Edge (1986) was based on a real life incident. That is usually not a
good sign, as the truth is usually not as cinematic as fiction, but,
in this case, it didn't hurt.
|A High School boy calmly
announces to his friends that he killed his girlfriend. He takes them
out to view the body by the river. Sure enough, she (Danyi Deats) is
very naked and very dead, obviously strangled. The group's
self-proclaimed leader, Crispin Glover, decides to cover up the crime,
and further decides that everyone will help him. None of the kids
really know how to feel, and none of them trust adults, much less the
police. Eventually, Keanu Reeves reports it to the police.
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||Meanwhile, the killer is taken to the
home of Dennis Hopper, a crippled ex-biker, to hide. Hopper is an
endless source of free pot to the kids, and is devoted to his blow-up
sex doll, but becomes disenchanted with the kid's lack of values.
Hopper is easily the main attraction, at the top of his form as a bona
I have to say that this is a very
strange film, but is oddly compelling. The film looks good, and the
character development is excellent.
- With their
votes ... IMDB summary: IMDb voters
score it 7.2, Apollo users 92/100!
- With their
dollars ... it grossed a modest $4.6 million, but was
made for less than $2 million.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a B-. IMDB
calls it a crime/drama. I am not sure which genre I would place
it in, possibly psychological drama.
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