Argumentative August #50 – Jagged Edge (1985) – That Moment In

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Ryan and I would like to welcome you to the first review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.

This first film review, Jagged Edge (1985) is being reviewed by David of That Moment In…

Let’s see what David thought of this movie….

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jagged edgeJagged Edge (1985)

Directed by Richard Marquand

Written by Joe Eszterhas

Starring

  • Glenn Close
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Peter Coyote
  • Robert Loggia

Courtroom dramas tend to fall into one of two categories, with either a falsely accused person fighting for justice or a righteous lawyer winning the day. Richard Marquand’s Jagged Edge, takes both of these tropes and spins them so often, by the time it’s over, we’re dizzy with suspense. It’s premise is so twisted and purposefully convoluted, we are like spectators at a professional tennis match, thinking the answer is in one direction and then another and then back again over and over. Well-acted and confidently directed (Marquad…

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