80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An intense Mel Gibson performance anchors this brutally effective crime thriller.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Campbell’s film offers not surprises, exactly, but craftsmanship and low, brute, cunning satisfactions.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
His (Gibson) slow-burn fury keeps the movie going, but not enough to invest us in any justice beyond payback.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
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.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Strange and gloomy.
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63

Boston Globe

The movie’s weaknesses include the overuse of grainy flashbacks of Craven’s daughter as a child, and the conversations he has with her after she is gone. Both are tremendously moving ideas but eventually succumb to bathos from repetition.
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Gibson's acting has deepened. Too bad his comeback vehicle springs so many leaks.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
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.”
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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55 out of 100
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