Jagged Edge - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Jagged Edge Reviews

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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
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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
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
August 26, 2004
Slick, unsatisfying silliness
| Original Score: 2/5
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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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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.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Supremely effective.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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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
Michael Szymanski
July 8, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Variety Staff
February 11, 2008
A well-crafted, hardboiled mystery.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 15, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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-
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
July 5, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 12, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)
February 18, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)
October 18, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
September 11, 2003
Taut legal thriller that really does keep the audience guessing.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
July 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
October 29, 2003
So-so thriller that's finally pretty unintentionally funny.
| Original Score: 3/5
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