Edge of Darkness Reviews

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November 29, 2020
Only in Mel Gibson movies do the bad guys pay double for their crimes.
November 27, 2020
The story's more thoughtful nuances (including the idea of a father haunted by guilt and his daughter's ghost) are soon jettisoned for more visceral thrills as Gibson's remorseless avenger hunts down his foes.
September 7, 2020
A disappointing mishmash of performances.
July 31, 2020
The problem here is the script, a hoary howler rife with maximum-revenge clichés and major-conspiracy convolutions.
October 24, 2019
[I]t's [Mel] Gibson who shines here, and it's fantastic to see him so back on form.
October 16, 2019
Edge of Darkness has all the right ingredients to get us into Mel's corner...yet the film is lifeless, slow and worst of all, boring.
June 7, 2019
Never adds anything new to its genre, but it hits all the notes it sets out to hit with good, solid craftsmanship and little fuss.
May 10, 2019
This is a film that has its crowd-pleasing moments, but also has a little substance beneath the surface that makes it pretty compelling, too.
January 13, 2018
The acting, with the exception of Bojana Novakovic, adds nothing to the trite plot.
September 11, 2017
In a film of unimpressionable characters, and vacant plots, Edge of Darkness is forgettable, dry and at times boring.
August 23, 2017
Gibson has always given good cop, and in Edge of Darkness he does not disappoint as decent, career-minded homicide detective Thomas Craven.
March 30, 2012
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.
March 16, 2012
September 9, 2011
As I watched Edge of Darkness, I couldn't stop seeing it as a perverse form of Hollywood rehab.
April 4, 2011
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.
March 21, 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.
October 29, 2010
The attempt at grittiness comes off soft.
October 21, 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.
August 1, 2010
Martin Campbell returns to the once edgy and jagged ground of his excellent BBC miniseries Edge of Darkness with a much slicker spin that sheds much of what made the first go around so good.
July 6, 2010
Sadly the movie is a ponderous, unnuanced, run-of-the-cyclotron thriller.
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