MAN ON A LEDGE (eOne, 2012) D: Asger Leth, w/ Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks. Rating: NN; DVD package: NNN Rating: NN
If you don't mind a few logic lapses and an unconvincing pair of leads, there's enough suspense and run-with-gun action in Man On A Ledge to while away a couple of hours.
The ledge is 20 storeys up on a midtown Manhattan hotel, and the man on it (Sam Worthington) an escaped convict and former cop who insists he's been framed. A police negotiator (Elizabeth Banks) tries to talk him inside while nearby a couple of thieves launch a stealth attack on a safe.
Worthington and Banks are believable as people on a high ledge, because according to the detailed making-of doc, that's where they really were. But he doesn't seem like a desperate guy who's spent two years in prison, and she isn't any kind of cop, not with that hair. On the other hand, as the thieves, Jamie Bell and Genesis Rodriguez spark with the playful combativeness of Dennis Lehane's Kenzie and Gennaro.
EXTRAS Making-of doc, trailer with Banks commentary. English, French audio. English, Spanish subtitles.