Scott Marks 3:30 p.m., Dec. 24
Man on a Ledge
Wrongly sent to prison, a cop (Sam Worthington) breaks out, then pretends to risk suicide on a skyscraper ledge as a media and police distraction so that his kid brother and the bro’s Latina hottie can complete a nearby (and highly implausible) heist. This makes him a folk hero to voyeurs yet never seems quite necessary as a robbery decoy. There is rigged suspense, a big diamond, and a born-to-be-hated billionaire (a gaunt Ed Harris). Asger Leth’s increasingly idiotic thriller is a stink bomb. With Elizabeth Banks, Jamie Bell, Edward Burns, Kyra Sedgwick. 2012.