Edge of Darkness Reviews

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January 13, 2018
The acting, with the exception of Bojana Novakovic, adds nothing to the trite plot.
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.
May 6, 2010
February 5, 2010
It's a Mel Gibson film. You take him as he comes, which is usually at full pelt.
February 2, 2010
Scriptwriters William Monahan and Andrew Bovell have sadly sacrificed some of the original's cultural specificity and its slow-burn quality.
February 2, 2010
This paranoid corporate political thriller is almost certain to disappoint anyone hoping for a repeat of the brooding suspense of the original.
February 2, 2010
The film takes the revelations and twists at a hectic gallop, though it omits the spiritual, Gaia-is-angry mysticism of the original. It's not too bad, though it lacks the style of the recent film version of State of Play.
February 2, 2010
Here the genre seems painfully clichéd and heavy handed, implausible in one scene, gratuitous in another, then in turn sentimental and trite.
February 2, 2010
The film, while it doesn't lack tension, never catches fire. Compared with the mini-series, it seems flattened out and improbable. It's as if the change in setting has changed the mood too. And not for the better.
February 1, 2010
I liked the pace and the pulse of the film, but it launches no genuine surprise and, despite being irradiated with scenes of sickness and morbid one-liners, has little afterglow.
February 1, 2010
Edge of Darkness is a meathead revenge picture, but it's very satisfying.
January 29, 2010
Campbell and his cinematographer, Phil Meheux, create a pervasive sense of dread, with danger lurking around every corner of Boston and its environs.
January 29, 2010
Edge of Darkness is reasonably well executed, but its competence reeks of fatigue. Another dead kid. Another angry dad. Another day at the office.
January 29, 2010
Gibson looks every bit his age, but he can still bring the fierce determination as well as anyone in the business.
January 29, 2010
Edge of Darkness is offered as a political thriller, but with real-world politics removed. What we're left with is a familiar mechanism for delivering a vicarious, violent, wish-fulfilment fantasy.
January 29, 2010
The only edge here is in the title. This is indeed your father's thriller.
January 29, 2010
A conspiracy that extends to the highest levels of tedium and confusion.
January 29, 2010
The plotline... is so convoluted, it goes way past silliness; the big reveals are obvious, and by the time they come to fruition, suspense has long since leaked away.
January 29, 2010
Without action, compelling characters or a coherent point of view, Edge of Darkness doesn't have a glimmer of good qualities.
January 29, 2010
There's nothing especially edgy or dark, or darkly edgy, or even particularly twilit about Edge of Darkness, at least as thrillers go.
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