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Man on a Ledge falls hard 

Twisty heist picture tries and fails to be clever

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It’s not promising when a movie uses showy plotting as a crutch, as director Asger Leth does in Man on a Ledge. Escaped convict Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) is on the window ledge of a downtown Manhattan hotel to prove his innocence. We’re completely in the dark at first: the movie starts with Nick prepping for his faux-suicide act, and works its way in and out of the past. Meanwhile, there’s a robbery going on (it’s all part of Cassidy's plan) that’s inexplicably elaborate, but throw in some gadgets and a catsuit, and anyone can pull off a heist, apparently. It’s simultaneously too complex and nonsensical, the twists a cheap attempt at thrills. You’re supposed to be concerned about Cassidy jumping but the movie doesn’t make you care.
Man on a Ledge
Rated PG-13 (MPAA) · 102 min. · 2012
Official Site: www.manonaledge.com
Director: Asger Leth
Writer: Pablo F. Fenjves and Chris Gorak
Producer: Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian
Cast: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Anthony Mackie, Ed Burns, Genesis Rodriguez, Kyra Sedgwick and Ed Harris

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