MovieAddict's Movie Review of Man on a Ledge

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Man on a Ledge

Is he Innocent?
MovieAddict - wrote on 11/26/13

Nick Cassidy (Sam Worthington) is an ex-NYPD officer serving twenty-five years in prison for allegedly stealing a valuable diamond from real estate mogul David Englander (Ed Harris). When Nick's father dies he is allowed to attend at the funeral with a police escort but he escapes custody. In an attempt to prove his innocence he climbs to the top floor of a hotel in New York and threatens to jump.

This stunt we later find out is a ruse to divert police’s attention away from the building across the street, where Cassidy's brother (Jamie Bell) is attempting to steal the diamond he was falsely accused of stealing in the first place.

The police try to coax him down but there's only one person Nick is willing to speak to. Herein enters Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks), who lost the respect of her peers after she failed to talk a cop out of jumping off a bridge. . Lydia initially doesn't believe Nick, although the more he talks, the more convincing he sounds. Is it possible that he's telling her the truth?

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