Man on a Ledge

Man on a Ledge
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asger Leth
  • Written by: Pablo F Fenjves
  • Cast: Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Elizabeth Banks
  • UK release: 3 February 2012
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A disgraced former cop (Worthington) threatens to jump from a Manhattan rooftop, but it becomes clear to a police psychologist (Banks) that it's a distraction from a heist across the street. Leth nicely balances action, drama and humour, and a strong cast (notably Bell) lend more quality to the film than it probably deserves.

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Man on a Ledge

23 Jan 20123 stars

Well paced, high concept thriller starring Sam Worthington, Jamie Bell and Elizabeth Banks

(12A) 102mins Sam Worthington’s latest is an occasionally tense but mostly silly thriller that at least realises its own absurdities. The Hollywood debut of former documentary filmmaker Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil), the film follows a disgraced…

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