All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…
Edge of Darkness
Some secrets take us to the edge.
As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing secrets surrounding her murder, including corporate corruption, government collusion and Emma's own mysterious life.
I still don't get why so many film directors feel the need to have Mel Gibson crying.
He's always been terrible at it and he'll always be terrible at it. So while it was no surprise that he ended up doing it in Edge Of Darkness, it still didn't make its arrival any the less horrible. It's a shame, really, because this is the kind of film and role that Gibson can still do about as well as anyone in the last 30+ years. It's not a stretch for him, but he has the strength and background of performances to anchor this kind of thing perfectly.
Of course, his off-screen 'problems' meant that this and the really rather good Get…
Meh. I'm disappointed.
After a promising start, I feel the film quickly loses its pace and ends up more like a tedious affair than an exciting and tense crime thriller - which the trailer promised.
I'm not even sure I followed the last 30 minutes or so.
I would've very much liked "Edge of Darkness" to be more of a raw and angry "I'm so gonna F*CK up beyond the point of what is possible the people responsible for my daughters death" kind of vendetta film. Mel Gibson is the perfect actor for that kind of characters, and I actually thought that would be the case here as well (you know, kind of Liam Neeson in "Taken"). His character certainly…
Started well enough, but as it progressed, I found myself utterly unengaged. Mel Gibson in a typical Mel Gibson role. A thriller seemingly without suspense. While I typically love noir, this just didn't do it for me.
¨ Well you had better decide whether you're hanging on the cross or banging in the nails.¨
Mel Gibson is back doing what he does best, revenge movies. When I watched the trailer for this film, I was excited because the man from Lethal Weapon, Payback, Braveheart and The Patriot was back doing action movies. Mel Gibson hadn`t starred in a movie since 2002 when he played the reverend who had lost his faith in Signs (one of my favorite films), but in that movie he didn`t have many action scenes. So it was great for me to see Mel Gibson back in action, although the film is not your typical revenge movie, it actually has a good plot and…
Remake doesn't do better than the original... Mel Gibson, Ray Winstone, Danny Huston and Bojana Novakovic were very good but somehow didn't manage to lift the whole experience of this thriller. I think the mistake is that with a team like this, the expectations were too high!
Mel Gibson has really fallen off the radar after his phone incident, but he's still had a couple hits. This really isn't one of them. If it was a simple story about Mel getting revenge then I'd be on board with the script. Unfortunately, we get a very convoluted plot that doesn't come with any shocking revelations or decent action scenes. Our lone badass goes on a quest without any real consequences. The antagonists aren't really a threat beyond the evil guy in a suit cliché. Most of the actors seem as bored with the story as I was. Danny Huston makes for a dull villain while Ray Winstone was instantly forgettable thanks to minimal screen time and his thin role.
The plot is complete nonsense really and even if you're a fan of Gibson this really isn't worth it. Go watch Lethal Weapon instead.
Solid mystery thriller about the murder of a policeman's daughter who worked for a shady defense contractor. They used to make dozens of these conspiracy thrillers in the 1970s, I'm always happy to see another, even if there isn't a lot of meat on the bone.
Um filme com uma mistura bem feita de conspirações e suspense. Embora não traga nada de inovador, vale a pena acompanhar história e ver mais uma grande interpretação de Mel Gibson. O filme cumpre com o que promete. Dentro da sua proposta, o filme é bom!
Not as political or complex as the original but a satisfying revenge thriller.
Not to shabby of a film with a the legend himself, Mel Gibson. Overall I did enjoy this film but it was not quite the most outstanding production due to its semi-predictable plot. I would indeed recommend this film to anyone who enjoys crime/mystery films.
Otra muy buena película protagonizada por el Mel Gibson ya marginado en Hollywood, por lo que recibe peores críticas y taquilla de las realmente merecidas en este trabajo del director de Casino Royale, que sigue siendo el mejor Bond de Daniel Craig, aunque después se la pegaría con Green Lantern. Muy entretenido y bien hecho thriller.
An above average script of a very formulaic story outline in an already pretty formula-prone genre (the revenge thriller). Mel Gibson is playing a particularly sensitive and action-reluctant version of his usual persona, which might have been interesting if they did keep bashing the audience over the head with his loss, all very ordinary and stale.
No está tan mal como pensaba. Personajes muy estereotipados en una historia de como un policía, el cual ve como asesinan a su hija delante suyo, va tirando de la manta para descubrir una trama política demasiado ambiciosa para lo que en un principio se dejaba entrever. Quizá el hecho de que la trama que se descubre sea tan poco realista y demasiado abultada para ser creíble, hace que la sencillez con la que al final se arregla todo sea la fuerza de está película. Porque vamos a ser sinceros, a quien no le gusta Mel Gibson pegando tiros sin mediar palabra cuando su personaje ya no tiene valores ni nada que perder? Demasiado larga y espesa para lo sencilla que es la película, pero entretenida es un rato.
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