TV Review – EDGE: THE LONER (2015)

Edge the LonerEdge: The Loner (TV) (2015; USA; Colour; 62m) ∗½  d. Shane Black; w. Shane Black, Fred Dekker; ph. Dante Spinotti; m. Brian Tyler.  Cast: Max Martini, Ryan Kwanten, Yvonne Strahovski, Alicja Bachleda, William Sadler, Beau Knapp, Robert Bailey Jr., Noah Segan. A Union officer turned cowboy roams the Old West in the post-Civil War era on a quest for revenge in this series based on the best-selling books of the same name. Martini gives a one-note performance in this familiar tale further marred by over-the-top violence, misfiring black humour and one-dimensional characters. Pilot for Amazon TV series is based on the books by George C. Gilman (Terry Harknett). [15]