Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness (2010)

Casino Royale's Martin Campbell returns to familiar territory with this adaptation of his own 1985 BBC miniseries -- a mystery starring Mel Gibson as a detective looking into his political-activist daughter's death and uncovering… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 11, 2010
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Critic Score: 56% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: For better and for worse, Edge of Darkness offers vintage Mel Gibson, working within the familiar framework of a bloody revenge thriller.

Rafer Guzman

Gibson, of course, snaps and snarls and blows out some brains with a joylessness that is thoroughly enjoyable. It's like he never left.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Edge of Darkness is a meathead revenge picture, but it's very satisfying.

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Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

A thoughtful and harrowing drama about the lengths people will go to survive - and the changes of heart that one person undergoes to help them.

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Wally Hammond
Time Out

Scriptwriters William Monahan and Andrew Bovell have sadly sacrificed some of the original's cultural specificity and its slow-burn quality.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Campbell and his cinematographer, Phil Meheux, create a pervasive sense of dread, with danger lurking around every corner of Boston and its environs.

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Dave White

Films like this are musicals for people who enjoy gunfire and Mel Gibson being shouty. They're that satisfyingly heightened version of reality no one actually gets to experience.

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Anthony Lane
New Yorker

I liked the pace and the pulse of the film, but it launches no genuine surprise and, despite being irradiated with scenes of sickness and morbid one-liners, has little afterglow.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

Edge of Darkness is reasonably well executed, but its competence reeks of fatigue. Another dead kid. Another angry dad. Another day at the office.

Joshua Starnes

Adapted from the landmark BBC mini-series by original director Martin Campbell, Edge of Darkness is a polished piece of political suspense masquerading as a crime drama and pulling off both rather successfully.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Christian C
I've seen this film before, when it was titled something else just as unmemorable. Gibson played the same character in that movie too. Why waste the time… More
Brian De Guelle
one of those movies where the trailer is better then the movie itself.
Jens S.
Mel Gibson's return as angry dad avenging his daughter's death works for the longest time, also thanks to a really interesting minor character. The… More
Anthony Lawrie
What a strange and varied portfolio of films Martin Campbell has under his belt. I've not always been a fan but good news is, I thought Edge of Darkness… More
Stuart Brooks
Decent enough thriller, is a remake from what I understand, so would genuinely like to see the original.
Alex roy
Edge of Darkness is a fairly decent conspiracy thriller that though flawed, I enjoyed somewhat. The film starts well enough to grab your attention, and it… More

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