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The Edge of Love Reviews

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
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
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
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.
March 20, 2009
The movie makes for an engaging enough period piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
March 19, 2009
The Edge of Love is the sort of muddled melodrama that has little to say about love, or anything else.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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
March 19, 2009
Like a museum piece, placing historical figures in frozen positions, and asking us to judge them as the curators do.
Full Review | Original Score: C
March 17, 2009
Occasionally, Angelo Badalamenti's fine score will pleasantly remind you of Mulholland Drive. Knightley and Miller's pseudo-sapphic tub-splashing will not.
March 16, 2009
I thought it looked incredible.
March 16, 2009
It felt like a lighting class, not a movie.
March 16, 2009
The best thing The Edge of Love could do for you is to send you back to Thomas's poetry. Dash this folderol. Open Under Milk Wood.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
March 12, 2009
The Edge of Love has, as they say, all the tools, all the elements that usually make for success. It ought to be coaxing superlatives from all and sundry, but instead it leaves a bitter, unsatisfying aftertaste that lingers in the mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 12, 2009
Director John Maybury showed a defter hand with the artist biopic in his 1998 Francis Bacon film, Love Is the Devil.
June 19, 2008
While the period drama has several redeeming features, tonally it's all over the map, veering between artsy stylization and hum-drum, sometimes almost twee melodrama.
June 18, 2008
The film succeeds as a deeply involving study of men and women caught up in a whirlwind beyond their control.