An NYPD hostage negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) attempts to talk cop-turned-fugitive Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) down from a high ledge, but she learns that he may have a hidden motive for threatening to take his own life. A priceless diamond has been stolen, and the thieves responsible are using Nick as their scapegoat. An escaped convict with nowhere to run, Nick realizes that no one will believe he is innocent, and he decides to take extreme measures in order to expose the men who set him up. Stepping out on a ledge 25 stories above the bustling concrete streets of New York City, the notorious fugitive quickly becomes a media sensation as the entire world watches, awaiting his next move. Meanwhile, Nick's loyal brother races to help clear his sibling's name and ensure that the guilty pay for their crimes before the situation ends in tragedy. Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, and Ed Harris co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
AMAZING Action & Suspense Movie all rolled-up in one pack. Perhaps the poor reviews come from people that simply aren't into "this Combo".
Can't say enough about *The Story, *The Action, *The Script, *The Characters, *The varied/diverse ACTORS/CAST, & *The Twists! You may think you "get it", yet the MOVIE really does take you for a ride. Sam Worthington looks scruffy yet you gotta know where his character is from and the situation. MOVIE does NOT have the Lead looking like a Wall Street Broker. Worthington, Bell, and everyone else "are their parts". Yes, "the Reporter/Keira's character" is annoying yet aren't tabloid types like that?!? Characters in this movie are multidimensional as are real-life people. They are Not simply good or bad, and are not super predictable... which gives them substance.
MAN ON A LEDGE is as it's characters- a multifaceted film; should appeal to most viewers who like suspense, crime-drama, and some real-life humor. A MUST SEE- It's My New Fav!
At first the movie was a bit confusing as it flicked between past to present but then it stayed in the present time and slowly it came together as to why the ex-con was out on the ledge. I don't want to give the movie away but it was a good movie, a bit of mystery and tense moments and a good ending.