Edmond (2005)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 31, 2005
DVD Release Date: October 3, 2006
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Critic Score: 46% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite an electrifying performance by William H. Macy, David Mamet's one-act morality play translates poorly into a film that is overburdened by dialogue.

Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Be thankful it's not longer; at 80 minutes, one may still derive some perverse pleasure from the silliness of it all.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

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.

Enrique Buchichio
Uruguay Total

Hoy d%uFFFDa, (...) una pieza como Edmond no resulta todo lo inquietante que deber%uFFFDa. Eso quiz%uFFFDs sea lo verdaderamente llamativo.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Quintessential David Mamet: brainy, playful, engaging.

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Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

Go, by all means, but be prepared to take a beating.

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Brian Holcomb

"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.

Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The last handful of scenes, featuring Bokeem Woodbine as an acquaintance of Edmond's, are worth the price of a ticket.

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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times

Makes little sense as a character study, and borders on nonsense as a screed on race in America.

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Rob Gonsalves

Edmond is presented as the cold truth, but it's really just the truth of how the masculinist Mamet feels.

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Flixster Audience Score: 45% Flixster User Reviews
Cast: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ling Bai, Denise Richards, Mena Suvari, Debi Mazar, Jeffrey Combs, Dulé Hill Director:… More
Greg S
A latently racist and mentally addled accountant (William H. Macy) leaves his wife, tours the NYC commercial sex trade, and ends up in prison. Macy's… More
Curtis Lilly
Not terrible. I think David Mamet is a pretty good writer, but a lesson in the meaning of life mixed with gay prison sex and senselessly killing Julia Stiles… More
Pierluigi Puccini
William H. Macy plays with brilliance another lonely wanderer of the night, tired of his pathetic existence. if only Stuart Gordon had more talent behind the… More
Lanning : )
Mamet? Brother. The word "ponderous" comes to mind. That's not good, by the way. "Embarrassing" also seems appropriate. Ah, I have… More
Gordon Anderson
Uneven and at times preposterous study of a dissolutioned man's descent into the dark side. A starry cast service Mamet's vision.

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