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An encounter with a fortune-teller leads businessman Edmond to confront the emptiness of his life and marriage. Appalled, he flees into the vortex of the city's underbelly, plummeting into a free fall he mistakes for liberation. To Edmond's surprise, it's dark outside: hookers charge, pimps are violent, and the guy on the corner is a conman. Edmond is robbed, beaten and left bewildered. But there's a strange comfort at the bottom. Exhilarated by a random act of violence, Edmond picks up a waitress, Glenna, but their riotous sex play leads first to conflict and then to murder.… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 46%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Be thankful it's not longer; at 80 minutes, one may still derive some perverse pleasure from the silliness of it all."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"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."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Hoy d%uFFFDa, (...) una pieza como Edmond no resulta todo lo inquietante que deber%uFFFDa. Eso quiz%uFFFDs sea lo verdaderamente llamativo."
‑ Enrique Buchichio, Uruguay Total
"David Mamet's genius as a weaver of words and observer of human interaction is put on full display here ...."
‑ Felix Gonzalez Jr., DVD Review
"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."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Quintessential David Mamet: brainy, playful, engaging."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Go, by all means, but be prepared to take a beating."
‑ Ron Stringer, L.A. Weekly
""Edmond" is beyond black comedy, it's a comedy in almost total stygian darkness. A comedy where the laughs make you cough up razor blades."
‑ Brian Holcomb, PopMatters
"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."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"It didn't work."
‑ , Sun Online
"The last handful of scenes, featuring Bokeem Woodbine as an acquaintance of Edmond's, are worth the price of a ticket."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Makes little sense as a character study, and borders on nonsense as a screed on race in America."
‑ Bill Stamets, Chicago Sun-Times
"Edmond is presented as the cold truth, but it's really just the truth of how the masculinist Mamet feels."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"Is this about the nihilistic plight of the alienated, or just nihilistic? A coal-dark satire, or just needlessly dark? The uncomfortable Edmond asks more questions than it answers."
‑ Stuart McGurk, thelondonpaper
"Edmond is a slight, self-consciously arty affair that starts off like a gloomy version of Falling Down before petering out with a deeply anti-climatic ending."
‑ , Daily Mirror [UK]
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