The Ledge [Blu-ray]
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else is gonna die." Hollis (Howard) job is to talk down suicide
jumpers, after finding out that his kids may not be his he is sent out
to talk to Gavin (Hunnam). But there are always two sides to every
story and Gavin is not on the ledge by choice. This is the type of
movie that you watch because of the cast and end up being blown away.
While the movie is a little slow in parts the message, acting and plot
are great. All four main characters in this movie are all conflicted
and each have their own choice to make in order to move on with their
lives and it is intriguing to watch all of them handle it. At it's core
this is a movie about faith and morals and will leave you questioning
yourself as to what you would do in each position. That is the sign of
a good movie, one that makes you look at yourself in a way you may not
have before. Overall, I highly recommend this movie. More movies should
be like this. I give it a B+.
Would I watch again? - I think I would in order to catch everything,
there is so much to take in you may not be able to get it all the first
*Also try - Last Night
Charlie Hunnam, and Terrance Howard really shined as actors in this movie!
I would recommend this movie to anyone!
Any atheist or atheist-friendly person would enjoy this movie. Any theist would be entertained if they watch with a relatively open mind.
The atheistic message is pronounced, but has everything to do with the story. Don't expect to be 'preached' at or anything, but the religious message is great. Being an atheist, I'm glad that a nonbeliever took center stage and the story was about the struggle between faith and rationality. The movie was wonderfully cast as well.
At the end, I had tears in my eyes. This was a powerful film about love and overcoming obstacles. This film may even make you view the world differently. And hey, the movie ended in a very unexpected way.
So why do some reviews call it too contrived & thus unwatchable?
I suggest that the current obsession with so-called "realism" in contemporary entertainment is to blame. Yes, the story is a bit stagey ... but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Ironically, for a film about atheism & fundamentalism at odds, it's very much like a Medieval mystery play, in which characters represent certain specific worldviews or aspects of human existence. In short, it's as much allegory as straight narrative. This was once an acceptable form of storytelling, as can be seen in quite a few films & TV shows from the 1950s & 1960s. Now, however, the emphasis on a rather generic & homogenized "realism" -- which is in fact just as contrived & artificial as any other form of storytelling in the end -- makes it difficult for some viewers to enter into the story & its ideas.
Don't let that deter you from seeing it, though. Unlike so many formulaic & empty film spectacles these days, "The Ledge" offers an intense story with well-rounded characters, as well as plenty of ideas to grapple with: ideas about faith, about belief, about love, about self-sacrifice, about the meaning of life (or whether there is any such meaning at all). Again, the characters are in part allegorical ones ...Read more ›
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This is one of the most tediously boring movies I've seen in years. The acting was good, but I lost track of the premise somewhere in the boredom. Not sure how this one got made. Read morePublished 2 days ago by SET67
Great movie. I was on the edge along with him wondering what will happen next.Published 4 months ago by lynard69
The Ledge is uneven but interesting enough. The film's atheism is a bit unfair and embarrassing. Hard to be a fan of the lead actor's performance (was very casual), however... Read morePublished 4 months ago by rbrogan3
DVD was advertised as "Used, Very Good", but it appears to be a copy and is of very poor quality. I am very disappointed.Published 5 months ago by C
Supposedly a thriller, The Ledge takes so long to unwind that it ends up bordering on tedious. (All the actors are nice to look at, so I added a star. Read morePublished 5 months ago by D. Douglas
This movie was great, but what did I expect, it has Charlie Hunnam in itPublished 5 months ago by Debbie Rigo