Man on a Ledge [Blu-ray]
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Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) is an escaped, convicted diamond thief with an elaborate plan to clear his name. After checking into an upper-floor room at Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel, he orders a hefty meal, then exits the window and positions himself on a ledge. People below notice him and soon the police are called in. When a cop attempts to talk him in, Nick asks to speak with a different negotiator, Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks).
Mercer has been ostracized by her peers recently because she lost a previous jumper. Her self-assurance has been tarnished, and she is perplexed as to why this potential suicide has requested her. The cops dust for fingerprints to identify the would-be jumper, but the room is clean. So Nick's identity remains unknown to them for quite some time.
Ms. Banks never convinces us that she has risen to the rank of detective and been entrusted to such sensitive work as negotiator. She has fashion model looks, and doesn't have the command the role requires. A better casting choice would have been someone like Frances McDormand, Debra Monk, or Stockard Channing -- older women who could convey a harder edge than Ms. Banks.
Much of the plot involves a scheme Nick has engineered, and we gradually see it unfold. It is convoluted, depends on split-second timing, and is the kind of plan that could work only in a screenwriter's imagination.
Worthington ("Avatar") is adequate as the enigmatic man on the ledge, though he fails to bring any distinction to the role.Read more ›
The film uses a good intense sound track to raise the thriller level as Jamie and his girlfriend (Genesis Rodriguez) attempt to prove Worthington is innocent.
Good intensity. Minor expected twists.
F-bomb, no sex, no nudity, Genesis Rodriguez in bra/panties.
After going to the movies to see it, I expected it to be average or maybe a little better but I was surprised and it was a lot better than I expected. Even though a lot of people and critics gave it bad reviews, Man On A Ledge is still a great action/thriller and personally, I think it should've got better reviews but it just depends on the person.
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Movie was very good, we made it over half way through the movie and then it stopped multiple times while playing. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Michelle D Schell
Really good movie. It starts of little confusing but is down breaking it will have you on the edge of your seatPublished 9 days ago by Victoria
I will definitely watch this again, great dialog and plot. I did get a laugh out of the VT State police cars with the NY plates.Published 2 months ago by L. Hunter