The Ledge
The Ledge (2011)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 2011
DVD Release Date: September 27, 2011
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Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Unlike its talky hero, the credibility of this preposterous drama immediately plunges into the abyss.

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Blake Griffin
We Got This Covered

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.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Alonso Duralde

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.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

A perfectly watchable drama, but it could have (and should have) been a bona fide thriller.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

A film that's ultimately sabotaged by its own heavy-handed screenplay.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

What undoes it is its mechanical structure: a stale dramatic formula of the sort taught in elementary playwriting classes.

Mike Scott

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
This is one of those films that has had the some fairly negative press, but it isn't as bad as it might seem. The idea here is quite good, but due to the… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"One life. One chance. One step."</i> A police officer looks to talk down a young man lured by his lover's husband to the ledge… More
I love, Charlie Hunnam. I am a big fan of his acting and looks. ;} But this movie just didn't do it for me. The story wasn't twisted or mysterious… More
Manu Gino
One life. One chance. One step. Good movie. Interesting film. The plot is slow but the ending was wicked and enthralling. Acting was pretty good, especially… More
Candy Rose
Looked like a good cast but it was really slow going. I couldn't get into it.
Walter M.
"The Ledge" begins with Detective Hollis Lucetti(Terrence Howard) getting some bad news from his doctor(Geraldine Singer). That being said, he is… More