Dangerously Close
Dangerously Close (1986)

Driven over the edge by drugs and crime at their high school, a group of straight-edge teenagers form a secret militia to war against wrongdoers. When several of the crooks wind up dead, the leader of the organization (John Stockwell) is… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 1, 1986
DVD Release Date: February 24, 2015
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Patrick Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

Dangerously Close is more than just a stylish shocker. It captures the ugly underside of a new teen-age obsession, forcing us to marvel at its ferocity and shudder at its possible consequences.

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Nina Darnton
New York Times

Unfortunately, the adolescent world created within the film extends to its conception.

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Scott Weinberg

Dreary and instantly forgettable.

Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune

It surely does not contain any socially redeeming value.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

This movie lacks the courage to admit what it is really about.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

The movie revels in the kind of sadism it criticizes.

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TV Guide

The direction is slick (occasionally too slick) and the acting adequate, although none of this can save the film once it begins to go astray.

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