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Edge of Darkness Reviews

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The attempt at grittiness comes off soft.

Full Review Source: Moviedex | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 29, 2010
Simon Miraudo

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 Source: Quickflix | Original Score: 2/5

October 21, 2010
Thomas Caldwell
Cinema Autopsy

For the third act it loses all credibility and suspense by derailing into a messy and pulpy mash-up of Dr. No and Death Wish.

Full Review Source: Cinema Autopsy | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 2, 2010
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture

There are plenty of tense, even powerful moments, but they're surrounded by so much talky bullshit, illogical plotting and mumbly dialogue that they quickly lose all meaning.

Full Review Source: Ultra Culture

February 2, 2010
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Gibson tries on a Boston accent (it needs work) and boringly underplays his character before the inevitable "Mad Mel" makes his appearance in the third act.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/4

January 27, 2010

This film could have been two hours of Gibson scanning through microfiche and it wouldn't have been any more dull.

Full Review Source: CHUD | Original Score: 3/10

January 29, 2010
Tom Seymour
Little White Lies

Here the genre seems painfully clichéd and heavy handed, implausible in one scene, gratuitous in another, then in turn sentimental and trite.

February 2, 2010
Philip Concannon
The Skinny

Everything about Edge of Darkness feels second-hand, though. The plotting is stodgy, the dialogue clichéd, and even the action sequences never get out of second gear.

Full Review Source: The Skinny | Original Score: 2/5

February 2, 2010
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Standard rogue copseeks-revenge story is more entertaining than most thanks to Mel Gibson's seething (and likely self-referential) turn as police detective Thomas Craven, who'll stop at nothing to bring down the corporate meanies who did in his daughter.

Full Review Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | Original Score: 80/100

May 15, 2010
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Gibson is a credible, attractive hero, as he has always been, so if you want fast-food action, here's your movie.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

January 28, 2010
James Berardinelli
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Edge of Darkness has earned its January release date -- this movie deserves to be dumped into theaters with little fanfare.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 2/4

January 28, 2010
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Mr. Gibson's performance is certainly intense, but the gleeful energy he once brought to such hits as Lethal Weapon -- or even to Conspiracy Theory, an excellent flop -- has turned toxic, and his somber scourge is no fun at all.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

January 29, 2010
Alex Zane
Sun Online

Remember the Simpsons episode where Mel Gibson lets Homer re-cut his movie and the results are ridiculous? This is like that movie. It aims for serious but comes off hilarious.

Full Review Source: Sun Online | Original Score: 2/5

February 2, 2010
Adam Lippe

Ray Winstone's shady character represents both the screenwriter's desperate attempt at coherence and the audience's confusion; especially as he keeps delivering the line, "it's my job to keep it convoluted."

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January 31, 2010
Leo Robson
Financial Times

As if to divert the viewer from the mounting feelings of frustration and bafflement, Gibson crashes a car or cracks a skull every couple of scenes.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 2/5

February 2, 2010
Drew McWeeny

The mix and match of genres can certainly work in the right hands, but Campbell, an excellent journeyman director, never quite nails it down here.

Full Review Source: HitFix

January 30, 2010
Kathleen Murphy
MSN Movies
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The plotline... is so convoluted, it goes way past silliness; the big reveals are obvious, and by the time they come to fruition, suspense has long since leaked away.

Full Review Source: MSN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 29, 2010
Joanna Langfield
The Movie Minute

The most interesting component to this Mel Gibson vehicle happens off screen. This movie is a totally thrill-less thriller.

Full Review Source: The Movie Minute

January 27, 2010
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

An initially intriguing policier that gradually loses suspense and cleverness as it bites off more than it can chew.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 5.75/10

January 29, 2010
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Gibson nicely underplays the role of the father/cop/extremely crabby guy, but then why wouldn't he? He's done it about a dozen times before.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 2/4

January 29, 2010
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