Man on a Ledge Synopsis
From the ledge of the 25th floor of a NYC skyscraper, where one wrong step means death, a cornered Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) must orchestrate a dangerous plan to prove his innocence for a crime he didn't commit.
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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The film aims for Hitchcock and gets a bit turned around; we're The Audience That Knew Too Much.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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The shopworn script by Pablo F. Fenjves, who ghost-wrote the unpublished O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer, gets...
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Man on a Ledge

By Darkola
I'd advise against listening to, or reading the critics reviews on this, I went to see this expecting to be a little disappointed, but came out pleased that I did see this movie, it had a good story,...

Kept you on the (L)edge!

By Color Angel
The acting was great. Loved the good guys, hated the bad guys. The way the story began was intriguing and the follow through was very well done. It had a spin to it I didn't expect...I'd see it again....

This was an excellent movie!

By databana
We almost didn't go see this movie because of the critic's rating, but glad we didn't listen to them. It had me on the edge of my seat the entire movie. I didn't see the end coming, interesting...

Definitely not what it appears to be!

By MsReenababy
Despite your normal critics opinion, which I believe they truly lack something, this movie was really good. The preview does it no justice at all, the plot was a great, purely revenge! Interesting...

Good movie...

By lovetoread1975
It was a good movie, and I would recommend it. However, I didn't walk out saying "That was awesome!" Also the main character kept slipping in and out of an Irish accent, and I couldn't tell if it...

Well executed and only slightly predictable

By hotskoz
I read the critic reviews and decided to pass on this one. Then I started reading great reviews from other people and so I decided to check it out myself. I suppose from an art standpoint the movie...

Man on the ledge

By teebaby23605
Movie was very good and well put together. It had a very good plot and. Few twists and turns and you really didn't see coming. I especially loved the end it was awesome....

great movie

By vinny732
this movie is so good that I'm willing to see it twice... but won't be as great as the first time but will go...

Fun little movie provided you check your brain at the door

By alaska_movie_mike
It was a pretty good flick that was about 1-2 rewrites away from being a solid piece. I enjoyed the majority of the acting. One of the female leads was pretty weak but was there mostly as eye...

Man On a Ledge

By usmile_6
My husband and I enjoyed our date night movie and left feeling like we got our monies worth. A must see if you enjoy a little action!...

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Rated PG-13 | For Violence and brief strong language
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