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Edge of Darkness Reviews

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September 11, 2017
In a film of unimpressionable characters, and vacant plots, Edge of Darkness is forgettable, dry and at times boring.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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
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
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
Gibson, of course, snaps and snarls and blows out some brains with a joylessness that is thoroughly enjoyable. It's like he never left.
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
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
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...
June 23, 2010
Glossy exploitation cinema without guts.
Full Review | Original Score: C
May 17, 2010
The whole fails to really satisfy as either an action or mystery thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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...
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
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
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