The Edge of Love - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Edge of Love Reviews

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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
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
March 16, 2009
It felt like a lighting class, not a movie.
Fionnuala Halligan
Screen International
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.
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
Sean Gandert
Paste Magazine
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
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.
Geoff Berkshire
March 12, 2009
Even when Lindsay Lohan's not in a movie she can still screw it up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
Peter Paras
E! Online
April 22, 2009
Unfortunately, like the murky visuals, the story is also muddled.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
May 14, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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-
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
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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
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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
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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
Chris Cabin
March 12, 2009
Has about as much to do with Dylan Thomas as it does the 1984 Summer Olympics.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 2/5
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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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus
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
Rex Roberts
Film Journal International
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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