Man on a Ledge

 

  • Genre: Thriller

  • Director: Asger Leth

  • Stars: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks

  • Rate: **




An effectively simple premise is ruined by endless convolutions in Man on a Ledge, which casts Sam Worthington as an ex-con who has mysteriously and perilously planted himself on the wrong side of a Manhattan hotel penthouse. Elizabeth Banks is good as the police psychologist assigned to talk him down, but Asger Leth’s stilted, uneven direction fails to effectively balance their tête-à-tâte against the heist-movie machinations that take over in the second half and consign Man on Ledge to forgettable thriller-of-the-week territory.