On the Edge
On the Edge (2001)

Jonathan is nineteen and suicidal when he is admitted to a psychiatric hospital by his older brother, following the death of the boys' father. There, he meets and befriends two other patients while undergoing what he believes to be… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 10, 2001
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Critic Score: 63% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

A well-handled if well-worn look at the spectre of suicide and mental illness.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

The healing power of petty rebellion.

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Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card

An Irish "Good Will Hunting" of sorts, but edgier (no pun intended).

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Christopher Null

Jonathan Jackson is about as Irish as a taco.

Arthur Lazere

Murphy's characterization has both edginess and charm and it carries the film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
Great coming of age story. It's fun, sad and deep. Everything you want, but feel you can't ask for in a teen drama. The acting is amazing, Cillian… More
Daisy Maduro
That Cillian Murphy is one talented actor is not a doubt, be proved himself once again in the drama, On the edge, playing the role of Jonathan Breech a suicidal… More
Lady D'arbanville
For anyone who has watched the film 'Manic' it's a very similar storyline, based inside a Psychiatric Hospital with various characters, who come… More
Leo L
A fantastic movie! Great music.
Marcus Woolcott
An Irish 'Good Will Hunting'; only not as good.