Watched Jul 19, 2012
Adam Cook’s review:
This should have been a high concept and taut thriller yet despite having the correct constituent parts (the novel man on a ledge hook, the character relationship between jumper and psychologist and an audacious heist) it feels distinctly thrill-free.
One key problem is having an actor of Worthington’s limited range expected to do a lot of the character work. Despite a positive start to his career in Australia since moving to America he has really struggled and I find it impossible to warm to him. For this reason it is hard to care about his personal quest to clear his name. The heist element, whilst linked to the man on the ledge story, feels too separate and involving characters that are never developed beyond their family relationship. As the film progresses, and despite an elaborate chase, rather than increasing the tension and excitement it all slowly fizzles out.