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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…
I miss Mel Gibson. Nobody kills people like Mel Gibson. Come back Mel Gibson, come back! I need to see you kill people.
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.
A slow burning, violent, engaging and hard boiled detective film. I pretty much loved it. Gibson's accent might be a bit weird, but it's a welcome return to acting for him after a 5 year absense. I'd seen this before back when it first released, but had next to no memory other than finding it boring. Fuck you, 14 year old Dan, you dick.
Cannot wait to see Blood Father.
¨ 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…
Un buon thriller con tante cose improbabili e diverse trovate interessanti (lo spirito ecologista e antigovernativo). Cattivo al punto giusto, adrenalinico quanto basta e senza troppi fronzoli.
Quietly brilliant; nicely paced and very engaging.
It was a little disappointing. It felt like there wasn't enough action and explosions and stuff, which sounds naive, but I didn't feel like watching a boring, thought-inducing movie.
* Apparently I watched most of this movie, but I don't remember it at all. But I wrote a review for it, so I must have watched it.
I like Mel Gibson best when he's angry.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
This is a very good thriller, the opening scene shows dead bodies in the river leading to a sinister mood which stays in the tense 20 minutes and leads up to a crucial moment. Within the film are sudden action and loud sounds which shock and scare the audience. The cinematography is done really well to show every emotion portrayed so well by the starts Ray winstone and Mel Gibson. The film explores the idea of Gibsons character seeing his daughter after she's dies, providing a calm mood opposed to the violence however towards the end I feel it gets too much but all in all a good film!
So, so outdated for a film released in 2010. Cringe!
Overly complex and tries to do more than its running time really allows, but this still is an engaging and thoughtful thriller with a great central performance by Mel Gibson.
I think it tries to confuse the audience on purpose to make you think it's more clever than it really is.
Mel Gibson may be a questionable human being (to put it mildly) these days, but there's no denying his acting chops. However, even I, the most amateurish amateur filmmaker that has ever made amateur films, know not to ask an actor to put on such a terrible Bostonian accent. The Depwarted this isn't, but I found myself struggling to look past Gibson's accent.
Decent film, mind.
Why oh why does no one talk about Edge Of Darkness? This movie makes TAKEN piss its cotton white panties.
This is perhaps Gibson's finest performance. His intensity as Craven, a father who seeks his daughter's killers, is downright alarming... yet he just as effectively settles into quieter reflective moments, of which there are a refreshing amount. I wasn't always sure he was acting, and it's a shame we haven't seen more of him since.
As if Craven isn't enough, Ray Winstone's Jedburgh seems to have pimped in from his own franchise to grace this movie with his unfuckwithable presence. He's a fascinating supporting character with his own cool little arc. There are a wealth of other character actors here,…
All the films mentioned by name in Kim Newman's definitive encyclopedia of horror films, Nightmare Movies. Well worth a read.…