to see such a large percentage rating a movie "Excellent" or "Fantastic." When the lowest reviews are a small percentage of "Good/Average," your probability of enjoying the movie is very high.
When former NYPD officer-turned-prison escapee Nick Cassidy (Sam
Worthington) enters the famed Roosevelt Hotel on
45th & Madison in New York City, heads to one of the highest floor and steps out
onto the ledge, he threatens more than just his own well-being. A whole city is
about to seize up, including some very nervous people with some very big
Ex-cop Cassidy's heart-stopping decision to stand on the ledge of a high-rise
building creates not only a media firestorm, but a delicate situation for
hard-living New York Police Department negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks), who tries to talk him down
while dealing with a departmental rival (Edward Burns) who believes she has a conflict of interest. But the longer Lydia
trying to get to the root of Cassidy's predicament, the more she realizes he
have an ulterior objective.
Might it have something to do with the mysterious project his brother and
ardent supporter (Jamie Bell) is working on with his girlfriend (Genesis
Rodriguez) while Cassidy bides his
on the ledge? Or with the efforts Cassidy's best friend on the force (Anthony
Mackie) is making to help get him down? Or with the behind-closed-doors dealings
of a powerful businessman (Ed Harris)? As more pieces of the puzzle
are revealed over the course of Cassidy's bold stunt, suddenly the story of one
disgraced cop trying to prove his innocence becomes something decidedly more
eye-opening. Eventually the stakes become more dangerous than the prospect
of one man on one ledge simply losing his balance.