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Based on 34 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 55 )
  • 63
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Gibson's acting has deepened. Too bad his comeback vehicle springs so many leaks. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    I don't see Edge of Darkness as a great movie, or a particularly exalted one, but I do see it as one made by people who know where the buttons are - and who know how to press them. Hard. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though the experience is nerve-racking and cathartic under Campbell's skilled direction, musings on family and grief and Gibson's intense, but subtle, performance stay with us longest. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Edge of Darkness was one of the most enthralling, intricate and genuinely thrilling productions in the history of the small screen. The big-screen version--directed by Martin Campbell, who did the original--offers an example of why the studios' numbers often add up, and why, at the same time, so many of today's Hollywood movies leave us cool if not downright cold. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Strange and gloomy. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    In Hollywood, all is forgiven if you can deliver the goods. On-screen, at least, there’s little difference between this Gibson and the one we remember from earlier films like “Ransom” and “Payback.” show more

  • 80
    Michael Rechtshaffen The Hollywood Reporter

    An intense Mel Gibson performance anchors this brutally effective crime thriller. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Campbell’s film offers not surprises, exactly, but craftsmanship and low, brute, cunning satisfactions. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Perhaps the best compliment I can pay to his work in Edge of Darkness is that I wouldn't particularly want to see this movie with grumpy Harrison Ford starring instead. Welcome back, Mel. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Winstone's interaction with Gibson provides the movie with much of its interest. For the rest, it's a skillful exercise in CGI and standard-order thriller supplies. show more

  • July 22, 2011 simpsonfan818
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    this movie is mel gibsons best

  • April 30, 2011 nf00000000090272
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    mel gibson sucks as a person so I did not want to watch this movie, but somehow when I was with some friends we ended up rented it on demand and I LOVED THIS MOVIE! Mel does a great job with his Boston accent and the twists and turns in this movie were GREAT! I ended up buying it on DVD and have now seen it 4 times and many more to come. GREAT MOVIE

  • March 28, 2011 buddy20112011
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    Mad Mel still makes a great movie - MUST SEE!

  • December 14, 2010 TorrentStrob
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    I thought that movie was fantastic. Loved it. Anyone who disagrees is a pansy.

  • July 30, 2010 EdRandB99
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    As usual Mel Gibson has a Great Movie. I enjoyed the mystery and the pace. I've seen it once in the theater, rented it once, and will definitely buy it. It is a great followup to the Lethal Weapon character.

  • June 11, 2010 drarthurwells
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    Well done suspense movie with good action and excellent acting.

  • June 01, 2010 Lectitate
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    finally watched Mel Gibson's Edge of Darkness. I avoided it because the reviews were so bad--angry, bloody, violent death of daughter. He must have been blacklisted in reviews because it was not as horrifying as labeled. One shot and she was dead. That was it. And he was understated through most of it. It was pretty good actually. There was possibly another attack on him in that I rented it from dish and the sound was not right. I had to turn it way up on normal conversation and then it was too loud in the intense moments. It was a good movie. I'm pretty sure the film industry isn't over his transgressions.

  • May 17, 2010 Sir Raymond
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    Typically hard hitting. Great acting, Movie is very well written and superbly acted. Well worth your time!

  • May 16, 2010 Amkatz1
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    Tense, suspenseful,

  • May 14, 2010 dhaprofftdc
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    Bought the DVD. I want my money back. Gibson's worst.


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