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      On the Edge

      R Released Aug 10, 2001 1h 26m Drama List
      63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 79% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings When a young man suffering from depression after the death of his father is committed to a mental institution, it seems like the last straw for him. However, with time he finds new hope, new friends, and a new love interest. "On the Edge" is an intense drama from Irish director John Carney. Read More Read Less

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 3/5 Apr 4, 2011 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 1/5 Aug 14, 2001 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Oct 11, 2005 Full Review Harry Guerin RTÉ (Ireland) A well-handled if well-worn look at the spectre of suicide and mental illness. Rated: 3/5 Apr 1, 2003 Full Review Ross Anthony Hollywood Report Card An Irish "Good Will Hunting" of sorts, but edgier (no pun intended). Rated: 3/4 Sep 8, 2002 Full Review Arthur Lazere culturevulture.net Murphy's characterization has both edginess and charm and it carries the film. Jun 8, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This film had so much going for it - a great story-line and some stunning performances from Cillian Murphy. Sadly let down by a muddled and out of sync soundtrack and disappointment in the female lead that, inevitably shows in the poor chemistry between the 2 main characters leading to some very cringy and awkward love scenes that otherwise could have been stunning with some better casting, or perhaps just the dialogue. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member Didn't seem to have a point to it. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Red Lights started off my mini Cillian Murphy bender. This came next. It wasn't very good; in fact, at times it was terribly unconvincing. That said, whoever put together the Flixster description was way off. I'm thinking there must be another movie called "On The Edge" from the early 2000s because Gary Busey an Ice-T defnitely weren't in this one. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member You can never really know what was going through a person's mind at that exact moment. If they survive, they'll never tell you. If they succeed, all you can do is spend the rest of your life guilty because it might have had somethin' to do with you. Your only concern can be for the people they leave behind. They're the ones to look out for. Naked as I am/I'm a happy sad bulk of a man/And I can show you everything/But I'm just doin' the best that I can/And there are no escapes/Come join me/In my world/And the exits are all blocked off/My Girl/You were very young/When the Lord came to take you/Away/You had that stuff in your head/Get you in trouble someday/There's no let up/And no respite/No answers in anyway/God Bless you/God kicks with both feet/God kicks with both feet/God kicks with both feet/And keeps his shoes clean/God kicks with both feet/God kicks with both feet/God kicks with both feet/And keeps his shoes clean. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member They've got the wrong movie summary up here... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member My fav Cillian Murphy movie besides 28 Days Later.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis When a young man suffering from depression after the death of his father is committed to a mental institution, it seems like the last straw for him. However, with time he finds new hope, new friends, and a new love interest. "On the Edge" is an intense drama from Irish director John Carney.
      Director
      John Carney
      Producer
      Ed Guiney, Arthur Lappin, Jim Sheridan
      Screenwriter
      John Carney, Daniel James
      Distributor
      Universal Focus
      Production Co
      Hell's Kitchen Films
      Rating
      R (Some Disturbing Images|Sexual Content|Language|Some Drug Material)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Aug 10, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (DVD)
      Jun 1, 2004
      Runtime
      1h 26m
      Sound Mix
      Surround