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Billionaire Charles Morse (Anthony Hopkins) accompanies his much-younger wife Mickey (Elle Macpherson) and a fashion photography team headed by Bob Green (Alec Baldwin) to a remote lodge in Alaska. Charles is a quiet, introspective man, fond of accumulating trivia and other facts in his encyclopedic mind; he is also troubled with the idea that Bob and Mickey may be lovers. Even though he suspects the younger man plans to kill him, Charles goes with Bob and his assistant Stephen (Harold Perrineau) on an airplane trip to find a photogenic friend (Gordon Tootoosis) of the lodge owner (L.Q. Jones), but the plane crashes in a lake, killing the pilot. The crash is miles from their planned path, so they can't expect to be spotted by an aerial search; there's only one chance: they have to walk to a more likely spot.Though Robert and Stephan are more physically fit, Charles' calm wit and ingenuity proves the key to their survival, especially after a ferocious bear brutally kills Stephen. Robert and Charles' odyssey becomes more urgent when they discover that the bear is now stalking them.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 47
- Fresh: 28
- Rotten: 19
- Average Rating: 6.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: The Edge succeeds ably in blending his famously acerbic dialogue with nerve-racking adventure scenes.
Fresh: ...The Edge's fusion of Mametspeak with a true life adventure remains brawny entertainment, even it it is difficult to take as seriously as the filmmakers intend.
Rotten: ...The Edge is not only half-baked, warmed-over Hemingway.
Rotten: I laughed frequently, but the problem is that I'm not sure the director intended there to be as much humor in his film as I uncovered.
A movie I can't stop watching...
This probably has to be in my top five favorite movies. I don't know if that is because I grew up watching this on a regular basis, or if it is because of the convincing acting, dialogue, and terrifying score. If you enjoy survival movies, this movie is for you! If you are interested in watching a film that will keep you on the edge of your seat (no pun intended), this movie is perfect. Just remember to have a lot of time on your hands in the next couple of years, because this film will continue to make you come back to look for more.
I quote this movie all the time "What one man can do another can do!" I like this movie because it really gives you a sense of both how small yet powerful humans can be.
I love this movie!
David Mamet (screenplay)? Anthony Hopkins as a eccentric billionaire who has lived a life in books? Alec Baldwin as the complicated adulterer? Oh yeah! I love this movie. Did I mention the killer bear? Trust me: it's a thinking man's wilderness adventure~gone wrong. "What one man can do, so can another."