Edge of the World (2021) torrent download

Edge of the World

2021

Adventure / Drama

5.3

Synopsis

The adventures of Sir James Brooke, who defied the British Empire to rule a jungle kingdom in 1840s Borneo, embarked on a lifelong crusade to end piracy, slavery and head-hunting, and inspired LORD JIM and THE MAN WHO WOULD BE KING.

Director

Michael Haussman

Cast

Jonathan Rhys Meyers
as Sir James Brooke
Josie Ho
as Madame Lim
Dominic Monaghan
as Crookshank
Hannah New
as Elizabeth Crookshank
Ralph Ineson
as Sir Edward Beech
Bront Palarae
as Pengiran Indera Mahkota

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by horst69 1 /10

It's one of those

Low budget production, paint-by-numbers screenplay, and more than just a whiff of reenactment .

The cast isn't too shabby , but they got nothing to work with .

I'd give an extra star for some of the actors, but the usual fake high ratings need to be fought at all times, so there .

Either way, avoid even when intoxicated .

Reviewed by roguegrafix 6 /10

Interesting but slow

This is quite an interesting story but the execution of it is pretty slow and plodding. The script suffers from too many unfinished sub-plots and the director seems intent on trying to show the inner demons of Brooke's mind rather than tell a good story. As such, there are elements of Heart of Darkness but it is certainly not A Man Who Would Be King or Apocalypse Now. Indeed, it is a rather confusing and drawn-out affair.

Reviewed by root99 8 /10

Solid jungle adventure flick

I loved the atmosphere of the trailer and wasn't disappointed by the movie. The subject it tackles is vast and cannot be packed into less than 2 hours.

I cannot attest to the historical accuracy of the movie though it's based on true characters and events.

The film captures the mood of the jungle and a man running away from himself perfectly.

The cinematography and soundtrack were brilliant. Where it stumbles a bit, rather than fall is the screenplay, the native people's portrayal was a bit too one dimensional as is the relationship with the lead character's love. I would've loved the film to explore it more. There is enough material in the story to have made a full season TV show.

Overall an 8/10 movie by me and a solid jungle adventure flick, 2 stars less for not fleshing out the other characters which could've made the movie brilliant.

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