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Edge of Darkness Reviews

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Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Dave White
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joshua Starnes
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
October 29, 2010
The attempt at grittiness comes off soft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Simon Miraudo
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
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.
Philip French
Observer (UK)
July 6, 2010
Sadly the movie is a ponderous, unnuanced, run-of-the-cyclotron thriller.
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Rafer Guzman
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.
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
Mel Gibson returns with one of his finest performances in the gripping yet patchy thriller, Edge of Darkness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 6, 2010
Gibson brings his full tormented game: whatever's wrong with the movie, it isn't him.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 28, 2010
An otherwise entertaining revenge thriller with Mel Gibson and Ray Winstone shining above material that transforms throughout the course of its plot...
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
June 23, 2010
Glossy exploitation cinema without guts.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael Dequina
May 17, 2010
The whole fails to really satisfy as either an action or mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
May 16, 2010
As expertly headlined by Mel Gibson...Edge of Darkness makes a virtue of its fatalism, while ace mainstream director Martin Campbell compensates well for the script's shortcomings in the credibility department. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
May 15, 2010
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 | Original Score: 80/100
Sean Axmaker
May 15, 2010
... recalls contemporary American crime fiction as much as British conspiracy thriller, and at its best it's a piece of blunt force drama...
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
May 11, 2010
For all his silly charm, undiminished by his off-screen controversies, Gibson is most fascinating when wrestling with his demons.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 5, 2010
While it offers nothing particularly new or original, it does maintain one's interest and provides a welcome return to the screen of a fine actor.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Prairie Miller
May 1, 2010
Boasting a nuclear facility roach motel where you can't check out, a villain politician who just happens to be a Democrat, and a kindly hitman played by Ray Winstone, but who was originally Robert De Niro until he backed out over creative differences.
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
April 15, 2010
With the lack of energy infused in the film, it's hard to get truly embroiled in the conspiracy but that doesn't mean Edge Of Darkness is a complete failure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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