The Cutting Edge (1992)

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Can a rough and tumble hockey player and a snooty ice dancer find love and a gold medal at the same time? That's the burning (or more appropriately freezing) question in this romantic drama. Kate Moseley (Moira Kelly) is a world-class figure skater training for the Olympics; she has genuine talent, but years of being spoiled by her wealthy family have made her all but impossible to work with. Doug Dorsey (D.B. Sweeney) is a hockey player with drive, skill, and a full complement of arrogance; his … More

Rating: PG (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tony Gilroy, Kevin Reynolds
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On DVD: Jan 9, 2001
Runtime:
MGM Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Anton

as Walter Dorsey

as Assistant Costumer

as Tuttle

as Spindler

as German Girl

as Calgary Cop

as Olympic Commentator

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as French Official

as Assistant Costumer

as Interviewer

as French Official

as 1st Olympic Pair

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as International Report...

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as Woman in Bar

as Man in Bar

as People in Bar

as People in Bar

as People in Bar

as People in Bar

as Aerobics Instructor

as Ballet Instructor

as Brushkin

as Weiderman Twin

as Weiderman Twin

as 1st Nationals Pair

as 1st Nationals Pair

as 2nd Nationals Pair

as 2nd Nationals Pair

as 1st Olympic Pair

as 1st Olympic Pair

as 2nd Olympic Pair

as 2nd Olympic Pair

as 3rd Olympic Pair

as 3rd Olympic Pair

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Critic Reviews for The Cutting Edge

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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ReelViews
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Full Review… | January 1, 1992
Entertainment Weekly
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Variety
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for The Cutting Edge

½

This movie shined because of the great rapport between DB Sweeney and Moira Kelly. It was a fun, funny and cute movei wrapped up in a nice package. When i worked at a video store when this came out. When people asked me for a good movie they hadnt heard of I recommend this one. We had one copy and it was never in. Not one person ever said they disliked it.

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John Manard

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½

Somewhat a cult classic, and more than anything a vapid romantic comedy, The Cutting Edge is a slightly mindless film about a figure skater and a hockey player who need each other in order to succeed and go to the 1992 Olympics in pairs figure skating. I shouldn't say it's completely mindless, because though the plot is low and meandering, and the actual film itself borders on boring in originality, the characters aren't too bad. Their banter is probably the most enticing aspect of the film, and the reason many people love this enough to grant it another two movies in the late two-thousands. The characters themselves aren't very bright or intuitive and they follow the standard calibration for a romantic comedy: she's rich and privileged, he's blue collar rogue. It's very simple and neat as we expect, but there are some things that really bother me about this film, to an extent. Well, I found that formula without wanting, but the skating routines in this film are lazy. The nineties didn't yield the best slow motion, CGI, or freeze frames, and certainly didn't have music that doesn't make us cringe today. The routines are shown mostly from the skates, and leave much to the imagination They pan to the actors' faces, and then it's back to the skates. It's not that big a deal, but the final scene that clenches their victory is based on a singular move they pull off, and we as the audience don't even see it because they're focused on their faces. I saw a lot of the spoof Blades of Glory in this, especially in the last scene, and weirdly I think that film did a lot better in showcasing the actual skill and beauty of figure skating compared to this, which was far more focused on this partnership. Don't get me wrong about the actors, as Moira Kelly already enchanted me in Chaplin, and D.B. Sweeney is likable though pretending to be rough and tough whilst wearing spandex. There's nothing new or passionate about this, but you'll generally like it if you're into ice skating or want to lie around and watch a goofy romantic comedy.

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Spencer S.

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Not entirely worth your time.

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Tim Salmons

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