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October 09, 2011
I really enjoyed this film. Charlie Hunnam and Liv Tyler had amazing chemistry. The story was thought-provoking and heart-breaking.
August 17, 2011
I am in complete agreement with the previous post. This film was a major disappointment. This film is basically a vehicle for the directors problems with Christianity and traditional marriage.. Boring. Wooden. Slow. Waste of talent. it will make YOU want to jump.
July 08, 2011
Based on the Sundance Film Festival synopsis, I expected to see an edge-of-the-seat thriller, but instead found myself watching a two hour rant thinly disguised as a screenplay. In fact, writer/director Matthew Chapman simply could have put the lead character Gavin (Charlie Hunnam) behind a podium and spared us the artifice of the silly plot. I get it that Chapman has issues with fundamentalist
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Even if The Ledge couldn't be written off as a hollow polemic, there's also the lifeless drama, laughable dialogue, chintzy sets, and poor lighting to grapple with. Full Review
There's a great deal of on-the-nose talk here about faith, rationality, sin and so forth. But Chapman's sincerity is undercut by the crudely melodramatic explanations of why his principals believe as they do. Full Review
New York Daily News
Though Wilson tries hard, none of the actors - including Terrence Howard as the detective who unravels this story in flashback is able to overcome the script's considerable deficiencies. Full Review
There's nothing wrong with establishing a field of unlikable characters, but The Ledge not only relies on paper-thin stereotypes, it keeps its allegiances clear from the beginning. Full Review
Los Angeles Times
Despite a capable cast and attractive Baton Rouge, La., locales photographed by Bobby Bukowski, The Ledge suffers from a seriously flawed script that's just too implausible to be taken seriously. Full Review