An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.
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Ridiculous, improbable plot is saved by the zeal of the actors: Sam Worthington (as the escaped convict on the ledge); Elizabeth Banks (the detective lusting to save him); Jamie Bell (the brother and foil for his escape); Ed Harris (corporate guru without scruples or a conscience). Dumb but fun. Sometimes...
TWO STARS!! (is enough).
So there's a conspiracy where the guy on the ledge is being framed for stealing a diamond. The beginning of the movie just throws you into where he's up on a ledge and doesn't really go into any of the background to set up the characters. Not Elizabeth Banks best acting job and the Not a bad movie to watch though. Also a somewhat poor job by the girlfriend of the brother. Genesis Rodriguez i guess is her name. She should have had more acting lessons and definitely only got this part because the producers knew that the men in the audience would like to look at her. She reminds me a lot of Megan Fox except her acting isn't quite as bad as Megan Fox's is. It's worth a watch. 6/10
Going into ‘Man On A Ledge’, I actually had high hopes for this movie. Yes, the concept seems kind of boring and sure, you probably know what’s going to happen, but I stuck with my gut instincts and I’m glad I did. ‘Man On a Ledge’ starts off a bit slow, but then it picks up steam about 20-25 minutes in. For a bunch of ‘B’ list actors, I thought the whole cast did a great job. From Sam Worthington to Kyra Sedgwick, each actor had a story and they played it well. One actress that stood out and I think most men will agree with me and I’m sure the women will too, is Genesis Rodriguez. I’m telling everyone right now, move to the side Megan Fox, there’s a new poster girl. It’s hard to miss her bright pink bra and her breasts taking up half of the screen. Oh, and let’s not forget the part where she is in her bra and panties, jumping up and down trying to get into a diving suit. But, enough about her. The storyline is a bit predictable, but the way it all comes down and pieces together is what really drives this movie.
‘Man On A Ledge’ is definitely one of those movies that puts a smile on your face at the end and you nod your head in agreement saying, “Yeah, that was pretty good.” It’s another Hollywood film that has some entertainment value, some good action and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the very end. If that’s what you want out of a movie, then you’ll be satisfied at the end.