Over the Edge Reviews

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Fernando F. Croce
CinePassion
September 25, 2009
Planned suburbia, teenage wasteland
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
February 5, 2006
Jonathan Kaplan's engaging exploitation nightmarish generation gap film is effective and honest.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Script, photography and performances (including Dillon before he decided to become a teenage Stallone) are all top notch, while Kaplan directs with pace, imagination, and a fine ear for dialogue and music.
Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com
August 22, 2005
If you were born around the same time as Matt Dillon, this period piece will amaze you with its attention to detail
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Vincent Canby
New York Times
January 15, 2005
It's to Mr. Kaplan's credit that he makes New Granada look just as boring and alienating to us as it does to the unfortunate children who live there.

Film4
May 24, 2003
Kaplan's film is a real treat - fair, cool, disturbing and graced by naturalistic performances from its vibrant young cast.
Top Critic
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
January 1, 2000
Kaplan has a fine feel for the crushing blandness of "planned communities"-the anger that possesses his underage heroes proceeds from a physically oppressive emptiness, represented by rows of hollow town houses and vast, blasted fields.
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
September 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 25, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
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