Man On A Ledge: Movie Review

by Lorie Lewis Ham

An escaped convict, who is a former cop in jail for stealing a famous diamond, ends up out on a ledge at a hotel. A police psychologist (Elizabeth Banks) works to try and talk him down, unaware at first who he is as he registered at the hotel under an alias. The psychologist has her own story as well--she’s been in a downward spiral after failing to keep a cop from jumping off a bridge and she’s surprised when the man on a ledge asks for her by name. At the same time that he is on the ledge, across the street a major diamond heist is in progress.