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PG-13| 1 hr. 42 min.

Plot Summary
When disgraced ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) steps onto the ledge of the highest floor of New York's famous Roosevelt Hotel, more than just his life is at risk; he threatens to bring the city to its knees. There are some very nervous people around with some very big secrets to hide. As police negotiator Lydia Spencer (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk Nick in from the ledge, she begins to suspect that he has an ulterior motive behind his actions.

Cast: Sam Worthington , Elizabeth Banks , Jamie Bell , Anthony Mackie , Genesis Rodriguez , Ed Harris , Titus Welliver , Edward Burns

Director: Asger Leth

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Summit Entertainment

Man on a Ledge (2012)

Release Date: January 27th, 2012|1 hr. 42 min.

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critic reviews ( 32 )
fan reviews ( 24 )
  • The shopworn script by Pablo F. Fenjves, who ghost-wrote the unpublished O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer, gets no help from director Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil). show more

  • Man on a Ledge doesn't aim high, but what it aims to do, it does. It grabs the audience's attention, engages its anxieties, stokes its resentments and, at the finish, sends people out saying, "That was good." show more

  • More often the film succumbs to clichés, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival. show more

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  • October 29, 2012 Sir Raymond
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    Pretty good movie for a rainy nite at home. Kinda far fetched.... But well acted and it keeps your attention for the most part.

  • June 05, 2012 sjakimczuk
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    pretty good but could hzve been better

  • June 04, 2012 dg00000000125361
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    Not too bad. Great movie to redbox or netflix for a movie night with friends. Not worth seeing in the theater though.

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Christopher Rosen on Jan 26th, 2012 3:16PM

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Sam Worthington, 'Man On A Ledge' Star, On 'Avatar 2,' Comedy With Jonah Hill And 'Titanic'

Posted by
Jessie Heyman on Jan 26th, 2012 2:55PM

It's not difficult to see why James Cameron had Sam Worthington lead his 2009 film "Avatar"; after all, the Australian-born star looks like a real-life John Smith (barrel-chested and handsome, but not...

'Man On A Ledge': Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie On Set Of New Thriller (VIDEO)

Posted by
Christopher Rosen on Jan 19th, 2012 5:38PM

Out in theaters next week, "Man on a Ledge" is about a man on a ledge. Only, it's not that simple: the man (Sam Worthington) is an ex-con named Nick Cassidy who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan...

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