Man On A Ledge Movie Review, Comparison, Specification
- Genre: Crime, Thriller, Action & Adventure
- Directors: Asger Leth
- Actors: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris
- Classification: 12
- Run Time: 102 minutes
- Studio: Entertainment One
Man On A Ledge must have been directed by someone very new to the business because the movie was diabolical, unrealistic, and the plot had more holes in it than a block of edam cheese.
Just to give a little flavour of the sort of mistakes I encountered throughout: Here we have a man standing on the ledge of a hotel with the possibility of having a bomb. The bomb squad are called, yet all the other guests remain in their rooms, staff continue working in the hotel kitchen, and porters are roaming the halls of the hotel, very realistic!
We then have the brother of the man on the ledge doing an incredibly complex heist in a building across the road from him with his girlfriend. The sort of mission they’re doing is something I think a Navy Seal would possibly struggle to do, but here are these two nobodies whom have no background in that sort of stuff pulling off this incredible heist!
I felt incredibly let down by the whole thing mainly due to the first 20 minutes being quite good, and I really thought I was on to something special, but then it all just turned crazy.
Another dreadful mistake by the director was the actors chosen for each role. Elizabeth Banks did not play a great police officer role, and the girlfriend in the other building doing the heist seemed as thick as two planks of wood, not the person perhaps for a complicated heist!
The main actor Sam Worthington struggled keeping the same accent throughout which was annoying. One minute he would sound American, the next English, and then more often than not Australian. Just have the guy act with his normal voice if he cant pull it off, doesn’t the director view and hear what us the viewer witnesses!
Man On A Ledge should be avoided, and the plot is not even that good to go into great detail about, but here is the quick version:
Policeman gets framed for something he never did, policeman gets jailed, policeman escapes jail and stands on a ledge to prove his innocence, man proves innocence, the end.
Overall a terrible experience.
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