Edward II
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars
Considered a fine example of gay and lesbian cinema, Derek Jarman's take on Christopher Marlowe's late 16th-century play The Troublesome Reign of Edward II offers an intriguing blend of the production's original language and modern colloquialisms and settings that transcend time to tell the story of the British King who openly rejected his wife and took on a male lover. Jarman deliberately blended past and present to make the statement that -- despite modern lip service to political correctness and more tolerant attitudes towards personal differences, society really hasn't… More

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"impossible to forget"
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"A highly styized screen version of Christopher Marlowe's 14th century drama"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Jarman's adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's [play] still resonates, but more from its depiction of power-at-any-cost than bold representation of homosexual love and culture."
‑ S. James Wegg, JWR
"Weird, fascinating, and not for everyone"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Bares its anger at the ongoing repressive and homophobic nature of the Thatcher British government."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
More reviews for Edward II on Rotten Tomatoes