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.

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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
R (for strong bloody violence and language)
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Mel Gibson
as Thomas Craven
Ray Winstone
as Darius Jedburgh
Danny Huston
as Jack Bennett
Bojana Novakovic
as Emma Craven
Peter Hermann
as Sanderman
Shawn Roberts
as Burnham
Jay O Sanders
as Whitehouse
Damian Young
as Senator Jim Pine
Frank Grillo
as Agent One
Wayne Duvall
as Chief of Police
Gbenga Akinnagbe
as Detective Darcy Jones
Paul Sparks
as Northampton Police Detective
Christy Scott Cashman
as Detective Vicki Hurd
Dossy Peabody
as Annie - Bennett's Assistant
Gordon Peterson
as Interviewer
Peter Epstein
as Agent Two
Tom Kemp
as Paul Honeywell
Tim Sawyer
as Doctor
Molly Schreiber
as Reporter #1
Scott Winters
as Northmoor Doctor
Joe Stapleton
as State Trooper #1
Solveig Romero
as Hospital Nurse
Ali Farahnakian
as Northampton Doctor
Rick Avery
as Robinson Jr.
Bill Thorpe
as Watch Sergeant
Lisa Hughes
as News Anchor #1
Paula Ebben
as News Anchor #2
Kathy Curran
as News Reporter #2
Frank Ridley
as Automatic Weapons Cop
Nico Evers Swindell
as State Trooper #2
David Hillman Curtis
as Security Officer Northmoor
Tom Duffy
as Boston Police Detective
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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

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

Full Review… | February 2, 2010
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | January 31, 2010
New Yorker
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 31, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 29, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

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

January 29, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

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
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.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

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

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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