Saturday, June 16, 2012

One Minute Movie Review: Man on a Ledge

Take the film the Negotiator, remove all the action, suspense, intrique, solid performances, well written script, and solid casting, and you have this stunningly boring, pointless, and predictable Sam Worthington vehicle that stalls from the very beginning. First of all, I know, Worthington was in one of the largest blockbusters of our time, but that had more to do with the big blue bunnies and even bigger budget special effects than its leading man. Worthington has all the acting strength as toilet paper submerged in water. Mix in the most mediocre cast I have witnessed in a very long time, and the only thing out on a ledge is director Asger Leth's career. This is only his second film, and that apparently was one too many. There is no authenticity to the characters, and their dialogue is about as engaging as a mime during an eclipse. The action is brief and goofy with an ending rushed and uninspired. A creative twist at the end is the only kudo, but not enough to begin to tidy up this mess of a movie. 1 out of 5 Kernels: Not the worse film in the world, but a good try at being the worst.

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