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Man on a Ledge

Overview


Genre :

Thriller

Release Date :

January 27, 2012

MPAA Rating :

PG-13

Director :

Asger Leth

Starring :

Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Kyra Sedgwick, Edward Burns, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, William Sadler, Genesis Rodriguez, Ed Harris, Titus Welliver, Afton Williamson

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

“..unfortunately, this film doesn't realize it's a comedy..”
by Brian Miller [Village Voice]
“..this cloddishly contrived suspenser is too busy to bore, but too farfetched to thrill..”
by Justin Chang [Variety]
2 of 5

“..the only thing buzzing in "Man on a Ledge" are little gnats of narrative improbability..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
“..the mystery is mostly explained about 50 minutes in and thereafter the film becomes a more standard..”
by John Hazelton [Screen International]
“..the movie is deeply dependent on its supporting players..”
by Mary F. Pols [TIME Magazine]
1 of 4

“..the film looks strangely outdated..”
by Jaime N. Christley [Slant Magazine]
Review rate : D

“..offers an intriguing premise of revenge and redemption, but ultimately asks its audience to take too many leaps..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
“..much of what happens is not only improbable and impractical but nonsensical..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
“..much of the plot logic also appears to have been tossed out that window and the corny dialogue..”
by Michael Rechtshaffen [Hollywood Reporter]
Review rate : D+

“..many stories above a messy bit of New York City asphalt..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..manages to both amuse and provoke, to cleave to convention and promote ideas..”
by John Anderson [Wall Street Journal]
Review rate : D

“..leth totally fumbles what should be the movie's biggest moment..”
by Elizabeth Weitzman [New York Daily News]
Review rate : D

“..has its diverting moments, but by the time it has reached its too-pat final twist..”
by Ann Hornada [Washington Post]
Review rate : D

“..for a while, there's dumb fun to be had..”
by A.A. Dowd [Time Out New York]
Review rate : C

“..for a film with such a straightforward title, Man on a Ledge turns out to be remarkably convoluted..”
by Keith Staskiewicz [Entertainment Weekly]
1.5 of 4

“..faulty logic is too pervasive and flashes of dark humor are too few..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
Review rate : D

“..due to a convoluted plot that's also stunningly improbable..”
by Kathleen Murphy [MSN Movies]
“..completely bereft of entertainment value or invention..”
by Andrew Lapin [NPR]
1 of 5

“..any verisimilitude is undercut by a preposterous story and lines no actor should be forced to utter..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
1.5 of 4

“..a movie that runs close to two hours before finally leaping into sheer gob-smacking nonsense..”
by Peter Howell [Toronto Star]

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