Over the Edge
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The protagonists of Over the Edge are the teen-aged offspring of the residents of a planned suburban community. This bland little town has been designed with conformity in mind, and with no thought of making the kids' lives worth living. Even worse, there is very little opportunity for any of the teens to grow "out" of the community and live elsewhere. Consequently, the kids rebel by drinking themselves sick, dealing in drugs, and indulging in deadly violence. Inasmuch as the local cops are predisposed to beat the teens into submission, the kids retaliate by directing their… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

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"Script, photography and performances (including Dillon before he decided to become a teenage Stallone) are all top notch, while Kaplan directs with pace, imagination, and a fine ear for dialogue and music."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Planned suburbia, teenage wasteland"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Kaplan's film is a real treat - fair, cool, disturbing and graced by naturalistic performances from its vibrant young cast."
‑ , Film4
"It's to Mr. Kaplan's credit that he makes New Granada look just as boring and alienating to us as it does to the unfortunate children who live there."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"Jonathan Kaplan's engaging exploitation nightmarish generation gap film is effective and honest."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Kaplan has a fine feel for the crushing blandness of "planned communities"-the anger that possesses his underage heroes proceeds from a physically oppressive emptiness, represented by rows of hollow town houses and vast, blasted fields."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"If you were born around the same time as Matt Dillon, this period piece will amaze you with its attention to detail"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
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