The Edge of the World
The Edge of the World (2000)

What happens when the people of a lonely, windswept island can no longer survive as a community ? This Drama/Documentary examines the hardships of such a life and the decisions they must make, whether to stay where their families have… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 14, 2000
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2003
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Mike Edwards
What Culture

In this, his first independent feature film, Powell sets the tone for the rest of his career as he packs the narrative with innovations.

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Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

A flinty, hard-edged melodrama amidst unforgettable landscapes; an early jewel from Michael Powell.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

... a must-see for Powell enthusiasts; the visuals are indescribably forceful.

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Christopher Null

Powell's early ability with the camera is readily apparent here

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Michael Powell entered the golden age of his career with The Edge of the World.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Told with old-fashioned simplicity yet avoiding any trace of sentimentality or emotionalism, it's a small-scale masterpiece that shouldn't be missed by anyone interested in cinematic storytelling at its most compelling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 80% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Residents of a small Scottish isle come to terms with the fact that their way of life has come to an end. The seas nearby can no longer provide enough fish to… More
cody franklin
Mike Powell's 1st real film and a good first effort. I liked the idea of the story more than the execution.The location is amazing and i would like to see… More