MAN ON A LEDGE REVIEW

Storyline:  As a police psychologist works to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in motion…

Genres:   Action/Adventure/Thriller

Release Date: JAN 27, 2012

My Review: The movie doesn’t start out with A, B, C, D but rather C, B, A, D. The story is not told in chronological order, instead, it’s more of a brain teaser (which isn’t hard to figure out). To prove his innocence, the main character Nick Cassidy, climbs out onto a hotel ledge  implying that he will commit suicide. We soon see the story evolving, an escaped-felon with a plan out to prove his innocence. He was framed for stealing a rare and expensive diamond. Seeing as though he didn’t actually do it, stealing it for the first time might actually save his future. You can’t be convicted of the same crime twice.

Of course, with many movies these days no originality is present whatsoever, right away it reminded me of Inside Man. The difference between the two movies is that Inside Man is creatively done and entertaining until the very end. As for Man On A Ledge, it’s very predictable and when it was trying to be funny, it was lame and when it was trying to be suspenseful it was funny. I’m not sure what the director was going for but in terms of quality, or the lack of, it was mediocre. The acting was typical and unmemorable, no character stood out. And as much as I like Sam Worthington, his accent was inconsistent through out the movie which weakens his performance.

Overall, the movie is average so it’s not a ‘must-see’ nor is it a ‘don’t watch.’ Just another heist movie, and a quick fix for movie fiends, or not… 5.5./10

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