Mediocre action sequences, so–so performances and predictable plotlines? Check, check and check. Almost everything about Man On a Ledge screams ‘generic,’ save for the titular man himself. Former cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington), framed for diamond theft, has escaped from prison, and subsequently threatens to leap from a building. A detective (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk Cassidy down; meanwhile, Cassidy’s brother and his brother’s girlfriend break into a billionaire’s (Ed Harris) office to steal the diamond and clear Cassidy’s name. Despite various failed attempts at suspense and an overly on–the–scene reporter, the well–paced, humorous film remains a stress–free way to pass the time away.
Directed by: Asger Leth