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Edge of Darkness


Rated R for strong bloody violence and language.

R In Theaters 01/29/2010 , 108min.
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July 22, 2011
this movie is mel gibsons best
April 30, 2011
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
Mad Mel still makes a great movie - MUST SEE!
December 14, 2010
I thought that movie was fantastic. Loved it. Anyone who disagrees is a pansy.
July 30, 2010
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.

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
Edge of Darkness is reasonably well executed, but its competence reeks of fatigue. Another dead kid. Another angry dad. Another day at the office. Full Review
Brian Lowry
Campbell's topnotch production team yields predictably polished results, but the director's decision to revisit the late Troy Kennedy Martin's teleplay, finally, feels lacking. Full Review
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. Full Review
James Berardinelli
Considering the talent involved and the strength of the source material, there's no way Edge of Darkness should have been this disappointing. Part of the problem is a direct result of condensation - there's no way to cram six hours of the dense mini-series upon which the movie is based into about 110 minutes without paying a penalty. Full Review
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. Full Review

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