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The Edge of Love

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United Kingdom · 2008
Rated R · 1h 50m
Director John Maybury
Starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Cillian Murphy
Genre Drama, History, Romance

The Edge of love is a love story of two feisty women and a brilliant, charismatic poet who love both women. One woman Vera Phillips who is his first love and whom he lost for ten year, while other one is his present wife Caitlin who is adventurous and felt same adventurous nature in this charismatic poet, Dylan Thomas, also.

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L.A. Weekly by

Director John Maybury showed a defter hand with the artist biopic in his 1998 Francis Bacon film, "Love Is the Devil." Here he repeatedly falls into the genre’s traps, creating an inert, claustrophobic movie.


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.


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.


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.


The A.V. Club by Noel Murray

The Edge Of Love is more like a museum piece, placing historical figures in frozen positions, and asking us to judge them as the curators do.


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.


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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