Man On A Ledge starring Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks and Jamie Bell is going to bring intense moments in cinemas on January 27th 2012. As early as now Man On A Ledge is starting to gain a lot of early reviews. Here are a couple of early reviews from two movie critics about their take on this new thriller film, Man On A Ledge:
“Where Man on a Ledge succeeds the most is in its pacing. There is never a dull moment. Suspenseful music overlays every scene. The movie is layered with different plotlines that blend well. The revelations in the mystery are spaced out well throughout the film. This is a very gripping picture that holds your attention from start to finish.
The movie also has a really good sense of humor. It’s not that it’s full of jokes. It’s that the film doesn’t feel heavy. There’s a buoyancy to the material that works exceptionally well. The audience I was in was laughing throughout, and the most consistent laughter was at the crowd in the film that’s standing at the base of the building. As they all pull out their camera phones, cheer the man on, and chant for him to jump, we laugh. Interesting, isn’t it? We laugh in spite of ourselves.
At the beginning of the review, I mentioned that this movie is all about limits. I think that applies to how it was made as well. Man on a Ledge knows its limits. This is interesting, but not jaw-dropping, material. The acting is good, but not exceptional. The action is exciting, but nothing we haven’t seen before. The movie doesn’t overshoot its potential. Here is a film that knows what it wants to accomplish and does so with ease. This is well-executed escapism. Will this be a film many remember at the end of the year? Probably not. But it makes for a nice break in the typical slog of January.”
You can read the full review at Movie Web
Jonathan Lack also gave his initial review about Man On A Ledge. Here is what he has to say:
“The cast – apart from the notable exceptions mentioned above – is also really strong across the board. I’ve never felt that Sam Worthington – he of “Avatar” fame – was a particularly good actor, but I do think he can deliver a solid ‘movie star’ performance, and this is easily his best one yet. He nails the heightened emotions and deep-seated vulnerability needed for the character, and we come to care for his plight early on, a crucial part of making the story click. Elizabeth Banks is even better as the mediator; as scripted, her character is thin and clichéd, but Banks adds a wonderfully spunky and human personality to the role. She and Worthington share some absolutely electric chemistry, especially impressive considering that he’s on a ledge and she’s leaning out of a window for most of the run time. Jamie Bell, last seen in digital form as “Tintin,” makes the most of his one-note character – Worthington’s little brother – and Genesis Rodriguez camps it up effectively as Bell’s girlfriend. Anthony Mackie also co-stars as Worthington’s former best friend, and while his part could easily be cut without anyone noticing, that would rob us of having Mackie in the movie, which would be a shame, because he is an effortlessly charming performer.”
Read the full story at jonathanlack.com
Get ready to dive into a web of mystery and thrill with Man On A Ledge on January 27th 2012
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