Movie Review: Man on a Ledge (2012)

Nick Cassidy makes a desperate and life-threatening move to prove his innocence after he is framed for the theft of a rare, prized diamond. Recently escaped from prison and with nowhere else to go, Nick climbs onto the ledge of a towering skyscraper, inviting the eyes of New York City to anxiously watch as one wrong step could mean plunging to his death. But as one police negotiator soon learns, Nick’s daredevil stunt, captivating the eyes of the public and media, masks a dangerous ploy to reveal the truth about his tarnished name.With the help of his brother and with time running out, Nick’s intricate plan must work perfectly, but when you’re on the 25th floor ledge of a building, going down takes on an entirely more hair-raising meaning.  Release Date: January 27th, 2012

Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Bell

My Review:

When I first saw the preview for this movie I thought, this is going to be just like “Phone Booth” with Colin Farrell.  The entire movie is going to take place on the ledge of this building and be super boring.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Now don’t get me wrong, a lot of this movie does take place on the ledge of the building but there is a whole other part of the story that involves his brother and future sister in law.  Sam Worthington’s character has just escaped from jail and is trying to prove his innocence.  He was charged with stealing a huge diamond from Ed Harris who plays David Englander, the president of a bank.  He only has a limited amount of time before the cops take him down forcefully.  He is counting on his brother to help him out and they have a well executed plan.  Things don’t always go as planned and as you’ll see in this movie, they get into a few sticky situations.  The movie does have a pretty predicable ending but it was a good story and I thought the acting was good, especially from new comer, Genesis Rodriquez.  If you are looking for a movie that doesn’t require a lot of your attention than this is a good choice.  It’s fun and entertaining, a bit predictable but at least worth watching once.

My Rating: B-


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