Thursday, January 26, 2012

Man on a Ledge Review - 2.5 Stars

Sam Worthington starts the movie checking into a swank Manhattan hotel and climbing out on the ledge.  The crowd gathers, the police arrive, Elizabeth Banks shows up as a negotiator and you think—that’s it.  Except,  this “Man on a Ledge” has a bigger plan involving revenge and redemption and bad guy Ed Harris who claimed Worthington made off with a multi million dollar diamond.  So while everyone looks up at Worthington on the ledge, his brother cracks the highest levels of security to prove his innocence.  I wish I could get excited one way or another about “Man on a Ledge”—it’s not bad but it’s not great—it’s fine and it’s average—and I suppose the script twists make it worth watching.  Just don’t expect it to make a lot of sense.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Crime thriller with a twist.  Is it entertaining?  Nice twists.  Is it worth the price of admission?  Maybe on a gloomy day.