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On the Edge [VHS]
Top Customer Reviews
I won't bore you with plot points because I don't believe any self-respecting movie review should (hello Mr. Ebert). And anyway, like most good movies, "On The Edge" is the kind that should be watched with as little knowledge of the plot as possible so as to make its charm and impact that much more...charming and impactful.
Cillian Murphy (of "28 Days Later" fame) delivers a subtle, understated but no less brilliant performance as a young man quietly grappling with his fate, slowly coming to terms with the value and importance of his own life.
The script, often quirky and with a sometimes oddly upbeat feel for a movie that could have come off as an extreme downer, leaves plenty of room inbetween the lines for supporting actors Tricia Vessey and Jonathan Jackson to flex their more than capable acting muscles. Superlative acting vet Stephen Rea ("The Crying Game") is perfectly cast as a psychologist with baggage that's never so much stated as it is implied in his countenance.
But it's Cillian Murphy that carries the movie with the effortlessness of ease, and a presence and ability that belies his years.Read more ›
All of the actors and actresses delivered outstanding performances; you would think that Cillian Murphy had been in movies his entire life. It's amazing that this film is virtually unheard of in the states.
Simply put, it's a fantastic film, and I'm glad that I purchased it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this movie.. Very entertaining and always love Cillian Murphy movies.Published 12 months ago by Liz Johnson
This is a great movie - basically "Girl, Interrupted," but funnier and Irish. The DVD came in perfect condition, and shipping was very quick. All in all a great product!Published on April 7, 2014 by Sam
I ordered on the edge with Cillian Murphy, about a mental ward.. The picture that is shown and the description is correct, but I received on the edge with ICE T, some shoot em up... Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by Erinlizwells
i love cillian murphy! and i really like this movie. it's got a lot of quirky, funny, real commentary about life.Published on November 15, 2012 by t
I actually happened to come across this movie by mistake while I was looking for another movie's trailer, with a similar title, on youtube. Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by heat wall
Every once in a while, a film comes along with a common subject that is fashioned differently and feels like a breath of fresh air. Read morePublished on August 25, 2009 by K.C. May
For anyone who has ever had a depressed friend, this movie can perhaps help you have better insight. I didn't particularly like Cillian Murphy until I saw him in this movie. Read morePublished on April 21, 2008 by B. Russell
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