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Man on a Ledge Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

"Man on a Ledge" is not a film that will change the way we look at thrillers, but it is a film that has enough thrills to provide for a very entertaining ride

Full Review Source: Examiner.com | Original Score: 3/4

September 17, 2012
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline

The fact that it works is nothing short of a miracle. ... The balance between genuine threat and B-Movie silliness is just about right.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 7.5/10

August 22, 2012
R. L. Shaffer
IGN DVD

Certainly enjoyable and occasionally tense despite some wobbly performances and plot holes.

Full Review Source: IGN DVD | Original Score: 6/10

June 4, 2012
Roger Moore
McClatchy-Tribune News Service

Man on a Ledge isn't a caper comedy. It's a heist picture, a thriller -- and a not-that-thrilling one at that. But the folks who made it have enough of a sense of humor to get how silly it is and run with that on occasion.

Full Review Source: McClatchy-Tribune News Service | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 23, 2012
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine

Here, Leth makes Worthington's ledge a constantly frightening gimmick and the pacing between scenes is so effective, you'd be on the edge of your seat if the film didn't constantly make you feel for the back of your chair.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

February 9, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

From minute to minute it's ingenious, gripping stuff...

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

February 5, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

There's something endearingly deranged about Ed Harris's performance as a conniving businessman ( ... ) perhaps he realised that the film wasn't going to be as good as we hoped and that he might as well pretend he was related to John Malkovich.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine

It doesn't spend enough time on its ledge to be the definitive 'jumper' movie the title promises, but it's a hoot if approached in the proper mood.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012
Josh Winning
Little White Lies

A joyfully silly thriller that won't win any awards for subtlety, but it already knows that.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

Enjoyment of Man On A Ledge largely depends on whether you can suspend your disbelief from 21 storeys without it crashing to the ground.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012

Liverpool Echo

Blunders aside, this is an otherwise enjoyably ridiculous caper...

Full Review Source: Liverpool Echo

February 3, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

Man On a Ledge might look like another preposterous heist thriller, but it's really a topical wish-fulfilment fantasy, in which the common man gets sweet revenge on the unscrupulous wealthy elite.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

February 3, 2012
Jason Best
Movie Talk

Vertigo sufferers and sticklers for plausibility will want to give Man on a Ledge a miss, but if you've a head for heights and a nonchalance about gimmicky plots then you'll probably get a rush from this contrived action thriller.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

February 3, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

Man On A Ledge is perfectly watchable and includes a niftily-filmed cemetery chase, but there's little here that we haven't seen before.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

February 2, 2012

The film's minor flaws, subtle self-mockery and irony work in its favour, bolstering the detailed observations and its characters' complexed anxieties.

Full Review Source: Real.com | Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2012
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com

Pure excitement from beginning to end which means pure entertainment from beginning to end

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

February 1, 2012
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies

While this won't be remembered as any kind of classic, it'll do until the next ledge-of-the-seat movie comes along.

Full Review Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2012
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy

While less than 'ledgendary' (groan), this movie delivers enough entertainment and excitement to pass muster for an escapist trip to the cinema.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2012
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

Nicely paced and decently acted, Man on a Ledge delivers solid 'B' movie thrills for the most part, but it's also frequently ridiculous and it all falls apart in the final 15 minutes.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 3/5

February 1, 2012
Anna Smith
Time Out
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This embraces its own lunacy readily enough, never aiming for anything more than the disposable thrills it delivers thick and fast.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

January 31, 2012
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
Richard Roeper
ReelzChannel.com
March 10, 2012
Kevin Jagernauth
The Playlist
January 24, 2012
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