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The Edge of Love Reviews

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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
March 16, 2009
It felt like a lighting class, not a movie.
October 18, 2008
Above all else though, it whets the appetite for another look at Dylan Thomas and his wife, a prospect which previously seemed dauntingly difficult for a film-maker to tackle.
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
March 17, 2009
the film ends with a muddle; several stories have been shown onscreen but none of them have really said anything.
Full Review | Original Score: 40/100
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.
March 12, 2009
Even when Lindsay Lohan's not in a movie she can still screw it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 13, 2009
No one seems to know what the movie is about; is it about the friendship, Thomas's life and women, or the war?
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2009
Unfortunately, like the murky visuals, the story is also muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 14, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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-
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
March 19, 2009
A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations with his boozy Irish wife and his young Welsh girlfriend.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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
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
March 12, 2009
Has about as much to do with Dylan Thomas as it does the 1984 Summer Olympics.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
March 19, 2009
Notably only for a first act that credibly depicts a four-way relationship among friends and lovers without tilting embarrassingly toward titillation and/or soap opera.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 13, 2009
British biopic about Dylan Thomas, his wife, Caitlin, and their relationship with another couple is as maudlin as a poet after too many pints.
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