I was fortunate enough to catch a free screening for this film in Los Angeles and I'm proud to say I was more than satisfied. Edison is powerful, action packed, edge of your seat excitement. LL Cool J is a cop caught between a rock and a hard place because the business which is suppose to be enforcing justice becomes more than just protecting the law. Justin Timberlake is "Pollack" a naive young journalist trying to get to the bottom of the suspicious actions surrounding the "First Response And Tactical" aka the "F.R.A.T." The film is provocative and has a quality blend of mind blowing action and an extraordinarily riveting plot. Morgan Freeman manages to do it again, this time as the mentor and veteran journalist who's challenging force becomes an encouragement to the aspirations of Pollack. The most impressive aspect in this film is the pacing that director David J. Burke chooses to set as the tone for the film. Though there are points where the plot moves slower than others, it still advocates a movement that will keep an audience captivated and enthralled till the final showdown. If you are looking for the type of action film that's a psychological thriller or slapstick comedy, then you should hold onto your money till the return of "Keyser Soze" or "Rush Hour 3." Edison is simply a popcorn and soda, sit back and relax, shoot em up that will have you leaving the theater smiling.
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Edison is a movie starring Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, and Justin Timberlake. Upon discovering a den of corrupt policemen, a fresh-faced journalist makes shaky allies in a jaded reporter and investigator for a powerful district...
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Josh Pollack, a naive and ambitious reporter, is convinced the F.R.A.T., an elite force within the Edison Police Department, is corrupted. Working on a homicide case, he begins to unearth evidence which suggests that the entire justice system is willingly turning a blind eye to the abuses of the this force. When his life and that of his girlfriend are threatened from his research, he join forces with his editor, a once-famous reporter, and a renown private detective to bring down the F.R.A.T. and every one behind it.
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In a crooked time where there are questions that can't be answered and demands that go without questioning; who can you trust?Reviewed byGeorge_LangworthVote: 8/10
i saw this movie at the toronto film festival with fairly solid expectations. the movie has a great cast and was closing at the festival so it must be good, right? how wrong i was.
i knew we were in trouble when before the film the director was talking about how when he was directing an episode of wiseguy he met an unknown actor named kevin spacey (a director/writer of wiseguy making his feature debut = blah)... well the director/writer of Edison must have some incriminating pictures of kevin spacey killing a homeless man, because i cannot see how he (along with the other actors in the film) would ever agree to be in this disaster.
this movie is absolutely appalling! it's a mixture of every cop hard boiled cliché ever. there is nothing new with Edison. the acting was bad and the direction was even worse. it looked like that aforementioned episode of wiseguy. this was the best casted direct to video movie i've ever seen.
some examples of just bad silly moments in Edison... morgan freeman dancing around his apartment for no reason to rock and roll music... justin timberlake getting creative criticism from his belle while his apartment is surrounded by candles... llcoolj driving a vintage firebird... 3 guys being shot in the head...
this movie is the opposite of good.
STAY AWAY FROM EDISON!
Oh please... the worst movie ever?? Not even close. Any movie with Spacey and Freeman can't be all that bad. McDermott was actually pretty good. His 'bad boy cop' routine worked and LL Cool Jay was even OK as his partner. Nothing special but come on. Worst movie? You obviously don't see that many!
Bad cops vs cub reporter / aging veteran reporter. Not the most original story but there were enough action scenes to keep me interested and with the exception of Timberlake, the acting was good and the directing was quick and clean.
The worst part of the movie was Spaceys wig.