Man on a Ledge
Man on a Ledge (2012)

An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks)tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: May 29, 2012
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Critic Score: 31% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Uninspired acting and preposterous plotlines defuse Man on a Ledge's mildly intriguing premise.

Anna Smith
Time Out

This embraces its own lunacy readily enough, never aiming for anything more than the disposable thrills it delivers thick and fast.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

This is one of the few movies that, with its skyscraper action scenes, probably needed to be made in 3-D. As it is, though, it's barely in 2-D - and really, I'm not sure it needed to be made at all.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Man on a Ledge certainly has its moments and if you don't take it seriously it's good B-grade fun, but considering the calibre of cast and its novel idea, it doesn't live up to its potential.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The solution to "now what do we do for 103 minutes?" is to pile as many silly distractions into the running time as possible.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

There's no escaping the sheer terror of a guy standing on a ledge that high up. "Man on a Ledge" delivers the sweats it intends to deliver.

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Craig D. Lindsey

They basically patch a narrative together by jacking the best moments from fun popcorn flicks like The Negotiator and Inside Man.

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Richard Roeper

'Man on a Ledge' is our first legit contender for Best Worst movie of the year.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

When an action movie is as clumsy as "Man on a Ledge," it's begging to fall.

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Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly

As befitting the blunt dullness of the title, it manages the neat trick of being curiously watchable without ever crossing the line into remotely interesting.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
"I really liked this. I wasn't blown away with it, but it was close to being great. I enjoyed the story. I thought the way they planned it all was… More
Candy Rose
A man (Sam) walks onto a hotel ledge, ready to jump. He is an ex-cop who escaped from prison to prove his innocence. Exciting thriller. Great cast. If you like… More
MisterYoda ?
two and a half...
Sophie Burgess
An interesting thriller that really kept me involved and wanted to know what's going to happen next. Whilst it's not perfect and there were many times… More
Christian C
Not as bad as the reviews. It kept me interested.
Cynthia S.
A good action packed movie, with plenty of suspense and twists as it wound its way into the actual reason for Sam Worthington being on the ledge. The supporting… More