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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Unlike its talky hero, the credibility of this preposterous drama immediately plunges into the abyss."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"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."
‑ Blake Griffin, We Got This Covered
"Clunky writing and flat-footed direction derail this initially intriguing exploration into both the power and limits of belief."
‑ Ethan Alter, Television Without Pity
"Simplistic, contrived, neo-noir psychological thriller"
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"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."
‑ Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
"A perfectly watchable drama, but it could have (and should have) been a bona fide thriller."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ Brent Simon,
"rather laborious"
‑ Christopher Null,
"A film that's ultimately sabotaged by its own heavy-handed screenplay."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"What undoes it is its mechanical structure: a stale dramatic formula of the sort taught in elementary playwriting classes."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"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."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Nothing much holds together in this entropic drama that still manages to entertain sporadically through the efforts of its sincerely invested cast."
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A drama about the clash of faith between a zealous Christian fundamentalist and a non-believer with a zest for life."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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