The Edge (1997)
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Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) accompanies his much-younger wife Mickey (Elle Macpherson) and a fashion photography team headed by Bob Green (Alec Baldwin) to a remote lodge in Alaska. Charles is a quiet, introspective man, fond of accumulating trivia and other facts in his encyclopedic mind; he is also troubled with the idea that Bob and Mickey may be lovers. Even though he suspects the younger man plans to kill him, Charles goes with Bob and his assistant Stephen (Harold
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...The Edge's fusion of Mametspeak with a true life adventure remains brawny entertainment, even it it is difficult to take as seriously as the filmmakers intend.
Anthony Hopkins' first action movie casts him as a gentle, brainy tycoon stuck in the Alaskan wilderness with only voracious bears and, just as threatening, Alec Baldwin for company.
The Edge succeeds ably in blending his famously acerbic dialogue with nerve-racking adventure scenes.
But it's too predictable by half, and Mamet's profundities have more volume than mass.
Mamet has always been concerned with primal masculinity...The test of these men is twofold: can they survive the wilderness, and can they survive each other? [Blu-ray]
A riveting story of survival, and the most rousing and gripping outdoor adventure since the original Jaws. One of 1997's very best films.
Mamets and Baldwins and bears. Oh my!
The Edge, more of a drama than the action/thriller it's being billed as, exhibits a restrained literateness that's quite effective.
A wilderness struggle that will take you to some deep emotional places.
Mamet's somewhat original script almost succeeds in breathing new life into the genre ... before making a fatal miscalculation in plotting toward the end.
Not a great movie by any stretch, but hugely entertaining nonetheless.
It takes more than a few lines of clever dialogue, a hero who reads books, and an actor with British training and lots of dignity to keep a movie from going pretty much by the book.
Audience Reviews for The Edge
- Charles Morse: Today, I'm going to kill that motherfucker.
- the bear: Roooaaar!
- Charles Morse: What a man can do.. another can do.
- Charles Morse: Never feel sorry for a man who owns a plane.
- the bear: *roar*
- Charles Morse: So what do you value me for, Bob?
- Robert Green: I like your style, your wife's pretty cute too.
- Charles Morse: So how are you planning to kill me?
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