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.