MAN ON A LEDGE

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Like Snakes on a Plane and Hot Tub Time Ma­chine, the ti­tle tells you all you need to know about this generic thriller. The man is played by Sam Wor­thing­ton. The ledge is played by a grotty con­crete slab on the 30th fl oor of a New York ho­tel. One gives a slightly more con­vinc­ing per­for­mance than the other ( hint: it’s not the one who was in Avatar). Wor­thing­ton is a bloke who was framed. Now he’s threat­en­ing to jump un­less a wor­ried( ish) NYPD agrees to his de­mands. Of course, he’s not gonna be kiss­ing no foot­path. Where’s the fi lm in that? How­ever, the sur­prise twist to this high- rise drama doesn’t re­ally glue the viewer to the screen. Over­all, dumb as a brick. Al­most en­dear­ingly so. But not quite.

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