The Edge of Love Synopsis
Two women are best friends and rivals for the love of poet Dylan Thomas.
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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...
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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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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,...
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Variety

While the period drama has several redeeming features, tonally it's all over the map, veering between artsy stylization and hum-drum,...
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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...
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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...
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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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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A stagy, arty, and uncompelling account of the Welsh writer and his menage-y relations.
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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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Rated NR | For disturbing war images, some sexuality and language