75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Man on a Ledge doesn't aim high, but what it aims to do, it does. It grabs the audience's attention, engages its anxieties, stokes its resentments and, at the finish, sends people out saying, "That was good."
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65

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
Either in spite of or because of its whimsically convincing quality, Man on a Ledge is reasonably fun to watch along the way.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By John Anderson
The ending, for instance, is so ridiculously tidy it squeaks. But en route to its kitchen-sink climax, "Man" manages to both amuse and provoke, to cleave to convention and promote ideas.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
To his credit, director Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil) gets right to the business at hand where the set-up is concerned, but it's in the execution that this would-be thriller falls flat.
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50

NPR

The film aims for Hitchcock and gets a bit turned around; we're The Audience That Knew Too Much.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

Despite the occasional dumb fun - especially with the heist portions - the leap of logic required to make it all work is enough to leave your brain pancaked on the sidewalk.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Screenwriter Pablo Fenjves start with a promising premise, and the opening scenes are taut and suspenseful. A late-day chase scene picks up the sagging middle, but Leth totally fumbles what should be the movie's biggest moment.
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38

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
You could cast this movie with potato chips and still get cheers when one of the bad guys is cuffed. It doesn't matter that none of it is to be believed.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
More often the film succumbs to clichés, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The shopworn script by Pablo F. Fenjves, who ghost-wrote the unpublished O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer, gets no help from director Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil).
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40 out of 100
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