Man on a Ledge
is a fairly stale framed-cop-trying-to-clear-his-name story coupled with a Mission: Impossible
-style heist scenario that doesn’t bring anything new or exciting to either genre. Director Asger Leth handles the material with a certain level of awkwardness that gives the picture an overly generic feel, yet there’s something strangely satisfactory about a movie that foregoes a certain level of flashiness. Leth certainly plays on the average person’s fear of heights, utilizing overhead camera angles to create a sense of vertigo, and the story takes a surprising turn at a most unexpected time. Still, Man on a Ledge
lacks subtlety, betray...