The Edge
The Edge (1997)

Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) accompanies his much-younger wife Mickey (Elle Macpherson) and a fashion photography team headed by Bob Green (Alec Baldwin) to a remote lodge in Alaska. Charles is a quiet, introspective man,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 25, 1999
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Critic Score: 60% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times

...The Edge's fusion of Mametspeak with a true life adventure remains brawny entertainment, even it it is difficult to take as seriously as the filmmakers intend.

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Susan Stark
Detroit News

Anthony Hopkins' first action movie casts him as a gentle, brainy tycoon stuck in the Alaskan wilderness with only voracious bears and, just as threatening, Alec Baldwin for company.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Mamet has always been concerned with primal masculinity...The test of these men is twofold: can they survive the wilderness, and can they survive each other? [Blu-ray]

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

It's subtly funny in the way it toys with the cliches of the genre.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The Edge succeeds ably in blending his famously acerbic dialogue with nerve-racking adventure scenes.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A pretty routine B-type action movie with some nice touches.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

I laughed frequently, but the problem is that I'm not sure the director intended there to be as much humor in his film as I uncovered.

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Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

But it's too predictable by half, and Mamet's profundities have more volume than mass.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

A riveting story of survival, and the most rousing and gripping outdoor adventure since the original Jaws. One of 1997's very best films.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Luke Baldock
The Edge sees three men stranded in the wilderness. Used to the city life they might not last long, but luckily Hopkins has an eidetic memory and remembers… More
Ken Stachnik
Solid little film from the pen of David Mamet. Hopkins and Baldwin play off each other well.
Melvin White
Charles Morse: I once read an interesting bit. Most people who die in the woods die of shame.  "What if your greatest enemy was your only chance for… More
Lenny Muggsy
The only reason I remembered this movie was because "it's that one where the black guy gets eaten by a bear." One black guy in the entire film,… More
Apeneck Fletcher
Mamet penned adventure tale of survival as city boys get lost in the great outdoors ... and are hunted by a man-eating bear. Good performances throughout and a… More
Alice Shen
I actually rather like this Mamet-scribed film, probably because he didn't direct it. There's very little of his stilted repetition, and by virtue of… More