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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, fond of accumulating trivia and other facts in his encyclopedic mind; he is also troubled with the idea that Bob and Mickey may be lovers. Even though he suspects the younger man plans to kill him, Charles goes with Bob and his assistant Stephen (Harold Perrineau) on an airplane trip to find a photogenic friend (Gordon Tootoosis) of the lodge owner (L.Q.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...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."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"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."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"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]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"...not a terrifically memorable piece of filmmaking."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"Mamets and Baldwins and bears. Oh my!"
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"It's subtly funny in the way it toys with the cliches of the genre."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"The Edge succeeds ably in blending his famously acerbic dialogue with nerve-racking adventure scenes."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A pretty routine B-type action movie with some nice touches."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Bart the bear steals the show!"
‑ Staci Layne Wilson,
"A few scattered profanities, a couple of gory accidents and a subplot about suspected adultery are all that separates this story from the grade-school classic "My Side of the Mountain.""
‑ James Sanford, James Sanford on Film
"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"But it's too predictable by half, and Mamet's profundities have more volume than mass."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"A riveting story of survival, and the most rousing and gripping outdoor adventure since the original Jaws. One of 1997's very best films."
‑ Chuck O'Leary, Fantastica Daily
"Unsuccessfully mixes melodrama with action/adventure and satire."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The Edge, more of a drama than the action/thriller it's being billed as, exhibits a restrained literateness that's quite effective."
‑ Kim Williamson, Boxoffice Magazine
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