The Ledge

2011

The Ledge

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One step can change a life forever in The Ledge, a sexy and suspenseful thriller, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor's wife (Tyler), Gavin (Sons of Anarchy's Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a nonbeliever, Gavin is lured by her lover's husband (Insidious's Wilson) to the ledge of a high rise and told he has one hour to make a choice between his life or the one he loves. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be able to make a decision? It's up to police officer Hollis (Howard) to save both their lives, but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame. -- (C) IFC Films

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  • Chapman coaxes good performances from his cast, especially Wilson, who makes Joe's immense conflicts a matter of empathy as much as abhorrence. But Chapman doesn't have the filmmaking skills to conceal the talky, formulaic narrative.

    Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
  • Gavin recalls his experiences while standing atop a building ready to jump; we're meant to be on edge ourselves, but the only real mystery is why Tyler took such an unrewarding role in the first place.

    Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A film that's ultimately sabotaged by its own heavy-handed screenplay.

    Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Unlike its talky hero, the credibility of this preposterous drama immediately plunges into the abyss.

    Jul 8, 2011 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Can't wait until Thanksgiving dinner to witness a pointless conversation between a pompous fundamentalist Christian and a sneering atheist? Then The Ledge is the movie for you.

    Jul 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Alonso Duralde

    TheWrap
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  • What undoes it is its mechanical structure: a stale dramatic formula of the sort taught in elementary playwriting classes.

    Jul 7, 2011 | Rating: 2/5

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