|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
|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,
becomes so unbelievable and excessively stupid that
it wastes a lot of its hard-won good intentions.