Edison (Edison Force)

2006

Edison (Edison Force)

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Corruption is the law of the land in the every-city of Edison, and the only soul brave enough to peer into the fire and face the wrath of an entire squad of corrupt cops is a fresh-faced journalist in this neo-noir thriller from television director-turned-feature helmer David J. Burke. Joshua Pollack (Justin Timberlake) has discovered a glitch in the system, and as a fledgling journalist he sees it as his duty to expose the corruption. When Pollack misjudges the depth of the authoritative decay and his girlfriend is hospitalized following a brutal attack by the alliance of crooked cops known as F.R.A.T., he soon decides to take action and prove that even those who believe themselves to be above the law still aren't beyond its reach.

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  • Dec 23, 2012
    Not a bad cop film. Great cast here, but almost low quality in appearance. I don't know if they were trying to go for gritty or something here, but the "style" of filming, if there really was a purpose behind it, it's really lacking in quality. As a side note, while the journalistic practices portrayed in this film aren't entirely correct, the writers get it right more often than not, and as a journalist-in-training, I can really appreciate that.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • Aug 09, 2009
    "<b>Edison Force</b> is a good thriller. I was surprised that with it being good and with the cast it has, that it was a film that went straight to DVD. I enjoyed the story and thought all of the acting was solid. I am usually a disbeliever of rappers and singers being good actors, but LL Cool J continues to prove me wrong. I really enjoy him in movies. Plus he's nice eye candy. Justin Timberlake was also good in this. I've see in a few movies now. His acting has definitely gotten better since this movie. The movie is your basic cops gone bad with a news reporter seeking out the truth trying to expose those said cops. Although the story is not original, it is still good. I would see it again."
  • Jun 25, 2009
    Lol this is a knock off of Swat. Same type of motive, people, and story. Yet, it is almost as enjoyable. Not quite though. Oh, wait! One more thing. Isn't LL Cool J in Swat? True Rating EE: Extreme Emulation
    Joseph E Super Reviewer
  • Oct 19, 2008
    I am baffled as to what the director of 'Edison' was actually tring to achieve. Is this meant to be some dystopian view of the corporate society gone horribly wrong? Or an all guns blazing action-comedy? With such a haphazard tone built into such a ludicrous screenplay, the question I should be asking is what on earth are Oscar winners Kevin Spacey and Morgan Freeman doing in such a cheap and lazy motion picture? Okay, so I gather that the plot concerns some secret police unit named F.RA.T that is corrupt from the get-go. Even judges are in on the money-laundering scams. But young journalist Josh Pollack (Justin Timberlake) uncovers the truth after a drugs-operation goes awry, and a man is convicted of a crime he did not commit. The premise sounds more exciting than the execution, I assure you. What confuses me most is that while the action and thriller aspects of the material are poorly written, they are directed competently enough. Actually a couple of moments border on very good. But then the director makes a major mis-step when handling the comedy; it is like witnessing scenes from another film entirely. They don't fit with the story or the atmosphere, and try to make some attempt at lightening the tone. Question: when everything else is just about running smoothly, why tack on such unnecessary filler? Still I am not sure 'Edison' could ever recover from such a flimsy script. The action is a bundle of good-guy bad-guy cliches, and Timberlake and LL Cool J just don't have the energy or ambiguity to make us question their morality. You can guess the outcome of each scene before it dawns, and the lengths to which the screenplay assumes itself intelligent is almost laughable. 'Edison' also suffers technically, particularly with the editing. Scenes move too fast, cars seemingly jumping from one place to another with little coherence and pace. But what leaves you feeling so detached is the inability to get caught up in the story; a joke it is, but some effort in getting us in on the joke would probably have done the picture some good. As for Spacey and Freeman, well their talent is wasted; figures for name-dropping when the plot proves to dull and inept to sell itself. I can't imagine even die-hard action junkies getting much love out of 'Edison'. From the ridiculous unravelling of the plot, in an almost insanely ignorant world, to the nauseatingly perfect ending that you have to laugh at to avoid getting worked up. Stupidity best sums up the writing, but I didn't feel to clever myself having wasted my time thinking 'Edison' was actually going somewhere.
    John A Super Reviewer

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