Rated PG-13 · 102 minutes · 2012

Crime drama, Thriller
It’s that old Catch-22: How do you get people to see your film without a splashy movie trailer that gives away so much that the film itself becomes anti-climactic? That’s what plagues Man on a Ledge, which has a fair twist built around that overt title, and then goes about re-creating its buzz-killing two-minute trailer over two hours. When the real thrust is revealed, there’s no surprise and no suspense, and it becomes very plain. On the plus side, Sam Worthington is pretty good as the guy 40 stories up, and director Asger Leth makes a smooth transition from the world of documentaries. But the film is too long, given that the story is a giant red herring, and Elizabeth Banks, usually so reliable, is off her game as the cop trying to talk Worthington back in through the window.
Official Site: www.manonaledge.com
Director: Asger Leth
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Mark Vahradian, Jake Myers and David Ready
Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Genesis Rodriguez, Ed Harris, Titus Welliver, Edward Burns and Kyra Sedgwick


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