One step can change a life forever in THE LEDGE, a sexy and suspenseful thriller, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson and Terrence Howard. After embarking on a passionate affair with his evangelical neighbor's wife (Tyler), Gavin (Sons of Anarchy's Hunnam) soon finds himself in a battle of wills that will have life or death consequences. As a nonbeliever, Gavin is lured by his lover's husband (Insidious's Wilson) to the ledge of a high rise and told he has one hour to make a choice between his life or the one he loves. Without faith in an afterlife, will he be able to make a decision? It's up to police officer Hollis (Howard) to save both their lives, but the clock is ticking in this edge-of-your-seat film that will leave you gasping until the final frame.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
What undoes it is its mechanical structure: a stale dramatic formula of the sort taught in elementary playwriting classes.Stephen Holden, New York Times, 07.07.2011
Chapman's sincerity is undercut by the crudely melodramatic explanations of why his principals believe as they do.Dennis Harvey, Variety, 07.05.2011
A film that's ultimately sabotaged by its own heavy-handed screenplay.Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 07.07.2011
An artificial drama enlivened by solid acting but dragged down by contrived melodrama over a fundamentalist nut.Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter, 07.05.2011