Man on a Ledge


Man on a Ledge

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Uninspired acting and preposterous plotlines defuse Man on a Ledge's mildly intriguing premise.



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Average Rating: 3.3/5

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An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks)tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. -- (C) Summit Entertainment

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Sam Worthington
as Nick Cassidy
Elizabeth Banks
as Lydia Mercer
Jamie Bell
as Joey Cassidy
Anthony Mackie
as Mike Ackerman
Edward Burns
as Jack Dougherty
Ed Harris
as David Englander
Titus Welliver
as Dante Marcus
Kyra Sedgwick
as Suzie Morales
Barbara Marineau
as Screaming Woman
J. Smith-Cameron
as Psychiatrist
Patrick Collins
as Father Leo
Afton Williamson
as Janice Ackerman
Robert Clohessy
as Prison Guard
Joe Lisi
as Desk Sergeant
Candice McKoy
as Cop - Bullhorn
John Solo
as Cop - Room
James Yaegashi
as Police Technician
Daniel Sauli
as Police Technician
Frank Pando
as Cameraman
Michael Laurence
as Bearded Guy
Don Castro
as CSI Tech
Pooja Kumar
as Englander's Assistant
John Dossett
as Ted Henry
Sylvia Kauders
as Angry Traffic Woman
Jabari Gray
as Brooklyn Cop
Ann Arvia
as Investor
Erin Quill
as Cop - File
Arthur J. Nascarella
as Construction Worker
Jimmy Palumbo
as Detective
Gerry Vichi
as Older Orthodox Man
Geoffrey Cantor
as Gordon Evans
Brett Smith
as Tactical Leader
John Comer
as Correction Officer
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Critic Reviews for Man on a Ledge

All Critics (156) | Top Critics (37)

  • The ledge gives Worthington a run for his money. The giddy thrill of the story - perched high above the milling genre stereotypes - was grounded long ago.

    Feb 2, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Henry Barnes

    Top Critic
  • This embraces its own lunacy readily enough, never aiming for anything more than the disposable thrills it delivers thick and fast.

    Jan 31, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • 'Man on a Ledge' is our first legit contender for Best Worst movie of the year.

    Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…
  • This is one of the few movies that, with its skyscraper action scenes, probably needed to be made in 3-D. As it is, though, it's barely in 2-D - and really, I'm not sure it needed to be made at all.

    Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • There's no escaping the sheer terror of a guy standing on a ledge that high up. "Man on a Ledge" delivers the sweats it intends to deliver.

    Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
    Top Critic
  • When an action movie is as clumsy as "Man on a Ledge," it's begging to fall.

    Jan 27, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Man on a Ledge


"I really liked this. I wasn't blown away with it, but it was close to being great. I enjoyed the story. I thought the way they planned it all was very smart. I was even surprised by the ending when their in the bar. I didn't catch on to who the bartender would end up being. I love a good crime thriller and this one delivers. I thought Worthington and Bell were really good in this. I wish Burns would have been used a little bit more. Kyra had a small part too, but it fitted. I love Ed Harris too. The movie has a wide range of good actors in the movie. I think without them the film would have failed. They story unfolds as it goes and I never felt lost. I guess your suppose to have an aha moment, but unfortunately some of the suspense was guessed pretty easily. But still this was one of the better thrillers I have seen lately. I would definitely see this again."


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two and a half...

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

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Not as bad as the reviews. It kept me interested.

Christian C
Christian C

Super Reviewer

A man (Sam) walks onto a hotel ledge, ready to jump. He is an ex-cop who escaped from prison to prove his innocence. Exciting thriller. Great cast. If you like Inside Man or Phonebooth you will like this movie.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

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