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Jagged Edge Reviews

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
June 12, 2013
The biggest fault of Jagged Edge is that whatever suspense it manages to generate in its climactic scenes is achieved artificially, through tricky editing and manipulative ''danger'' music.
Emanuel Levy
December 15, 2010
Slick and manipulative, Jagged Edge is nonetheless a vastly enjoyable psychological thriller due to the expert turns from Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, and Robert Loggia, who won a Supporting Actor Oscar nod for his role.
Full Review | Original Score: B+

February 11, 2008
Expertly conceived and executed.

TV Guide
February 11, 2008
No cutting edge, but does keep you guessing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Variety Staff
February 11, 2008
A well-crafted, hardboiled mystery.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
February 11, 2008
The wholesome cast completely obliterates the unstated perversities that have been this genre's reason for being.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
These days it is almost unheard of for a movie to keep you guessing until the last frame, but this one does, partly because Marquand plays it so beautifully straight.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 19, 2005
An exciting "whodunit" that fits in with the sensational crimes reported in the tabloids.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 26, 2004
Slick, unsatisfying silliness
| Original Score: 2/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 29, 2003
So-so thriller that's finally pretty unintentionally funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 11, 2003
Taut legal thriller that really does keep the audience guessing.
| Original Score: 3/5
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
Your average thriller. Is he bad or is he good? Fine for a diversion.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
The screenplay, by Joe Eszterhas, does what it can to throw up a smokescreen, but the audience will probably be well ahead of the story's final resolution.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
April 1, 2003
Not a bad thriller, as far as thrillers that aren't very good, go.
| Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Like many entries into the genre, Jagged Edge works best when it's watched with a minimum of analysis.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Supremely effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
Instead of a compelling and tense movie, we get a disappointing exercise in Hollywood cliché.
| Original Score: 66/100
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 12, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Michael Dequina
January 11, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
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