January 13

Man on a Ledge

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Man on a Ledge (2012)

PG-13 102 min - Action, Thriller, Crime - 13 January 2012

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.

Director:  Asger Leth
Stars:  Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris, Edward Burns, Kyra Sedgwick, Anthony Mackie, William Sadler, Génesis Rodríguez, Afton Williamson, J. Smith-Cameron, Jonathan Walker, Daniel Sauli, Mandy Gonzalez, Barbara Marineau, Patrick Collins, Robert Clohessy, Joe Lisi, Candice McKoy, Johnny Solo, Titus Welliver, James Yaegashi, Frank Pando, Jason Kolotouros, Michael Laurence, Don Castro, Pooja Kumar, John Dossett, Sylvia Kauders, Felix Solis, Jabari Gray, James Andrew O'Connor, Ann Arvia, Liz Holtan, Jason Furlani, Terry Serpico, Erin Quill, Arthur J. Nascarella, Jimmy Palumbo, J. Bernard Calloway, Gerry Vichi, Geoffrey Cantor, Brett G. Smith, John Comer, Frank Anello, James Thomas Bligh, Justin Chauncey, Marmee Cosico, Jeff Grossman, Cal Koury, Derrick T. Lewis, Jeremy McLain, Mario Moise Fontaine, Rick Pantera, Brian James Pepe, Bill Walters

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Storyline

An ex-cop turned con threatens to jump to his death from a Manhattan hotel rooftop. The NYPD dispatch a female police psychologist to talk him down. However, unbeknownst to the police on the scene, the suicide attempt is a cover for the biggest diamond heist ever pulled.


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Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  13 January 2012

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Summit Entertainment, Di Bonaventura Picture

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 42 min

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Man on A Ledge is a suspenseful action adventure about a man who decides that the best way to declare his innocence is to threaten to jump from the 20th floor of a New York skyscraper. Later we find that this is a smoke screen a heist that is in progress. The story revolves around a police psychologist and her attempts to talk down the ex-con. This film is one of those SWAT team, droves of police officers, fire fighters and crowds on a New York street movies. It has a sexy female heroine, suicidal hero, and lots of psychodrama among the various players.

The title of this movie alone is a good clue that it might have more than its fair share of suspense and drama. According to IMDB, the movie contains no less than 27 instances of profanity. I for one, did not count them, so I will take their word. Two adults do kiss in the movie. Perhaps the most disturbing instance in the movie has to do with a pregnant woman whose baby dies. The baby is dead and the scene shows blood and gore.

This movie has scenes that are disturbing for adults, as well as children. Families must make up their own mind about this one according to their own tolerances and preferences. As one can imagine, it has its fill of non-family friendly language, violence and suspense. It is based on adult themes. This family movie review does not feel that this movie is appropriate for those below preteens. Joyful Noise would be a better choice for family friendly movie fun.

There is not much to say about the plot of the movie. It is not complex. The main draw of the movie is that it is a suspense movie that has a keenly dramatic element. It has good guys and bad guys and a man who wants to clear his name. He claims his innocence as he threatens to jump from a ledge. This is a heist movie and casts out many plot lines. However, it never seems to reel them all back in to a satisfying conclusion. This family movie guide thinks that they need a do-over on the script, but if you are the type that likes these kinds of movies, then it should make for a good night out.

This family guide to movie reviews has to put a big ixne on taking those below a tween. It portrays humanity at its worst and does not make for promoting positive role models. I think you knew that already. Man on A Ledge was not unique in its genre, but if this is your thing, then by all means grab some popcorn and go see it.


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