David Mamet’s Edmond is billed as a thriller but I didn’t find it had anything thrilling about it. It was a terrible movie with terrible acting. I borrowed it from the library (at least I didn’t have to pay for it) but I wish I hadn’t. William H. Macy is an actor I normally enjoy but I found him extremely wooden in this movie as the lead character Edmond Burke. The characterization of a man moving rapidly from the prison of a drab corporate life and upper middle-class marriage to the prison of a prison was excessively thin. To the point of being transparent. The portrayal of the laughably naive Burke’s descent through the porn and crime drenched underbelly of a American city is depressing and boring. The only acting I enjoyed was Canadian Frances Bay who played a fortune teller: the entire scene is shown in the deleted scenes on the DVD was good.
My advice… steer clear of this movie.
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