It’s as if pretending you’re psychologically unstable might make people stop and pay attention.
Nick Cassidy (Worthington) is an ex-cop who claims to have been falsely accused of stealing an expensive diamond. He threatens to jump off of a building to prove his innocence.
It’s a bold move to attempt to portray this particular plot well on the big screen. Although sad, the thought of someone taking their own life by jumping off of a building is a traumatic thing for family members, for friends, and for people watching. However, very few people would think of it as a way to distract the police department and the news media in order to prove one’s innocence. If anything, it would suggest one’s guilt rather than their innocence; however, the treat is what else is going on while all eyes are on Nick.
The playful banter between Joey Cassidy (Bell) and Angie (Rodriguez) seems forced rather than necessary. While the reactions from the crowd watching below should suffice for the lack of humor under the circumstances, the mockery between both parties are out of place and not well executed.
Overall, Worthington keeps us well engaged in his character unraveling small details little-by-little; it leaves one wondering whether his intentions are that of an honest man or a criminal.
While it’s not a film that challenges us at all on an intellectual level, it’s an engaging action movie.
Jim’s Rating: 6/10