Edward II (1992)

Edward II

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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

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

Cast


as Piers Gaveston

as Queen Isabella

as Mortimer

as Lightborn

as Spencer

as Bishop of Winchester

as The Singer

as Prince Edward

as Chorus of Nobility

as Chorus of Nobility

as Chorus of Nobility

as Chorus of Nobility

as Chorus of Nobility

as Chorus of Nobility

as Chorus of Nobility

as Bishop of York

as Captive Policeman

as Sailor

as Soldier of the Guard

as Man with Snake

as Altar Boy

as Soldier on the Guard

as Soldier on the Guard

as Soldier on the Guard

as Soldier of the Guard

as Wild Girl

as Gym Instructor

as Seamstress

as Seamstress

as Sexy Girl

as Sexy Girl

as Sexy Girl

as Soldier of the Guard

as Elektra Quartet Memb...

as Elektra Quartet Memb...

as Elektra Quartet Memb...

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as Chorus of Nobility
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Critic Reviews for Edward II

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (6)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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May 12, 2001
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Edward II

Yeah...not one of my favourites.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

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

Super Reviewer

This is a very strange movie (mostly for art direction reasons). Anyway, it did make me want to learn more about Edward II. I don't know if I can reccomend this, but Tilda Swinton looks beautiful in every one of her scenes. Umm...Yeah...

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