Man on a Ledge

You can only push an innocent man so far
You can only push an innocent man so far
MAN ON A LEDGE (15)
D: Asger Leth
Summit (Lorenzo di Bonaventura & Mark Vahradian)
US 2012
102 mins
 
Thriller
 
W: Pablo Fenjves
DP: Paul Cameron
Ed: Kevin Stitt
Mus: Henry Jackman
 
Sam Worthington (Nick Cassidy / Joe Walker), Elizabeth Banks (Lydia Mercer), Jamie Bell (Joey Cassidy), Anthony Mackie (Mike Ackerman), Genesis Rodriguez (Angie Lopez), Edward Burns (Jack Dougherty), Ed Harris (Dave Englander)
 
An interesting premise makes a very average film.  Sam Worthington plays an ex-cop who uses a possible suicide attempt from a hotel ledge as a decoy for a diamond heist. With a better script, fleshed-out characters and a little directorial flair, this could have been a really good film, instead it's ridiculous, formulaic nonsense. 
Aside from Ed Harris, the acting is rather poor, especially from a very miscast Elizabeth Banks. 
Alfred Hitchcock could've made a masterpiece out of this. Asger Leth just takes the paint-by-numbers route.
4/10

Sam Worthington in Man on a Ledge
Sam Worthington in Man on a Ledge