Jagged Edge
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When his wife is brutally murdered, San Francisco newspaper mogul Jeff Bridges is the prime suspect. High-priced defense lawyer Glenn Close takes the case, falling in love with Bridges in the process. Totally convinced of his innocence, Close earns Bridges an acquittal by producing surprise character witness Leigh Taylor-Young. Unfortunately, Close has allowed her heart to rule her head under the worst possible circumstances, as the film's slasher-movie finale proves. Though it starts with style and assurance, The Jagged Edge quickly descends into a mass of inconsistencies, cavernous plot… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 82%

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"The biggest fault of Jagged Edge is that whatever suspense it manages to generate in its climactic scenes is achieved artificially, through tricky editing and manipulative ''danger'' music."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"These days it is almost unheard of for a movie to keep you guessing until the last frame, but this one does, partly because Marquand plays it so beautifully straight."
‑ , Time Out
"Slick and manipulative, Jagged Edge is nonetheless a vastly enjoyable psychological thriller due to the expert turns from Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, and Robert Loggia, who won a Supporting Actor Oscar nod for his role."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An exciting "whodunit" that fits in with the sensational crimes reported in the tabloids."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Taut legal thriller that really does keep the audience guessing."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"A well-crafted, hardboiled mystery."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The screenplay, by Joe Eszterhas, does what it can to throw up a smokescreen, but the audience will probably be well ahead of the story's final resolution."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"Expertly conceived and executed."
‑ , Film4
"Slick, unsatisfying silliness"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Your average thriller. Is he bad or is he good? Fine for a diversion."
‑ Fred Topel, About.com
"The wholesome cast completely obliterates the unstated perversities that have been this genre's reason for being."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Supremely effective."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"No cutting edge, but does keep you guessing."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"So-so thriller that's finally pretty unintentionally funny."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Not a bad thriller, as far as thrillers that aren't very good, go."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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