Edmond

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Released 2005

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Edmond

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Director:
Stuart Gordon
Released:
2005
Rating:
R
Edmond is a dramatic thriller film directed by Stuart Gordon based on the David Mamet play of the same name that centers on Edmond Burke (William H. Macy), a businessman who decides to change his life due to a fortuneteller's (Frances Bay) advice and leaves his wife (Rebecca Pidgeon). Feeling that his marriage has destroyed his masculinity, Edmond sets out to prove himself by visiting a strip club. As his frustration grows with each attempt, he makes to gain control over his life as he is thrown out of the strip club, a peep show, and a bordello. Edmond finds himself in need of cash to get what he wants and meets the fists of a street card dealer (Dule Hill). When Edmond's slow downfall into violence leads to a murder conviction after he killed a waitress (Julia Stiles) in a fit of rage and a life sentence in jail, he slowly discovers just want the fortuneteller's predication had been in the first place.moreless

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  • 70

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    Mr. Macy, a master at playing sticks of human dynamite in mild-mannered camouflage, gives the nerviest screen performance of his career.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Gene Seymour

    Edmond does, on the surface, seem very much a contemporary tale of urban terror. Yet despite the best efforts of all concerned, what seemed explosive and provocative two decades ag...

  • 50

    Variety Scott Foundas

    Despite agreeably short running time and committed performances, Edmond is rendered inert by its stagy atmosphere and failure to fully mine the depths of its protagonist's complex ...

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    Drama

    Themes

    Psychological, Independent, Thrillers, Crime