Escaped convict Nick Cassidy (Worthington) threatens to jump off a New York hotel. Negotiator Lydia Anderson (Banks) tries to understand his problems. Using the gathered crowds as a distraction, Cassidy's brother (Bell) breaks into a vault across the street.
It doesn't spend enough time on its ledge to be the definitive 'jumper' movie the title promises, but it’s a hoot if approached in the proper mood. Bonus marks for the street crazy who explicitly states the political subtext and plays a key role in the climax.
Reviewed by Kim Newman
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