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

Lifetime’s latest thriller movie ‘Driven to the Edge’, which premiered on July 5, manages to grasp your attention at the very beginning itself by introducing Jaye (Danielle Burgess), a psychopathic rideshare driver, who is seen bludgeoning her customers from the latest ride to death using a baseball bat. What makes her character further fascinating is…

Lifetime’s latest thriller film’Driven to the Edge’, which premiered on July 5, manages to grasp your attention in the beginning itself by introducing Jaye (Danielle Burgess), a psychopathic rideshare motorist, who’s seen bludgeoning her customers from the latest ride to death using a baseball bat. Why is her character further fascinating is that she loves re-watching the tapes of her barbarous killings over and over again. 

The movie establishes at the first few minutes that Jaye is a serial killer, who murders people on a normal basis drawing inspiration from several other notable killers. She’s never guilty of what she does and spares nobody. However, a different side to Jaye is shown when she meets Tess (Taylor Spreitler), an aspiring fashion designer, that she crosses paths with during a shared taxi ride. Jaye retains her true identity hidden from Tess. 

Despite Tess’s reluctance to share her number with a stranger, Jaye manages to befriend her. Whereas Tess continues to live with the impression which Jaye is a realtor, who lives lavishly \soon, they are seen grabbing lunch together and playing baseball. As time passes, the proximity with Jaye of Tess becomes evident and the former friends express suspicion on the intentions of the latter . However, Tess is convinced that Jaye is her true buddy and proceeds to ignore the warnings against her best friend Olive (Amanda Grace Benitez). 

On watching Jaye’s remedy of Tess, you can’t help but wonder why the serial killer’s strangely obsessed with someone she met on a random day, who she wouldn’t want to hurt. The puzzle factor is retained by the movie . Not the film reveals the reason behind Jaye’s obsession with Tess, which traces its origins back to their own youth\. Tess and Jaye are blood sisters, who have been separated at a young age. Jaye comes looking for Tess expecting she would be helped by her god in her pursuit of getting the biggest killer ever\. Will Tess turn her back Jaye or join \with her sister in committing crimes? Well, you have to see’Driven to the Edge’ to come across the solution. 

The thriller movie has done a good job in creating a highly manipulative psychopathic character, whose ruthlessness and jagged ways become imprinted in your minds. Although of her kills resemble one another, the pleasure she seeks out of every of them adds an edge\.  The performance of burgess warrants appreciation, for she brilliantly brings her character to life, headlining the entire movie. 

As far as the plotline is worried,’Driven to the Edge’ does not provide anything outstanding. The mystery and suspense elements will cause you to want to see it till the very last. The relationship between Tess and Jaye gives rise to a lot of questions, for which an answer can be found by you \just in the end. 

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

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