Jagged Edge
Jagged Edge (1985)

When his wife is brutally murdered, San Francisco newspaper mogul Jeff Bridges is the prime suspect. High-priced defense lawyer Glenn Close takes the case, falling in love with Bridges in the process. Totally convinced of his innocence,… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: October 4, 1985
DVD Release Date: May 2, 2000
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

The biggest fault of Jagged Edge is that whatever suspense it manages to generate in its climactic scenes is achieved artificially, through tricky editing and manipulative ''danger'' music.

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Time Out

These days it is almost unheard of for a movie to keep you guessing until the last frame, but this one does, partly because Marquand plays it so beautifully straight.

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Emanuel Levy

Slick and manipulative, Jagged Edge is nonetheless a vastly enjoyable psychological thriller due to the expert turns from Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, and Robert Loggia, who won a Supporting Actor Oscar nod for his role.

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Variety Staff

A well-crafted, hardboiled mystery.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

The screenplay, by Joe Eszterhas, does what it can to throw up a smokescreen, but the audience will probably be well ahead of the story's final resolution.


Expertly conceived and executed.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The wholesome cast completely obliterates the unstated perversities that have been this genre's reason for being.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Supremely effective.

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TV Guide

No cutting edge, but does keep you guessing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Dean King
A great, tense and violent thriller as a laywer defends a man accused of killing his wife.....and starts to fall for him herself.
Joey Shapiro
A suspenseful thriller/drama, Jagged Edge didn't blow me away but it kept me guessing until the end and it's worth watching if you enjoy murder… More
xGary Xx
The whole selling point of this film at the time was it's "shock" ending. Which is so unbelievably predictable, a 2 year old could guess it. A… More
Dean McKenna
A glossy thriller.