Man on a Ledge is the kind of movie where you need to check your brain at the door and enjoy a brief respite from reality.
Julian Roman — MovieWeb
For a film with such a straightforward title, Man on a Ledge turns out to be remarkably convoluted.
Keith Staskiewicz — Entertainment Weekly
A movie that doesn't realize that it should have been a comedy.
Stephen Holden — New York Times
The film succumbs to cliches, grows convoluted and outlandish, and winds up dead on arrival.
Claudia Puig — USA Today
It sure is about a man on a ledge.
Ann Hornaday — Washington Post
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?
Wesley Morris — Boston Globe
With his pickled shark's smile, Harris is a welcome presence left with regrettably little to do.
Brian Miller — Village Voice
Like Cassidy, Leth never quite knows whether to jump or stand firm. Too often, he just winds up wobbling in the wind.
Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News
En route to its kitchen-sink climax, "Man" manages to both amuse and provoke, to cleave to convention and promote ideas.
John Anderson — Wall Street Journal
"...it didn't entirely suck but sort of just petered out..."
Kathleen Murphy — MSN Movies
The movie cuts back and forth between two preposterous plot lines and uses the man on the ledge as a device to pump up the tension.
Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times
You can say this for screenwriter Pablo F. Fenjves' story: It stays busy.
Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune
This noirish thriller is as self-knowingly ludicrous and thoroughly enjoyable as Fritz Lang's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt or While the City Sleeps.
Ben Sachs — Chicago Reader
The solution to "now what do we do for 103 minutes?" is to pile as many silly distractions into the running time as possible.
Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune
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.
Tom Long — Detroit News
You sense that someone could have made a good movie with this material. Unfortunately, Leth didn't.
Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic
This cloddishly contrived suspenser is too busy to bore, but too farfetched to thrill.
Justin Chang — Variety
[A] jumble of cop- and heist-movie cliches, dotted with appearances by actors you liked in something else...
Sara Stewart — New York Post
Nobody should be this hard up for entertainment.
Peter Howell — Toronto Star
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."
Eric D. Snider — Film.com
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