The Ledge is Now on Netflix

If you haven’t seen The Ledge, Matthew Chapman‘s thriller featuring an atheist lead character, it’s now available as a DVD on Netflix (or Qwikster or whatever they want to be called now… the one with DVDs, dammit).

I saw it a couple months ago and thought it was fantastic. You can read Greta Christina‘s review of it here.

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.

  • Ludovico

    Ummm, don’t you mean Qwikster?

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Hemant Mehta

      *sigh* Yes. That’s what I meant.

  • Mortimer B. Jones

    This was a great movie. I really like Charlie Hunnam in Sons of Anarchy, and I have to say he does a phenomenal job in the role of your “typical atheist” (at least if Reddit is any way to judge the “typical atheist”…).

    • Anonymous

      I agree. While I was watching I kept thinking “Oh man the club is gonna be pissed that Jax isn’t wearing his cut.” especially in the sex scenes where he was missing the back tattoo.

      It’s a good watch, and I think the thing that is most important about it is not that it raises the points about the ethics of atheism, while raising some of the really disturbing issues about religious beliefs. Nothing that we don’t know already, but more important it gets it to an audience that may have never been exposed otherwise.

  • Rich Wilson

    I enjoyed it.  I think sadly some people skip it because they think it’s about an Atheist and a Christian.  There are more than two people in the movie, and they each have their own story.  To assume it’s “Atheist Hero/Christian Villain” is ignoring the weight of the story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1019365643 John J. Ronald

    Thanks for the heads up, will have to check that out.  I also hate the split-up of Netflix services…though I was okay with it being under the same Netflix umbrella as two separate charges, but now they’re saying eventually I gotta log into two separate sites and…bah humbug!  But I do wanna see this film…especially for Liv Tyler’s performance.

  • Tom

    Watched this on iTunes and now I want to own it.  Fantastic movie

  • Beau McElhattan

    Hmm.. mine still says Netflix for regular DVD’s.  Got it my queue now.  Says it’s available 09-27-2011.  Cool!  Can’t wait to see it.  Netflix users have it rated at 3.7 stars.  Bet that’s because of the atheist element, eh?

  • Anonymous

    It looks like the negative reviews (at least those listed on the site) seem to be more centered on the main character’s sleeping with a married woman.  Meh.

  • Timmy

    I can not share any link on facebook on this sight. I sorely miss the old one.

  • CCH

    I must admit I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped. While it was definitely a step in the right direction, some of the dialogue felt so…forced. 

    • Rieux

      I agree. I think the script, direction, and performances all left a lot to be desired. I’m not sure what our colleagues see in this film, other than a philosophical outlook that they (we) agree with.

  • Rieux

    Meh. I have no beef with the philosophical points being made in the movie—indeed, I’m very much on board with them—but I on aesthetic rather than ideological grounds I thought The Ledge was mediocre at best. The script and direction both seemed to me weak, and the performances (starting with protagonist Charlie Hunnam, who I’m surprised to learn has any professional acting experience at all) ran a range from adequate to poor. Thumbs down.

    The movie has its heart in the right place, but I’m just not seeing the fabulous work of cinema that Hemant and Greta et al. have raved about. I’m sure atheist filmmakers can do better.


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