"...[THE EDGE] exhibits a restrained literateness that's quite effective..."
"...THE EDGE boasts some awesome effects..."
Sight and Sound
"...Great bear. Great Hopkins...
"...A barbed, great-looking adventure film written cannily by David Mamet and directed with verve and fury by Lee Tamahori..."
New York Times
"...The well-matched actors grab their parts with disciplined ferocity. Baldwin does his best work in a long time....And Hopkins creates one of his most satisfying, complex characters..."
"...THE EDGE's fusion of Mametspeak with a true life adventure remains brawny entertainment..."Los Angeles Times
"...It's subtly funny in the way it toys with the cliches of the genre....The movie contains glorious scenery..."
"Hopkins does fine work as a billionaire stranded in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness with a smarmy photographer, played by Alec Baldwin....THE EDGE is an interesting footnote in the Mamet canon..." -- Grade: BA.V. Club
4 stars out of 4 -- "Brilliantly written by David Mamet, and beautifully directed by Lee Tamahori, it's thought-provoking, quotable, and worthy of endless analysis."Premiere