Saturday, October 16, 2010

Jagged Edge

Glenn Close is the attorney for Jeff Bridges who is accused of murdering his wife. Also starring Peter Coyote as a prosecutor and Lance Henriksen in a small role, directed by Richard Marquand.

This is one of the "sexy thrillers" that was popular for a while in the eighties. It's the sort of empty, stylish films they made a lot of. Actually, it's not that stylish, it has a pretty much flat tv direction by Marquand. De Palma he ain't. The script is by Joe Eszterhas, who also wrote Basic Instinct, to which this film has some similarities. Don't be surprised if there should be a twist ending. Close and Bridges are good, but they are both slumming here. Also: Shitty synth score alert!

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