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Based on 32 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 24 )
  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The shopworn script by Pablo F. Fenjves, who ghost-wrote the unpublished O.J. Simpson book, If I Did It: The Confessions of the Killer, gets no help from director Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil).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

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    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

  • 38
    Claudia Puig USA Today

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

  • 60
    John Anderson Wall Street Journal

    The ending, for instance, is so ridiculously tidy it squeaks. But en route to its kitchen-sink climax, "Man" manages to both amuse and provoke, to cleave to convention and promote ideas. show more

  • 40
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Screenwriter Pablo Fenjves start with a promising premise, and the opening scenes are taut and suspenseful. A late-day chase scene picks up the sagging middle, but Leth totally fumbles what should be the movie's biggest moment. show more

  • 50
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    To his credit, director Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cite Soleil) gets right to the business at hand where the set-up is concerned, but it's in the execution that this would-be thriller falls flat. show more

  • 50

    The film aims for Hitchcock and gets a bit turned around; we're The Audience That Knew Too Much. show more

  • 65
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    Either in spite of or because of its whimsically convincing quality, Man on a Ledge is reasonably fun to watch along the way. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    On balance, Man on a Ledge is fun, but I left the theater feeling disappointed and cheated, as if the filmmakers set me up for something great they ultimately couldn't deliver. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie cuts back and forth between two preposterous plot lines and uses the man on the ledge as a device to pump up the tension. show more

  • 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.

  • June 02, 2012 hannahbanana5998
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    Great story line, except for the fact that it was putting me to sleep. I felt that there should have been alot more action than I expected.

  • May 31, 2012 jackd1207
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    Entertaining, though it pushes the limits of credibility. Mission Impossible wannabe.

  • April 16, 2012 hawbecker191
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  • April 08, 2012 mm00000000052500
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    deffinaly one of the best movies i have ever seen for sure

  • February 19, 2012 xs00000000114218
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    great film

  • February 16, 2012 antt341
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    75 out 100 ,,,thats my score but yes ! go pay and enjoy it

  • February 09, 2012 greatartAZ
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    We thought this movie was very entertaining.

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