Sam Worthington's Man On A Ledge is an absolute mess of a film, from start to finish. It's silly, dumb and ridiculous.
| Original Score: 4/10
This drama defies reason, logic and explanation but it can't defy gravity and ultimately falls flatly on its face.
| Original Score: 2.0/5
After an interesting guessing game in the first forty minutes, it slips and falls to a terrible and clichéd death.
| Original Score: 5/10
It's pulp, airport fiction - the acting is mediocre, the characters are formulaic archetypes... but I didn't feel as if my time was wasted at all.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The film's descent into generic silliness feels more painful than it should for a late-January thriller.
Trusting an action drone like Worthington to anchor the human drama is a fatal mistake.
| Original Score: 2/5
Yep, there's a man on a ledge in it.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
It plays out with the unfussed proceduralism of a network TV pilot.
For a film with such a straightforward title, Man on a Ledge turns out to be remarkably convoluted.
| Original Score: C
Wants to be a fun and zippy thriller, but the moving parts fit together a little too neatly.
| Original Score: 3/5
As the pieces fall into place, it becomes less interesting and more contrived, until finally losing all semblance of believability.
...the movie takes its sweet time dolling out the twists, like a tree sloth hand-rolling pretzels.
| Original Score: C-
Man on a Ledge isn't terrible but it isn't necessarily very good.
The movie cuts back and forth between two preposterous plot lines and uses the man on the ledge as a device to pump up the tension.
| Original Score: 2/4
On balance, Man on a Ledge is fun, but I left the theater feeling disappointed and cheated, as if the filmmakers set me up for something great they ultimately couldn't deliver.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
It's not a despicable film, to be sure, but it's a time-filler at best.
You can say this for screenwriter Pablo F. Fenjves' story: It stays busy.
If you don't look up at him, maybe he'll go back inside.
It's a long way down from starring in the biggest box office hit ever and Avatar's Sam Worthington is plummeting.
It's not as exciting as it should be but picks up towards the end and Ed Harris is fun as a property tycoon nasty.