“Man on a Ledge” is a 2012 thriller film directed by Asger Leth and starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, and Ed Harris. The movie follows ex-cop Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington), who stands on the ledge of a high-rise building, threatening to jump to his death. As the crowd gathers and the police arrive, it becomes clear that Nick has a hidden agenda, and his actions are not what they seem.
While Nick attracts the attention of the public, a team of criminals led by David Englander (Ed Harris) is planning a heist across the street from where Nick is standing. Meanwhile, NYPD negotiator Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks) attempts to talk Nick down and uncover the truth behind his actions.
As the tension builds and the stakes get higher, the film explores themes of redemption, trust, and the lengths that people will go to in order to protect their loved ones.
“Man on a Ledge” received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the suspenseful plot and strong performances, while others criticized the film for being predictable and cliché. Despite this, it remains an entertaining and engaging thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats.
Duration: 102 min.