Edge of Darkness (2010)



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

Movie Info

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 layers of governmental conspiracies in the process. William Monahan (The Departed) provides the screenplay for the GK Films production, co-starring Ray Winstone and Danny Huston. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

Rating: R (for strong bloody violence and language)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: William Monahan, Andrew Bovell
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 11, 2010
Box Office: $43.3M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Edge of Darkness

All Critics (203) | Top Critics (39)

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

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 30, 2012
Salt Lake Tribune

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.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011

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.

Full Review… | March 21, 2011

The attempt at grittiness comes off soft.

Full Review… | October 29, 2010

Monahan mistakes rambling exposition for captivating back-and-forth and Campbell doesn't help any by making the film as drab and turgidly paced as possible.

Full Review… | October 21, 2010

Audience Reviews for Edge of Darkness

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 on this one?

Christian C

Super Reviewer

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 bursts of violence are really sudden and gut wrenching, only Gibson's humorous face sometimes doesn't seem to fit in. While the solution still works, the epilogue is somewhat silly. Still, over decent enough revenge thriller.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Decent enough thriller, is a remake from what I understand, so would genuinely like to see the original.

Stuart Brooks

Super Reviewer

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