Edge of Darkness Reviews

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November 27, 2020
The story's more thoughtful nuances (including the idea of a father haunted by guilt and his daughter's ghost) are soon jettisoned for more visceral thrills as Gibson's remorseless avenger hunts down his foes.
September 7, 2020
A disappointing mishmash of performances.
July 31, 2020
The problem here is the script, a hoary howler rife with maximum-revenge clichés and major-conspiracy convolutions.
October 16, 2019
Edge of Darkness has all the right ingredients to get us into Mel's corner...yet the film is lifeless, slow and worst of all, boring.
January 13, 2018
The acting, with the exception of Bojana Novakovic, adds nothing to the trite plot.
September 11, 2017
In a film of unimpressionable characters, and vacant plots, Edge of Darkness is forgettable, dry and at times boring.
September 9, 2011
As I watched Edge of Darkness, I couldn't stop seeing it as a perverse form of Hollywood rehab.
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.
June 23, 2010
Glossy exploitation cinema without guts.
May 17, 2010
The whole fails to really satisfy as either an action or mystery thriller.
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.
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.
March 5, 2010
All attempts at profundity are silenced by the deafening anger at the movie's core. And the deeper the film delves into its layered plot, the more ludicrous it becomes.
February 22, 2010
Relativno pristojan akcijski triler koji ipak daje dobre razloge Hollywoodu da vi%u0161e ne skrnavi filmske i televizijske klasike
February 15, 2010
Convoluted action thriller.
February 9, 2010
Give this one a pass and see Winstone in 44 Inch Chest instead.
February 5, 2010
...a passable yet wholly underwhelming piece of work...
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