A suicide attempt is a cover-up for a diamond heist.
" 'Man on a Ledge' is our first legit contender for Best Worst movie of the year. "
" This is one of the few movies that, with its skyscraper action scenes, probably needed to be made in 3-D. As it is, though, it's barely in 2-D - and really, I'm not sure it needed to be made at all. "
" When an action movie is as clumsy as "Man on a Ledge," it's begging to fall. "
" A movie that doesn't realize that it should have been a comedy. "
" There's no escaping the sheer terror of a guy standing on a ledge that high up. "Man on a Ledge" delivers the sweats it intends to deliver. "
" The film succumbs to cliches, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival. "
" This embraces its own lunacy readily enough, never aiming for anything more than the disposable thrills it delivers thick and fast. "
" "Man on a Ledge" doesn't aim high, but what it aims to do, it does. "
" The solution to "now what do we do for 103 minutes?" is to pile as many silly distractions into the running time as possible. "
" Dumb, easy-to-swallow fun, more or less - the sort of movie that makes people say, "Well, that wasn't as bad as I thought it would be." "
" Oh, that the actual human dynamics of the unfolding story could have been as dramatic, as on the edge as that ledge. "
" The film's descent into generic silliness feels more painful than it should for a late-January thriller. "
" The movie doesn't give an audience anything that makes sense. How does Harris smoke a cigar that appears to weigh more than he does? And whence is Worthington's accent? "
" [A] jumble of cop- and heist-movie cliches, dotted with appearances by actors you liked in something else... "
" En route to its kitchen-sink climax, "Man" manages to both amuse and provoke, to cleave to convention and promote ideas. "
" It sure is about a man on a ledge. "
" A clumsily made thriller with very few thrills. "
" This noirish thriller is as self-knowingly ludicrous and thoroughly enjoyable as Fritz Lang's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt or While the City Sleeps. "
" Nobody should be this hard up for entertainment. "
" Credibility takes a nose-dive long before its protagonist is separated from his perch. "
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