Edge of Darkness Reviews

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January 13, 2018
The acting, with the exception of Bojana Novakovic, adds nothing to the trite plot.
July 6, 2010
Gibson, of course, snaps and snarls and blows out some brains with a joylessness that is thoroughly enjoyable. It's like he never left.
May 6, 2010
February 5, 2010
It's a Mel Gibson film. You take him as he comes, which is usually at full pelt.
February 2, 2010
Scriptwriters William Monahan and Andrew Bovell have sadly sacrificed some of the original's cultural specificity and its slow-burn quality.
February 2, 2010
This paranoid corporate political thriller is almost certain to disappoint anyone hoping for a repeat of the brooding suspense of the original.
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.
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.
July 6, 2010
Mel Gibson returns with one of his finest performances in the gripping yet patchy thriller, Edge of Darkness.
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