Over the Edge
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The protagonists of this film are the teen-aged offspring of the residents of a planned suburban community. This bland little town has been designed with conformity in mind. Consequently, the kids rebel by drinking themselves sick, dealing in drugs, and indulging in deadly violence.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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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