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The Ledge Reviews

July 8, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 8, 2011
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2011
A film that's ultimately sabotaged by its own heavy-handed screenplay.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
July 8, 2011
Unlike its talky hero, the credibility of this preposterous drama immediately plunges into the abyss.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
July 7, 2011
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.
July 7, 2011
What undoes it is its mechanical structure: a stale dramatic formula of the sort taught in elementary playwriting classes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 7, 2011
If nothing else, The Ledge is a reminder of what a terrible, terrible actress Liv Tyler is.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 6, 2011
The characters in The Ledge exist for the sole purpose of argument, and the script is too narrow to engage the viewer unconditionally.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 6, 2011
The dopey setup might fly in a film with more panache, but Chapman seems to think he's making a gritty indie with ideas on its mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
July 5, 2011
Even if The Ledge couldn't be written off as a hollow polemic, there's also the lifeless drama, laughable dialogue, chintzy sets, and poor lighting to grapple with.
January 25, 2011
An artificial drama enlivened by solid acting but dragged down by contrived melodrama over a fundamentalist nut.
January 24, 2011
Chapman's sincerity is undercut by the crudely melodramatic explanations of why his principals believe as they do.