Edge of Darkness

2010

Action / Crime / Drama / Mystery / Thriller

94
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 56%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 49%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 82684

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Cast

Mel Gibson as Craven
Frank Grillo as Agent One
Denis O'Hare as Moore
Caterina Scorsone as Melissa
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700.86 MB
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English
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23.976 fps
1hr 57 min
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1hr 57 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by bondguy77 1 / 10

awful film.

this film maybe by far the worst film i have ever seen. boring,boring,boring. i watched the trailer and thought this was going to be a lot of fun,entertaining,and a good story,i was wrong,trailer was misleading. awful film.very poor plot. i would not recommend this film to anyone.

Reviewed by Tweekums 7 / 10

A solid enough thriller based on a truly great mini-series

Thomas Craven is a Boston detective who's only child, his daughter Emma, is gunned down and dies in his arms in the opening minutes. He, along with everybody else, naturally assumes that he was the real target but the more he learns about his daughter's life the more obvious it becomes that she was involved with some very dangerous people. She worked at Northmoor, an independent defence research and development company which she discovered was involved in some very illegal activities. Three people she helped access the facility turned up dead and irradiated and it turns out she too is radioactive. As Craven looks into her life he learns that those who knew her are very scared, and rightly so… whatever Emma discovered Northmoor will go to any length to keep secret.

This film is a solid enough thriller with plenty of action and a decent story… the problem is that anybody who watched the original BBC miniseries is sure to find this weak by comparison; not surprising given that six hours of material have been cut down to two. On the plus side all of the significant characters have changed significantly so I didn't find myself comparing them too much. The main cast are pretty good; Mel Gibson is believable as Craven and Ray Winstone impresses as Jedbugh, a somewhat menacing fixer whose loyalties are far from obvious. As the story approaches its conclusion there aren't too many surprises; the ending is effective without being anything too special. Overall I'd say this is worth watching if you are a fan of Mel Gibson or fancy watching a decent thriller that will pass a couple of hours… however if you want a superior version with more interesting characters and a deeper story then watched the original mini-series.

Reviewed by zkonedog 1 / 10

Two Hours Of Mel Gibson Sitting Around And Looking Depressed

After the resounding success of the 2008 film "Taken", the "Dad pushed to the limit over his daughter's distress" formula comes back in the form of Mel Gibson. Unfortunately, this effort cannot hold a candle to its predecessor.

For a basic plot summary, the movie revolves around detective Thomas Craven (Gibson), whose daughter is shot and killed in his arms and thus prompts an investigation into the circumstances. The plot deepens a bit when Craven learns that his precious daughter may have not been so innocent as originally thought.

To be honest, this was perhaps one of the most boring movies I have ever sat through. I usually don't get distracted or antsy while watching a film, but in this case it was all I could do to keep from looking at the VCR timer to see how much time was left. As usual, the culprits were an uninspiring plot and understated acting:

-Plot-wise, I never really understood exactly what was going on (both literally and figuratively). Viewers come to understand exactly what Craven's daughter was involved in, but there really isn't any emotional payoff at the end. It's hard to root for Craven, as he is so depressed that it will begin to rub off on you, while the villain (a "mysterious" figure with a foreign accent so heavy it is often difficult to make out what he is saying) is so contrived and uninteresting that you really won't care one way or the other when his fate is ultimately decided. When you can't rouse much interest in either the hero OR the villain and how they affect the overall plot, what is there to really care about?

-In terms of acting, the film really is all about Mel, and he plays Craven as much too depressed and moody to do anything but alienate viewers. I kept waiting for the character to emotionally snap (like Neeson in "Taken") and do something gritty/exciting, but it just never happened. The action seemed to be thrust upon him, never seeing him do anything heroic or even remotely cheer-worthy.

So, because of the muted acting and complicated, uninspiring plot, I really can't recommend this movie to anyone. If you are into the whole "revenge justice" thing (e.g. Jack Bauer is your personal life hero), PLEASE opt for "Taken" instead. If not, prepare for two hours of looking at your watch.

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