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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

Empire Magazine
March 16, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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
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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...
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
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
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
Jason Zingale
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
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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
Fernando F. Croce
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
Giles Hardie
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
Paul Chambers
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-
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
February 10, 2010
The movie, directed by Martin Campbell, is solid entertainment, with a decent script and some choice dialogue.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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