The Edge of Love
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 34%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Joe Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"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."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"[Knightley & Miller] frolicking on the beach ... could easily be a couple of models from a Boden fashion shoot at play."
‑ Jason Best, Movie Talk
"Maybury tackles the great Dylan Thomas in The Edge of Love, a speculative investigation into a cloudy period of the poet and dramatist's personal life. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Unfortunately, like the murky visuals, the story is also muddled."
‑ Peter Paras, E! Online
"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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"The movie makes for an engaging enough period piece."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Despite the supposed passion that such material should inspire, what is presented is an emotionally void "love" story, which features three cold, distant, and un-likeable characters."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
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‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"A bit too arty and concerned with quasi-historical detail to catch fire as a romance (doomed or otherwise), and too yawningly familiar in its major chord plotting to set sail as a honest character ensemble."
‑ Brent Simon, Shared Darkness
"This may be Knightley's first truly mature performance. Too bad it arrives wrapped in doggerel."
‑ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
"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."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"When it's over...we have to wonder why any of it mattered in the first place."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Ah, the London Blitz. Bombs falling, buildings on fire, people dying all around. Good times, good times."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"While all the pieces are there for an intriguing film, John Maybury's The Edge of Love never really becomes anything."
‑ Sarah Boslaugh, Playback:stl
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