On the Edge (2001)
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Critic Reviews for On the Edge
A well-handled if well-worn look at the spectre of suicide and mental illness.
An Irish "Good Will Hunting" of sorts, but edgier (no pun intended).
Murphy's characterization has both edginess and charm and it carries the film.
Audience Reviews for On the Edge
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 Murphy is clearly one of the best actors of his generation and played his role perfectly. There's a whole Cuckoo's Nest feel to it which I really liked, mixed in with Catcher in the Rye. It just makes you wonder what life is worth living for.
For anyone who has watched the film 'Manic' it's a very similar storyline, based inside a Psychiatric Hospital with various characters, who come to life and communicate through their various conditions. A very likeable performance from Cillian Murphy.
An Irish 'Good Will Hunting'; only not as good.
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