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Man on a Ledge Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 17, 2012
"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 | Original Score: 3/4
William Bibbiani
August 22, 2012
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 | Original Score: 7.5/10
R. L. Shaffer
June 4, 2012
Certainly enjoyable and occasionally tense despite some wobbly performances and plot holes.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Roger Moore
Tribune News Service
March 23, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
Boxoffice Magazine
February 9, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
February 5, 2012
From minute to minute it's ingenious, gripping stuff...
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
February 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
February 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Winning
Little White Lies
February 3, 2012
A joyfully silly thriller that won't win any awards for subtlety, but it already knows that.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
February 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5

Liverpool Echo
February 3, 2012
Blunders aside, this is an otherwise enjoyably ridiculous caper...
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
February 3, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
February 3, 2012
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.
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
February 2, 2012
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 | 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 | Original Score: 4/5
Jackie K. Cooper
February 1, 2012
Pure excitement from beginning to end which means pure entertainment from beginning to end
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
February 1, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Ben Rawson-Jones
Digital Spy
February 1, 2012
While less than 'ledgendary' (groan), this movie delivers enough entertainment and excitement to pass muster for an escapist trip to the cinema.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
February 1, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
January 31, 2012
This embraces its own lunacy readily enough, never aiming for anything more than the disposable thrills it delivers thick and fast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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