The Razor's Edge

The Razor's Edge

DVD - 2002
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Larry returns home from WWI disillusioned with his materialistic society, and his quest for inner peace leads him to reject his rich fiancee and go searching for truth in the Himalayas.
Audience: OFA rating: PG.
Publisher: Culver City : Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2002.
ISBN: 9780767897396
0767897390
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC Razor
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (129 min.) : digital, sound, colour ; 12 cm
Language Note: In English with French subtitles.
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

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swyckl
Oct 27, 2014

I enjoyed this DVD. It is good for children to watch. Strong story. Well acted.

lotussuccess Mar 25, 2014

must see movie...black and white is the best for ths intense drama story

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garymanning
Feb 04, 2014

I see a lot of comment on miscast of Bill Murray and his inability to show emotion. After spending many years in WWI the reactions are normal and his "not surprised" attitude IS very believable...a great movie and Murray was real good if you can forget his typecasting as a comedian

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Monolith
Jul 24, 2013

Bill Murray was likely not the right choice for the protagonist here. Although his boyish playful comic sequences were charming and enjoyable, the life experiences of Larry Darrell were heavy, and seriously emotional -- and Murray doesn't show any. Deadpan just doesn't cut it when you're looking at your fiancée's corpse with her throat cut... I love most of the man's work and his timing on delivering his style of humor; but he wandered into foreign territory as a young man here, and I don't think he was prepared.

SkycycleX2 May 07, 2013

"The Razor's Edge" by W. Somerset Maugham is one of my favorite books, I've read it several times and I recommend it. There still hasn't been a good movie made of it.
This was an early-career labor of love for Bill Murray, which I understand, but he miscast himself and that's the biggest problem with the movie. He's not bad, just wrong for the main character, Larry Darrell. He also co-wrote the screenplay and made some odd changes from the book that don't seem to enhance the story or make it better for cinema.
The first movie version of the book with Tyrone Power is also not good mostly for Power's wooden performance and for being overly melodramatic.
I wonder if there will ever be a good movie of Maugham's The Razor's Edge.

dgr Jan 03, 2013

I love this film.

I just watched the original with Tyrone Power and that has strengths but it's a bit dated.

I think Bill Murray gave this film exactly what it needed; the touch of humor that Maugham probably wanted.

All the actors are perfect and it's a beautiful film.

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Monolith
Jul 24, 2013

Tibetan Monk: "The pathway to salvation is as narrow and as difficult to walk as a razor's edge."

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