Over the Edge
Over the Edge (1979)

The protagonists of Over the Edge are the teen-aged offspring of the residents of a planned suburban community. This bland little town has been designed with conformity in mind, and with no thought of making the kids' lives worth… More

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Rated: PG
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: January 1, 1979
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Script, photography and performances (including Dillon before he decided to become a teenage Stallone) are all top notch, while Kaplan directs with pace, imagination, and a fine ear for dialogue and music.

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Fernando F. Croce

Planned suburbia, teenage wasteland

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Kaplan's film is a real treat - fair, cool, disturbing and graced by naturalistic performances from its vibrant young cast.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It's to Mr. Kaplan's credit that he makes New Granada look just as boring and alienating to us as it does to the unfortunate children who live there.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Jonathan Kaplan's engaging exploitation nightmarish generation gap film is effective and honest.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

Kaplan has a fine feel for the crushing blandness of "planned communities"-the anger that possesses his underage heroes proceeds from a physically oppressive emptiness, represented by rows of hollow town houses and vast, blasted fields.

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Don Willmott

If you were born around the same time as Matt Dillon, this period piece will amaze you with its attention to detail

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Flixster Audience Score: 85% Flixster User Reviews
Adam Mahler
greatest, realest teen movie ever