The Edge of Love
The Edge of Love (2008)

This beautifully drawn love story explores the bohemian underworld of war-torn London and the intimate complexities of two young couples whose lives and loves become dangerously intertwined.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 15, 2008
DVD Release Date: July 14, 2009
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite effective performances from Knightley and Miller, The Edge of Love lacks a coherent narrative.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

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.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

[Knightley & Miller] frolicking on the beach ... could easily be a couple of models from a Boden fashion shoot at play.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

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.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

The movie makes for an engaging enough period piece.

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

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.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

This may be Knightley's first truly mature performance. Too bad it arrives wrapped in doggerel.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

When it's over...we have to wonder why any of it mattered in the first place.

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Flixster Audience Score: 43% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
I'm no fan of Keira Rat-Face Knightley, but I have to say, she is photographed remarkably well in this movie. Her singing scenes are gorgeous with the… More
Cynthia S.
Much better than what I expected from the reviews. Story, acting, and characters were all very well done. In case youre expecting a mix of war action, and… More
Dean King
A well made film with a strong cast and good production values. Good use of cinematography and some good acting talent on show. I was very impressed with the… More
Jim Hunter
This film is full of sound and fury but signifies nothing. It's a poor man's <i>Atonement</i> with more sex and less love, more violence… More
Bruce Bruce
This is the type of film that one minute you hate it and the next minute your thinking this isn't bad, but never think this is swell or outstanding. The… More
jay nixon
Dull, dreary darkly light drama that fails to engage the viewer with the characters or their travails. Keira looks beautiful and very at home in the period… More