The Ledge (2011)
Average Rating: 4.2/10
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Average Rating: 3.8/10
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Average Rating: 3.2/5
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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
Jul 8, 2011 Limited
Sep 27, 2011
IFC Films - Official Site
Gavin, Gavin Nichols
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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.
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.
The Ledge has a couple very strong performances and it explores some interesting issues. There are some satisfying thrills to be had here and overall, it's not a bad watch.
A perfectly watchable drama, but it could have (and should have) been a bona fide thriller.
Covering well-worn territory and offering no solutions, it ends up feeling shrill and angry and not nearly as profound as Chapman seems to think it is.
Clunky writing and flat-footed direction derail this initially intriguing exploration into both the power and limits of belief.
The framing device of its conceit is beyond silly, and its religious and philosophical debate a tad inorganic, but ambition and intellect help drive and push The Ledge in interesting ways.
Nothing much holds together in this entropic drama that still manages to entertain sporadically through the efforts of its sincerely invested cast.
The melodramatic flourish that ends The Ledge feels unearned and unclean: It's the sort of ending that ought to hit hard, and yet it comes off as perversely inconsequential.
The writing here is so lifeless and schematic that even the attraction of Liv Tyler stripping down to get horizontal with Hunnam won't be enough to keep you watching.
Audience Reviews for The Ledge
- Gavin: Note to self: decline blowjob if offerred.
- Gavin Nichols: It's always inexplicable why you fall in love. Isn't it?
- Gavin: Love the sinner but hate the sin.
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