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This week's reviewed movie is:
Man on a Ledge




Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber


Man on a Ledge is a corny, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink action heist, taking the meaning of farfetched further than most will be willing to go.

It has so many cliches from so many other movies, it will make you laugh out load and say, I can't believe what I'm seeing.

The basic problem is that the film quickly loses credibility -- which is fatal in this kind of picture.
Not since Snakes on a Plane has a title of a movie said it all.

This heist/hoax film is actually pretty good for the first three-quarters, building up suspense, but not actually taking itself too seriously.

But the last quarter and “twist” ending send its audience home disappointed.

Fun, but stupid.
Man on a Ledge is a heist movie with a great, fast pace.

For about one hour, it moves along at
breakneck speed, building suspense and tension -- switching back and forth between three separate plot
lines and getting viewers ready for a big collapse.

The film's messy purpose isn't just hard to take, but
becomes so unbelievable and excessively stupid that it wastes a lot of its hard-won good intentions.

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