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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


Drama, Romance, Comedy

Tony Gilroy

Jan 9, 2001

MGM Home Entertainment

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The only thing that could make The Cutting Edge more absurd would be if the final competition revolved around a potentially deadly, possibly illegal move called the Pamchenko Twist. Wait, it does? Never mind. [Blu-ray]

October 14, 2011 Full Review Source: Groucho Reviews
Groucho Reviews

Guilty-pleasure '90s romance you can skate to.

December 18, 2010 Full Review Source: Common Sense Media
Common Sense Media

Grafts one screen formula on top of another--but that doesn't mean the film isn't a blast to watch.

March 5, 2005 Full Review Source: Movie Poop Shoot
Movie Poop Shoot

One of the tops on our Movie Chick guilty pleasure list

November 15, 2002

A rare film where the actors' charisma overcomes leaden direction. D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly are wonderful.

August 22, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Innocuous and energetic, but woefully predictable and occasionally silly.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for The Cutting Edge

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.
April 28, 2012

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Toe pick! Toe this! 2 stars!
October 23, 2007
Curtis Lilly

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    1. Doug Dorsey: Don't say we aren't right for each other. The way I see it is, we aren't right for anyone else.
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