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Edward II

Edward II (1992)

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Release Date: Mar 20, 1992 Limited

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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"

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Ken Butler, Christopher Marlowe, Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride

Jun 14, 2005

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impossible to forget

June 21, 2005 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
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.

November 12, 2004 Full Review Source: JWR

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

April 6, 2004 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

July 19, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Weird, fascinating, and not for everyone

August 21, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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Yeah...not one of my favourites.
June 23, 2008
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.
September 15, 2009
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