River's Edge

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Director:
Tim Hunter
Released:
Unknown
Rating:
R
River's Edge begins when a troubled high school slacker, Samson (Daniel Roebuck), kills his girlfriend for no particular reason and shows off her dead body to his friends Layne (Crispin Glover) and Matt (Keanu Reeves), whose reactions vary about whether to involve the police. Based on a real incident, the story is most disturbing because of the students' ambiguous reaction to the crime. Dennis Hopper plays the creepy Feck, with whom Samson hides out for a time.

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  • 88

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    River's Edge is not a film I will forget very soon. Its portrait of these adolescents is an exercise in despair.

  • 88

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Based on a true story, the movie has a hypnotic, documentary like appeal despite outlandish performances by Crispin Glover as the ringleader of the kids and Dennis Hopper as a wack...

  • 88

    Miami Herald Bill Cosford

    What Hunter does is to re-create, starting from the moments after the crime has been committed, the milieu in which its horrifying aftermath might plausibly have taken place. Witho...

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80s, Crime