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Release Date: January 27th, 2012

DVD Release Date: May 29th, 2012

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: Crime drama, Thriller

Production Co: Di Bonaventura Pictures

Distributors: Summit Entertainment

Keywords: New York City, Suspenseful, Prison, Underdog, Quest, Mystery, 2010s, Police officer

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 50

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

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