60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
The film belongs to the women, with Knightley going from strength to strength (and showing she can sing!) and Miller again proving that she has everything it takes to be a major movie star.
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60

Empire

By Olly Richards
The cast is strong and the first act has an intriguingly dreamy quality, but it gives way to a soggy ending.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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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50

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
That none of the protagonists earns the audience's sympathy is more likely a failure of the real-life characters rather than the actors, who deliver fine performances -- especially Rhys, who seems to be channeling Richard Burton channeling Dylan Thomas at his most manipulatively loutish.
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50

Variety

While the period drama has several redeeming features, tonally it's all over the map, veering between artsy stylization and hum-drum, sometimes almost twee melodrama.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The Edge of Love may be intended as a biopic of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, but it’s destined to be remembered as the movie that brought Keira Knightley and Sienna Miller into the same bathtub.
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40

Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Sometimes glossy, sometimes hard-edged, the film alternates between glitz and unpleasantness and ends as a kind of glum soap opera, too glam to be bleak and too bleak to be so glam.
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40

The New York Times

By Manohla Dargis
The story here, plucked from Thomas's life and embellished, proves almost entirely devoid of interest.
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38

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations.
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38

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
A "great poet" movie, the poet in this case being Dylan Thomas, and it's utter bollocks.
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39 out of 100
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