The Ledge Review

Unfortunately, this movie was a disappointment… I was kind of bored and I was just basically waiting for it to be over. The movie stars Charlie Hunnam, Terrance Howard, Liv Tyler and Patrick Wilson. Here’s the description of the movie:

“After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor’s wife (Tyler), Gavin (Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a nonbeliever, Gavin is lured by his lover’s husband (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 able to make a decision? It’s up to police officer Hollis (Howard) to save both their lives, but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame.”

Sounds good right?  I was definitely not on the edge of my seat – it was slow paced and lacked any life. It tried to touch on themes like the conflict between faith and reason, but it was unbalanced and just became one disoriented film.  The acting of the cast was not that bad but overall The Ledge deserves 5/10.

 

 

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  1. Recently, I posted a piece about Matthew Chapman, the great-grandson of Charles Darwin, who has recently made a film with more than a hint of Atheism at its core; The Ledge (http://tonyryan.org.uk/?p=530)

    I finally managed to watch this, and must say that even if I wasn’t an atheist I would definitely have enjoyed it. It’s a tightly paced thriller, with excellent performances from all involved, especially Patrick Wilson and Charlie Hunnam. A small cast, and a low budget do not a cheap film make, and with these restrictions Chapman has done an excellent job of making a movie with a message that is neither preachy nor boring.

    I won’t spoil the film by discussing the plot, but from the synopsis and trailer it’s pretty obvious what the film is about. What makes it entertaining, rather than just the story, is the interaction between the characters and the way in which you are engaged with them as an outsider looking in.

    If you’re based in the UK, this film is hard to come by, but these instructions from the producer can help get the film seen by a wider international audience:

    “the film is available internationally now, but BY REQUEST, so here’s how to get theatres to request it! I just put up some instructions at http://ledgemovie.com/how_?to_help/, and thank you for any help you can give!

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