Edge of Darkness Synopsis
Detective Thomas Craven discovers a government conspiracy while investigating his daughter's murder.
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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WORST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN - I WANT MY MONEY BACK

By pattyb123
Please DO not waste your time or money on this movie. I had to keep telling myself it will get better, it NEVER did. The group of people I went with also felt the exact same way. The movie is very...

ABSOLUTLYGREAT!!!!!!

By bellale
I went with my mom at like 10:30pm b/c i thought i wouldnt have to pay much attention to the plot and it would just be another ok hackertype movie I WAS SOOOOO WRONG!!!!!!! The plot was amazing...

Cool Flick

By meccassault
Good movie in all. I am a big Mel Gibson fan, always have been. He did a great job in this film portraying a cop turned vengeful father in what seems to be about him at first but the tables turn to...

Five Word Review

By smileeasymoney20
Totally out of this world...

Edge Of Darkness is a restrained revenge/intriguer/crime drama.

By Pseudobyte
I was expecting a straight-forward revenge quest by a cop father robbed of his daughter but that isn't quite what this movie really is. Gibson is incredibly understated in this film (to his credit)...

The Edge of Boring

By LifesLeson
I went to the prescreening of this movie excited to see the talented Mr.Gibson at work. What I found instead was a long,boring and at time predictible movie with mediocre acting and bad accents. In...

Edge of your Seat thought-provoking suspense thriller

By LizStarlet
(preface- I'm a regular person, not a publicist or someone hired by a PR firm to write embellishing false reviews) .... (possible spoiler alert!!) .. I REALLY liked E.O.D. I thought this was going to...

FANTASTIC AND COMPELLING!

By MovieQueenof Queens
THIS WAS A FANTASTIC MOVIE! MEL GIBSON WAS HIS BEST YET. DONT MISS THIS ONE....

One of the better movies out right now

By my_way
Have seen several movies recently, and this move is one of the best. Mel Gibson rarely disappoints when he is called upon to deliver intense and focused anger. The story line is very good and...

Edge Of Darkness

By paula elliott
I thought the movie was really great but it touched home for my boyfriend to much. His son was killed so it was very right in terms of detail and how corrupt this country is and how things can be...

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Rated R | For strong bloody violence and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Not for kids Violent, convoluted conspiracy thriller isn't for families.
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