YOU CAN ONLY PUSH AN INNOCENT MAN SO FAR.
In New York City, police negotiator Lydia Mercer (Elizabeth Banks) is called to a hotel where a man (Sam Worthington) is standing on a ledge threatening to jump… but there’s more to the situation. This thriller wasn’t very well received, but maintains its tension throughout, cutting back and forth from its main setup to a background story and a heist scenario. That last part has Jamie Bell and Génesis Rodríguez working as a team that’s both attractive and amusing. Banks is also engaging as the cop with a painful past. A fanciful idea, and an enjoyable, fast-paced ride if you’re willing to suspend your disbelief.
2012-U.S. 102 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Asger Leth. Cast: Sam Worthington (Nick Cassidy/Joe Walker), Elizabeth Banks (Lydia Mercer), Jamie Bell (Joey Cassidy), Anthony Mackie, Ed Harris, Edward Burns… Kyra Sedgwick.
Trivia: Amy Adams was allegedly considered for Banks’s role.