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River's Edge


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  River's Edge Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
7.25 /10
 
Starring
Crispin Glover , Keanu Reeves (pictured centre), Ione Skye Leitch
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Directed by: Tim Hunter
Written by: Neal Jimenez

 
 
 
Released: 1987
   
Genre: DRAMA
UNDERRATED
RITES-OF-PASSAGE
CONTROVERSIAL
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 100
 
 


 

Teenagers don't know how to react when one of their number (Daniel Roebuck) strangles his girlfriend and leaves her on a riverbank.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Disturbing film, based on fact. Crispin Glover's hyperactive performance in the lead is a matter of taste and the film has plenty of rough edges technically, but this is one of those films which stays with you long afterwards. Many critics found its message and darkly humorous tone upsetting; but it captures more than any other film the anomie, the amorality of youth.

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