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River's Edge

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Tookey's Rating
8 /10
Average Rating
7.25 /10
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
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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