- General info
'The Revenant' meets 'Last of the Mohicans', 'Edge of the World' is an epic, swashbuckling adventure story that inspired 'The Man Who Would Be King' and 'Apocalypse Now'. Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors) as Sir James Brook, the English adventurer who fought pirates and slavery to rule a kingdom in the jungles of Borneo in 1840. As he embarks on a lifelong crusade to end head-hunting, like Lawrence of Arabia, Brooke defied the Empire to free a nation.
- Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Josie Ho, Dominic Monaghan, Ralph Ineson, Hannah New, Otto Farrant, Bront Palarae, Atiqah Hasiholan, Wan Hanafi Su, Shaheizy Sam, Kahar Jimi, Peter John, Yusuf Mahardika, Samo Rafael
- Michael Haussman
- Rob Allyn, Conroy Chi-Chung Chan, Josie Ho
- Rob Allyn
- White Rajah
- Signature Entertainment
- Action & Adventure, Drama, New Releases
- Release Date:
- Run Time:
- 104 minutes
- English Dolby Digital 5.1
- DVD Regions:
- Region 2
- Aspect Ratio:
- Widescreen 2.40:1
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- Edge of the World review by Alphaville
You know those historical documentaries with dramatised reconstructions that never seem real? This whole film is like a series of those reconstructions… plus a laughably sonorous voiceover to fill in the gaps. Little plot, cardboard characters, risible dialogue, phone-in acting, bland direction.
It’s billed as ‘a swashbuckling adventure’. If only. There’s a woke message here as real-life Victorian adventurer Sir James Brook boats through the Borneo jungle fighting slavery, but few will care. Apparently his story inspired Apocalypse Now. If only art-house director Michael Haussman had binge-watched Apocalypse Now to find inspiration for this turgid art-house drama.
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