Time Out says
In the event, Sienna Miller’s trustingly naive Edie finds herself caught between Guy Pearce’s vampiric, ever-superficial Warhol and Hayden Christensen’s folk-rock prophet who sees through all that phoney stuff, yet the latter’s plank-like performance is so laughably wide of the mark (little wonder Bob Dylan threatened legal action to have the character’s identity obscured) it kills any remaining interest in the story. A shame for the rest of the cast, since Pearce’s remarkable portrait of Warhol, suggesting his wilful lack of engagement with the rest of humanity left him a damaged and lonely figure, belongs in a rather more effective context, while Miller’s gutsy investment in the title character is cumulatively touching to behold despite the high cliché count around her. Director George Hickenlooper remains best known for his Coppola doc, ‘Hearts of Darkness’, and one wonders whether the documentary format would have better served the material than this ill-focused drama. Since real-life family and observers chime in over the end credits, perhaps the filmmakers were thinking the same thing.
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