Edmond Reviews

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July 6, 2007
This is a small film with a big payback, like a series of tableaux that illustrate how a mildmannered Mr Everyman can become viciously untamed.
July 6, 2007
It plays like a low-cal Falling Down, with all the rage of Michael Douglas's office malcontent but none of his dark humour. Possibly the weakest thing Mamet has ever written.
July 6, 2007
If it's a relic you're determined to catch at the movies this week, check out Edmond.
July 6, 2007
The great man lets rip with deafening flatulent macho nonsense in a truly awful movie, one of the very worst US pictures to be released here in years.
July 6, 2007
This is not an easy watch, but it is awfully honest art.
July 6, 2007
The director fails to breathe any sort of life into a piece practically carbon-dated by its flailing assaults on political correctness.
July 6, 2007
Be thankful it's not longer; at 80 minutes, one may still derive some perverse pleasure from the silliness of it all.
November 17, 2006
Quintessential David Mamet: brainy, playful, engaging.
September 1, 2006
The last handful of scenes, featuring Bokeem Woodbine as an acquaintance of Edmond's, are worth the price of a ticket.
August 25, 2006
As with most Mamet scripts, this includes multiple monologues, and the cast delivers them with fervor. But the delivery can't conceal that these diatribes are directed at topics that no longer are pertinent.
July 28, 2006
Makes little sense as a character study, and borders on nonsense as a screed on race in America.
July 27, 2006
The most effective Mamet play adaptation I've seen since James Foley's blistering 1992 Glengarry Glen Ross.
July 27, 2006
... the new film adaptation works as a tough, flavorful dark night of the soul, as a middle-aged drone finally has his moment of clarity, which looks a lot like madness.
July 26, 2006
Edmond posits that the fury of a sexist, racist psychopath lies just beneath the surface of even the mildest man. In other words, we're in David Mamet World.
July 21, 2006
Despite agreeably short running time and committed perfs, Edmond is rendered inert by its stagy atmosphere and failure to fully mine the depths of its protagonist's complex psyche.
July 19, 2006
After a while, I simply couldn't empathize with Edmond and all his pain and suffering, and certainly not with all his exposed bigotries and delusions.
July 17, 2006
Depressing, disgusting, and dated, Edmond is worth braving to experience America's best-known serious playwright at his most gruesomely undiluted.
July 17, 2006
There is no actor more at ease with battered nerves than William H. Macy.
July 14, 2006
A thriller that's dated, pointless and sludgy slow (even clocking in at 76 minutes).
July 14, 2006
Edmond is too self-absorbed for us to care much about his fate, but like the proverbial train wreck, you can't tear your eyes -- or your ears -- away from the spectacle.
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