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Edward II (1992)

Edward II


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

Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

No critic reviews yet...

Release Date: Mar 20, 1992 Limited


Average Rating: 3.6/5
User Ratings: 1,259


Movie Info

Considered a fine example of gay and lesbian cinema, Derek Jarman's take on Christopher Marlowe's late 16th-century play The Troublesome Reign of Edward II offers an intriguing blend of the production's original language and modern colloquialisms and settings that transcend time to tell the story of the British King who openly rejected his wife and took on a male lover. Jarman deliberately blended past and present to make the statement that -- despite modern lip service to political correctness … More

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


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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

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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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.

Sunil Jawahir

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