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The Edge of Love Reviews

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Jason Best
Movie Talk
November 22, 2010
[Knightley & Miller] frolicking on the beach ... could easily be a couple of models from a Boden fashion shoot at play.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Despite the supposed passion that such material should inspire, what is presented is an emotionally void "love" story, which features three cold, distant, and un-likeable characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 23, 2009
When it's over...we have to wonder why any of it mattered in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
July 8, 2009
Maybury tackles the great Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love, a speculative investigation into a cloudy period of the poet and dramatist's personal life. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 14, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
May 8, 2009
Ah, the London Blitz. Bombs falling, buildings on fire, people dying all around. Good times, good times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Paras
E! Online
April 22, 2009
Unfortunately, like the murky visuals, the story is also muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
April 19, 2009
A bit too arty and concerned with quasi-historical detail to catch fire as a romance (doomed or otherwise), and too yawningly familiar in its major chord plotting to set sail as a honest character ensemble.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Sarah Boslaugh
April 17, 2009
While all the pieces are there for an intriguing film, John Maybury's The Edge of Love never really becomes anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 16, 2009
The Edge of Love is literate and often lovely to look at, but unless you're requesting an off-key bohemian rhapsody, do not go gentle into that good theater.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
April 3, 2009
The Edge of Love holds a lot of promise in its first hour and never completely falls apart, but it's ultimately not the movie it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
April 2, 2009
This may be Knightley's first truly mature performance. Too bad it arrives wrapped in doggerel.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nora Lee Mandel
March 22, 2009
Though very uneven in style and focus . . . the fraught complications among the foursome raise universal issues of freewheeling young love and friendship during wartime.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
March 22, 2009
The picture's combination of stylistic splash and pretentious turgidity makes for a long slog. It may be accurate, but by the time it drags to an end, you won't really care.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Richard Mowe
Boxoffice Magazine
March 20, 2009
A period romance, charged with provocative undercurrents about art, war and the eternal battle of the sexes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
March 20, 2009
For all its vivid evocation of its characters' tomorrow-we-die bonhomie, the film finally never quite convinces viewers of its central subject: the sisterly, almost sapphic bond between Vera and Caitlin.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 20, 2009
The movie makes for an engaging enough period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
March 20, 2009
While Thomas fans will regret seeing their literary hero reduced to a generic drunk, even those awaiting the aforementioned bathtub scene will find it barely worth the effort.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Prairie Miller
March 20, 2009
More a Gary Springer sex brawl than a Blitzkrieg bohemian romp, with Dylan mainly playing incorrigibly horny and urinating on house plants. And a court duel from nowhere, with the entire free love posse nastily at each other's throats. Paging Nancy Grace.
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
March 20, 2009
Booze and jealousy make a toxic cocktail, one that's heavily imbibed with much self-lacerating gusto in the grim British drama The Edge of Love.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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