An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive (Sam Worthington) stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator (Elizabeth Banks)tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective.
I was excited to see Man On A Ledge. I am a fan of both Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks. That was enough to get me there. I did think that the trailers and advertisements for this movie made it look very intense. In addition, I was curious to see how they could make a full length movie about a man standing on a ledge. I will admit, Man On A Ledge was definitely a crowd pleasing movie.
This movie is just not about a man standing on a ledge. Without spoiling too much, Sam Worthington’s character, Nick, is a distraction for a robbery that is happening at a building not far from him. Some of the major plot points in this movie were very predictable but there were a few moments that definitely surprised me. The climax of the movie was something that I did not expect.
There were a couple of moments that did scare me a bit. I am really short in real life and heights scare me. Seeing over the ledge from Nick’s point of view was sometimes a bit unnerving. There was one point in the movie that the crowd of people are yelling for Nick to just to jump. I hope people in New York City are not that mean! I would never yell at someone to jump.
My favorite part of this movie was Elizabeth Banks’ performance of the police negotiator. In my opinion, she stole this movie from Sam Worthington. I was always looking forward to when she would be back on the screen.
This weekend, if you are looking for a fun, action packed movie, Man On A Ledge would be a great choice! Overall, I had fun watching it!
Man On A Ledge is rated PG-13. It opens in theaters today. For more information about the movie, you can go the film’s official website.