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Edward II (1992)

Edward II

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Average Rating: 7.6/10
Reviews Counted: 8
Fresh: 8 | Rotten: 0

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

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Release Date: Mar 20, 1992 Limited

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

AUDIENCE SCORE

Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 1,257

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Movie Info

Two years before director Derek Jarman died of AIDS, he directed this extremely ambitious variation on Christopher Marlowe's 16th-century play. While Marlowe is the root of this film, Jarman has taken a great deal of leeway with the manner of presentation. The story revolves around King Edward's open homosexuality, which eventually led to his murder and succession. Instead of lush historical settings, the film uses bare walls and dirt floors and puts the cast into smart suits. This "staginess" … More

Rating:
R (for strong violence and sexuality, and for some language.)
Genre:
Drama
Directed By:
Written By:
Ken Butler , Christopher Marlowe , Derek Jarman , Stephen McBride
In Theaters:
On DVD:
Jun 14, 2005
Runtime:

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Critic Reviews for Edward II

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (0) | DVD (2)

impossible to forget

Full Review… | June 21, 2005
Filmcritic.com

Jarman's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's [play] still resonates, but more from its depiction of power-at-any-cost than bold representation of homosexual love and culture.

Full Review… | November 12, 2004

Bares its anger at the ongoing repressive and homophobic nature of the Thatcher British government.

Full Review… | April 6, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A highly styized screen version of Christopher Marlowe's 14th century drama

Full Review… | July 19, 2003
Spirituality and Practice

Weird, fascinating, and not for everyone

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Edward II

Yeah...not one of my favourites.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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½

I hate that when there are no critics reviews listed, that Flixster just gives it a critical rating of 100%. How annoying! Basically, this movie is a mess that is probably better on stage but a mess moviewise.

SunilJawahir
Sunil Jawahir

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