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Jagged Edge

drama, thrillers


A defense attorney (Glenn Close) falls for her client, a rich, handsome publisher (Jeff Bridges) who may or may not be what the prosecution claims he is: a cold-blooded murderer.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    82%
  • Audience Score
    59%

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    82%
    reviews counted: 6
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  • Audience

    59%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: The wholesome cast completely obliterates the unstated perversities that have been this genre's reason for being.

- Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Monday, February 11, 2008

Fresh: Like many entries into the genre, Jagged Edge works best when it's watched with a minimum of analysis.

- James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Saturday, January 1, 2000

Rotten: The screenplay, by Joe Eszterhas, does what it can to throw up a smokescreen, but the audience will probably be well ahead of the story's final resolution.

- Janet Maslin, New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A great, tense and violent thriller as a laywer defends a man accused of killing his wife.....and starts to fall for him herself.

- Deano78, Friday, June 15, 2007

1 star

The whole selling point of this film at the time was it's "shock" ending. Which is so unbelievably predictable, a 2 year old could guess it. A waste of time.

- garyX, Sunday, April 1, 2007

3 stars

Very good mystery flick that has so many twists and turns. It gives you these ideas of who the killer is, but it's revealed in a manner that is very intriguing.

- QueenBoudica, Monday, October 25, 2010