The Curve (Dead Man's Curve) (1998)




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Movie Info

This thriller, filmed in Baltimore, centers around the urban college legend that if your roommate commits suicide you get a 4.0. Tim gets Chris to assist in Rand's "suicidal" leap, and then Tim points the police in Chris's direction. After Natalie really does commit suicide, probing questions begin popping up.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, sex, violence)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Rosen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001


as Dr. Ashley

as Detective Shipper

as Detective Amato

as Detective Schipper

as Detective Amato

as Ernie

as Chancellor Alexander

as Bartender

as Register Boy

as Register Girl

as Jezebel

as Cigar Guy

as Mr. Ashley

as Deadhead
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Critic Reviews for The Curve (Dead Man's Curve)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A talented cast wasted beneath the muddled script.

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Rosen isn't quite clever enough as either a writer or a director to pull off the multiple twists 'Curve' finally takes. The satiric edge and much of the movie's logic disappear in its last 20 minutes.

Full Review… | July 15, 2003
Kalamazoo Gazette

Rare that you'll see this many moronic plot twists in just one movie.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

So concerned about its plot that it doesn't pay much attention at all to its characters, and therefore, the film only comes off feeling even more empty-headed.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000

Audience Reviews for The Curve (Dead Man's Curve)

Dumb least in Dead Man on Campus they had the sense to use the whole "if your roomate kills him/herself you get straight A's" legend to make a comedy.

Megan S

Super Reviewer

This thriller had me really enjoying it - if you can get past the silly premise, the set up of the crime and the initial twist was fairly gripping. The acting is above average, and I always enjoy seeing Dana Delaney in a movie regardless of how big the role. After building up a good head of steam, all heck broke loose at the end and what seemed to be a well crafted story veered into absurdity. Good enough to watch, but not as good as it could have been.


I think I'm rating this a little higher than it actually deserves, but I enjoy Matthew Lillard's performance in it and can overlook the maybe one too many plot-twists that it throws at the audience just because it's a bit of 90's nostalgia that I recall from the VHS days.

I like it, but it's probably a rental for most.

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