“Man on a Ledge” is the first excitement of 2012. Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) is hanging on the ledge, but there is more then meets the eye in this attempted suicide jump. Cassidy turns out to be an escaped inmate who is also a former cop. Serving twenty-five years for the biggest diamond heist in history. Cassidy proclaims his innocence and it soon looks like his ledge attempt is his way to prove that.
Cassidy is looking for someone on the force he can trust and request police psychologist Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks). Lydia was recently front page news when her last negotiations did not go so well and they lost a rookie officer. When Lydia arrives on the scene something does not seem right. She suspects that this is not your typical jumper and wonder’s what else may be going on.
Soon after she tries to coax Cassidy off the ledge we discover his true motives for causing the scene in Manhattan. He has a microphone and ear piece on and is communicating with someone. It looks like Cassidy is willing to do whatever it takes to prove his innocence even if it means stealing the diamond back to prove he never stole and cut it up for distribution to begin with.
His plan of jumping is all a decoy that is going beautifully. However with time running out and allies against him he will only have one shot to get it right and prove his innocence. “Man on a Ledge” is a high energy thriller that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. Sam Worthington had a superb performance and I found myself rooting for him the entire time. The storyline is not plausible, but is the entertainment we all need to escape to every now & then. With so many surprises you will find yourself immersed with “Man on a Ledge” and excited to see the conclusion!