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.
September 11, 2017
In a film of unimpressionable characters, and vacant plots, Edge of Darkness is forgettable, dry and at times boring.
March 16, 2012
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.
June 23, 2010
Glossy exploitation cinema without guts.
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
February 5, 2010
It's a Mel Gibson film. You take him as he comes, which is usually at full pelt.
February 2, 2010
An uneven, somewhat meandering thriller is given emotional pull by Mel Gibson's excellent comeback performance. The lethal weapon hasn't lost it.
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
This tumble towards knee-jerk revenge makes a brutish mess of a once-intelligent piece of storytelling, as if Charles Bronson had bagged the Ralph Fiennes role in The Constant Gardener.
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
As if to divert the viewer from the mounting feelings of frustration and bafflement, Gibson crashes a car or cracks a skull every couple of scenes.
February 2, 2010
By the final reel the script has lost all interest in the plot's complexities and drops the pretence of "darkness" in favour of a frenzied shoot-'em-up.
February 2, 2010
A silly remake of the 1985 BBC TV series, this features the sort of tough-guy dialogue not growled since Arnie bowed out of cinema, eg: 'The suspect's armed and dangerous.'
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 2, 2010
What's left still holds up nicely, thanks to firm plotting, Campbell's neat direction and a brace of decent performances.
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.
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