88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Mamet is a writer who turns off some audiences, and almost everything that might bother them is in Edmond: foul language, raging machismo, violence and seemingly bigoted tirades. But almost everything audiences like about him is there too: candor, suspense, ideas, crackling slang, vivid characters.
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80

Film Threat

While the episodic script feels fragmented, Macy’s consistency unifies Edmond’s journey.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
In Mamet's understanding, straight white maleness is the most powerful weapon such men have. It can also be illusory, which is why the last scenes of Edmond are so touching.
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75

Miami Herald

By Marta Barber
Admirers of the author will find in Edmond all the elements that turned Mamet into a favorite.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
We're in David Mamet World. William H. Macy -- the quintessential player of Mamet men in all their impacted rage -- stars in this claustrophobic adaptation.
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63

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Written in the aftermath of a bitter divorce, Mamet's paranoid rant -- an explosion of middle-aged, white-collar, white-men's rage at losing ground to everyone, from women, hustlers, African Americans and homosexuals to the younger generation nipping at their heels -- is as bilious as ever, but time has overtaken and defanged it.
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63

New York Post

It may be too bleak for most.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
An intriguing, disquieting, but ultimately overdrawn nightmare.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
For hard-core David Mamet fans only...Edmond serves to remind you how artificial the dialogue and dramaturgy truly was in early Mamet.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
From the beginning, Edmond is too self-absorbed for us to care much about his fate, but like the proverbial train wreck, you can't tear your eyes - or your ears - away from the spectacle.
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61 out of 100
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