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Edge of Darkness Reviews

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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
March 16, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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...
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
... 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
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
April 6, 2010
It's certainly a worthy attempt at resurrecting the genre, but with guys like Martin Campbell and William Monahan pulling the strings, Edge of Darkness should have been a whole lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 2, 2010
Edge of Darkness is at its core a story about a man grieving from an inconsolable loss. This doesn't ground just the film, it grounds Gibson's performance, which is among the best in his career. Possibly the best.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
March 31, 2010
Even with its flaws, it's a top-notch nail biter that tries to be less about the kills and more about the thrills.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 28, 2010
Martin Campbell's direction keeps the uneasy mix of Death Wish 2 and Michael Clayton taut for a good deal of the running time
February 14, 2010
Though Ray Winstone does his best to elevate this story, in the end Edge of Darkness is a fairly basic Mel beats up the bad guys flick
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 10, 2010
It worked for Denzel and Liam. Why not Mel? Losing a child gets an audience on the side of the hero faster than anything. Mel is in fine form. Stick to acting, buddy. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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