Posted on Sat, Jan 28, 2012 : 7:46 a.m.
'Man on a Ledge' not as thrilling as it wants to be
By AnnArbor.com Freelance Journalist
Man On A Ledge
Now showing at Rave, Quality 16, Brighton
Review by Corey Hall of the Metro Times
"Man on a Ledge" is an alleged action thriller where the hero spends most of his time standing still, perched precariously between forward momentum and plot contrivance, with very little wiggle room. The man is question is Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington
) a disgraced cop and escaped con, letting it all hang out the 51st floor window ledge of a swanky Manhattan hotel, in a last act of protest over the raw deal he's been handed. There's more to this story: There's an elaborate plan behind Nick's seemingly desperate act; he's actually just serving as a highly visible distraction from the revenge plot he's cooked up against the crooked billionaire who initially framed him. We only get the details gradually; the movie takes its sweet time dolling out the twists, like a tree sloth hand-rolling pretzels.
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