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6.7 out of 10

Edge Of Darkness

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Tss5078, Metacritic
22 February 2013
  • Summary: Edge of Darkness is a dark and gritty crime thriller, based on a 1986 British Mini-series of the same name. The story was actually pretty good, filled with twists, turns, crosses, and double crosses, but the problem was that it was all too familiar. Murdered daughter, angry father looking for justice, Mel Gibson on a crazy rampage....and why are these things always in Boston? Does Hollywood have some secret underground bet about who will have the worst accent?
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Metacritic
16 December 2012
  • Summary: You realize how much as an audience we have missed the volatile intensity of Gibson and his ability to elevate over-plotted genre material into something genuinely engaging. Assisted by a privately amused Ray Winstone who works as a detached counterpart to Gibson's grief stricken Boston cop.
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Compi24, Metacritic
28 November 2012
  • Summary: Although the plot is pretty laughable, the movie does feature a pretty mesmerizing Mel Gibson performance in the center role.
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Overall 10
10

Good one

Abey, rakuten
28 August 2011
  • Summary: An about to retire police detective investigates his daughters death. Mystery surrounds her death and soon the investigation reveals more information on why his activist daughter was slain. This is a good movie with a good plot. I enjoyed and there is no doubt that you will too.
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Overall 6
6.0

Eye opener

The Aussie, Warner Bros
20 June 2011
  • Summary: Good movie, good story line, definately NOT a feel good movie.
  • Pros: Broad Appeal, Emotionally Engaging
  • Cons: Poor Twist, Predictable
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Ruler101, Metacritic
2 December 2010
  • Summary: I think it was great for Mel Gibson to be back in an action movie where AGAIN he is playing the role of a cop. He does a great job but i honestly have to say that the spark dies after the beginning and takes a while to come back. The first time i watched it i actually fell asleep which of course made me watch it again. Then i started to appreciate more about it and enjoy it a bit more.
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moviefreak12, Metacritic
21 November 2010
  • Summary: This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. edge of darkness is worth watching, even though the plot of the story has been used many times before this movie it stills delivers with some good acting (execpt the accents) and some timely plot twists. The only thing that bothered me was the flashbacks of his daughter and hearing her voice through out the movie some of it didnt make sense to me and the ending could have been better.
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Metacritic
27 October 2010
  • Summary: Well it was an average movie. Mel Gibson shined like always, but i sort of knew the ending so i didn't expected anything great to happen. Its a war he cannot win but he only can satisfy himself by revenging his daughter.
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Metacritic
6 October 2010
  • Summary: Mel Gibson was fantastic in this drama thriller. When his daughter is shot dead on his front porch by a masked gunman, A personal search begins to unveil the killer as well as the reason behind the murder of his daughter. An intricate conspiracy begins to unravel as Mel finds clue after clue leading to the truth. Gibson's acting and his Boston accent were both very authentic. He really held the movie together well. The movie overall was similar to 'Taken' in many ways.
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Metacritic
12 September 2010
  • Summary: I just recently saw this movie, and although it is has alot of character dicussion in it, it helps to build up the excitement when something finally happens. The scenes wer life like unlike alot of cop movies these days.
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