Before screenwriter Joe Eszterhas wrote the ridiculous Showgirls, he crafted some entertaining if porous thrillers along the lines of the 1985 Jagged Edge, a taut mystery about an attorney (Glenn Close) who defends a newspaper publisher (Jeff Bridges) accused of murder. The fact that Close's character falls for him is more convenient than plausible, but it is a necessary emotional bridge for Eszterhas and the late director Richard Marquand (Eye of the Needle) to build toward a powerful finale. Scary, fun as courtroom dramas go, the film is well serviced by the two lead stars and has impressive support from costar Peter Coyote and especially from Robert Loggia, who plays Close's cop buddy. --Tom Keogh --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I come back to this film quite a bit - it's a great way to pass a quiet afternoon or a sick day from work. Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2004 by kevnm
I just knew he was going to come thru that back door. I knew it, I knew it, I knew it. But I still screamed when he finally did. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004 by Peggy Vincent
This movie is pure Eszterhas, a combination of salacious sex and violence without being overly gory. Read morePublished on April 30 2002 by JulieS
A ponderous murder mystery-thriller that plays better than it normally would thanks to solid star turns by an impeccable cast. Read morePublished on June 17 2000 by J. Michael Click
This movie had a great cast, and I go for the genre in a big way, but it disappointed me. Perhaps if I had expected less from the cast I would have liked it more. Read morePublished on May 12 2000 by hardly_b
This move stars Jeff Bridges and Glenn Close.In the movie,Bridges is accused of a murder.I wont into details. Read morePublished on March 31 2000 by Aaron Amos
Forget Showgirls and Sliver, and Flashdance, and Basic Instinct, Jagged Edge gave Big Joe his bones, his legitimacy. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2000 by Eat The Rich Books