River's Edge Reviews

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September 21, 2020
Glover is simply brilliant here.
March 26, 2020
...the acting is quite strong from almost everybody, but maybe the most interesting thing here is the emphasis on what it means to feel deeply.
November 11, 2013
The triumph of this bleak, unsettling picture is that, no matter how grim it gets, it's far too involving for you to turn away.
November 11, 2013
River's Edge is a contemporary horror story about teen-agers, but it contains no slasher scenes or serial homicides. Its monsters are all too real.
April 16, 2013
A powerful sociological film on white teenage alienation in small-town America, that is even more amazing that it's based on an actual event.
July 18, 2007
One of the most haunting films of the 1980s, River's Edge looks at a suburban, postpunk generation which has no causes, no morals, no feelings, and, worst of all, no future.
July 18, 2007
An unusually downbeat and depressing youth pic.
July 18, 2007
It's more a success than a failure, if only because the confusions are so protean.
December 14, 2006
Based on an actual incident in Northern California, Tim Hunter's controversial indie addresses the growing alienation and moral vacancy among youths growing up in drug-oriented and media-saturated society; Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast.
February 9, 2006
There are some good, frightening scenes of volatile lunacy, but the whole thing badly lacks a controlling distance and perspective.
December 6, 2005
The silliest work of the '80s.
November 1, 2005
August 4, 2005
June 11, 2005
A Film you'll never forget....Crispin Glover and Ione Skye are unforgettable
January 29, 2005
October 6, 2004
A disquieting tale set in the grim realities of trashy America. Some great, often insane performances make it a memorable trip.
September 10, 2004
Disturbing, overlooked, excellent film.
August 4, 2004
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April 15, 2004
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