Saturday, 8 February 2014

Review : Man on a Ledge

 As a police psychologist tries to talk down an ex-con who is threatening to jump from a Manhattan hotel rooftop, the biggest diamond heist ever committed is in operation.

Hello Everyone

And welcome to my next Dr Film review, in today's review I will reviewing 'Man on a Ledge' a thrilling crime drama which was released two years ago. It's a film of such aroused the expectations of the audience at the time it was released. It was heavily dismissed at first. However, you only need to see this film to realize how good it actually is.

So 'Man on a Ledge' it's a crime drama with a very clever and unique plot. An ex-con 'Nick Cassidy' who was a cop, turned ex-con, decides to step out onto the balcony of a Manhatten Hotel and attract the attention of the police and the general public by making them believe that he is going to commit suicide by jumping off the building.

When in actual fact that is all an act of distraction as what's really going on is a diamond heist half way across the same street. But no one notices that's going on because all the attention is set on Nick Cassidy.

The Story itself very quickly afterwards becomes something the audience have to invest in to the full. Because there's loads of flash backs and back and forth stuff which is all an annoying necessity because it's all relatable stuff to do with the story. But don't get me wrong there are some nice character development bits in the film, lots of running around and quick action. 

Which is all good in some casis but 'Man on a Ledge' does refer or is relatable to some action films, not all, some. Which depend on being all about the action rather than telling a decent script. The film depends far too much on being something which is supported by the action. Which when you look at it in terms of investing an audience yes it helps. But it is all distracting.

Here's a clip.

See what I mean?

It good in some ways, in others I do feel my main concern with 'Man on a Ledge' is, its too in your face. It influences too much of other successful action films. But then off course having said that it is a proper thriller. The last bits of that film are great, there were well shot. Cleverly directed and wonderfully performed sequences.

And in the end is left off with the possibilities of 'will there be a sequel?'. I suppose they're could be. Just depends on the idea.


Overall. It's not a bad film, but not a good one either. 5/10

Thanks very much for reading this. And I'll be blogging again soon.

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