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Man On A Ledge

Released: 2012
Rated: PG-13
Length: 102 Minutes
Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, Ed Harris, Génesis Rodríguez, Pooja Kumar
Director: Asger Leth
Written By: Pablo F. Fenjves
Genres: Thrillers, Crime Thrillers
Plot: “In the heart-pounding thriller ‘Man on a Ledge,’ Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) makes a desperate and life-threatening move to prove his innocence after he is framed for the theft of a rare, prized diamond. Recently escaped from prison and with nowhere else to go, Nick climbs onto the ledge of a towering skyscraper, inviting the eyes of New York City to anxiously watch as one wrong step could mean plunging to his death. But as one police negotiator soon learns, Nick’s daredevil stunt, captivating the eyes of the public and media, masks a dangerous ploy to reveal the truth about his tarnished name. With the help of his brother and with time running out, Nick’s intricate plan must work perfectly, but when you’re on the 25th floor ledge of a building, going down takes on an entirely more hair-raising meaning.” ~Man On A Ledge Official Movie Website

This was a pretty good movie. It’s a crime thriller so of course it got my attention. There is definitely a lot of action and lots of twists and turns. Sam Worthington does a good job of playing most of his roll from the ledge of a building. And Elizabeth Banks really surprised me. I’m glad she hasn’t been type-cast because I really like her. It’s good to see her in a serious roll and she did it well. Ed Harris always plays a really good bad guy so there was no surprise there. The relationship between Jamie Bell’s and Génesis Rodríguez’s characters was pretty cute. The ending was kind of predictable, but the overall story line and action made up for it.

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