Man on a Ledge

You can only push an innocent man so far.


Man on a Ledge
A heist film masquerading as a suicide thriller. An ex-cop is awaiting trail for stealing a diamond. While out to attend dad's funeral, he escapes, makes his way to a hotel, and climbs out onto a ledge, 21 floors up. That attracts the expected attention, as a pretty negotiator tries to talk him down while the SWAT guys get ready to do their thing. Meanwhile, across the street, his brother is busy trying to break into a diamond dealer's safe to get evidence that he was framed. The plotlines come together in the dramatic finale, which has been described as a let-down.

103 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence).
Crime, Thriller.

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Credits

Cast
Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Burns, Genesis Rodrigues, Ed Harris, Anthony Mackie, William Sadler
Director
Asger Leth
ScreenplayPablo F. Fenjves
MusicHenry Jackman
CinematographyPaul Cameron
EditingKevin Stitt
Sound formatsDolby Digital, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2012
Produced bySummit Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreThriller
LanguageModerate, occasional
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFairly frequent, bloody, impactful, intense, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseSocial alcohol
CommentsSense of threat, menace and suspense are sustained throughout.
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
2
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
5
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Helen Herimbi quote iconVarious scenes in the movie that create a sense of of ordinary people finding their own ways to get justice that is endearing. In the end, everyone gets what's coming to them.
10
Die Burger
Jeanne Calitz quote iconSpanning kon meer, maar 'Man' vermaak.
10
Cape Times
Michael Rechtshaffen quote iconCast liven up would-be thriller that falls flat.
5
Box Office
Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconMan on a Ledge is a heist film with a great hook, a fast pace, and a major letdown of an ending.
13
Metacritic.com
32 critics
8
Rottentomatoes critics
118 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconUninspired acting and preposterous plotlines defuse Man on a Ledge's mildly intriguing premise.
6
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
Movie Review Intelligence
42 critics
8

What the People say

Internet
1854 Netizens quote iconEntertaining action/thriller
13

Average .. 47%

9

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