The Edge (1997)
A billionaire and two other men are stranded, unequipped, by a plane crash in a dangerous wilderness. How many will survive to be rescued? (imdb)
Cast and Information
Directed By: Lee Tamahori
Written By: David Mamet
Where to Stream
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1. Netflix Instant (public: moderated by somnivore - 29 stars)
2. Humanity and the Natural World (public: moderated by paulofilmo - 18 stars)
3. Films available in HD (public: moderated by kubricksucks - 12 stars)
4. Lots 'n Lots of Snow (public: moderated by iceblox - 7 stars)
5. Classic CHUD: 100 Movies That Deserve More Love (public: moderated by tinysausage - 5 stars)
6. Plane crash (public: moderated by djross - 3 stars)
7. Eco-terror (public: moderated by mattburgess - 3 stars)
8. Low-Budget Films (public: moderated by TV+Film-Hub - 2 stars)
9. Survival (public: moderated by Dunstan-xxx - 2 stars)
10. Alaska (public: moderated by iceblox - 1 star)
11. Good right wing films (public: moderated by DavidB - 1 star)
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16. Top 3000 movies with the most votes on IMDb (private: fanfic - 5 stars)
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I'm not what you'd call an expert in tawing and/or tanning, but no amount of wildlife survival knowledge accumulated from Daniel Boone novels will result in those snazzy fur coats Hopkins and Baldwin were wearing at the end.
Been awhile. Remember enjoying the idea of the lead character, and what the movie said about the portability of intellect.
Gripping adventure film in which a small group of ill equipped city folk are forced to survive in a hostile Northern environment, while being stalked by a man eating bear. The story doesn't hold many surprises, but the direction is assured and the performances from Hopkins and Baldwin elevate the material to something pretty darn good. A sort of spiritual precursor to Liam Neeson's The Grey.
This movie is fucking badass.
They team up to take down a murderous, rampaging Kodiak bear! Take that nature! And then they betray each other! Take that human condition! Man, the layers in this movie are like a terrible, terrible trifle that is made up of overt and tired cliches! Seriously though, the bear killing felt plain wrong.
That bear is badass - but we all know Hannibal Lector is even badder!
"The Edge" is an intense movie. What really makes the film work is the comradery, and the rivalry, of the two main characters: Charles and Bob, played superbly by Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Each shot of them showcases both their need and liking of each other as well as their deeply buried hatred. The biting dialogue, which is often fraught with double meanings, only helps to fortify this fact. And need I say anything about Bart the Bear? Fantastic trained bear.
|Average Percentile 48.18% from 1379 Ratings|