‘Driven to the Edge’ Review: A serial killer with dark secrets keeps you hooked to the Lifetime thriller

Lifetime’s newest thriller film ‘Pushed to the Edge’, which premiered on July 5, manages to grasp your consideration at the very starting itself by introducing Jaye (Danielle Burgess), a psychopathic rideshare driver, who’s seen bludgeoning her prospects from the newest trip to loss of life utilizing a baseball bat. What makes her character additional fascinating is the proven fact that she enjoys re-watching the tapes of her brutal killings time and again. 

The film establishes in the first couple of minutes that Jaye is a serial killer, who murders folks frequently drawing inspiration from different notable killers. She’s by no means responsible of what she does and spares nobody. Nonetheless, a special aspect to Jaye is revealed when she meets Tess (Taylor Spreitler), an aspiring clothier, who she crosses paths with throughout a shared taxi trip. Jaye keeps her true id hidden from Tess. 

Regardless of Tess’s reluctance to share her quantity with a stranger, Jaye manages to befriend her. Quickly, they’re seen grabbing lunch collectively and taking part in baseball, whereas Tess continues to reside with the impression that Jaye is a realtor, who lives lavishly. Nonetheless, as time passes, Tess’s proximity with Jaye turns into evident and the former’s mates categorical suspicion over the latter’s intentions with Tess. However, Tess is satisfied that Jaye is her true buddy and continues to ignore the warnings from her greatest buddy Olive (Amanda Grace Benitez). 

On witnessing Jaye’s therapy of Tess, you can’t assist however marvel why the serial killer’s surprisingly obsessed with somebody she met on a random day, who she wouldn’t need to damage. The film retains the thriller issue properly all alongside. Not till the finish the film reveals the true motive behind Jaye’s obsession with Tess, which traces its roots again to their childhood. Tess and Jaye are blood sisters, who have been separated at a really younger age. Jaye comes in search of Tess hoping her sibling would assist her in her pursuit of turning into the greatest serial killer ever. Will Tess flip her again on Jaye or be part of arms with her sister in committing heinous crimes? Properly, you want to watch ‘Pushed to the Edge’ to discover the reply. 

The thriller film has achieved a great job in making a extremely manipulative psychopathic character, whose ruthlessness and crooked methods get imprinted in your minds. Though all her kills resemble each other, the pleasure she seeks from every certainly one of them provides an edge to her function.  Burgess’s efficiency deserves appreciation, for she brilliantly brings her character to life, headlining the complete film. 

So far as the plotline is worried, ‘Pushed to the Edge’ doesn’t provide something extraordinary. Nonetheless, the suspense and thriller components will make you need to watch it until the final. The connection between Jaye and Tess provides rise to many questions, for which you can discover a solution solely in the finish. 

‘Pushed to the Edge’ premieres July 5 at 8/7c on Lifetime. 

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