Man on a Ledge (2012)



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

Movie Info

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

Rating: PG-13 (for violence and brief strong language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Pablo F. Fenjves
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 29, 2012
Box Office: $18.6M
Summit Entertainment - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Man on a Ledge

All Critics (153) | Top Critics (37)

As befitting the blunt dullness of the title, it manages the neat trick of being curiously watchable without ever crossing the line into remotely interesting.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

After an interesting guessing game in the first forty minutes, it slips and falls to a terrible and clichéd death.

Full Review… | September 25, 2013

This drama defies reason, logic and explanation but it can't defy gravity and ultimately falls flatly on its face.

Full Review… | June 30, 2013
Big Hollywood

"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… | September 17, 2012

Sam Worthington's Man On A Ledge is an absolute mess of a film, from start to finish. It's silly, dumb and ridiculous.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
We Got This Covered

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… | August 22, 2012

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 ?

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

Christian C

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