Man on a Ledge
MAN ON A LEDGE (15)
D: Asger Leth
Summit (Lorenzo di Bonaventura & Mark Vahradian)
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.