Extremities Reviews

  • May 22, 2015

    In the lead roles, both Fawcett and Russo are quite good. However this play got lost in translation to the screen.

    In the lead roles, both Fawcett and Russo are quite good. However this play got lost in translation to the screen.

  • Mar 14, 2015

    I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. It's political views are all over the map, but it ended slightly better than I expected it to. A good performance by Farrah Fawcett.

    I ended up liking this more than I thought I would. It's political views are all over the map, but it ended slightly better than I expected it to. A good performance by Farrah Fawcett.

  • Oct 08, 2013

    Loved Farrah in this movie and payback is a bitch, wish it ended better

    Loved Farrah in this movie and payback is a bitch, wish it ended better

  • May 11, 2013

    Great performances from all involved, but there's something missing from this that I can't quite put my finger on. I wouldn't mind seeing a 21st century remake.

    Great performances from all involved, but there's something missing from this that I can't quite put my finger on. I wouldn't mind seeing a 21st century remake.

  • Dec 19, 2012

    Though the dialogue is at times implausible and Diana Scarwid's performance is not all that credible, "Extremities" is an interesting, disturbing portrayal of human violence that poses a question of where justification lies in revenge. The film adaptation, I think, is better than the stage play that inspired it. William Mastrosimone's script is most fitting as a movie, not as a theatrical piece. Where the movie works is in Farrah Fawcett's surprising performance. She is quite good, playing a victim with a quiet fear, and when she fights back and her would-be rapist becomes the victim, she lifts the movie up and adds a great intensity to the character of Marjorie. It is because of her that "Extremities" is better than it should be.

    Though the dialogue is at times implausible and Diana Scarwid's performance is not all that credible, "Extremities" is an interesting, disturbing portrayal of human violence that poses a question of where justification lies in revenge. The film adaptation, I think, is better than the stage play that inspired it. William Mastrosimone's script is most fitting as a movie, not as a theatrical piece. Where the movie works is in Farrah Fawcett's surprising performance. She is quite good, playing a victim with a quiet fear, and when she fights back and her would-be rapist becomes the victim, she lifts the movie up and adds a great intensity to the character of Marjorie. It is because of her that "Extremities" is better than it should be.

  • Nov 22, 2012

    Rape-and-revenge, 80s TV movie style. Worth a watch if you like that sort of thing.

    Rape-and-revenge, 80s TV movie style. Worth a watch if you like that sort of thing.

  • Aug 26, 2012

    It was alright. Nothing great and surely not one of my favorite Farrah Fawcett movies.

    It was alright. Nothing great and surely not one of my favorite Farrah Fawcett movies.

  • Apr 17, 2012

    tagline says it all: a woman who goes to extremities....

    tagline says it all: a woman who goes to extremities....

  • Jul 09, 2011

    I remember that I saw this when it first came out. I re-watched it again and her acting definitely reminds me of the character she played in, "Burning Bed." Her performance was believable.

    I remember that I saw this when it first came out. I re-watched it again and her acting definitely reminds me of the character she played in, "Burning Bed." Her performance was believable.

  • Jul 03, 2011

    Because the topic matter sickens me, the ending left me feeling unsatisfied.

    Because the topic matter sickens me, the ending left me feeling unsatisfied.