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'Man On A Ledge': The Reviews Are In!

27 January 2012 5:44 AM, PST | MTV Movie News | See recent MTV Movie News news »

Effects work 'frighteningly well' but 'premise is so devoutly ridiculous,' critics say.

By Kara Warner

Sam Worthington in "Man on a Ledge"

Photo: Summit

If your impressions about the new action thriller "Man on a Ledge" are based on the film's very-literal title, you're very likely correct in assuming to know a decent amount about the film before entering the theater. "Ledge" is the story of ex-cop and fugitive Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington), whose seemingly obvious suicidal plan to jump off a building is slowly revealed to be something much more.

Thus far, the critical reception for the film is very different from initial audience reactions. The Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer has "Ledge" at a 22 percent fresh rating from critics, versus a 65 percent fresh audience rating.

Read on to see what has the two viewing bodies so divided as we sift through the "Man on a Ledge" reviews:

The Premise

"It's an arresting image, »

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

27 January 2012 5:04 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

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 pretty), something that came in handy since Cameron's film was basically Pocahontas in space. Yet, at the time, the King of the World's choice was slightly risky: who was Sam Worthington? Three years and billions of dollars in worldwide grosses later, the answer is a bit more clear: Worthington has become the consummate action hero -- whether playing a Mossad agent in "The Debt" or a part of Greek mythology in "Clash of the Titans." His most recent role is in the Asger Leth ("Ghosts of Cité Soleil") directed "Man on a Ledge." Here, Worthington plays the titular edge-dweller, Nick Cassidy, an ex-cop who hopes to clear his name through the somewhat unorthodox method of an attempted suicide, while »

- Jessie Heyman

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Review: Man On A Ledge

26 January 2012 9:01 PM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A perfectly fine, perfectly average thriller, Man on a Ledge holds no surprises, except how easy it is to guess what's going to happen next. The pleasure, such as it is, is all in the performances, so if you're a hard-core fan of Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Edward Burns, Genesis Rodriguez, William Sadler, and/or Kyra Sedgwick, you're in luck. The film, directed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil), establishes early on that it's not terribly interested in realism, and almost immediately drops broad hints that all is not as it seems. With a casual, jocular tone set, the effectiveness of certain scenes later in the story, which are evidently intended to be dead serious, are undermined, ensuring »

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Jamie Bell and Genesis Rodriguez Man On A Ledge Interview

26 January 2012 4:30 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Asger Leth’s (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, and Ed Harris. During my interview with Bell and Rodriguez they talked about how they got involved in the project, the audition process, and karaoke.  In addition, Bell talked about the Tintin sequel and Rodriguez talked about Casa de mi Padre.  Hit the jump to watch. Finally, here’s my video interviews with Sam Worthington, Edward Burns and Anthony Mackie if you missed them. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Sam Worthington Talks Man On A Ledge, His Call Of Duty Commercial with Jonah Hill, Wrath Of The Titans and Thunder Run

25 January 2012 3:43 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Asger Leth’s (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, and Ed Harris. During my interview with Worthington we talked about how he got involved in Man on a Ledge, what was it like to really stand on the ledge, how many takes he likes to do, and if he was ever nervous.  In addition, we talked about video games, how he got cast in the Call of Duty commercial with Jonah Hill, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Man On A Ledge Review: Forgettable If Not Dreadful Heist Film

25 January 2012 6:01 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Though Man on a Ledge is certainly a shoo-in for the most unimaginatively to-the-point film title of 2012, this feature debut of Asger Leth invites certain expectations after his 2006 documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil proved to be an unexpected and hugely affecting treat. Disappointing it is, then, that this slick thriller is also an awkward, oddly lifeless one, directed with a surprising anonymity, which gives it the generic, homogenised feel of a bland yet overproduced TV show you might see on a network like Fox.

The film opens with a man, escaped convict Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington), climbing out onto the ledge of his hotel room, apparently intent to jump if the police do not bring troubled negotiator Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks) to the scene immediately. Protesting innocence for the crime he was put away for, it soon becomes clear that something else is afoot; his escapade »

- Shaun Munro

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Edward Burns Talks Man On A Ledge and How Independent Film Has Evolved Over the Last Ten Years

24 January 2012 5:02 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Asger Leth’s (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Banks, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick, and Ed Harris. During my interview with Burns we talked about how he got involved in Man on a Ledge, how much changed from when he first got the script to the finished film, what kind of research he did to play a NYC police officer, karaoke, and what's the last video game he played.  In addition, we talked about how »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Elizabeth Banks Talks Man On A Ledge; Also Hints She “May Be the Assassin that Killed Kim Jong Il”

23 January 2012 7:45 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Asger Leth’s (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening this weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Krya Sedgwick, and Ed Harris. During my interview with Banks we talked about how she got involved in Man on a Ledge, what kind of research she typically does for a role, and karaoke.  In addition, we talked about how instrumental Jack Donaghy was in freeing her from North Korea and hints that she may be the assassin that killed Kim Jong Il (it's a »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Upcoming Movies This Week include The Grey, Man On A Ledge, One For The Money

23 January 2012 4:40 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Grey, Man on a Ledge, One for the Money in this week's upcoming movies. Liam Neeson starrer The Grey will look for a howling good weekend at the box office via Open Road Films. The Joe Carnahan film opens in 2,700-3,000 venues with a cast including Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale and Nonso Anonzie. Carnahan co-wrote the script alongside Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, based on Jeffers' short story called "Ghost Walker." This looks to be a solid, adrenalin-packed adventure thriller, produced by Mickey Liddell, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Carnahan. Summit Entertainment's Man on a Ledge action thriller opens nationwide, and includes a strong cast frontlined by Sam Worthington, as well as Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and William Sadler. Asger Leth, known for the documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil, helms from the writing by Pablo F. Fenjves »

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Upcoming Movies This Week include The Grey, Man On A Ledge, One For The Money

23 January 2012 4:40 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Grey, Man on a Ledge, One for the Money in this week's upcoming movies. Liam Neeson starrer The Grey will look for a howling good weekend at the box office via Open Road Films. The Joe Carnahan film opens in 2,700-3,000 venues with a cast including Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale and Nonso Anonzie. Carnahan co-wrote the script alongside Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, based on Jeffers' short story called "Ghost Walker." This looks to be a solid, adrenalin-packed adventure thriller, produced by Mickey Liddell, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Carnahan. Summit Entertainment's Man on a Ledge action thriller opens nationwide, and includes a strong cast frontlined by Sam Worthington, as well as Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and William Sadler. Asger Leth, known for the documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil, helms from the writing by Pablo F. Fenjves »

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Upcoming Movies This Week include The Grey, Man On A Ledge, One For The Money

23 January 2012 4:40 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

The Grey, Man on a Ledge, One for the Money in this week's upcoming movies. Liam Neeson starrer The Grey will look for a howling good weekend at the box office via Open Road Films. The Joe Carnahan film opens in 2,700-3,000 venues with a cast including Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale and Nonso Anonzie. Carnahan co-wrote the script alongside Ian Mackenzie Jeffers, based on Jeffers' short story called "Ghost Walker." This looks to be a solid, adrenalin-packed adventure thriller, produced by Mickey Liddell, Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and Carnahan. Summit Entertainment's Man on a Ledge action thriller opens nationwide, and includes a strong cast frontlined by Sam Worthington, as well as Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and William Sadler. Asger Leth, known for the documentary Ghosts of Cité Soleil, helms from the writing by Pablo F. Fenjves »

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Anthony Mackie Talks Man On A Ledge, Karaoke and Madden; Discusses His Hatred of Tom Brady

22 January 2012 10:08 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

With director Asger Leth's (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) Man on a Ledge opening next weekend, I recently got to speak with most of the cast about making the movie.  The film centers on an ex-cop (Sam Worthington) convicted of a crime he didn’t commit who stands on the ledge of a Manhattan building, threatening to kill himself.  However, what appears to be a suicide attempt is something else altogether.  The film also stars Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Krya Sedgwick, and Ed Harris. During my very fun interview with Anthony Mackie (who plays Worthington's former partner), we talked about everything from video games (speficially Madden Football) to how he got involved in Man on a Ledge.  In addition, we talked about his hatred of Tom Brady, karaoke, how many takes he likes to do, The Hurt Locker, and what is he working on now. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Man On A Ledge movie poster 3

18 January 2012 9:09 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Third poster for Asget Leth's Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington! The Pablo F. Fenjves-written action thriller opens via Summit Entertainment on January 27th, with a strong cast including Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and William Sadler. Asger Leth's single other credit includes the critically-acclaimed Ghosts of Cité Soleil, so I'm curioius as to what his sophomore effort on an actioner will be like. An ex-cop framed turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with swat and tactical command along with Fdny. The NYPD then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge »

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Man On A Ledge movie poster 3

18 January 2012 9:09 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Third poster for Asget Leth's Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington! The Pablo F. Fenjves-written action thriller opens via Summit Entertainment on January 27th, with a strong cast including Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and William Sadler. Asger Leth's single other credit includes the critically-acclaimed Ghosts of Cité Soleil, so I'm curioius as to what his sophomore effort on an actioner will be like. An ex-cop framed turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with swat and tactical command along with Fdny. The NYPD then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge »

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Man On A Ledge movie poster 3

18 January 2012 9:09 PM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Third poster for Asget Leth's Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington! The Pablo F. Fenjves-written action thriller opens via Summit Entertainment on January 27th, with a strong cast including Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Genesis Rodriguez, Edward Burns and William Sadler. Asger Leth's single other credit includes the critically-acclaimed Ghosts of Cité Soleil, so I'm curioius as to what his sophomore effort on an actioner will be like. An ex-cop framed turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with swat and tactical command along with Fdny. The NYPD then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge »

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Summit Entertainment Unveilsd 2012 Line-Up

11 January 2012 2:53 PM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

Summit Entertainment wants to ensure we know they are responsible for more than those annoying Twilight movies. Here’s a look at their 2012 release schedule although release dates are subject to change.

Summit Entertainment Presents

A di Bonaventura Pictures Production

Man On A Ledge

Directed by Asger Leth (Ghosts Of CITÉ Soleil)

Written by Pablo F. Fenjves

Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Red, Salt, Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen) and Mark Vahradian (Transformers)

Starring Sam Worthington (Avatar, Clash Of The Titans,

Terminator Salvation), Elizabeth Banks (The Next Three Days, W., The 40-year-old Virgin), Jamie Bell (King Kong, Billy Elliot), Anthony MacKie (The Hurt Locker, Million Dollar Baby, 8 Mile), Ed Burns (27 Dresses), Titus Welliver (The Town), Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick (TV’S The Closer) and Ed Harris (National Treasure: Book Of Secrets, A History Of Violence)

From the ledge of the 25th floor of a NYC skyscraper, where one wrong step means death, »

- Robert Greenberger

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6 Preview Clips from Man on a Ledge Starring Sam Worthington

10 January 2012 7:48 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

After a trio of high-profile blockbuster movies in 2009 (Terminator Salvation and Avatar) and 2010 (Clash of the Titans), 2011 was something of a slow year for Australian actor Sam Worthington, with neither The Debt nor The Texas Killing Fields drawing much attention (or attendance). Worthington will most likely be back in blockbuster form in 2012 when the sequel to Clash of the Titans, Wrath of the Titans, opens in March, but before that he has one more indie project heading into select theaters, the Summit Entertainment thriller Man on a Ledge.

Directed by documentary filmmaker Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) from a script by Pablo F. Fenjves, Man on a Ledge sees Worthington playing a wrongly-accused disgraced cop who escapes from prison to steal the $30 million diamond he was originally convicted of stealing. What makes this different than your average run-of-the-mill heist movie? Worthington's character co-ordinates the heist while pretending that he »

- BrentJS Sprecher

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Man On A Ledge exclusive chase movie clip

5 January 2012 3:16 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Chase clip from Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington The Summit Entertainment action thriller opens January 27th, with a strong cast including Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick and Ed Harris. Rated PG-13, the film is helmed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) from a script by Pablo F. Fenjves. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian produce. An ex-cop framed turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with swat and tactical command along with Fdny. The NYPD then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, unbeknownst to the NYPD »

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Man On A Ledge exclusive chase movie clip

5 January 2012 3:16 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Chase clip from Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington The Summit Entertainment action thriller opens January 27th, with a strong cast including Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick and Ed Harris. Rated PG-13, the film is helmed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) from a script by Pablo F. Fenjves. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian produce. An ex-cop framed turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with swat and tactical command along with Fdny. The NYPD then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, unbeknownst to the NYPD »

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Man On A Ledge exclusive chase movie clip

5 January 2012 3:16 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Chase clip from Man on a Ledge, starring Sam Worthington The Summit Entertainment action thriller opens January 27th, with a strong cast including Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Titus Welliver, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick and Ed Harris. Rated PG-13, the film is helmed by Asger Leth (Ghosts of Cité Soleil) from a script by Pablo F. Fenjves. Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian produce. An ex-cop framed turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The nearest New York Police officer immediately responds to a screaming women and calls dispatch. More Officers arrive with swat and tactical command along with Fdny. The NYPD then dispatches a female police psychologist personally requested to talk him down from the ledge. However, unbeknownst to the NYPD »

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